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

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What a great way to show how New Brunswick Realtors have writing savvyness!!!  Start writing your stories and have some photos to contribute!!! 

Please check out the rules and have fun creating your story!!!


       Ann-Marie Clements


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.


*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'


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.







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~




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Comments (5)

Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Oh, you've got those creative juices in my flowing!!! Tough one is the early kid photo...hmmmm, may not be my favorite, but if I can come up with one, I'll be on my way.  Gotta go look in those cupboards.

What a great idea!

We just hired an historian who came to our home and recorded almost five hours of Mom's stories as her 80th birthday was to be celebrated a couple of days later. The historian will compile them, then put them on CDS...a reminder for the ages of these wonderful pieces of history told in our own mom's words and voice!

Jul 14, 2011 11:16 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Ann-Marie, how disappointing. Doing sa re-blog from China instead of writing about your experiences???

Jul 14, 2011 02:43 PM
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor


Have been wondering how your life is turning out in China.  You must be extremely busy, as I haven't seen you very much lately on AR... g

Jul 15, 2011 10:39 AM
Ann-Marie Clements
Candidate for an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership - Saint John, NB
Ed.D. candidate, Innovative Proactive Principa

Hi Gayle,

I hope you win some great points for your stories!!!  Go get them girl!!!  ;>)))


Hi Ed,

I'm back in Atlantic Canada (Saint John, New Brunswick) and have been here for 3 weeks now.  I'm heading back to China, but instead of living in Beijing for 10 months, I'll be west of Shanghai.  My job this time goes from an elementary teacher to teaching Grade 10 Math... WOOO HOOO!!!

I'll probably be back to real estate by next summer!!!  I hope you are doing well??  :>)))


Hi Cherise,

Your profile photo is adorable!!!  You look GREAT!!!  I absolutely LOVED CHINA!!!  I'm going back at the end of August, but going west of Shanghai, so I'll be trying out the bullet trains again...  ;>)))


Jul 15, 2011 01:41 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Ann-Marie - I hope to see you blogging some more in 2012. I just subscribed to your blog as I am growing my North American and international referral base. I specialize in Silicon Valley, specifically San Jose, Saratoga and Cupertino, Calif. (home of Apple Computer). You are one of the first ActiveRain bloggers I subscribed to in your area. I hope we can help each other grow our real estate businesses in 2012 and beyond. You can read my blog at www.activerain.com/results.

Feb 22, 2012 11:22 AM