May's Cloudburst of You

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Hellllooo May!  Where is this year going?!?! A new month brings along a new challenge.  I know you're up for it because, well let's face it, you're a Rainer after all!

We're mixing in some oldies along with new challenges that will hopefully keep you connected, help your business, bring in the clicks, expand your brand....I could keep going here....

May's Cloudburst of You

15 Blog Posts
You know the drill, within the month of May you must publish 15 blog posts.
The cherry on top of any blog post, your comments go a LONG way with Rainers. Try and find some newer members to spread the love around a bit.
5 Market Reports or FAQ's
Informative posts on specific markets go a long way.  Do your business a favor and pump out 5 this month. Here's a template if you'd like to take a look at an example.  If you're not an agent, write up 5 FAQ posts.  Use these when clients email questions.  "Great questions Mrs. Smith, I have a blog written about that very subject"....  
3 Hyperlocal Posts - Memorial Day, Mother's Day & Millennials
Hyperlocal is your best chance at getting indexed by Google so get narrow in your geographical location when blogging.  With Memorial Day & Mother's Day coming up this month, those should already be on yoru blogging calendar. Millennials continues to be a buzz word so write a post incorporating that keyword into it.
5 Handwritten Notes
You may be thinking "What is this, 1985?!" alas ladies and gents it is not.  But that doesn't mean a handwritten note to a past client, loved one or Rainer doesn't get treasured.


Good luck!  Once you've completed the above tasks, be sure to fill out the form below.  In early June, 3,000 points will be awarded to you.  

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Re-Blogged 4 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. John Meussner 05/01/2015 03:38 AM
  2. TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. 05/01/2015 07:05 PM
  3. Roy Kelley 05/02/2015 07:00 PM
  4. Inna Ivchenko 05/10/2015 06:04 PM
  5. Bruce Hicks 05/31/2015 03:41 PM
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Broker/Owner of Zion Realty

This contest was super fun! I got it all done with a few days to spare! 

May 27, 2015 02:51 AM #61
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm almost done, just checking if I'm done with all requirements.

All the best to all!

May 27, 2015 05:34 PM #62
Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Just sent in the form.  This was a fun challenge. It actually caused me to be very diverse in my blog posts this months. Thanks for the challenge!  

May 28, 2015 01:47 AM #63
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

A great contest this month. It was funny that a requirement was handwritten notes. My managing broker had suggested this to me and bought really nice ones for me and I was doing it anyway. Good luck to all.

May 30, 2015 01:41 AM #64
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Completed all the requirements, and looking forward to the Challenges/Contest for June.

May 30, 2015 03:17 AM #65
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert

Kerrie I did finish the requirements when my Millennial post is published later tonight. 

May 30, 2015 08:34 AM #66
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I just finished and submitted right via my re-blog.

Done! Done! Done!

Will it count via re-blog or I need to fill out this form too( just in case?)

May 30, 2015 10:02 PM #67
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Just made it under the wire. Fun time thank you for thinking of this.

May 30, 2015 11:00 PM #68
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Just posted my "millennial" post to wrap this Cloudburst up!  

May 31, 2015 12:50 AM #69
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thanks for providing this contest.  Because of this contest I interviewed my daughters on a topic we might have never discussed and you reminded me to continue writing market updates!  Thanks for all you do for us!

May 31, 2015 10:13 AM #70
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

So this explains the posts about millenials that have been popping up!  Great contest, but too late for me to complete.

May 31, 2015 10:45 AM #71
Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

I hope the 3 suggested topics about Mothers Day, Millennials, and Memorial Day was just that a suggestion.... I did write about Memorial day. But not Mothers Day nor Millennials.  I went back and wrote on Millennials also just to make sure!

May 31, 2015 12:16 PM #72
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Done!  Actually done days ago, but I forgot about the form.  Now I'm off to see if I put my post on Debbie's contest.  NOT sure at all I did that.

May 31, 2015 12:24 PM #73
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

This was quite the contest! Had me working until the last minute. Just posted the last blog about millennials (could write volumes and perhaps will).

May 31, 2015 12:40 PM #74
Karen Winters, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Koenig Rubloff Realty Group - Chicago, IL - Chicago, IL
Chicago, IL

Hi Kerrie,

Great challenge!  Loved the variety of action items to complete.  

May 31, 2015 03:01 PM #75
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

Hi Kerrie,

Wow, it was a WORK but got it done!

May 31, 2015 03:12 PM #76
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Just in the nick of time, but that will teach me to take a few weeks off.

Thanks to John Meussner for getting the word out.

And now, my new normal will be 5 monthly reports, not 3.

I came in with a list of all posts and I surely expected it would take me 20 minutes to submit all the links, but this registration process was very easy.

Thanks again, good contest, you got a lot more out of me than usual in May 2015.

May 31, 2015 03:32 PM #77
Claude Labbe
Real Living | At Home - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

and I can vouch that Inna Ivchenko did her personal notes.

May 31, 2015 03:34 PM #78
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Should have done much sooner - however, was little hesitant about Mother's Day post...nonetheless, I did it! Thanks Kerrie La Guardia (and now counting days.....for another charming Gemini, correct?)

May 31, 2015 04:51 PM #79
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello AR Gurus,

I know June has been a busy month...have the points been awarded yet?  I have not seen them post to my account.

Have a great week!

Jun 21, 2015 12:24 PM #80
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