What Sets You Apart: Your Value Added Benefit? An ActiveRain Contest

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What Sets You Apart: Your Value Added Benefit? An ActiveRain Contest

Most of us are in the service business and we determine how we deliver our services. There are minimum standards and those in related businesses that fall short and leave a bad taste in the mouths of the public. Then there are others that set the bar high, reach it and exceed expectations every chance they get. 

When buyers, sellers and consumers pay for a service, they expect to get good service. No matter what business or trade you work in, you meet the public and have a chance to impress or not impress. Exceeding expectations is what earns us repeat business, referrals and endorsements. It is just good business.

For this challenge, think about your service and what you do differently than you competition. What sets you apart and what you consider to be your value added benefit? It may be you just bond with your clients and therefore you have a really good relationship all the way through. I have heard others that they pitch in and offer to help a client move or offer them a place to stay.

Maybe you stay so close in touch that the client never has to second guess what is going to happen next. Maybe you throw in a home warranty or a free home inspection to set yourself apart from the competition. Could it be you save the best for after the sale with a really unique thank you gift that keeps the client thinking about you for a long time to come?

  1. Write a post explaining why your service is better than the competition and what sets you apart. 
  2. Explain what your value added benefit is to the client. This sharing of ideas will help each of us expand our thinking and see how we can possibly improve.
  3. Make the post at least 300 words (hey, that isn't hard to do because you are talking about service).
  4. Post a link to your contest entry (make sure you make it open in a new window) in a comment on this contest post.

The Contest starts now and will continue until 11:59pm PDT on June 30, 2014. Each participant will receive 500 bonus points

To make it more challenging and to entice you to dig deep and share your secrets, there will be:

1st Place- 2000 Points

2nd Place-1500 Points

3rd Place- 750 Points

If you are reluctant to share your uniqueness and your guarded secrets, don't be. Your clients already know that you are special so why not take this chance to tell the world by making your post Public?

Now get to writing so we can get to reading and learning from you on how we can improve our services too.


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Clarksville, TN 37040

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Debbie Reynolds
"The Real Debbie Reynolds"

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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I've been answering a lot of phone calls, so I almost didn't get this post done in time. Thanks for hosting another fun contest, Debbie.

Here's my entry.

Jun 30, 2014 05:48 AM #148
Jim Griffin
HouseLens: Video Marketing for Real Estate - Nashville, TN

What a great idea, Debbie - thanks for hosting the contest! Here's my contribution: http://activerain.com/blogsview/4429392/what-sets-houselens-apart--the-value-of-video-marketing

Jun 30, 2014 06:40 AM #149
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Here is my entry, Debbie.  Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?  

Jun 30, 2014 06:54 AM #150
Cathy Wolters
Wolters Realty & Property Management Company - Cocoa, FL
Your Brevard County Property Management Expert

Debbie, I enjoyed this contest.  Here is my entry What Value Added Benefit Sets Me Apart from My Competition?

Jun 30, 2014 08:07 AM #151
Janice Zaltman Realtor, LEED AP
United Realty Group - Boca Raton, FL

Hi Debbie: Thank you for this opportunity to share.....



Jun 30, 2014 10:28 AM #152
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Interesting contest Debbie, thank you! Below is my contribution.

What Sets Me Apart From Other Agents?

Jun 30, 2014 11:18 AM #153
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Better not too late!  Here's my link:

Sharing What Works for Me, and (I Hope) for My Clients!




Jun 30, 2014 01:47 PM #154
Lisa Perry - NMLS # 276329
FHA, VA, Jumbo, Downpayment Assistance, Conv. - Fairfax, VA
Northern VA - 80/15/5, 100% Loans - Jumbo Loans

Just in time.  Thanks for the contest. Here is my entry.



Jun 30, 2014 02:00 PM #155
Bette Gottwald
UNITED REAL ESTATE | Central PA - Mechanicsburg, PA
"Bet"on Central PA Real Estate!

This is my entry, nothing like waiting until the last minute:  Contest entry

Jun 30, 2014 02:28 PM #156
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Geez, I really waited until the last minute! Here's my entry:


Jun 30, 2014 02:40 PM #157
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

It's been so long since I did a contest that I almost forgot to post here!




Jun 30, 2014 02:46 PM #158
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Still some time left....so here's unique me!

A Double Engineering Graduate? A Real Estate Agent? My USP!

Jun 30, 2014 04:04 PM #159
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Here's my entry Debbie, with almost a full hour to spare!  Thanks for a great contest idea.

Jun 30, 2014 04:11 PM #160
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Great contest, Debbie.


Value Added Benefits Family, Sold or Free Guarantee, Diamond-Certified

Jun 30, 2014 04:27 PM #161
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Great opportunity to explore our strengths Debbie, Thank You!

Here is my entry,  http://activerain.com/blogsview/4429728/a-foresters-competitive-advantage

Jun 30, 2014 04:45 PM #162
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

here is our link



Jul 05, 2014 08:38 AM #163
Bahman Davani, CM at Texas Five Star Realty, Plano, TX (214) 457-7055
Texas Five Star Realty, Plano Texas - Frisco, TX
Homes for Sale in Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Allen TX

Hello Debbie,

In regards to this challenge, I wrote my blog and posted on June 22, 2014 09:26 AM. The link is:


However, since I did not see my points, I just checked all entries but could not see mine. I don't know what had happened. Please check my blog, as you see it was posted in ActiveRain on June 22nd

Jul 10, 2014 07:47 PM #164
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


You can count me in on the What Sets You apart - - Your Added Benefit . . . . contest.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Mar 19, 2015 11:50 AM #165
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Lou Ludwig this ran last year but we may bring it back for another round later this year.

Mar 19, 2015 11:51 AM #166
Adrian Willanger
206 909-7536 AdrianWillanger-broker.com - Seattle, WA
Profit from my two decades of experience

Hi Debbie,

This is a good one to ponder, and finally articulate what separates us from the pack. Thanks for the challenge.

Mar 20, 2015 08:07 AM #167
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