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Real-Time Networking Event in the Spirit of Active Rain!

I know I have been kinda quiet in the rain... but it has been VERY busy here at Real Estaging.

However... for all my Chicago-land Active Rain collogues I am VERY proud to announce a very cool event that I am co-sponsoring along with 2 other Active Rain Members. (Tripti Kasal of Real Living Infinity and Joe Zekus of YoChicago.)

The event embodies the SPIRIT of what Active Rain makes possible... in REAL TIME. AND... the cool thing about the seminar is that it is a networking event that teaches real time networking skills!

After attending a SIMILAR event, geared to the general business population, I JUMPED at the opportunity to co-sponsor this event tailored to the real estate professional. It is worth WAY more than the 20 bucks they are charging! Guaranteed!

The E-Flyer below gives you all the details.

PLEASE JOIN US... this could be Chicago-land's FIRST (informal) Active Rain gathering.

POST SCRIPT: Besure to read Yo-Joe's comment below... he is throwing in some goodies! THANKS JOE!

Comment balloon 23 commentsCraig Schiller • February 07 2007 07:16PM


CRAIGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!  I was just about to send you an email telling you it's SAFE to come back now!!!!!!


Dude !  You were missed! 

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) over 13 years ago

ooops, forgot to read you post....

Hey that sounds in keeping to what we are doing.  We have 2 group events planned this month, one is on February 22nd.  I must check with the team, and get back to you!  BTW....guess what???  No, i'll wait and tell ya! 

Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) over 13 years ago
Craig, please post this in Suburban Illinois & Indiana Realtors' group also, thanx
Posted by Diane Rice, SFR, SRES, CNC ( Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL) over 13 years ago


Just wanted to thank you and Tripti for putting this event together and including us. 

For those who might not know the location, Father & Son has plenty of adjacent free parking, and it's easy to access off the North Ave exit on the Kennedy.

YoChicago will be giving away a limited number of free Yo t-shirts (men's and women's) at the event, and we'll also do a prize drawing for a free video. The video will feature a real state agent showing us around a piece of the city of Chicago where he / she does business. We'll post about the video on YoChicago and keep it live on YouTube.

Posted by Joe Zekas (YoChicago / New Homes Magazine) over 13 years ago

It's about damn time you got back here, we got a network to guide ya know!

Craig it's great see you back. And it sounds like things are going well. You deserve all the success you have.

Posted by Mark Flanders (Consulting) over 13 years ago

Craig - sounds like a really fun event.  Too bad it's not closer to the east coast!

I hope everyone has a GREAT time!!

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 13 years ago

Hey Craig,

We've missed ya!  Sounds like a terrific opportunit!  Please do share with us when it's over!

Posted by Val Allocco, HSE; ASHSR - Home Stager, for Manhattan, Brooklyn & Long Island (Staged 2 Sell New York & Long Island) over 13 years ago
We have similiar social events in Orlando at $25.
Posted by Teri Isner, GRI, CRS, CIPS (Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes) over 13 years ago
Perhaps the next event could occur in cyberspace.  That way we can learn cyberspace networking skills - and begin to have another source for referrals to our rainer colleagues.  Good luck with the conference.
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 13 years ago
Craig, you've been sorely missed! Glad you're back. Nice to know you're working with a fellow Real Living agent. Wish I could attend to meet you both ... in person.
Posted by Elaine Reese, REALTORĀ® in central Ohio (Real Living HER, Powell Ohio) over 13 years ago

sounds like a good thing, please keep us posted how it runs out and maybe other areas can follow

Now Have a Blessed Day,

John Occhi, Hemet CA REALTOR

Posted by John Occhi, SRES,CPRES.ePRO - Temecula-Murrieta CA Real Estate (Mason Real Estate) over 13 years ago


I think it is great that you are working on this event.  Hopefully, it will be a most rewarding experience for all of the Realtors that participate. 

Posted by Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton (Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC) over 13 years ago
Welcome back, Craig!  Sounds like a wonderful opportunity.  I will be anticipating your informative blog with all the details and lots of photos.
Posted by Judy Kincaid over 13 years ago
I've been wondering where you were hiding!  I'm glad your excuse is work related, that's what we all want to hear.  Congratulations on the event, sounds very interesting....too bad I will not be in Chicago anytime soon.
Posted by Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate (Majestic Properties) over 13 years ago
We had something similar in Phoenix where a bunch of AR (and other) bloggers got together for a roundtable...see Brian Brady's blog for a summary...
Posted by Kaushik Sirkar (Call Realty, Inc.) over 13 years ago

Glad to hear you've been busy with you business,Craig.  I thought maybe it was something I said. You know I would be there if it was closer.  I think you should be charging more if you are co-sponsoring the event! ;)

Posted by Janice Sutton, Home Stager - Temecula Murrieta (1st Stage Property Transformations ) over 13 years ago

Hey Craig

It sounds like a fun morning and it definitely is putting you in with a great group of people with like mindedness. Good Luck, let us know how it goes.

Phyllis Pafumi

Posted by Phyllis Pafumi, ReStyled to Sell Staging Homes NJ (ReStyled to Sell Home Staging New Jersey) over 13 years ago
I'd love to attend one of these in Utah, SPREAD THE LOVE!
Posted by Renee Kokoszka (Citizens First Financial) over 13 years ago
Welome back Craig!  Carnac was looking for you.  Glad you've been busy.  Busy is good!
Posted by Linda Davis (RE/MAX Home Team) over 13 years ago


Thanks for the post. Glad to hear business is good. We have been in dialogue with a coach and your event has given me the twist I need to put on his presentation. Thanks for sharing!

Posted by William Collins, Property and Asset Management (ERA Queen City Realty) over 13 years ago

I saw this was posted on 02/07 and was kicking myself for not seeing it earlier.  Looks like I didn't miss it yet.  I look forward to meeting fellow Active Rainers in person on the 21st!  :)

Posted by 1 2 (3) over 13 years ago

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Posted by Sharon Koch about 11 years ago

Have not seen any new posts from you in a while. Feel free to visit me back at my lethbridge real estate blog and leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by.

Posted by Robert May, Real estate consulting (Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate) about 10 years ago