Grab 1,000 Bonus Points in our YearBook Yourself Contest!

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Real Estate Agent with McGraw Realtors

Okay everyone, it's time for a fun twist on Active Rain Bonus Points contest.  This time we're going "Retro" and asking you to kick up the laugh factor by Yearbooking yourself.

What is Yearbooking yourself you ask? 

Good question.  Check out the handsome guy below.

Bob Haywood in 1960Bob Haywood in 1970

Yep, it's me...Bob Haywood in 1960 on the left and 1970 on the right!

I made the pics using www.yearbookyourself.com.  And I had a blast.  All you do is take a picture of yourself and then upload it to the website.  If you wear glasses, take them off for better pictures later.  Then you pick a year and start tweaking. 

So here's the rules of this contest.

1. Go to www.yearbookyourself.com and yearbook yourself into another time period.  NOTE - BE SURE TO USE THE LIGHTEN/DARKEN FEATURE TO MATCH YOUR FACE COLOR TO THE PICTURE...

2. Post your entry or entries back here as a reply to this blog.

3. You may enter 1 pic from each decade, meaning one from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and today.  That gives you 6 shots at the 1,000 bonus points.

4. The contest runs from today through next Monday, September 28th.  Judging will follow afterwards.

5. The bonus points will be awarded to the person who does the best job yearbooking themselves.

Judging will be done by the honorable Renee Burrows, Jason Crouch, Richard Weisser and myself.

Here's Jason and Renee's Pics.  Jason's comes from the year he graduated from high school.  What year might that have been?  Hmmmm, I wonder.  We're still waiting on pics from Richard!  How about it Richard???Renee Burrows!

It's Jason Crouch!

Now, lest you think this is just some silly something or other that has nothing to do with real estate, consider this.

You can upload your pics to Facebook right from the yearbookyourself.com website.  Remember, Facebook is a social network.  We use Facebook to connect with people.  Doing something like yearbooking yourself and posting the pics on Facebook will make others want to do the same. And lots of folks will get a kick out of you, the Realtor being laid back enough to laugh at yourself.  And you'll get lots of comments about how funny it is.  And you'll be talking to people and...well do I have to go on???

And how about this?  There's a ton of marketing you can do with something like this.  Use the pics on a mailer or in your email marketing to catch people's attention.  Anything retro themed fits in with these kinds of pics.

Or here's another one.  Throw a retro party for your clients and invite them to yearbook themselves then show the pics using Powerpoint at the party. 

And, of course, show it to your kids and stand back!

So, get to it Active Rainers!  There's 1,000 bonus points to be had!  And maybe if we can't narrow it down to just one person - 1,000 bonus points to a few folks!

Oh and by the way...I heard that Bob Stewart (and maybe some of the other AR folks) might play along just for the fun of it! 

This contest has been officially sanctioned and approved by the honorable Bob Stewart of Active Rain.

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Rainmaker
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Jenny Durling
L.A. Property Solutions - Los Angeles, CA
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This was fun!

Sep 25, 2009 06:51 PM #167
Rainmaker
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Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Ok!!  Here Is My Two Cents Worth


1998


1962

Viral Marketing At Is Finest

Sep 26, 2009 05:04 AM #168
Rainer
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Sylvie Conde
Sutton Group-Associates Realty Inc., Brokerage - Toronto, ON
Broker, Toronto Real Estate

LOL some of these are killing me.  Now I understand so well, why plastic surgery is SOOO popular - and I think all people need is just a GREAT haircut.  :)

Some people here just had way too much fun.

 

Sep 26, 2009 07:32 AM #169
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Bob, this was totally fun!

Sep 26, 2009 02:22 PM #170
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Bob, this was a hoot...

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Sep 26, 2009 05:35 PM #171
Rainmaker
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

I just had to do one more, as I always wanted to rock......

Sep 26, 2009 05:37 PM #172
Rainmaker
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Robert Hammerstein
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Bob - this was fun... good luck judging this one... Have fun... I know I did...

Sep 27, 2009 08:55 AM #173
Rainer
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Nancy Frantz
www.MyNewDreamHouse.com - Altoona, PA
Realtor~over 20 years, RE/MAX Results Realty

okay, these are really funny....but very scary !!!

Sep 27, 2009 03:57 PM #174
Rainer
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Tim Krueger
Morovish Properties - Costa Mesa, CA

 

Who is the winner?

Sep 28, 2009 10:01 AM #175
Rainmaker
790,496
Robert Hammerstein
Christie's International Real Estate - Hillsdale, NJ
Bergen County NJ Real Estate

Yep we're all waiting.... A lot of fun and a hard job to judge all these... but take your time... Some great ones for sure.. Good luck...everyone!

Sep 28, 2009 11:47 AM #176
Rainer
257,223
Kathleen Frawley
Keller Williams 916 730-4404 Elk Grove, Wilton, Folsom, Sacramento - Wilton, CA
South County Sacramento, 916 730 4404

I know judging is over but I thought I should share this happy tune with you.

 

PS my money is on tim kruger and sheldon neil

 

Sep 28, 2009 12:46 PM #177
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Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
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I've been trying to figure out how to add pictures to comments for over an hour and a half, which puts me over 9/28 Central, but it's still 9/28 in CA.

 

For those of you that have ever had the icons disappear that let you add pictures, etc. on your comments, and can't find them, restart your entire computer.  When in doubt, always reboot!  How'd I forget?

Or, you can do what I did and create a draft blog to copy from and add to the comment.

Oh - back to the contest.  My husband, who's known me for a dozen years, thought it was interesting to see what I'd look like with short hair.

My sorority sister, who's known me for more than 2 decades, laughed remembering when I looked like these pictures.

 

Christine Donovan 1952           Christine Donovan 1966      Christine Donovan 1976   Christine Donovan 1982             Christine Donovan 1998     Christine Donovan 2000       

Sep 28, 2009 06:28 PM #178
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Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK
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This contest is now CLOSED.  Judging will be this week with results announced hopefully on Friday.  If you want to play along just for the fun of it, go ahead.  But any entries after this comment will not count.

Sep 28, 2009 11:57 PM #179
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Carol Pease
JP & Associates Realtors - Bastrop, TX
CRS, Broker-Associate 512-721-6320

This was great fun!!!  Now I want to know who won!

Oct 01, 2009 11:19 AM #180
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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Bob - I just emailed you my own judging results - this was a fun one!

Oct 05, 2009 03:13 AM #181
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Sandy Childs
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Realtor - Spartanburg, SC

Bob: When are you going to announce who won? This was one of the funniest contests; I really enjoyed it. Thanks for coming up with this idea ~ it was fun to just play!

Oct 05, 2009 05:10 PM #182
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Brian Eddins
Don Cies Real Estate - Norman, OK
e-Pro, GRI

I just got word that I won the contest. WOW! Thanks. That was too mucsh fun.

Oct 08, 2009 08:07 AM #183
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Brian Eddins
Don Cies Real Estate - Norman, OK
e-Pro, GRI

Here is my acceptance speech.

I would just like to thank all of the great people at www.yearbookyourself.com for making this possible. Of course all of the participants of the contest who lost. There is no way I could have won without you loosing. Thank you for that. I would also like to thank Bob Haywood, Renee Burrows, Jason Crouch, and Richard Weisser for all judging us. I know it brought back fond memories of our high school days. I am as happy as a school girl that I have won this great honor. If you don't believe me just see for your self.

Oct 08, 2009 11:56 AM #184
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Akos Straub
The Group | RE - Chicago, IL
Your Real Estate Broker for Life

fun!

Jun 03, 2010 01:48 PM #186
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Carol Andersen
Navarre Beach Agency - Navarre, FL
NW Floridanulls Real Estate Pro, TRC, ICREA

  Wasnt't I just groovy?!?!!!!

 

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