ActiveRain and Homefinder.com Agent Makeover Challenge

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Homefinder Makeover Contest

Active Rain Agent Makeover Contest

I would be willing to bet there are parts of your business that run like a well-oiled machine! Maybe your people skills are so stellar that you’ve found the way to make each of your buyers feel like they are your number one client. I'd also be willing to bet there are areas that could use improvement; perhaps you're horrible with paperwork and by the time the contract comes together, you feel like all you do for the next week is sort, file, scan.

Self-reflection is never easy, but we have teamed up with HomeFinder.com to force you into action. HomeFinder.com is committed to helping Realtors improve their business and offset some of the hardships facing the industry over the last few years.

They recently launched the HomeFinder.com Agent Makeover Sweepstakes, which offers all licensed real estate agents the opportunity to win a two-night trip to Chicago for a business and style makeover. The five winning agents (chosen at random) will receive a head to toe makeover, expert coaching that will give them tools they need to help build their businesses and the competitive edge they need to succeed in today’s marketplace. You can still sign up on www.homefinder.com/agentmakeover or on the HomeFinder Facebook page through August 10, 2012.

For July's ActiveRain challenge, we are asking that you take a good hard look at your business and tell us about something you would like to makeover or upgrade.

The Challenge:

Write a blog post that shares something about your business that you would like to improve. In the post, don't just let us know what you'd like to improve, tell us how you plan on doing it. Posts must be 300 words minimum in length, because this is about taking action! The more thought you put into this, the more likely it is that you will actually take action. 

All posts must use the words "HomeFinder.com Makeover" somwhere in the title. 

Include the hashtag #hfmakeover if you’re interested in sharing via Twitter. All tweets must reference “@homefinder1.”

Each submitted post will receive 2000 ActiveRain points. Posts must be submitted by Friday, July 27 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time. In order to enter, leave a link to your post in the comment section of this post.

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The Winners:

The Team at ActiveRain is going to select up to four of the best posts from each of the categories below, with a total of 20 potential finalists. Those posts will receive an additional 2000 points. The team at HomeFinder.com will then select one winning post from the semifinalists in each category to receive the $100 Amazon.com gift card.

1.) Most innovative - $100 Amazon.com gift card
2.) Most creative - $100 Amazon.com gift card
3.) Most techie - $100 Amazon.com gift card
4.) Best timesaving/efficiency makeover - $100 Amazon.com gift card
5.) Best social media makeover - $100 Amazon.com gift card

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great contest, lot of good reading with many fine entries, and here is one more entry for your reading pleasure.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3390270/homefinder-com-makeover-focus

Jul 27, 2012 09:21 AM #149
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Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA

 

I finally completed my post.  I knew what I needed to makeover but I wasn't inspired.  It is amazing what a deadline will do to inspire me.  Here my submission:  I need a great CRM system for my Homefinder.com Makeover  http://actvra.in/Fy2

Jul 27, 2012 10:04 AM #150
Rainmaker
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Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Unintenionally almost last minute I finally managed to get my thoughts onto virtual paper:

"Homefinder.com Makeover Challenge: I suck at ..."

Jul 27, 2012 10:43 AM #151
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Glad I was able to beat the deadline. I had to put all my thoughts on paper today. So, here is my entry.

Using Technology and Social Media for Homefinder.com Makerover

Jul 27, 2012 10:57 AM #152
Rainmaker
269,974
Kristen Wheatley
Better Homes & Gardens | The Masiello Group - Brunswick, ME
Supporting Success - Best Job in the World!
Rainmaker
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Matt Cochrell
Core Select Property Group & Core Ohio Realty Advisors - Columbus, OH
MBA in Business Analytics, ABR, NAR Green, BPOR
Rainmaker
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Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

My Makeover is in the works.. and i am working on a new website and new videos.. not to mention just about everything else I do...Make me a clone!!   http://actvra.in/Fyr

       
Jul 27, 2012 02:09 PM #155
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
Rainmaker
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Tonya Jones
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Lithonia, GA
REALTOR®
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Hmmm...Missed again? No, still couple of hours to go, let me see if I can really come up with something last minute as usual..

Jul 27, 2012 02:45 PM #158
Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

This one was fun - there are so many areas, but one thing stuck out and here it is -

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3390434/homefinder-com-makeover-how-did-you-know-

 

Jul 27, 2012 02:47 PM #159
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Bryan Robertson
Los Altos, CA

I just completed my post and I'm getting it in right under the wire.

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3390449/creating-the-ultimate-system-homefinder-com-makeover

 

Jul 27, 2012 02:54 PM #160
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Laura Murray
Weichert - Silver Spring, MD
Search Montgomery Co., MD for homes www.MDRealEstateOnline.com
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Why am I always so late to post these things?

Franklin TN Website Courtesy of HomeFinder.com Makeover

Jul 27, 2012 03:31 PM #162
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Yes, I did it (and it's so true...)

A Drop In A Bucket...HomeFinder.Com Makeover.

Jul 27, 2012 04:09 PM #163
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Gene Fraleigh
Long Realty West Valley - Sun City West, AZ
West Valley Real Estate Consultant

This is my post for the Homefinder makeover, thank you for giving me the incentive to take a good look at myself!

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3390489/-homefinder-com-makeover-personal-organizatin-is-the-key-makeover

 

"Homefinder.com Makeover" Personal Organizatin is the Key Makeover

Jul 27, 2012 04:54 PM #164
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
I must have forgotten to post my entry! yikes! Here you go! http://actvra.in/DGs
Jul 27, 2012 09:22 PM #165
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Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Division Specialist

Thank you for my points and for putting me over the 300K milestone.  Now where is my Visa card? 

Jul 30, 2012 11:55 AM #166
Rainmaker
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CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

I feel like I am always have a makeover here.... in my business... This is a great contest!

Jul 31, 2012 04:09 PM #167
Rainer
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HomeFinder.com Real Estate
HomeFinder.com - Chicago, IL

Thank you to everyone for participating; your ideas were fantastic! We have posted the winners today and you can find them here: 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3394105/active-rain-and-homefinder-com-agent-makeover-challenge-results

Thanks again!

Aug 01, 2012 12:39 AM #168
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