With Apologies and No Good Excuses, Here's Your Points!

Real Estate Agent with McGraw Realtors

Let me begin this post by saying that I have no good excuses for why this is so late in finishing up.  I tried to think up a whole bunch of them that you might actually believe, but they all sounded corny.  So I gave up and decided to tell the truth. 

I dropped the ball.

For those of you who are now wondering what in the world I'm talking about, let me explain.  I ran a contest this past May called the Active Rain Nationwide Survey.  Those who participated could earn points, but they had to do a market report and a blog.  We never got the points awarded.  I swear, it was Bob Stewart's wedding that got me off track.  

So, with deep apologies to those who participated, and in an effort to right the wrongs...I have pleaded with the powers at Active Rain to award the points broader and further than originally intended. 

To those who completed the assignment in full, 1500 bonus points will be awarded.  This includes:

Anna Krutchen
Lottie Kendell
Allison Stewart
Deborah Byron
Leslie Ebersole
Pam Rucknegel
Betsy Dodek
Lanre Folayah
Lee and Carol Barbour
Jean-Paul Peron
Troy Trumm
Irene Kennedy
Richard Strahm
Cindy Jones
Kathryn Maguire
Rebecca Gaujot

To those who completed 90% of the assignment, we will award 1000 bonus points.  This includes:

Chanta Cadenhead
Candice Donofrio
Susan Laxson
Vickie Nagy
Terri Stephens
Andrea Swiedler
Maria Morton
Marilyn Boudreaux
Martin Kalisker
Pat Baker
Lina Robertson
Bill Swanson
Andrew Lenza
Ruthmarie Hicks
Deborah Wilson
Carla Muss-Jacobs
Erica Ramus
Julia Odom
Dorie Dillard
Gary Steuernagel
Lenn Harley
Steve and Jan Bachman
Josh Sweeney
Brenda Carus

And finally, because I am SUCH a nice guy, I have conviced the AR points people to award 500 points to those who completed 80% of the assignment.  This includes:

Juli Vosmik
Leslie Deluca
Gene Riemenschneider
Monica Atherton
Dee Dee Riley
Margaret Rome
Linda Powers
Rich Cederberg
Linda Humphrey
J Philip Faranda
Chris Olsen
Melinda Peterson
Paul Silver
Joye Ridgeway
Sharon Parisi
Mark Montross
Glenn Roberts
Patricia Kennedy

I want to thank everyone for participating in our Nationwide Active Rain Realtor Nationwide Survey.  It was interesting to see the market from a 30,000 foot viewpoint.  We'll do it again sometime in the future, so be watching for that.  And when we do, I'll award the tracking and point giving out to someone who is more responsible!

I promise! 

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Comments (10)

Aaron Vaughn, REALTOR© 830-358-0455
eXp Realty - Canyon Lake, TX
My knowledge is your power | eXp Realty

Bob: I vagely remember this contest. And I totally forgot to participate! But glad to see those who did get their beloved points! Nice work.

Sep 10, 2010 09:50 AM
San Antonio Texas New Homes for Sale
www.sanantoniotexasnewhomesforsale.com - San Antonio, TX
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Hill Country



   My dog ate my ActiveRain Report !!!!!!

Sep 10, 2010 10:00 AM
Joe Harvey
Lake Worth Real Estate - Lake Worth, FL

Better late than never!!

Sep 10, 2010 10:01 AM
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

All the points have been awarded.  Great job everyone!

Sep 10, 2010 11:49 AM
Lee & Carol Barbour, REALTORS
Murphy and Hayesville, NC; Hiawassee, Blairsville, Blue Ridge GA - Murphy, NC
Mountain Living Team in Murphy NC and North GA

Oh, so that is what those extra points were for...they worth waiting for Bob!

Sep 10, 2010 03:47 PM
Leslie Ebersole
Swanepoel T3 Group - Saint Charles, IL
I help brokers build businesses they love.

This is so funny. I remember sort of watching to see if the 1,500 points were awarded, and when they weren't I assumed I had done something wrong. Then all of a sudden I had a noticeable bump and I hadn't put up a post in several days. I was getting near 100,000 and I had a few hundred points to go, but I've been a little too distracted to write this week. This pushed me over....Thanks!

Sep 11, 2010 11:26 AM
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Bob -- When I received a notice that I had earned 1500 bonus points, I had no idea what they were talking about. It took most of the evening for me to remember! You sponsored an interesting contest; I enjoyed reading the summary you posted about our various markets.

Enjoy the weekend!

Sep 11, 2010 12:54 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

And finally, because I am SUCH a nice guy, I have convinced the AR points people to award 500 points to those who completed 80% of the assignment.

Thanks for being SUCH a nice guy. Is it too late to do the other 20% of the assignment...if I can figure it out?



Sep 12, 2010 03:13 AM
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605 - White Plains, NY

That's so funny!  I totally forgot about it.  I may have done it without knowing there were points.  When I was told I was awarded points for something I don't even remember doing I wrote back asking "Huh???" They referenced your blog.   Can only hope its not Alzheimer's disease setting in early.   You could have forgotten about it altogether and I would have been none the wiser!   I had a lot on my plate during the month of May so hopefully it was that and not dementia that made me forget.  But thanks for remembering for me!

Sep 13, 2010 02:31 PM