July Contest: Your Riches Are In The Niches!

Real Estate Agent with Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 CA BRE# 01261476
Riches In The Niches - It’s JULY CONTEST TIME!
  • Topic summary - Pick The Niche That Will Get You Rich!
  • Premise: You get to keep all of your present skills, education and experience, but you have to start your real estate business completely over today. You have no database, no leads, no prior sales; it's ground zero, day one!
  • The Nuts & Bolts - Entries will be judged on what was chosen for your niche, how your niche will be marketed and branded. You must explain what lead you to this choice, the "back story.” Was it a personal reason, a passion?  Did education lead to your new niche?  Experience?  What special skills do you possess for this niche?  Is there another reason or explanation that you can share about your niche choice? 
  • Choose One Niche Only i.e. one client type, or one property type, or one location type, or one specialty service type to build your niche business on.


1,000 points for each entry

5,000 points for the best entry 

2,500 points for the second-place entry

1,500 points for the third-place entry


  • Learning Opportunity: Readers will learn what it takes to pursue this niche, how to market it and create a brand while getting to know the author better through the back story. They will also learn the power of focus vs. multi-tasking.
  • 250 word minimum.
  • Two graphic minimum, use a photo and logo (create your logo if one doesn't exist) that best represents your niche.
Our illustrious judges for the contest will be Kathy Streib, Barbara Todaro & Sally Hansen.
                 Sally K. & David L. Hanson                                          Barbara Todaro                                                        Kathy Streib                                                              
Entries to be submitted in the comments below via link to your post and must be in by JULY 31, 2018 at midnight PST. Contest winners will be announced shortly following the end of the contest and points issued shortly thereafter.
              Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS for your encouragement and guidance!

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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D Great idea for a challenge.

Here is my entry...

Give Me Lots, Lots of Lots

Jul 18, 2018 08:43 AM #42
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thomas, here is my entry: Residential Relocation/Referral. Rinse and Repeat! Thanks for the contest!

Jul 19, 2018 06:19 AM #43
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I managed to complete my entry this evening.  Here it is: "Sometimes Niches Choose Us."

Jul 19, 2018 05:00 PM #44
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Great idea for a contest Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D I hope to have an entry for this challenge, but I have a wicked busy month to finish!

Jul 20, 2018 07:52 PM #45
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Here is my entry for the July Active Rain Contest: My Likeability Niche.

Jul 21, 2018 05:53 AM #46
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Hi Dave Martin (703) 585-4687! Do you have an entry to submit? If so, can you share the link here?

Jul 22, 2018 08:53 AM #47
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Here's our Entry. I tried to have some fun with this...

Our New Niche To Riches

Jul 23, 2018 04:53 AM #48
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy
Jul 24, 2018 08:20 AM #49
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Here is my entry into the contest.

Youtube Thurs & Niches - The Finished TV Commercial ~ Sedona Style

Thank you!

Jul 26, 2018 08:04 PM #50
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Here's my entry:  The Right Niche at the Right Time!    Thank you for the contest!

Jul 28, 2018 03:47 PM #51
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Been way busy this month being July but I had a little quiet time to put this together and thanks for the idea.

I Love My Niches to Pieces

Jul 28, 2018 03:55 PM #52
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Thomas, almost forgot about this contest - been a crazy month.

Starting Out in Real Estate - With a Niche


Jul 30, 2018 01:29 PM #53
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I had all the intention to participate in this great contest, but I almost did not get to it because well being busy is good   My Niche submission to this Challenge

Jul 31, 2018 12:05 AM #54
Marnie Matarese
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

Here is My NIche Entry   Thanks so much for a great contest!

Jul 31, 2018 04:44 AM #55
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Here's my entry! This was a real-life, experiment and I do believe I will carry this out, moving forward! Thank you, Thomas, for the inspiration!

Riches in the Niches - Airbnb Boutique

Jul 31, 2018 05:56 AM #56
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Better late than never! 

Starting Over. . . What's My Niche?

Jul 31, 2018 05:27 PM #57
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Thomas and thanks for a fun look into what could have been. Here is my entry.

Jul 31, 2018 05:55 PM #58
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

The Riches in The Niches I'm Finding In RCS-D

/ San Diego, CA 


OK Me and my judges, I'm In! 

Barbara Todaro & Kathy Streib & Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Jul 31, 2018 09:54 PM #59
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Here's my entry...it's a true story...

Sometimes you don-t choose your niche - it chooses you

Jul 31, 2018 09:55 PM #60
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Thomas, is there a contest for August??

Aug 02, 2018 09:27 AM #61
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