December Holiday Challenge For A Graceful Transition Into 2013

Reblogger Christine McDaniel
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co.

 

We’ve all breathed a sigh of relief at having finished the 30 day challenge in November.  Congratulations to those who completed the 30 day challenge during the holiday season.  It is not an easy feat!

I was happy to come across this post by Kristine Halverson below offering another challenge to keep the momentum flowing. 

Holiday happenings are a fun way of blogging and earning points at the same time.  See the contest requirements below. 

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Original content by Kim & Kristine Halverson 01761439

This December Holiday Challenge is about maintaining your business during the holiday months for a graceful transition into 2013.

I've noticed after 10+ years in the business that a lot of realtors completely unplug after the second week of December until after the new year.  Then come back to the office and have to restart their business...I'm guilty of this too! Well it doesn't have to be that way.  You can keep the flow and vitality going for your business even if you are taking some time off.  

Holiday blogs are a great way to do this since people are on line looking for holiday activities!  Create some fun blog posts about holiday happenings in your neighorbhood.

December Holiday Challenge

All you need to do for the December challenge is 5 blog posts on a holiday topic of your choice by December 31, 2012.  Link your 5 blog posts in one comment below and receive 5,000 Active Rain points. *Adding this since there is some confusion.  To receive the Active Rain points for the December challenge it's for blog posts in December.  Your posts from December 1-31, 2012 will count.  You must link all 5 blog posts in one comment below to receive points.*

Should you need some ideas here is a great list of potential holiday topics from Mimi Foster:


  • Local parades
  • Seasonal zoo festivities
  • Concerts, symphonies, philharmonic events
  • Donation opportunities/events (toys, food, money, clothes)
  • Where are the best Christmas lights in your area?
  • Where can kids go to see Santa?
  • Local races (5Ks ~ or 10Ks for those of you in CA)
  • Thanksgiving and Christmas Religious services
  • Bake sales
  • Community dinners
  • Theater events (A Christmas CarolNutcracker, etc.)
  • Helicopter rides to see the Christmas lights
  • Christmas teas
  • Ornament making 

 

It will be fun to read what's happening in your neighorhood for the holidays! 

Let's recap, for this challenge you will need to do: 

5 holiday themed blog posts by December 31, 2012!  Link your 5 blog posts in one comment below and score a holiday bonus of 5,000 Active Rain points!!

p.s. do them early so people can find them when they are searching for holiday activities.

Have a great holiday!  Thanks for rising up to the challenge so you can have a graceful 2013!!

Kristine



 

 

Kim And Kristine Halverson

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Prudential California Realty
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Santa Monica, CA 90403


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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
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Pat,  I agree.  This is very timely coming off of the 30 day challenge in November.

Dec 02, 2012 12:55 AM #8
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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
Broker Associate

Captain Wayne -  I just reblogged it.  I happened upon it by chance.   Kristine Halverson is the one hosting the challenge. 

Dec 02, 2012 12:57 AM #9
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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
Broker Associate

Cody - This is a reblog.  Please send your links to the original post which can be found here:

 

December Holiday Challenge For A Graceful Transition Into 2013

Dec 02, 2012 01:02 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Kim & Kristine Halverson
Compass - Santa Monica, CA
Sisters, Realtors

Christine,  thanks for reblogging!  look forward to reading your holiday posts!  Kristine :)

Dec 02, 2012 03:04 AM #11
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Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

Christine,

                Thanks so much for re-blogging this I would have missed it and I love Holidays and I wrote a blog today about the Holidays not evening thinking it was part of a contest! Thanks! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

 

 

Dec 02, 2012 04:41 AM #12
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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
Broker Associate

Kristine - I also suggested it.  Hope someone else does too so more people can take part :)

 

Dec 02, 2012 04:46 AM #13
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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
Broker Associate

Yolanda - I did quite a few Christmas blogs toward the end of November.  This could be habit forming.

Dec 02, 2012 04:48 AM #14
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional
Charles Rutenberg Realty - Clearwater, FL
Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor

wow, I would have missed this contest, Christine, thanks so much for reblogging it!

Dec 02, 2012 09:18 AM #15
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Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri - Chesterfield, MO
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Christine,

Sounds loike a good challenge!

Thank you for posting.

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Dec 02, 2012 09:30 AM #16
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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
Broker Associate

Barbara Jo and Ann - Your welcome!  Happy posting :)

 

Dec 02, 2012 10:09 AM #17
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Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder

I'm looking forward to working on this one, there's always so many great events to write about1

Dec 03, 2012 12:15 AM #18
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Christine~ Thank you for reblogging.  I missed this contest announcement.  I could sure use another 5000 AR points!

Dec 03, 2012 12:55 AM #19
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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
Broker Associate

Joetta, I think the posts about local events help get the word out for those organizations.

Dec 03, 2012 01:57 AM #20
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Cody Rowlett
Rowlett Real Estate School - Pensacola, FL

Thanks Christine! :)  I didn't realize it was a reblog!

Dec 03, 2012 01:59 AM #21
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Christine McDaniel
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co. - Crown Point, IN
Broker Associate

Your welcome Donna!

Cody - :)

 

Dec 03, 2012 02:08 AM #22
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Pat Mistretta
PalmerHouse Properties & Associates - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Lofts and City Living

Christine - Here are my first 5 blog posts.  I expect there may be more to come:

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3540134/a-celebration-of-holidays-around-the-world-atlanta-dec-8-2012

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3540037/atlanta-s-reindog-parade-december-8-2012

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3540025/lake-lanier-holiday-magical-nights-of-lights-thru-dec-31-2012

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3540015/for-the-kid-in-us-annual-toy-party-and-silent-auction-december-2

http://activerain.com/blogsview/3540094/chanukah-wonderland-atlanta-dec-2-2012

 

Happy Holidays!

 

 

Dec 05, 2012 07:30 PM #23
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Ann Hayden 636-399-7544
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Dec 09, 2012 10:23 AM #24
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Joetta Fort
The DiGiorgio Group - Arvada, CO
Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder
Rainer
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Pat Mistretta
PalmerHouse Properties & Associates - Atlanta, GA
Atlanta Lofts and City Living

Just thought I would check in as I have not seen my "bonus points" yet for my 5 entries.

Feb 06, 2013 07:36 PM #26
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