The 'Pick Three Gold Stars' Challenge

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada NV Broker License #63939

We like challenges--otherwise, why in the world would we be in our industry in these challenging times?

So read on...

Craig comes up with the most interesting, educational and challenging posts. He is a wealth of knowledge. He's interesting. He's behind the Pick Three Gold Star Challenge CHALLENGE.

You win the Pick Three Gold Star Challenge, you've won Craig's undivided attention for a hour. He'll help you review your tools and give you more tools.

Here are my THREE Gold Star Bloggers:  

Paula Hathaway:

Paula is fun, interesting, informative, involved and one to follow. I'm always amazed with her scope.

Check out Paula's post:


Steve Loynd:

Steve sells gorgeous homes in New Hampshire. Some days, he's just totally off the wall. Where-in-the-world-did-you-think-of-that kind of stuff. His blog encourages me to remember it's not just about the nuts and bolts, it's about the journey.  

Check out Steve's post:

Craig Daniels:

Craig is the ultimate educator. You have a question, he has the answer. (Go to Search here in ActiveRain and type in a techno question, and it's likely he'll have the answer.)  He has invested countless hours and hours to educate us.

Check out Craig's post:




Comments (8)

Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Michelle~All great picks for great reason's! Welcome to the Rain you are going to like it here!

Mar 28, 2011 08:33 AM
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Michele--Great suggestions!  This was a great challenge.  I certainly learned about a lot of other bloggers who have lots to share.  Now I just have to find some extra time!!!

Mar 28, 2011 05:29 PM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV


Thank you. I'm enjoying this! When I read Craig's challenge, I was pretty much baffled on how to do all of that.  

And wouldn't you know it: I was almost done with it the first time around, and 'poof', I lost the entire post. And it was really time consuming, because I'm not experienced yet. But I'll say this: the fact that I had to re-do it was actually a blessing, because that really engrained the steps in my head.

I've been on the computer so much lately, my husband starting referring to it as acid rain, and occasionally now he calls it acid drain. But he's kidding. :-)

Mar 29, 2011 12:05 PM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV


There is not enough time! I'm glad I started with ActiveRain this time of the year, which is my 'slow season'. By summer, I hope to become even more comfortable with things.

I'm really not sure if the way I did the post is exactly what Craig had in mind. But he said I can always email him with questions, so maybe I'll do that!

Mar 29, 2011 12:10 PM
Steve Loynd
Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., - Lincoln, NH
800-926-5653, White Mountains NH

Michele, You are too kind , I do switch gears pretty fast. Today I wrote about mentoring young agents and about old people's embarrassing doctor appointments. Thanks so much for show casing me here, I'm blushing. :O)

Mar 29, 2011 01:12 PM
Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Michelle: Thank you so much for the "nomination"!! It is so nice to think I am appreciated...that is a "gift" that is pretty hard to beat. Thanks for taking the time to read my posts.. You fit in so nicely here on AR. I look forward to keeping up with your progress---so far, so good!

Mar 29, 2011 01:12 PM
Craig Daniels
Tech Training for You! - Staten Island, NY
Technology Instructor/Project Consultant

Michele - I'm very glad that you came back to post this after you lost the text on the first try - very nice selections! and thanks so much for the mention about my blog, awesome and appreciated! now a favor...  i you join the gold stars group then you can edit this post and then you can check ON to include this post into that group... then we can see your post listed there along with everybody elses - thanks again, great job :) -c-

Mar 29, 2011 02:24 PM
Michele Norris
Crystal Realty - Incline Village Nevada - Incline Village, NV
((( Buy or Sell, Call Michele ))) Lake Tahoe NV


You're welcome...It's nice to have role models!


You're welcome, too...I'm starting to feel a bit more comfortable, surrounded by all this knowledge and stuff!


You're welcome, too...and thank you for yet another tip! I just started exploring groups, and that's a whole other world. I think I'll need to start budgeting my ActiveRain time--or join the ActiveRain 'AA'

Mar 30, 2011 05:05 AM