The ActiveRain Masterminds monthly challenge for July is complete, and the judges scores for each team are in!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes RS-78439 / BRE #01708344

The ActiveRain Masterminds monthly challenge for July is complete, and the judges scores for each team are in!

If you missed this months challenge, you can read each teams entry here:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/2411905/activerain-masterminds-challenge-july-2011-tenant-occupied-short-sales-which-is-the-best-approach-to-take-

If you are new to the ActiveRain MasterMinds and want to learn what the monthly challenge is all about, you can click here about how to join and what the rules are:

http://activerain.com/groups/ActiveRainMasterMinds

Put your own team together and be part of the Creative Mindshare to coming up with solutions to issues in our industry!

Each month, the members of the winning team will receive BONUS POINTS, and everyone else who participates will receive BONUS POINTS!!

 

The July issue to find a solution for was:

Our outstanding Judges panel for the current six month term are:

OK, here are this months teams entries and the Judges scores.

I have randomized the scores from each Judge, so there is no pattern here to each judges score for each team for anonymity's sake. But we have posted each judges comments regarding the teams entry, which may give you some clues.

Which judges gave which scores to which team? Well, that's for all of you ActiveRain Peeps to gossip about!

The Judges scores and comments are:



SO THE WINNER OF THE JULY 2011 ACTIVERAIN MASTERMINDS CHALLENGE IS:


Chris Ann Cleland, Cindy Jones, Erica Ramus, Hannah Williams, Patricia Kennedy, Cherie Gottshall

Each member of the Rain Goddesses has won 3,000 Bonus Points Each!

All other participants have won 1000 Bonus Points Each!

CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE for your thoughts, input, and participation.

A well-earned 1000 Bonus Points to all who participated!

I have to say, this month's challenge was probably one of the best yet.  If you read through all of the

team's responses, you'll see there is a great amount of experience and professionalism here on

ActiveRain.

Put on your thinking caps and let's solve these issues!!

 

Comments (23)

Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Congratulations to all the teams - great job on a sensitive subject.

Aug 11, 2011 10:04 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Wow!  Thanks you guys!

And Rene - Interesting idea about lowering the rent in return for cooperation.  I did that once for a tenant occupied listing, and it sort of created a disincentive for the tenant to leave.  Next time, I've got to see if I can think of a way to want the tenant to move, like maybe a rent rebate paid at settlement.

Aug 11, 2011 12:56 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Wow! That's awesome.  Thanks a bunch.

Aug 11, 2011 12:58 PM
Susan Goulding
Crown Key Realty, Inc; Tracy & Mountain House Sales and Property Management - Tracy, CA
Northern CA - Tracy & Mountain House Real Estate

Great question - -lowering rent only works until it's time to get out.  I've had 2 tenant occupied who were so helpful, coorperative, etc.  UNTIL the property sold and they had to move.  Both had to be evicted, 2 months of the buyer waiting to move into thier house.

Aug 11, 2011 02:28 PM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

We are so Proud to have come in first this month we worked very hard . We are fortunate to have such a fantastic team .Thank you everyone

Can't wait to see the next challenge !

Aug 12, 2011 03:10 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

half a point? really? we are sooooo close. I hope those Darn Goddesses don't go on vacation or something. lol. Seriously....congrats girls, we're coming for you. :)

Aug 12, 2011 03:36 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Congrats to Team Syngery.  It was a very difficult challenge question because it posed quite a few questions all-in-one. 

Aug 12, 2011 03:47 AM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I was really impressed with the writings.  Offering real solutions to situations helps everyone involved. 

Let's face it, tenant occupied properties are not easy to deal with under most scenarios.  Tenants in a short sale are a real challenge.

 

Aug 13, 2011 10:45 AM
Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

They definitely deserved to win.  You guys did an awesome job judging! 

Aug 13, 2011 11:30 AM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Congratulations to the winners.  My next question what's in store for next month?  Anything but a short sales question :)

Thanks Ralph for putting this together, and for those who have participated or is participating as judges.  And last put not least the participants.

Aug 13, 2011 11:44 AM
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

I missed this contest announcment, love the group idea!  I want to join one for next month!

 

Aug 13, 2011 12:28 PM
Susan Gaieski
Water Pointe Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
Director for Social Media & Technology
Wish I had this knowledge last year. This was a worthwhile challenge. Thank you all for a great education.
Aug 14, 2011 01:20 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ralph, a very good subject for this challenge. Congratulations to the winners.

Aug 14, 2011 02:39 AM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
This looks like a good challenge. I like the way they paired up different industries.
Aug 14, 2011 03:01 AM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Congrats to the winners!  We'll get em next month.  :)

Aug 14, 2011 05:46 AM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Congrats to the Rain Goddesses.  Ralph, thank you for putting out these contests to keep us thinking.

Aug 14, 2011 11:32 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Congrats to the winners and everyone who participated. Hopefully, we'll be a little more prepared next time around.

Aug 14, 2011 11:53 AM
Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Congrats to the winners and everyone who participated. Hopefully, we'll be a little more prepared next time around.

Aug 14, 2011 11:55 AM
Michael L. Brownstead
Brownstead Real Estate, LLC - Frisco, TX
ABR, GRI, MRP, SRS, 1SG US Army (Ret.)

Ralph, this is awesome information, I am going to make it a point to look into the mastermind groups, there seems to be a great wealth of information that is very valuable to all of us!

Aug 15, 2011 12:40 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Well done to all. Very creative thinking. That is what this market needs right now - creative thinking. I think I want to join this group!

Aug 15, 2011 12:44 AM