There have been times when I have found it annoying or have sheep hurled at me. After a few years of writing a blog I have met many in the real estate industry. They all live in my computer, but I get to meet a few every year. When I meet them it is like meeting old friends. Like we have known each other for many years. There is no awkwardness and conversation comes easily. We also discovered that we have much in common.
The picture is of “GotBob”, Bob Carney and was taken by the lovely Kim Wood, in Harrisburg Pennsylvania last week where I spoke at the Pennsylvania board of Realtors annual business meeting. I have known Bob, or “got” as I like to call him for a couple of years but until last week we had never met in person. I met Kim Wood a few months ago on the internet and came to know her better through our short conversations on Twitter. Both are active in numerous social networks, and in their own communities, and both have real estate blogs.
There is a back story here that is too long to tell but I got to hurl a lightening bolt at Bob Carney. He did deserve the lightening bolt and more. Kim Wood and I spent a wonderful afternoon together touring the Hershey Park PA. It is amazing how many things Kim and I have in common. I enjoyed every moment I spent with her.
I just want to say how wonderful it is to be able to go places where I have never been before and see familiar faces and instantly feel at home. Bob even helped with part of my presentation. It was wonderful to have them both right up in the front row, they were the only two people in the room that I knew.
If any of our readers visit the Twin Cities area in Minnesota please don’t hesitate to give me a call, send a tweet or an email. I love meeting the people who live inside of my computer. I guess I don’t mind having sheep thrown at me either. Meeting clients or colleagues through the internet is a valid way of forming solid relationships, and friendships. Take the time to join a social network and throw something at someone today.