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

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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!

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

Thank you for the new contest-and the opportunity to look both back for 10 years, and forward as to how one will use this post for future business.

Jul 09, 2019 01:26 PM #69
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! 

Thank you. I hope you will be able to participate. It's been fun to read what others have shared so far, and no doubt there will be more entries.

Jeff

Jul 09, 2019 03:42 PM #70
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Jeff,

Here is our entry, and thanks to Nina Hollander post, I was able to write one that worked for us. Cheers, A

Jul 11, 2019 05:57 AM #71
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Thanks Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

I'm glad you were able to share your thoughts. I'm off to read!

Jeff

Jul 11, 2019 06:42 AM #72
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Joan Cox
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You are right Jeff, who could keep a post to 250 words with 10 years!

POOF - A Decade has Flown by!

Jul 11, 2019 01:21 PM #73
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Hi Joan Cox 

Well the 250 words is the typical minimum for  challenges, but I can't imagine anyone having an issue when you think back over 10 years. Will you be sharing? I hope so!

Jeff

Jul 11, 2019 09:24 PM #74
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Carol Williams
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Hey Jeff,.
Here is my entry into the What A Difference A Decade Makes Challenge.


Jul 12, 2019 08:23 AM #75
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Hi Carol Williams 

Thanks so much! I'm so glad you decided to share - I'm off to read!!

Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Jul 12, 2019 05:01 PM #76
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Anne Corbin
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Here is my blog. I tried to include more picgtures, but the system was causing problems!

https://activerain.com/blogsview/5388489/decade

Jul 12, 2019 07:53 PM #77
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Anne Corbin 

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Sorry you were having a problem, but the editor seems to be quirky off and on for all of us.

Off to read...and enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Jul 12, 2019 08:10 PM #78
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS,

Here is my entry into the "What A Difference a Decade Makes" challenge.

"It's All About Sedona Rainbows These Last 10 Years"

Jul 13, 2019 05:51 AM #79
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® :

Thanks for taking the time to share - I look forward to reading it!

Jeff

Jul 13, 2019 06:49 AM #80
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Jeff Dowler, CRS here is link #1 for "Personal Decade List"  

here is the #2 link for the Business Decade List 

Jul 14, 2019 06:46 AM #81
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Hi Barbara Todaro Thanks for taking time to share.

I look forward to reading!

Jeff

 

Jul 14, 2019 09:13 AM #82
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS: Interesting contest that makes one think! Here is first 10 changes post The More Things Change the More they Stay the Same. For the bonus post: Lesson Learned...Real Estate Prices Cyclical but Go UP! Jeff 

Jul 14, 2019 03:14 PM #83
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Sam Shueh
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Get just get around to work on an interesting project. Need to remember some high lights......  

Thanks

Sam Shueh

Jul 14, 2019 04:35 PM #84
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Thanks for sharing your reflections Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI  I look forward to reading them.

Jeff

Jul 14, 2019 05:37 PM #85
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Sam Shueh 

I hope you will be able to participate - there is still plenty of time!

Jeff

Jul 14, 2019 05:37 PM #86
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Jeff Dowler, CRS 

This is my entry to this month contest.

Looking back 10 years from a Silicon Valley realtor

Thanks,

Sam Shueh

Jul 14, 2019 11:26 PM #87
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Hi Sam Shueh 

Thanks for your entry! I look forward to reading what you shared!

Jeff

Jul 15, 2019 07:42 AM #88
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