ActiveRain Hosts "Carnival of Real Estate!"

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ActiveRain is excited to be sponsoring the upcoming 89th edition of the "Carnival of Real Estate!" 

What is a Blog Carnival?

Welcome everyone! The Carnival was started by on July 10, 2006 to help bring the real estate blogging community together to share valuable information on trends and news in the industry. It is open to everyone in the real estate industry and we mean everyone! (you can read about how it all got started HERE)

A Blog Carnival is a weekly summary of the best blogging posts that appeared in someone’s blog during the previous week.  A different blog hosts the carnival each week, so it brings together the best RE bloggers from around the globe.  Blog Carnivals are often referred to as another form of viral marketing because it provides participants another way to increase traffic and gain links to their blog.  Learn more about carnivals.

How to Submit a Post

Submitting your post for consideration in the Carnival is an easy process. Simply click on the following link, and follow the steps:

Blog Carnival Submission

Please include:

  • – Article URL (permalink)
  • – Article title
  • – Author name
  • – E-mail address
  • – Blog URL
  • – Brief summary of the post

Common Carnival Questions

Q. What are the requirements for submitting?

A. Ideally, anything that is relevant to real estate can be submitted. It should be original content and has to be a recent post. Also, the post shouldn’t just be a compilation of someone else’s quotes or thoughts – the majority of it should be original content created by the author.

Q. How recent does the post need to be?

A. Less than two weeks old

Q. What topics are allowed?

A. Anything related to the real estate industry.

Q. What is the deadline for submitting?

A. Sunday afternoon, 3 P.M. (EST).  If you are late, it is up to the host’s discretion to review your article for submission.

Q. Will any post that is submitted be included in the carnival?

A. No. Only the Top 10-20 posts should be listed.  But, the host can include additional posts if he/she feels they are really well done and deserve to be included.

Q. May I submit more than one entry per week?

A. No, please only submit one entry.

Q. What if my blog has multiple authors and contributors? Can we all pick our best entry and each of us submit one?

A. No, only one post from each blog address should be submitted per week.

"And What do they win, Jay?" 

They're aren't any prizes being awarded for this event. No points, no gift certificates for fancy shoes, no cool cameras. Just the bragging rights that come with being named among some of the 'Best of the Best' in real estate blogging.

Your submissions are due by this coming Sunday, May 4th at 3PM EST, so you all best get busy!

(For any additional questions, please contact Rich Jacobson at 


UPDATE:   The winners have just been ANNOUNCED!

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Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645
I look forward to reading he posts.  After over 500 posts, I am not sure I have any ideas left strong enough to make the list.
Apr 29, 2008 08:44 PM #5
Bryant Tutas
Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC - Winter Garden, FL
Selling Florida one home at a time
I haven't entered the real estate carnival in a long time. I keep forgetting:) Entering is a really good way to increase traffic to your blog. And winning is even better!! I've been fortunate to win twice and TLW has also won.
Apr 30, 2008 12:30 AM #6
Brian Block
RE/MAX Allegiance, Managing Broker/Branch Vice President - McLean, VA
Northern Virginia & D.C. Real Estate
The Carnival of Real Estate is lots of fun and like Bryant said, a great way to increase traffic to your blog.  I've been fortunate to have been featured 5 or 6 times in the Carnival.  On another note, the Carnies have just pulled in to the local mall parking lot 1/2 mile from my home and are busy setting up the Ferris Wheel.
Apr 30, 2008 01:17 AM #7
"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL

Well Guys...

There's so many excellent RE Blogger's out there...

They'd smoke me nowadays :)

Can't be a loser if I don't play the game :) 


Apr 30, 2008 01:38 AM #8
Sharon Simms
Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International - Saint Petersburg, FL
Winning a Carnival is a great way to get exposure to people who don't normally read the sites where you blog - and guess what? No charge for the extra exposure.
Apr 30, 2008 01:39 AM #9
Joe Manausa
Joe Manausa Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Tallahassee Real Estate
Wow, that should make it explode. I've been on the last few issues and it definitely drives some extra traffic to my site.
Apr 30, 2008 04:11 AM #10
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy
Maybe I can toss something together...  hhmm.  I"ll have to put on my Winnie the Pooh Thinking Cap.
Apr 30, 2008 05:34 AM #11
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA
I will give it some thought...the pressure is on, I want to be worthy of this blog....
Apr 30, 2008 06:06 AM #12
Natalie Langford
Realty Negotiations - Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA Real Estate
This sounds fun!  I really do need to get in the groove of blogging more.  However, I'm looking forward to this as a source for great reading!  Hey, love that new skin!
Apr 30, 2008 07:39 AM #13
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate
Thanks for the explanation...sounds like great fun!
Apr 30, 2008 07:51 AM #14
Jesse & Kathy Clifton
Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS® - Fairbanks, AK

Um, so no fancy shoes if you win?  What's up with that? 

Traffic, schaffic.  Bring back the cool prizes.

Apr 30, 2008 08:03 AM #15
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)
Rich - I may try this out.  I recognize that insane clown, though.
Apr 30, 2008 08:04 AM #16
Alan Robinson
I want something shiny! 
Apr 30, 2008 10:53 AM #17
Drew Meyers
Geek Estate - Seattle, WA
Drew Meyers

Great to see so many people excited for the upcoming carnival -- bring on the competition!!

Drew (from Zillow) 

Apr 30, 2008 12:33 PM #18
Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs
Jolynne Photography - Hemet, CA
Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Pictures, Event Photography

I just posted one that I want to include but the Ferris Wheel is out of order right now. :(

My powers of memory ain't so great...Somebody remind me to submit when the carnie is up and running again!

May 01, 2008 05:55 PM #19
Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs
Jolynne Photography - Hemet, CA
Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Pictures, Event Photography
Am I daft? I keep clicking the link to submit a blog post and find a page saying the site is temporarily down.
May 02, 2008 11:24 AM #20
Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation
I've been trying to post a blog to this for two days, and the site has been down every time.  Any chance they'll extend this carnival to permit eager participants to actually post?  I have to show property this weekend, not sit around trying their website all day...  Could you post an update regarding this?
May 02, 2008 11:13 PM #21
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F
Very cool.  Thanks for creating this.  Now I have to get creative with my blogging ..
May 03, 2008 05:00 AM #22
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator
I wish more notice was given... still catching up from a very busy end of the month.
May 04, 2008 01:20 PM #23
Jolynne Photography, Creative Wedding Photography, Family Portraits, Bar Mitzvahs
Jolynne Photography - Hemet, CA
Bat Mitzvahs, Senior Pictures, Event Photography
Alright...the blog carnival link is working again. I submitted, but it's after 3pm...let's hope they still consider the folks that couldn't get on there.
May 04, 2008 02:58 PM #24
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