Diary of a REALTOR® Contest: Why I Chose Real Estate!

Reblogger Kathy Streib
Home Stager with Room Service Home Staging

 

Calling all Stagers... lets all take part in this one!  Deb Brooks of Lake Conroe Real Estate has a contest going.  Yeh... points are involved but more importantly to complete this project will perhaps give you pause for some introspection and produce a post that you'll want to put out there for some Google juice.

Don't let the title throw you off... it's open to anyone in any aspect of this business.  Ok... you have until August 15.... plenty of time.

 

 

Original content by Deb Brooks

Diary of a Realtor®

Diary of a REALTOR® group is having a contest! 

Contest Title: Why I Chose Real Estate!  

 

The title seems simple but could prove to be a real challenge! Diary of a Realtor® wants to help you create a post that can be saved and savored by your family and clients and friends alike.

This contest is open to all of us in every aspect of the Real Estate Business. Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, Inspectors, Surveyors, Stagers, and well...everyone!

The requirements are challenging and may require a lot of work on your part. Keep in mind that anything with value is worth working for.

This is to be written by you to be handed down in your family. You must write for YOU. Your post may be written and composed to become optimized by you for the search engines to help your clients get to know you or can simply be a Members Only Post.  

Your writing is for you and yours!

Contest Begins July 8, 2011 and will extend till August 15, 2011 11:59 PM EST.  


For entries to be considered for placement and points they must include: 


*One Baby pictures of Yourself. Ages 0 - 10 years old is acceptable. (If you have absolutely none, then we will accept the oldest photo you have) Pictures may include other people but YOU must be the focal point. We want to see your chubby cheeks. List names of people from left to right. Choose your favorite and one that will become a family/client favorite. You can certainly have more than one photo, but at least one.

*Explain and write about the pivotal point in your life that made you decide that Real Estate and the related business is for YOU. 

*YOU have the choice as to how to present your photos and tie your story in to the theme: Why I Chose Real Estate!

*There is no Maximum word count. The Minimum word count is 200 words. Please do not skimp on the words. We are leaving words and pictures for our Diary! Tag lines do not count!

*All aspects of the Winning Post will be judged. Creative License, Photos, Storyline, and "Feeling" will be judged. But, don't worry, all entries are winners. If you are able to create a post that YOU would be proud to share with YOUR family, then YOU are a WINNER! 

*One (1) entry per person.

*The Title of the entry should begin with "Why I Chose Real Estate! and then can show your personal entry Title.

POINTS

*All entries will be rewarded with 500 Bonus Points. 

*If your entry is received by July 30th, 2011, you will receive 500 Bonus points and the 500 Bonus Points for an entry for a total of 1000 points. 

*Winners will be Judged on Creativity, Photos, Storyline, Overall "look" and "feel". 

*Newbie's are invited to participate. No Partiality will be shown. Give us YOUR best.

*In order to have your points awarded, you must leave a link to your post in the comment section of this post prior to the posting deadline. Please also include the post in the 'Diary of a REALTOR® Group'

YOUR POST STANDS ALONE!

I understand this is going to take some digging in your photos, attics, contacting Grandma and various other chores. You will be required to scan the photos and place them on your blog. If you have any difficulties with this we are here to help. Contact an Ambassador of ActiveRain for your personal directions.

All Ambassador's are here to help. No one is excluded from this contest.

FIRST PLACE WINNER WILL RECEIVE 4000 BONUS POINTS AND A FEATURE

SECOND PLACE WINNER WILL RECEIVE 3000 BONUS POINTS AND A FEATURE

THIRD PLACE WINNER WILL RECEIVE 2500 BONUS POINTS

FORTH PLACE WINNER WILL RECEIVE 2000 BONUS POINTS

AND 

FOUR HONORABLE MENTIONS WILL WIN 1500 BONUS POINTS


Get started today. Make your phone calls and designate your family to find their favorite photos of you. Come on! Let's get really creative and include this wonderful post in YOUR archives for personal use! Remember the kids? They will love it. Good luck to all. We are all on an even playing field!

Diary of a Realtor® 2011, Contest.

Just do it. 

Later in the rain~

Deb

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Roger D. Mucci
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This is so cool BARFF...........thanks for the re-blog, I would have never seen this one.  I'm counting on you to remind me to get this done.................wait until you see my "early" picture (s)!

Jul 09, 2011 01:30 AM #4
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Liz and Bill Spear
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Kathy,  My decision was easy....Liz needed help and I didn't want the expense of paying another person!  Solution, off to real estate classes on the weekend, and here we are 8 years later! Bill

Jul 09, 2011 01:33 AM #5
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Kathy Streib
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Judy- I almost missed it too.

Dorie- you can do it!  I'm glad you're swamped... that's a good thing as Martha would say.  At least we have some good lead time.

Don- sure... if it's in your post.. we'll see them.

BARFF- does it look like you without the beard?  I mean that's what I envision in my mind. 

Bill( BLiz)- I can't wait to see your entry!  I've "enlisted" my husband to help me when I stage a vacant home... he's my picture hanger!

 

Jul 09, 2011 01:45 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

OMG-how to find a baby picture of me? Will try, it looks like fun!

Jul 09, 2011 01:50 AM #7
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Kathy, AR email notifications are down to us, so can't reply directly.  The activity on the Jing blog was all as a result of Debbie G.'s reblog.  I'm guessing she had it bookmarked from our original post last year :)

Jul 09, 2011 03:30 AM #8
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Kathy Streib
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Joanna- I can find one but will need then to scan it!  Does sound like fun.

BLiz- Ah-h-h-h that's what I thought!

Jul 09, 2011 04:19 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Oh I have plenty of photos, it's the writing that's the challenge for me...I'll have to start thinking about it...this should be a fun one!

Jul 09, 2011 07:30 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Maureen Bray Portland OR Home Stager ~ Room Solutions Staging
Room Solutions Staging, Portland OR - Portland, OR
"Staging that Sells Portland Homes"

It will be fun to see everyone's entry and photos!  Not sure I'll have time but I'll give it a try.

Jul 09, 2011 07:42 AM #11
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Kathy Streib
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Sharon- You are so wrong... your writing is the best!

Maureen- Come on..... you have until August 15th!

Jul 09, 2011 09:35 AM #12
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Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
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Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Kathy - I can't join since in the mortgage business and not a realtor - but it looks cool - and maybe someone will come up with a contest "diary of a mortgage banker....."!!!

Jul 09, 2011 09:59 AM #13
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Donna Foerster
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I have not "played" in a challenge since April (I think).  I've just been too busy to make it happen.  I'm going to give this one a shot and I'm shooting for the July 30th deadline for the extra points!

Jul 09, 2011 12:51 PM #14
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Kathy Streib
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Louise- read on..... it is open to all!

"This contest is open to all of us in every aspect of the Real Estate Business. Realtors, Mortgage Brokers, Inspectors, Surveyors, Stagers, and well...everyone!"

Donna- Good for you... there's plenty of time!

Jul 09, 2011 01:44 PM #15
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Anna Dovger
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Kathy, interesting contest. Let me see if I can find any of my young age pictures ;-) 

Jul 09, 2011 02:26 PM #16
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Kathy Streib
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Anna- oh I hope you do!  Looking forward to this!

Jul 09, 2011 03:49 PM #17
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Shar Sitter
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I saw this earlier and didn't read it because it said for 'Realtor'. Thanks for the re-blog so that I found out.

Jul 09, 2011 04:21 PM #18
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Kathy, glad you re-blogged this post... I am going over to leave a message on Deb's post. This will be a fun contest.

Jul 09, 2011 05:38 PM #19
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
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Thanks for re-blogging this. I missed it! I am considering the entry blog...do I have it in me?

Jul 10, 2011 12:49 AM #20
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Janet Jones
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Hi Kathy--thanks for re-blogging this, because I certainly didn't see it.  Sounds like it could be fun.

Jul 10, 2011 01:34 AM #21
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Sally Weatherley
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Kathy - Thanks for re-blogging this.  I may have missed it otherwise.  I've been going through "contest withdrawl", so this will be fun to enter. 

Jul 10, 2011 03:48 AM #22
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Mary Lou Teague
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Home Style and Staging Knoxville. TN

Ok will get my thinking cap on and start digging for those photos of me when I was very young !!! This should be fun and can't wait to read what everyone writes. Thanks for posting here on STAGING STORIES

Jul 12, 2011 02:38 AM #23
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