October Challenge: Your Best Advice for Real Estate Newbies

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346
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Many of the people who are beginning a blogging career on ActiveRain are, at the same time, beginning a career as some type of real estate professional. And this challenge is all about giving our newbies a leg up in this rewarding, and sometimes scary, profession.

So the challenge is simple.  

If you are an Oldie, think back on your own careerWrite  a post about the very best advice you got that could help a rookie become a rock star.

In my case, I had an instructor at the old Shannon & Luchs Academy of Real Estate who took a page from  "The Music Man": You Gotta Know the Territory! In other words, "Preview!  Preview!  And preview!" It was great advice then, and it's great advice now, even with virtual tours and Google Earth.  

If you are a newbie, your challenge is to write a post about the best advice you've gotten so far.  Where did it come from? Was it a trainer or colleague? Was it someone who wasn't in the real estate business at all?   How have your implemented the idea into your first business plan?  

After you publish your post, you come back to this post, and give us a link to your entry as a comment.

You may submit one post in this challenge for 1000 points.  But you could also win big:

Third Place: 3,000 points

Second Place: 4,000 points

First Place: 5,000 points

 

Each post will be judged by a panel of experts, including myself, and:

 

Charles Buell:  

Home Inspector from Seattle, WA

 

 

 

 

 

Kathy Streib:  

Home Stager from Delray Beach, FL

 

 

 

 

 

Becca Rasmussen:  

Newbie Blogger who inspired this contest, and

Soon to be Realtor from Highlands Ranch, CO 

 

 

The deadline is midnight, ActiveRain time (Pacific), on Halloween, so all you procrastinators - get your post written and posted before you leave for that costume party where you'll be drinking orange beer!  And in case there is any confustion, that is Midnight, Pacific time, October 31, 2015.

And good luck to all!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sharon Paxson
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Thanks for the contest and I have a lot of thoughts with newbies. Thanks for the opportunity! My blog entry post is here!

Oct 31, 2015 07:34 AM #193
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Bruce Hicks
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Thought I had posted Patricia Kennedy but here is my entry for the October Challenge: Your Best Advice for Real Estate Newbies.

Oct 31, 2015 08:47 AM #194
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Jeffrey Stevens
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Mexico Properties - Las Cruces, NM
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Great challenge, Patricia. Here's my blog entry. New to Real Estate - What Brokerage Do I Choose?

Oct 31, 2015 08:50 AM #195
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Debbie Gartner
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Okay, I finally got this in....just in the nick of time.

Advice for those starting a new business

 

Oct 31, 2015 09:24 AM #196
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Debbie Laity
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Hi, Patricia. Thanks to you and the judges for taking the time to host this contest. 

Here's my entry. 

Oct 31, 2015 11:07 AM #197
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Eastvale Team Realty & Property Mgmt - Eastvale, CA
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Oct 31, 2015 11:22 AM #198
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Janna Scharf
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Oct 31, 2015 12:45 PM #199
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Lise Howe
Long and Foster - Washington, DC
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Oct 31, 2015 01:52 PM #200
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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Oct 31, 2015 02:27 PM #202
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Oct 31, 2015 02:31 PM #203
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Nancy Frimann
Eagle Ridge Realty/Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
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Here is my entry for the October contest.  Good topic, by the way.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4774870/best-advice-i-got-as-a-rookie

Oct 31, 2015 02:57 PM #204
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Tammie White
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Oct 31, 2015 03:22 PM #205
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
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Alright - I hope I made it in time....

Don't Make These 7 Mistakes, Newbie.

Oct 31, 2015 03:43 PM #206
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Nancy Laswick
United Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
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Oct 31, 2015 03:54 PM #207
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Hello Patricia.  While I did not wait till the last minute I did wait till the last hour.  I did not want you to run out of things to do while hiding from this years 'trick or treater's '  

This is my contribution to your contest.  Thank you for your extra time with this. Mark

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4774882/advice-for-the-greenhorn-agents

Oct 31, 2015 04:06 PM #208
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Christina Sanchez Hood
Mountain View, CA
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Thanks for the fun contest.  Looking forward to reading the many posts by oldies and newbies.  Here is my post:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4774864/prepare-for-take-off-your-real-estate-career-begins-now-

Oct 31, 2015 04:14 PM #209
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Down to the wire -- cramming for finals....

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Oct 31, 2015 04:22 PM #210
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
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Oct 31, 2015 04:37 PM #211
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

Who's eager to find out the results of this challenge? Me, me, me!

It was fun reading all the entries. Many thanks to Pat for setting up the contest, to fellow judges for reading, reading, and reading some more, and, especially, to all who participated. :0)

Nov 03, 2015 10:27 PM #212
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Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

Silly me, I completely missed Patricia Kennedy's post showing the winners. Thanks Pat for pointing me in the right direction.

I commented there today, but will repeat here - congrats to the winners! I'll also add here that which I forgot there - thanks to everyone who entered, it was great fun and educational.

If anyone else missed it too - here's the results posting. :0)

Nov 10, 2015 10:29 PM #213
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