Winter Olympics, Mindset and Preparation- An ActiveRain Challenge

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This has been a cold winter with snow, ice and single digit temperatures sweeping the country. The flu bug has bitten but even that is not enough to take down true Real Estate Olympians.


The Winter Olympics is the showcase of the best athletes in the world. They have been practicing, working long hours, honing their skills and pushing their limits. The coaches have been guiding, directing and expecting great results. The results will soon be known.

In the real estate market, Spring is said to be the best time of the year for sales. In some ways that is the yearly Real Estate Olympics. It is just a few weeks away and how you fair depends on the preparations you are doing now. Are your systems working at top capacity? Are all team members united and pulling together? Are you getting in shape and formulating new strategies to capture the business? 

Like Olympians, mindset and preparations start long before the actual competition. Share what you have been doing to get ready for your busiest time of the year. Tell about how you stay focused and the extra effort you put into making sure you'll reap great benefits. Describe when your busy time starts and how you will be mentally prepared, physically ready and skillfully poised to take on the business. Is there a new strategy you will be using this year? Without giving away any top secrets give us some of the details. 

Those that accept this challenge and write a post of at least 300 words on the subject will be rewarded an extra 1500 bonus points. To qualify post a link to your entry post in the comment section below before midnight, Pacific time, February 28.

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Comments (57)

Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
Feb 24, 2018 10:10 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Here is my entry - 

Preparing like an Olympian

Feb 25, 2018 11:25 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Enjoyed writing this... :) Thank you!

Take the Stairs to Prepare for the Escalator



Feb 25, 2018 11:31 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Was not sure if I would have time to  do this posts.....The Olympic Mindset of a Beverly Hills Realtor Endre Barath,Jr.

Feb 25, 2018 02:43 PM
Jordan Ayan
The Lifestyle Collection - Scottsdale, AZ
Luxury Market Expert, CLHMS,Million Dollar Guild

My post, Winning Your Gold Medal Home is now posted.

Feb 26, 2018 07:51 AM
Claude Labbe
RLAH / @properties - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Why publish during the games, when a post-game review works well too!

Thank you for the contest. My entry...Olympic Drama

Feb 26, 2018 02:32 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX

What a great idea. I loved reading everyone's posts. HEre is my entry into the games.


An Olympic Mindset

Feb 26, 2018 03:07 PM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Game on!  Going for the Gold!

Feb 26, 2018 03:07 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Thank you for hosting this contest this month.  Below is my entry.

"My Spring Mortgage Market Preparation"

Feb 27, 2018 07:51 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Thank you for the wonderful contest challenge - this was another fun one!  Here's my entry:

The Life Of A Real Estate Olympian

Feb 27, 2018 05:07 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Here is my entry for the contest.  Thank you all very much!

 Prepare For a Successful Real Estate Adventure in Spring 2018


Feb 27, 2018 07:52 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Here is my entry, Thinking Like an Olympian. Thanks much.

Feb 28, 2018 06:12 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones
Feb 28, 2018 07:57 AM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Real Estate Deals!
Feb 28, 2018 10:10 AM
Scott Seaton Jr. SLS Home Insp
SLS Home Inspections-Kankakee Will Iroquois Grundy Counties - Bourbonnais, IL
The Home Inspector With a Heart!

My Winter Olympics entry

Thanks for hosting Roy.

Feb 28, 2018 08:01 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Here is my last minute entry --


Ready! Aim! Fire! (And Win!)

Feb 28, 2018 09:18 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
Feb 28, 2018 09:34 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Greetings!  Today is March 8.  Have the points for this contest been awarded yet?   Thank you.

Mar 08, 2018 10:26 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I think I might want to see this come back in the near future. I would keep it in mind.

Jun 27, 2018 11:05 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It might be interesting to do this more often just because it’s a blog and not the actual Olympics. :)

Jul 23, 2018 10:58 PM