An October Contest: Your First Time – The Real Estate Edition!

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Real Estate Agent with RLAH Real Estate AB95346
https://activerain.com/droplet/4Wmz


We all have memories of the first time we did something big in real estate, probably, but not necessarily, as newbies.  This challenge is about sharing your story with the rest of us of your first interaction with a client or customer (or someone else’s) that left an indelible mark on your psyche.

It doesn’t matter what field you are in.  It could be your first listing appointment, your first home inspection, your first staging presentation, your first Open House or your first settlement.  

  • What happened?  
  • Were you terrified or totally confident?  
  • Did you actually have any idea what you were doing?
  • Was there help from a broker-in-charge or mentor there to help you, and did they actually help?
  • Were any old pros involved, and were they nice or were they stinkers?
  • Did it have a happy ending? 
  • What did you learn?

Don’t be afraid to make  us laugh or cry. 

And of course there will be points 1000 bonus points rewarded, with extras for the top three:

  • First Place 3000 points  
  • Second Place 2000 points
  • Third Place: 1000 points

Your post should be at least 400 words, though we’re not going to count them unless you wind up in the top 3!  The post must be your original content. And your posts are due by midnight Halloween, Pacific time.  That’s October 31, 2016.  For your post to be included, you must give us a link to your entry in the comments section of this post. 

And here are the intrepid bloggers who are serving as our judges:

Lise Howe  

Noah Seidenberg  

Debe Maxwell

So go back down Memory Lane, and come up with the story that you will never forget!  More important, have fun with it! 

 

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Ed Silva
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Now I feel so exposed for offering up details of my first one.  My post

 

Oct 21, 2016 01:14 PM #106
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Kathryn Acciari
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Hello Patricia. Great contest - it took me a while to decide what to write about. Here is my entry on My First Short Sale. 

Oct 21, 2016 07:43 PM #107
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

What a lot of remembering lessons learned this was for me!  Thank you.  Here is my entry!

My First Listing!

 

Oct 23, 2016 09:40 AM #108
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
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Here's my post for the contest. My first open house. I remember it like it was yesterday!

Oct 26, 2016 12:46 PM #109
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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Finally, here's my entry.  Can't wait to read others!

Oct 28, 2016 04:09 AM #110
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
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Here is my post. It was an experience I will never forget.

My first time---The Short Sale that wouldn't close

 

 

 

Oct 28, 2016 04:18 PM #111
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

First but not Last  finally I finished my entry.

Oct 29, 2016 10:21 AM #112
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
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Thank you for the fun contest Patricia Kennedy, here is my entry: 

Real Estate First Embarrassing Moment In A Showing

Oct 30, 2016 03:37 AM #113
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Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
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Pat, Thanks for putting together this challenge,

Here is my entry. 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4973552/first-open-house---became-first-executed-deal?show_share=1

Oct 30, 2016 05:00 AM #114
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Here's mine, Pat. Thanks for hosting.

Oct 30, 2016 11:48 AM #115
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
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Oct 30, 2016 01:54 PM #116
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Pat --- just in time for Halloween, here's mine:  A Year of Firsts.

 

Oct 30, 2016 09:10 PM #117
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Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Pat, here's the sad tale of my beginnings in this real estate business.

Oct 31, 2016 05:37 AM #119
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
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Oct 31, 2016 10:18 AM #120
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Associate Broker Falmouth MA Cape Cod Heath Coker
http://www.CapeGroup.com & http://www.REindex.com - Falmouth, MA
Heath Coker Robert Paul Properties Falmouth MA

Hi Patricia. I have often looked back on my first time - especially when I think I'm in an "or-deal". Here's my entry:

https://activerain.com/blogsview/4974245/my-first-transaction---a-doozzie

Oct 31, 2016 10:29 AM #121
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Thanks Pat, that was a fun one.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4974305/my-first-time-------purchasing-our-first-home-?show_share=1

Please put me down for first place, I need the bonus points

Oct 31, 2016 02:18 PM #123
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Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!
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

Thanks for the fun contest. Here is my entry

The First Time I Closed-With New Blank Check, Contract to Do It Again! 

 

http://actvra.in/4X69
Oct 31, 2016 03:11 PM #124
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I may be the last one for this FIRST 'contest'....lol!

The First is The First is Always The First....

Oct 31, 2016 04:28 PM #125
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