Don't Forget About Debe's Fall Challenge

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

Once again our own Debe Maxwell, CRS is hosting a September contest challenge. Where in the world does she find time to do this each month? We all appreciate these contests and are grateful that Debe gives so much to ActiveRain!

 

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Please take a few minutes to stop by, give Debe your support, and write a blog to enter in September's challenge.

This month's challenge will make you think, help you plan, and can only be good for your business. 

You still have two weeks.

There are some outstanding entries for you to read.

Stop by and support those that have entered.

 

When finished leave a comment on Debe's post :

 

 Debe's Fall Challenge

 

 Below are all the rules:

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 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, your 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 think 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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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Margaret - there's no denying that I believe Debe Maxwell, CRS is rather remarkable in many ways especially her dedication to the betterment of ActiveRain.  As far as my participation in the current challenge, I ponder and sometimes something occurs but I am not surprised when nothing happens.  

Sep 17, 2019 09:18 AM #1
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
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Michael Jacobs,  You have two weeks to continue pondering.

I would be surprised if nothing happens! Go for it!

Sep 17, 2019 09:25 AM #2
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Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland - I haven't entered the contest yet but I will.

Sep 17, 2019 09:39 AM #3
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Grant Schneider And I will look forward to reading your entry!

Sep 17, 2019 10:13 AM #4
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Andrea Bedard
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You still have two weeks. That remark made me pause and glance at my calendar Margaret. We are more than halfway through September. Unbelievable! There is still so much I want to accomplish this year.. Debe's contest could certainly help me get all my ducks in a row. 

Sep 17, 2019 12:59 PM #5
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Andrea Bedard  Only two weeks...that's why it was important to remind you of this challenge. I think this one is perfect for you! Look forward to your entry.

Sep 17, 2019 05:01 PM #6
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Good to get the word out again Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland ! This fall challenge is excellent and will cause or help many to decide how they want to talk with their clients regarding their market. Debe Maxwell, CRS does an amazing job of constantly managing the monthly contest! Bravo to Debe!

Sep 18, 2019 01:38 PM #7
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886  So true!  Debe Maxwell, CRS does an amazing job of constantly managing the monthly contest! Bravo to Debe!

Sep 18, 2019 02:24 PM #8
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Hi Margaret:

I first read Debe's challenge when it was posted and have read a number of entries, but not sure I'm going to get something done in time.

Good to see the reminder for those who are not aware or who have forgotten.

Jeff

Sep 18, 2019 05:14 PM #9
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Jeff Dowler, CRS Sounds like you are busy...but you still have almost 2 weeks.

Sep 18, 2019 05:24 PM #10
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Janice Zaltman
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Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland .  Thank you for the gentle reminder to start writing. How is Pikesville? Been a long time since I've been there. 

Sep 18, 2019 06:02 PM #11
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Janice Zaltman It is a good contest for everyone. Pikesville is wonderful. Let me know if you come back for a visit.

Sep 18, 2019 07:55 PM #12
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Lynn B. Friedman
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Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 
Great to be reminding members that the contest is open for the entire month of September 2019. I did participate! All the best - Lynn

Sep 19, 2019 03:34 AM #13
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Shirley Coomer
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This sounds like fun!  I need to get busy!  Also good to start thinking about next year.  The real estate market is changing, especially in the Phoenix market where we are ground zero for Ibuyers!

Sep 19, 2019 05:38 AM #14
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Dusty Rhoton SRS, MRES, ABR, SRES, GRI
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What a great challenge!   And, as expected, very timely as well!   Change is the ONLY constant so we need to always work to stay ahead and plant seeds now for next year's garden to grow!   Looking forward to participating!

Sep 19, 2019 11:12 AM #15
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SOO happy to see so much positivity about this challenge, Margaret! As much of a 'negative' as it could be (we're dispelling that!), people are sharing some pretty solid responses to share with our clients. 

Funny but, after talking to you, I flew back out to Denver. Here is a snippet of what I read in the Business Journal on my flight...

CBJ snippet regarding recession poll

Obviously, it's on the minds of others and we're not just 'making' these questions up, right?!! It's a 'thing' - but, it's really NOT a 'thing!' 😉 

Have a great weekend, Margaret!

Sep 27, 2019 10:59 PM #17
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Hi there Margaret. I just posted my entry. D 

Sep 28, 2019 03:03 PM #18
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Margaret, thanks for the reminder...I read Debe's original post but did not realize how late in the month it was until I saw this...slid mine in under the wire (as usual) last night.

 

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