UPDATE: PLUS 3000 POINTS! Are you up for a Challenge? 31 Days of December Challenge

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Are you up for a Challenge?

We've all heard that December can be a real dud.  Sellers often take their houses off the market for "the holidays", thinking it will just be too much hassle to have people traipsing through their home on Christmas Eve (the nerve!), despite the fact that those buyers who are shopping are usually in a pretty good position to be doing so.  Studies show that these buyers are more serious, are pre-qualified, and have a timeline they are pretty strict about.

But it's not always easy to find them.  And you can't force your sellers to keep their home on the market.

Talking on the phoneSo where is your business going to be come January?  Enter the Challenge.

December has 31 days- yes, including Hanukkah, Christmas Eve and Day, and New Year's Eve. And probably some other holidays I haven't thought of. 

For the month of December, I CHALLENGE you to do 31 things to further your business.  One per day.  Every day. (you didn't think I'd let you skip the holidays did you?)

This might be a blog post, facebook note, tweet, text, phone call or email.  It could be a newsletter, event, or postcard.  You get the idea!

The idea is that you will do something every day to further your business.  Come 2011, you will be WAY ahead of your competition, and poised to take the New Year by storm.

Who's with me?  (If there is a lot of interest, maybe AR will BONUS us POINTS!)  Let me know how you are doing, I cannot wait to share our ideas, successes, setbacks and triumphs.

Hey everyone!  I just created a group called "31 Days of December Challenge".  Please join the group so we can all keep track of those fantastic ideas and ways of building our December and beyond!  Can't wait to see your posts- please post at least 5 times a week.  I am still awaiting word on whether we will get bonus points.

***update*** OK, WE'VE GOT THE GREEN LIGHT!  A few ground rules:


  1. Do SOMETHING everyday!  It can be as big as a mass mailing, or as little as a text to a client or prospect.  Just DO SOMETHING!  
  2. Join 31 Days of December Challenge Group and Post what you have done.  It's ok if you skip a day or two of POSTING, as long as you are staying true to the Challenge.  When you post, just list what you have done!
  3. Please post at least FIVE TIMES a week!  This way if you are traveling you can have a day of posting grace, but you'd better get right back out there!
  4. IF YOU DIDN'T START DEC 1 YOU STILL HAVE TIME!!!! Did you do something for your business yesterday?  Post it along with what you did today!
  5. Email Kerrie when you have completed it.  She's the deciding vote, so BE SURE TO KEEP POSTING :)





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Dana Voelzke
loanDepot (203) 733-9408 - Bethel, CT
Loan Officer/ First time home buyer specialist

Hey Jennifer, I'm joining this late because I have been going on listing presentations left and right the last few weeks. Three new listings so far this month and working on more. Hope I'm not too late!

Dec 12, 2010 05:38 PM #169
Ken's Home Team LLC. | 360.609.0226 | Portland, OR & Vancouver, WA Real Estate Team
Ken's Home Team LLC. - Vancouver, WA

OK I am in I am starting today and I will get caught up with my Posts.  Today is the 13 and I have done something everyday to make next year an amazing year!

Dec 13, 2010 02:27 PM #170
Stefan West
West Realty - Murrieta, CA
Temecula-Murrieta-Menifee CA Real Estate

Ah rats, I missed it.  I always miss these challenge things grr...

Dec 14, 2010 02:49 PM #171
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Didn't see this challenge until today. Can I play catch up? 

Dec 14, 2010 03:53 PM #172
Steve Scheer
Realty Oasis - Metro Brokers - Highlands Ranch, CO
Highlands Ranch Real Estate - Denver Real Estate

Jennifer, The challenge has been great to make sure that these important tasks aren't getting shoved to the bottom of the to do list.

Dec 14, 2010 04:25 PM #173
Maggie Dokic | Miami, FL | 888.883.8509 X101
eXp Realty LLC - Miami, FL
GREEN, CDPE, SFR, Pinecrest | Palmetto Bay |

I'm very late to the party, but points or not, I'm in.  Will catch up by visiting my calendar notes. 

Thanks for the energy you've brought about!

Dec 14, 2010 07:12 PM #174
Scott Fogleman
New Home Team 804-573-9592 - Richmond, VA
Greater Good Group

I am trying to catch up, points would be great, but I am in for the business!

Dec 16, 2010 10:01 AM #175
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

This has been the MOST productive December that I have ever had! I totally believe it is because of this challenge! THANK YOU!!!

Dec 18, 2010 04:32 PM #176
Patty Ledford
RE/MAX Town and Country - Blue Ridge, GA
Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue

Thanks Jennifer...I am getting a late start but I am in for the count...posted a blog today!

Dec 19, 2010 03:24 PM #177
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (310) 497-9407

This is the best!

I am so in!

What a GREAT accountability tool to get your business kick-started for 2011!

Dec 20, 2010 03:30 AM #178
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

Looks like I am really late to the party! Maybe I will do this in January if you have it again.

Dec 20, 2010 04:51 PM #179
Liane Thomas -Top Listing Agent
Professional Realty Services® International - Corona, CA
Bringing you Home!

I'm late too, can we do in January?

Dec 23, 2010 02:09 AM #180
Marguerite Roland
RE/MAX Allegiance - Burke, VA
Northern Virginia

This is a great challenge.


Hope is is offered again. 

Marguerite from Clifton, Springfield, Alexandria, Centreville, Fairfax Station and Arlinton, Virginia

Dec 25, 2010 04:07 PM #181
Martha Matthews Vasquez
Coastal Proerties Group Intl, Christies International - Belleair, FL
Excellent Cutomer Service and Market Knowledge

Okay, I missed it - how about a January Challenge to help us put our new year's resolutions into practice <G>?


Clearwater Beach FL


Dec 31, 2010 05:58 AM #182
Irene Kennedy Realtor® in Northwestern NJ
Weichert - Lopatcong, NJ


You inspired me to actually do it.  I'm already seeing benefits but have no intention of accepting the January challenge.  Will now email Kerrie for my sacred points.

Enjoyed getting to know you through this and wish you and yours a wonderful 2011!


December Challenge - Days 30 & 31 in Northwestern NJ, Irene Kennedy has barely survived

Dec 31, 2010 07:44 AM #183
Anja Kerstens
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Morgan Hill, CA
GRI, CDPE, CHS, ASP, Selling Silicon Valley Real


Let us know how successful the challenge was for you but also for the participants.  Were most "contestants" able to enjoy and finish it?  Any good feedback?  I enjoyed it and thanks to you I put an extra effort into my business.

Happy New Year to you.

Morgan Hill real estate

Dec 31, 2010 10:48 AM #184
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

Hi Jennifer:

Thanks again for the terrific challenge.

Most days, my challenge was to actually make the post itself!

Have a Happy & Successful New Year.

Dec 31, 2010 01:10 PM #185
Jeff Belonger
Social Media - Infinity Home Mortgage Company, Inc - Cherry Hill, NJ
The FHA Expert - FHA Loans - FHA mortgages - USDA loans - VA Loans

Jennfier & Kerrie... here is Day 31 and my post contains all 31 days at the end of my post... thanks and Happy New year..

31 days of December Challenge - Day 31 - Paying it forward to Active Rain - WELCOME 2011

Jeff Belonger

Dec 31, 2010 01:26 PM #186
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Jennifer, it's done, but not the easiest thing to do at Christmas Time. I ended up combining the Christmas Photo Challenge and your 31 Days of Christmas. My Last post had them all accounted for. Happy New Year to you.


The December Challenges . . . Keeping the Christmas Spirit and Working to Maintain The Business


Jan 01, 2011 02:24 PM #187
Sharon Lancaster
Sage Executive Group Real Estate - Kelowna, BC
SRES, Realty Executives Okanagan

Hi Jennifer - how do we notify ActiveRain to get our points for the Challenge? I over posted during the 31 days... posting almost every day ... and accumulating lots of ideas on the way! So I already feel like a winner... but the extra points are always a Bonus!!

Jan 02, 2011 04:20 PM #188
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