January's Cloudburst of You - 2014

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Happy New Year!  2014 is here and it's time to start the new year off right.  Resolutions have been made and it's time to rock!

This month's cloudburst is designed to kick-start your 2014 into the right direction.  Let's begin to make good business choices by working on marketing efforts and beyond.

January's Cloudburst of You

5 Hyperlocal Posts
5 Market Reports or FAQ's
Write a 2014 Business Plan or Goal Post
Create a Vision Board

5 Hyperlocal Posts
You know 'em, you love 'em and your community does too!  Find an event, development, restaurant, school district or anything residents in your area would be interested in and googling.  Check out the blogging blueprint post for extra help and templates if needed.

Keep the conversation going by leaving meaningful comments.  Add to the author's post by letting readers know your take on the subject at hand and what it means for your area.  *You must be comment #1 on at least 10 of these comments.  Try searching the blog roll for new posts or member's first posts to find these.  Comments mean so much to the authors so get out there and spread the love!

5 Market Reports or FAQ's
These may not be the most exciting to pump out but they are SO worth it to your business!  You are being followed and people are relying on you to deliver the information.  Keep doing these and the calls will one day come.

2014 Business Plan or Goal
This post doesn't need to tell us everything you're planning but I'd like to have you write this for a few reasons.  It will solidify it in your head once again, you'll have a January archive post for you to look back on in 12 months and you just might inspire other members with great ideas to implement into their business plans.

Vision Board
Where are you going?  What do you want this year?  Whether it's a vacation in Bali, 20 homes sold, or better health make a vision board to keep the visual reminder close by.  You cut out pictures that represent what you want and make a collage.  Here's a helpful link on how to create yours. If you'd like to share a picture of your vision board with us, please do so!

Once you've completed the Cloudburst, please fill out and submit the below form.  You'll be awarded 2014 points in early February.


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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Just completed and submitted.

Jan 30, 2014 05:03 AM #95
Karen Johnson, Realtor, ABR
Addison Wolfe Real Estate - Doylestown, PA
"Bucks County PA Homes"

Hi Kerrie, I've just completed the January Cloudburst with one day to spare!Thanks for another great challenge and I actually did my vision board on Pinterest as a few members suggested.

Jan 30, 2014 11:04 AM #96
Julie A. Black
KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist - Kapaa, HI
CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker

Completed and I'm thrilled I got my first Featured blog with my goal post blog.

Jan 30, 2014 11:42 AM #97
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Completed, filled out the form and lost it..will have to redo the entire submission. Thank goodness I kept notes.

Jan 30, 2014 11:59 AM #98
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

Thanks for another Cloudburst adventure.  :)


Jan 30, 2014 12:13 PM #99
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Just finished. I actually misread the original directions, so I ended up with "too many" market reports and FAQ posts, and not enough local stuff. All done now, though.  :)

Jan 30, 2014 03:10 PM #100
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ok I just completed my form and submited it, now on to the next Challenge :)


Jan 31, 2014 12:32 AM #101
Aaron Hofmann
Atlanta Communities - Smyrna, GA
aka Mr. Smyrna Vinings

Finished just in time. So will next month's be a fastball, changeup or a curveball. Only time will tell.

Jan 31, 2014 03:03 AM #102
Tg Glazer - The Right Realtor® for the Right Results!
Coldwell Banker, Westfield, NJ - Cranford, NJ
Westfield/Cranford, NJ area

Just made it under the wire!  Finished, and loved every minute!  Now, on to February!

Jan 31, 2014 06:20 AM #103
Bill & Cyndi Daves
Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond! - Hiawassee, GA
TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains!

Done and submitted!  Thank you for a great challenge this month.  It really made me work.


Jan 31, 2014 09:19 AM #104
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Done..... I worked hard on this month's posts so I was so glad when I submitted my form just now. Thanks as I enjoyed it.

Jan 31, 2014 11:18 AM #106
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi Kerrie, I think that this post more fits the goals requirement than the one listed above, dont know how to add this to the form so hopefully this will do.


Jan 31, 2014 12:02 PM #107
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy once again Kerrie

Will I was finely able to submit all my posts for this. I had to use a different browser than I was using before.

PS, I was actually made the first comment on 56 different blog posts, and none of those comments where made to welcome folks to the site.

Jan 31, 2014 12:09 PM #108
Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hi Kerrie,

I just got everything done for this January Cloudburst.  Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this contest.

Jan 31, 2014 04:02 PM #109
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Kerrie, it's February, and my January Cloudburst is done. Just wanted to remind you that this is the month for special sweeties as well.

Jan 31, 2014 09:51 PM #110
Geri Sonkin
Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103 - Merrick, NY
Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert

I guess I didn't post here that I completed the challenge yesterday. It was focused and would have been easier if I hadn't committed to both challenges this month. I am proud to have made it to the finish line. 

Jan 31, 2014 10:50 PM #111
San Mateo County Broker Associate Mayra Espinosa
Red C Realty| Call 650-996-8961 - San Mateo, CA
Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes in the Bay Area


Karrie – I hope is not too late to complete all the tasks, but I will give it a try! I was visiting my family in the Dominican Republic. Just got back, I am ready to start all over again. Thanks!  


Feb 01, 2014 03:09 AM #112
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kerrie this was a bit challenging with all the various requirements:)), still got done!, Endre

Feb 02, 2014 04:13 PM #113
Beth and Richard Witt
Long Island Cash Home Buyer - Huntington, NY
Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940

Kerrie... wondering why I have not gotten my points

Feb 20, 2014 01:21 AM #114
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