#ActiveRain Charlotte NC Real Estate Meetup And An Unexpected Consequence!

#ActiveRain real estate meetups are the best!  When I travel, I pick up the phone in the destination city to see who may be open to meeting live and in person.  Debe Maxwell, CRS and Nina Hollander were warm and receptive to putting this event on the calendar.  Larry Story also made the journey from Greensboro, NC.

North Carolina skyline  The skyline of Uptown Charlotte!

I stayed north of uptown in Cornelius, NC with my elementary and high school friend, Rosemary Marano from Woodside, NY .  I was attending a family wedding at St John Neumann Catholic Church and onto a reception at Scoggins Farm in Monroe, NC.

Bridget & Alonzo Torres  no co-operating on rotating the photo today. lean left!

It was a rainy, dismal, very cold day in North Carolina.  The bride and the groom arrived to the reception in a Mustang convertible with the top down.  They will be cleaning out rice for weeks to come.

Cornelius, NC offers plenty of wonderful places to explore:  Port City Club on beautiful Lake Norman for dinner and lucky me, it with was Restaurant week in Charlotte and special menu choices everywhere!

cornelius restaurant Harp & Crown – great Sunday brunch – lean left to view

Our meet up was located south of uptown in the South Park subdivision… “the” swank zip code with mansions and McMansions!  Dogwood Southern Table & Bar is a farm to restaurant concept where the menu changes daily.  What wonderful food. We were seated at a round top and discussing our respective backgrounds and how we can do business together in the future.   Debe Maxwell, CRS presented me with a gift as she was delighted to finally connect with me in person.

Welcome to Charlotte gift   lean left to view graphicswelcome to charlotte gift

welcome NC and a Make It Happen desk plaque!  thx Debe you are a treasure!

It is always special to sit down with your real estate professional friends and discuss market activity, the never-ending SEO sagas, changes at NAR or your local boards, questions and answer segments on Active Rain, learn the geography of a new city and explore where we might all be headed traveling down Success Avenue.  Rosemary is grateful to meet new local folks she can now call friends.  Needless to say, we stayed beyond the lunch time segment and we all managed to depart before traffic builds on the interstate.

As I entered the gate at the Charlotte airport the following day, I was stopped by TSA.  I know it was a holiday weekend and a government shut down. I was sure to express to those folks how glad I was they came to work.  My carry on luggage went through screening and I was searched.

The triangle gift box gave the impression I was carrying a concealed weapon.   hahahaha!

We all had a great laugh and I wanted to share with everyone how unintended consequences can be a positive experience.

nc airport  charlotte airport Charlotte airport American Airlines Terminal

beaudevin restaurant Beaudevin serves on plates not chinette!  great food!  

Also made a purchase at Rocky Mountain Choclate Factory… Happy Valentine’s day everyone.

It is a joy to have connected with so many Active Rain community members over time and more fun to meet in person.  Active Rain is a social media site for professionals in the real estate community.


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Currently, Eileen Burns is an Associate Broker with Trans State Commercial Realty in Fort Lauderdale, Florida specializing in Florida Probate Real Estate, Hotel acquisitions and Land acquisitions.

Eileen Burns, Authored  The Ultimate Sales Success Secret- South Florida Edition