North Carolina (NC) Meet: Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Chapel Hill, Durham

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  • 01/16/15 06:00PM
  • The Dogwood Room in the Community Center at Bond Park. 801 High House Road, Cary, NC 27513
  • Free

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Greetings everyone!

This is the third post for this meet. Bellow, is the final, set-in-stone information from the first event page. The previous details have changed several times because of how fast the number of attendees has been growing.

Our inaugural BP meet for the area will be Friday, January 16th from 6-7pm. The venue is the Dogwood Room in the Community Center at Bond Park in Cary.

There will be no membership fees or sales pitching. Our goal is to have a friendly meet where people can discuss happenings in Real Estate and everything relevant to it.

To really create value for everyone, we are working on a structure that will be pretty unique and it is based on the concept of immersion. This general monthly meet will cover issues we all face in this rapidly changing economy (from laws and taxes to market behavior, etc.) and how we can work together to navigate and solve these obstacles.

As the months pass, we are hoping to have offshoot weekly meets that will each be centered on a specific topic. For instance, a weekly meet that 'majors' in creative financing. This would allow members to shift between meets and focus on what really interests them and is relevant to their goals. Just like learning a new language, learning investing is ideally done through immersing oneself into that specific 'area'. Instead of only being able to learn about creative financing once every few months when it gets cycled around and becomes the primary topic of say, the larger meets, now you would be able to be immersed in the 'lingo' and surrounded by other professionals in the same field weekly. I want you all to think of this as a buffet of knowledge and mentorship.

It won't feel like you're back in school, I promise :) My goal is for this to be professional and yet relaxed. I have no concerns about things like egos and experience hierarchies among those attending. We are all here to learn, grow, network and do business together. Also, in case you were wondering, this is not a 'suits and ties only' kind of event. Wear whatever is comfortable...if a tux is comfortable, then by all means :p

In the future, I would like to invite via Skype, guests who were speakers on the BP podcast. Having them give us a 20-30 minute webinar discussion/presentation on their field of expertise would be an invaluable learning experience. A benefit to this would be that we could ask the guests questions and get face-to-face answers/advise.

There will also be time to network and just have open discussions each meet.

Please send me a message here on BP confirming that you're attending the event. I will need this in order to put together tables, name tags and how much coffee, water and snacks to bring.

Looking forward to meeting you all! If you have any questions or ideas, please don't hesitate to give me a shout out. Also, please feel free to friend request me here on BP and Facebook if you'd like.

This meet is going places, people! We ARE creating value for our neighborhoods and communities. We WILL help to improve our economy. We are a meeting of very intelligent and ambitious minds with larger than life goals and we will all be swept off to success by each other. Remember, a rising tide lifts all boats (when we all give 110% to each other). My only question is: "Are you going to get on board?"

Check out, like and join in the discussions on our Facebook page, as this will be our primary point of contact and updates.

Cell: (919) 337-7765

Email: [email protected] 

@James Hutson  I'm planning to attend. Thanks for organizing. 

Hi James,

I plan to attend.

@James Hutson  I will try to be there, James. Thank you for organizing!

@James Hutson  

Add me to the RSVP list! Thank you for organizing this event & I look forward to meeting you as well as the other attendees. Let me know if you need help with anything at all.

Great turnout so far! 

I encourage everyone to bring their spouse/significant other and/or friends if they are interested as well.  Just let me know their name(s) so I can print the name tags. 

The more, the merrier!

My sister and business partner, Caryn Messinger, and I, Suzanne Hainer, plan to attend.  We are just getting started so can't wait to network with others in this area!  Thank you!

I'll be there. Thanks again for organizing.

is this going to be a monthly thing?

I would like to see another large group out do triea in the area.

I most def will be there cant wait to meet some new folks that are like minded.....

Count me in, and thank you for organizing, James!

Glad to hear you all can make it! I'm looking forward to succeeding along side you all in this exciting industry :)

It has been my pleasure getting this thing started. I love a good challenge.

Thank you everyone for responding so swiftly. This first meet is going to be pretty amazing. We are looking at roughly 40 people so far and counting.


I'd like to send a video recording to Josh and Brandon from all of us at a future meet, thanking them for the wonderful community that has been providing constant value to us all. Plus I'd love for them to see what we've accomplished together. This meet is in an amazing location with awesome people...success is inevitable for us all.

I'll be there. Thanks for organizing!

We will be there! 

Amber & Simon Ledbetter

We're excited. 

I hope to be there. I am not 100% but I think I should be able to make it.



I'll be there- looking forward to meeting everyone!

We'll be there. Thanks so much for organizing this.

I'll be there as well!

Won't make it to this one but keep me in the loop for future meet ups!! Would love to meet all of you in person!

I also plan on attending. Thanks for organizing.

I look forward to attending, James.  

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