FALL CHALLENGE 2019 - PLAN BY ANSWERING THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS

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FALL CHALLENGE 2019 - PLAN BY ANSWERING THE DIFFICULT QUESTIONS

 

As we approach the fourth quarter each year, it always seems that there are loose ends that we never want to carry forth into the new year. We plan and we plan some more…we do anything to keep from carrying over to the new year! Everyone wants to a ‘fresh’ start, right?

 

Chicken Little SyndromeThis year, we have heard the term ‘recession’ more than we have since 2012. I call it Chicken Little Syndrome but, it’s out there and the consumer is hearing it - and they are asking questions. Our clients are asking almost on a daily basis.

What are you saying to your clients when they ask, “Are we in a recession now or do you expect we’re approaching one?

 

What are you saying to those you run into in the grocery store who ask, “Should I go ahead and fire-sell my house before the recession?” (Yes, I’ve gotten that question!)  If you were selling real estate during the recession, you know the questions you were asked and I’m sure you remember how you responded then. How will you respond now with the ‘threat’ of one (whether it’s real or imagined)?

 

I thought it would be good to challenge ourselves to share our plans for our own markets. Answer one or all of these questions in a post:

plan, plan, plan

  1. What will you do differently in the upcoming year that you haven’t had to do in the last 5 years? 
  2. How will you be educating your clients, you’re consumer with regard to new market challenges? 
  3. What will you add or change in your business plan for 2020 that, hopefully, you’re working on now?

 

And, if you’re one who is committed to never having a plan and always flying by the seat of your pants, ask yourself the questions - because you will get them too! Whether it be in a phone call from your client or at a volunteer event or at the grocery store, if you haven’t already, you will get these questions. After all, you are the real estate expert in your neighborhood! Describe how you thing your 2020 will be different from your 2019 or what do you think you’ll need to do differently in 2020?

 


 

Fall Challenge Rules ☔️ 

 

1. Write 1 post answering our Fall Challenge planning idea with at least 300 words and 1 graphic/photo/video

 

2. Post a link to your post HERE on this original contest post.

 

3. All participants will receive 1,000 points if all ‘rules’ are followed 


4. ActiveRain’s 2019 Fall challenge begins September 3 and ends September 30 at midnight, Pacific Standard Time

 

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Christine O'Shea, thank you! You're too kind but, I do operate better with a full plate - I'm one of those work-a-holics that has to stay busy!

I hope you'll participate this month!

Sep 04, 2019 09:13 PM #33
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I think that when we don't have answers for them, we lose credibility and you're so right - we need to hold ourselves accountable, Laura Cerrano!

Sep 04, 2019 09:15 PM #34
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I do agree that there has been a lot of that going on, James Dray but, regardless of the reason or from whom it originated, we need to be prepared with answers to the questions the consumer and our client base has.

Sep 04, 2019 09:17 PM #35
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We'll get the real low-down tomorrow from the chief doctor - keeping our fingers crossed, for sure!

I do hope that you'll participate, Lise Howe.

Sep 04, 2019 09:19 PM #36
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Well, you win the prize this month, Scott Godzyk - you're the first one through the door with a post! 😆  Thank you and I'm off to read it shortly....

Sep 04, 2019 09:21 PM #37
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Well, we miss you, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543! I hope all is well - you've been on my mind too. You know I'm here if you need to catch-up.

As for the other comment, I do operate better with a full plate. I'm one of those work-a-holics that has to stay busy!

Sep 04, 2019 09:24 PM #38
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Oh my gosh, I LMAO 🤣 and then read your comment out loud to my hubby! You crack me up, John and you know I'm looking forwrd to your post!

John Henry 

Sep 04, 2019 09:25 PM #39
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Wisconsin has never felt the most severe swings of the economy as other parts of the country do...and our Investment clients are not all of this same school of thought Debe Maxwell, CRS ...some choosing to upgrade in their choice of lusury homes.

Sep 04, 2019 09:28 PM #40
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Let's see what I can come up with on this one Debe...But I'm in!

Sep 05, 2019 04:03 AM #41
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Planning ... not an easy thing to do when working in our industry, Debe Maxwell, CRS ... yet here you are asking us to do it!  You, of course, know that we MUST have a plan ... goals to shoot for.  It keeps us focused and motivated.  Two things that pay off greatly when the market is fickle or challenging.  You present us with a challenge here, Sis ... both in a personal and blogging way.

Gene

Sep 05, 2019 07:47 AM #42
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Michael Fourte
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i will definitely be participating as well

Sep 05, 2019 10:14 AM #43
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Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS well my dear I got inspired to day as how to talk with our clients and calm their fears! Fantatic idea for a challenge!!!

 

The Sky is Falling The Sky is Falling...

Sep 05, 2019 03:49 PM #44
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Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS ,

I don't know how you do it but you came up with a wonderful idea for a challenge and inspired me to get one written!

I can help find the missing puzzle piece 

 

Sep 06, 2019 05:26 AM #45
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Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS I'm very late for this party, but here I am! and I'm in .... you'll see a post very soon....

If It's Not Broken Don't Fix It | Just Keep Working!

Sep 06, 2019 04:26 PM #46
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Good evening Debe Maxwell, CRS - Here is my entry for the September Challenge. I hope you like it!

https://activerain.com/blogsview/5410207/you-say-recession---i-say-poppycock-?show_share=1

 

 

Sep 08, 2019 05:40 PM #47
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Here's My entry Debe:

What Difficult Question?  

Sep 10, 2019 06:05 AM #48
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Sep 11, 2019 07:50 AM #49
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Debe Maxwell, CRS 
Here I am - back again - and my first post is for your Challenge.
All the best - Lynn

2020 - Clear Vision

Sep 11, 2019 10:06 PM #50
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Here is my post "There is a lot of talk" thanks for the opportunity to post.

Sep 12, 2019 08:40 AM #51
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Thank you for creating a 'thinking' challenge Debe...me needs to think now!

Sep 13, 2019 07:12 AM #52
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