"Social Media Mistakes & Fixes" Chapter 3.

I've had the pleasure of having lunch with Lenn a couple of times at the Active Rain meetups. It looks like I'll get the opportunity again next month at the meetup here in Crofton, MD. Her larger point is not missed. Take the time and get to meet the people in person that we know in the digital world.

"Social Media Mistakes & Fixes" Chapter 3.

My Social Media Mistake?  Not attending Meet-Ups for years.  Granted, they were rarely held in my area.  Or, they were planned in areas of difficult parking.  I remember saying, I'll go to these things when they are held in a sensible location like outside the beltway.  

Then, an ActiveRain friend, Margaret Rome, held a week-day open house at one of her listings in Baltimore County.  O.K.  It wasn't an AR Meet-Up but it was getting me out of my area.  I do generate some business and Margaret has been successful selling a couple of listing referrals for me. 

Well, what do you know.  There were some old friends there, Richard Iarossa, Stacy-Ann Bough, Martha Brown and other AR friends.  It was a lovely afternoon and well worth the drive.  Of course, since the house was "outside the beltway", DC and Balt., parking was not a problem.  SEE:  Lenn Harley comes to Margaret Rome's first ever Active Rain Open House to see me


The "FIX"?  I vowed to visit more Meet-Ups and enjoy the company of ActiveRain friends in person. 

Yes, I even ventured into Washington D.C. to attend Pat Kennedy's Meet-Up last year. SEE:  District of Columbia ActiveRain Meet with Pat Kennedy

Yes, I even ventured into Gaithersburg MD after 5:00 p.m. to attend Fernando Herboso's Meet-Up last year.  MeetUp in Lovettsville - 80 Degrees, Sunshine and Wonderful Food.


Don't wait a few years like I did.  Go and enjoy ActiveRain friends at a Meet-Up.

"Social Media Mistakes & Fixes" Chapter 3.





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Comment balloon 3 commentsRichard Iarossi • July 30 2013 08:33PM


Good morning Rich. I think that Lenn is onto something and it's great she makes it a priority to meet her Active Rain friends in person.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 6 years ago

Rich, I had one ActiveRain Meet-up here is southern Utah. It included 5 people and I haven't seen them since. It just hasn't caught on here so I think I will be going to Las Vegas for the next one. You have met some great AR members, would love to do the same!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) about 6 years ago
Rich, I wish I could be in MD or DC for next Meet-Up. The one I attended a few years ago was so much fun. Unfortunately Lenn was not there, but you were. Have fun!
Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) about 6 years ago

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