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

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

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

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

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:

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









The August 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:


Karen Crowson, Karen Fiddler,  Jane Peters, Kathy Schowe, Norma Toering, Melissa Zavala

Each member of the Gold Standard 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!

This month's challenge was once again some of the best reading on ActiveRain.  If you read through all of the

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


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

Comments (18)

Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Wow Ralph... how exciting!  I am so lucky to be part of THE GOLD STANDARD TEAM!

Sep 16, 2011 02:43 PM
Karen Crowson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Rancho Bernardo, CA
Your Agent for Change
Our first win - very honored. Great input by all of our team members.
Sep 16, 2011 03:11 PM
Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities
Charlemagne International Properties - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Palos Verdes Luxury Homes in L.A.

Ralph -  I opened the email cautiously--I felt our post was a winner and I'm happy the judges agreed.  The competition is always stiff with so many great minds at work.

Sep 16, 2011 03:13 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Congratulations to The Gold Standard Team!!  The team is most definitely a powerful group of women!

Sep 16, 2011 03:17 PM
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

Congratulations Gold Standard Gals!  We don't feel so bad, considering that we were beat by the very, very best! 

Sep 16, 2011 03:40 PM
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

Congrats Gold Standard.  This is a reminder the next topic is coming up.

Sep 16, 2011 04:23 PM
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

Congrats to Gold Standard, and thanks to the judges for their time and comments.

Sep 16, 2011 04:28 PM
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Congratulations to the Gold Standard Group. Your guys ROCK! with all those Great Bloggers on your Team.

Sep 16, 2011 05:07 PM
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - Corona, CA
Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team

I'm diggin the thorough judging score system.  Well done.    Congrats Gold Standard.


Sep 16, 2011 08:40 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Congratulations to the winning team. Thank you Ralph for all the hard work you do for this MasterMinds Group.

Sep 17, 2011 05:26 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Congratulations to the Gold Standard . . . But SYNGERY was #2 this month!!  YIPPEE!!

Sep 17, 2011 08:17 AM
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

Congrats to the GOld Standars winners.  Great Job!

Sep 17, 2011 01:38 PM
Stacey Smith
Keller Williams Realty - Aliso Viejo, CA
Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor

Congratulations to Gold Standard! Can't wait to find out what next months topic is going to be...

Sep 17, 2011 04:27 PM
Rob Magnotta
Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine REALTOR - Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach & Newport Beach Coastal Specialist

Congrats Gold Standard... okay, okay, so when do we get our loser points!!!

Sep 18, 2011 10:30 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Congratulations to the winners, The Gold Standard!


Sep 18, 2011 10:43 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

oh wow...see what happens when I go on vacation? We win something....thank you :)

Sep 20, 2011 03:42 PM
Pam Jank
Coldwell Banker Schneidmiller Realty - Coeur d'Alene, ID
Your Coeur d'Alene & North Idaho Real Estate Pro

Congratulations to the Gold Standard Team for your win.  Your information was awesome!

Sep 25, 2011 07:39 AM