No Fooling Around April 2017 Let’s Get Real Contest

Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA BRE#01366594

In February 2017 Bill Spear hosted the challenge: What I Love About My Job


This challenge, should you choose to accept it, is the opposite. You are the Batman or Batwoman of your business.  Who or What is the Joker? 


No Fooling Around April 2017 Let’s Get Real Contest 

Get real with us and tell what your real peeve is. This includes agents, brokers, lenders, stagers, marketing, SEO, virtual assistants, website development … you get the idea. Everyone has a peeve which means everyone gets to play. 


Peeve Defined:  annoys, irritates, angers, irks, exasperates, trys patience, gets on nerves, ruffles feathers, etc. 


This is not a dish. It is an honest reflection of the one peeve in your business that drives you bat-bonkers. Who or what is the Joker? We all have our peeves and we all find a way to deal with them. 


Keep It Real! When you share your peeve tell us why that peeve, that joker, drives you bat-bonkers.  


For example:  For me, it is agents who do not do what they are supposed to do when they are supposed to do it. "Supposed to" think contractual obligations and fiduciary duties.  When agents do not perform their jobs in a timely fashion they are not only doing a dis-service to their clients (think already bad reputation in the industry) ... it makes the entire transaction more challenging than it needs to be.

My Why: It drives me bat-bonkers crazy when I spend my time following up on what other agents should already be doing or should have already done. Emails and phone calls are ignored. Gheez, just do your job. Often times that agent's clients don't know their agent is not doing their job. Those agents are the Jokers in my business.  


Batman and the Joker



The Rules: What we need from you for this contest 

  • No less than 300 words but feel free to write more.
  • At least one picture, graphic, or video.
  • The theme is “Let’s Get Real” - No Fooling Around About It!
  • Whatever your peeve is – back it up with why.  Tell a story.
  • Contest starts April 1, 2017 and ends at 11:59pm PST on April 30, 2017.
  • Public Post. 
  • Post a link to your post in the comments section of this post.  
  • One entry per person. 


What's in it for you?

  • 1000 bonus points. There are no judges. All entries are winners provided you follow the simple rules and get it posted on time.
  • Have fun with this. Make the post public. Let’s get real and tell the world what drives us bat-bonkers in our business.
  • Points will be awarded in early May.  I cannot say when but I do promise I will turn the list of participants in by the end of day on May 1, 2017. 

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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel
Apr 27, 2017 04:30 PM #141
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Kathleen.  Here's my entry into your contest:

Apr 28, 2017 05:06 AM #142
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

Feel like I just fought the Joker after writing this, here's my entry

Apr 28, 2017 11:59 AM #143
Alice Broadway
Parker & Rankin (Ms) & Azalea Realty (AL) - Mobile, AL
Real Estate Broker

hope i dont step on any of my Ar friends toes!


Apr 28, 2017 12:43 PM #144
Lynn B. Friedman
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ... - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Kathleen Daniels 
TIME THIEVES   are my pet peeve.
All the best - Lynn - your Atlanta AR friend!

Apr 28, 2017 06:49 PM #145
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Great contest theme, Kathleen Daniels If I had seen it earlier . . . 

Apr 29, 2017 02:11 PM #146
Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward
Apr 29, 2017 03:45 PM #147
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I honestly didn't think I was going to do this challenge.  But here it is!  Let's Get Real : Getting In Is Easy.  Staying In Is Hard.  I'm Tired.  -Kasey

Apr 29, 2017 04:56 PM #148
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Apr 30, 2017 07:49 AM #149
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi Kathleen,
Here is my entry in the Get Real challenge.  Thanks for hosting this.  

Apr 30, 2017 10:47 AM #150
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

Thanks for hosting this!

Down to the wire!

Apr 30, 2017 10:51 AM #151
Ralph Gorgoglione
Maui Life Homes / Metro Life Homes - Kihei, HI
Hawaii and California Real Estate (800) 591-6121

Love it.  I get a justified venting session for free!  Here is my squeaky wheel:

One of my biggest pet peeves............

Apr 30, 2017 11:49 AM #152
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Just got it done, sorry it took so long.

Apr 30, 2017 02:11 PM #153
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Hi Kathleen!!  Well, if this contest doesn't drive the blood-pressure up, I don't know what does?!!  LOL  I often put these incidents out of my head but, when prompted, the nightmares come back to the surface!  ;-)

Here's my entry:

You're Never Too Old to Learn the Art of Communication

Apr 30, 2017 02:26 PM #154
Kathryn Acciari
Cameron Real Estate Group - Shrewsbury, MA
RSPS, SRS, REALTOR(R) Sturbridge-Shrewsbury MA

No fooling! My pet peeve is the Lazy Listing Agent.


Thank you for the contest, Kathleen.

Apr 30, 2017 02:39 PM #155
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Kathleen, Here is my entry. These have been fun to read. Thanks for hosting.

Apr 30, 2017 07:32 PM #156
Janice Hope Zaltman Realtor,LEED AP
United Realty Group - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hi Kathleen. Thank you for the therapeutic opportunity to vent some  of the frustration we experience. Let's Get Real - Do Your Job And Keep Your Promises!

Apr 30, 2017 08:05 PM #157
Bruce Hicks
Best Homes Hawaii - Honolulu, HI
Your Lifetime Friend/Helper!

Kathleen Daniels , I've wanted to broadcast this for quite a while but friends say :Keep Quiet about it.  But here it is

"Let's get Real - Pet Peeve about Smoking in Public"


Apr 30, 2017 08:44 PM #158
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
Apr 30, 2017 10:07 PM #159
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Here's my entry Kathleen Daniels -

It is Not the Person, It is the Act! My Pet Peeves

Apr 30, 2017 10:53 PM #160
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