What a Difference a Decade Makes – The July Challenge for You!

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

What a Difference a Decade Makes

A Challenge for You in July!

 

the number 10Your challenge, should you decide to accept it and want to earn some additional points, is to reflect on what’s happened in your life in the last decade, business-wise and personally, and share AT LEAST 10 things that have happened or changed.

 

And I betcha when you start reflecting back on the last decade you’ll think of all sorts of changes, some significant, that you forgot about.

 

Some changes may have just happened, as they tend to do, while others were made deliberately.

 

Me and my first grandaughter - barely 2 weeks oldNo doubt you’ve experienced both positive and negative changes in your personal life, as we all have – births, deaths, graduations, weddings, illnesses, a new pet or maybe the loss of a beloved one, the vacation of a lifetime, major or minor household moves, the list goes on.

 

Business-wise maybe you were just getting starting as a Realtor, or began blogging during this time, or wrote a particularly memorable and impactful post that changed your business or still is affecting it!

 

Did you move to a new brokerage or start one? You get the idea – it’s an open book!

 

You might consider sharing comparisons of your real estate market from 10 years ago versus today – shifts in inventory looking back, past and current average sales prices, or other interesting real estate changes or statistics.

 

If you’re in the mortgage business no doubt you’ve seen plenty of changes that are noteworthy and worth sharing, especially when you consider what was happening during the recession compared to now. I bet staging professionals have seen lots of changes, too – new color and accessory trends perhaps, the growth of virtual staging, and more.

 

No matter what area of the real estate business you are in, there are bound to be some business changes over the last 10 years!

 

Let us know how these changes affected you. How did you feel, or respond when these changes happened? Was this change something you could have prevented or did you make it happen? Was it expected or a shock? Did you learn anything you want to share? Is the jury still out on the impact?

 

RULES:

Of course we need some rules, so in order to receive your 1000 points please do the following:

 

1. Share at least 10 changes, and these must include both personal and real-estate related shifts (specific to your role in the business) – feel free to share more than 10 (limiting it to 10 might be hard – just pick the most significant things) if you want, as we will all enjoy reading about what you  have to say. Sorry, no extra points for more than 10 changes, but look for the bonus below.

 

2. Post a working link to your creation in the comment section below. Please check your link to make sure it works so readers won’t miss out on your masterpiece.

 

3. An ORIGINAL photo or video relevant to the overall topic or a specific change you shared must be included…more if you are inspired and really want to wow your readers.

 

4. Your post must be at least 250 words (no, we won’t count) which should be easy. Once you get started reflecting on 10 years of personal and business life I bet the words will flow effortlessly!

 

BONUS POST:

You can earn an additional 500 points by writing a second post of at least 250 words, and let us know how you could, or will, use the post you wrote in your business. Please be specific about your plans.

 

Will you share it with your sphere?

Will it inspire creating market reports for past clients?

Will any of the changes inspire a blog post or two?

 

And if you really want to impress your AR friends, and there’s time, put your plan into action and report back about what you actually did and the response you got.

 

DUE DATE:

The Challenge begins TODAY, July 1st, and your article, including the bonus post if done, must be posted no later than 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Saving Time on July 31st.

 

A reminder - please post a comment with a link to your post in the comment section below. If you complete the bonus, you must also include a link to that as well (it can be in the same comment or a separate one).

 

Good luck, be creative, and have some fun with your reflections. I bet lots of Rainers will be interested in what you have to share!

Comments (151)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thanks for the trip down memory lane - here is my post

 

 

Jul 31, 2019 05:56 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Here is my post to answer your challenge Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Jul 31, 2019 07:47 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS 

So glad you were able to get this done, especially with all you have going on right now. Will let you know about next month.

Jeff

Jul 31, 2019 12:35 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

I already read, and enjoyed it. Looking forward to your first entry!!

Jeff

Jul 31, 2019 12:41 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Lise Howe 

I'm glad you enjoyed your trip - we will enjoy reading about it!

Jeff

Jul 31, 2019 12:52 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Jeff - here it is:  The Post That Nearly Didn't Happen

Jul 31, 2019 02:13 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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

Still working on my post about the past ten years Jeff, will have it in by deadline.

Jul 31, 2019 02:18 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Well Jeff Dowler, CRS ... I guess you might call this right down to the wire ... but here is my July Challange A Decade of Change 

Jul 31, 2019 08:03 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Whew - just in time!  Here you go: A Decade of Growth and  Change.   Funny - almost the same title as Diana's above!

Jul 31, 2019 08:08 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Great minds think alike Jan Green ...

Jul 31, 2019 09:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well Michael Jacobs it DID happen, and I'm so glad.

I'm looking forward to a good read, and perhaps some pondering!

Jeff

Jul 31, 2019 08:57 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! 

I'm counting on it, and looking forward to what you have to say!

Jeff

Jul 31, 2019 08:58 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Jeff, I would have felt guilty if I did not participate in your Challenge and let me tell you not easy to do just in general and then to boot driving to Coachella and Irvine a few times during this period:)) AnywayTime Flies a look back...

Jul 31, 2019 10:05 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

And, here's the futuristic follow-up post, Jeff! 

Thank you again for hosting this month's contest -- you are AWESOME!

Jul 31, 2019 10:22 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Jeff Dowler, CRS Here is my first entry The past decade The Rome Way

Jul 31, 2019 10:53 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hey Jan Green 

Cool...but you had HOURS to spare!! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to reading it.

Jeff

Jul 31, 2019 11:10 PM
Jan Green

I even went to a networking event after writing it, proofing it when I got back.  Thank you for the contest.  It was an eventful 10 years for a lot of us!


 

Aug 01, 2019 08:43 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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

Jeff, I made it! 

https://activerain.com/blogsview/5396133/looking-back-what-a-difference-a-decade-makes-in-re?show_share=1

Jul 31, 2019 11:51 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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

And for the Bonus Entry

https://activerain.com/action/blogs_admin/add_entry/5396134

Jul 31, 2019 11:59 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hey Endre Barath, Jr. 

I KNEW you would make it work! Thanks for your entry.  I'm looking forward to reading about your reflections from the last 10 years!

Jeff

Aug 01, 2019 12:08 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thanks Debe Maxwell, CRS 

I'm impressed with your getting this done given your traveling and all you have going on with Ray! Thinking of you both and sending prayers and well wishes!

Jeff

Aug 01, 2019 12:57 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

WHEW! Tons of great entries, Jeff! Thank you so much for hosting - you did a wonderful job (of course)! Happy Thursday!

Aug 01, 2019 12:44 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS 


It was a fun challenge and I thoroughly enjoyed all the personal and business stories!


Jeff

Aug 01, 2019 02:14 PM