An ActiveRain Challenge for October 2019 - In My Past Life I…

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An ActiveRain Challenge for October 2019 - In My Past Life I…

 

Some here on ActiveRain may have moved into their full-time role as a REALTOR, or mortgage officer, or some other real-estate related position as their first “real” career. But most of us had one or more prior careers before transitioning into the real estate business.

 

THE CHALLENGE:

Tell us about your previous career, and your path to becoming a licensed real estate professional, staging professional, home inspector, mortgage officer, title or escrow officer, real estate consultant, and so on.

Our gallery - MARK GALLERY - in Cambridge 2002 - 2005

Mark Gallery Cambridge in 2003

 Here are some things you can talk about:

 

What was your prior career? Or talk about more than 1!

 

What did you enjoy, or perhaps not like, about your prior career/job?

 

What issues or desires brought you to the real estate business that you did not experience in your past professional life? Simply, what attracted you to the real estate business?

 

How DID you find the real estate role you are in?!

 

You should also share how your prior career has contributed to your success in the real estate business. Here are some questions you could write about – your choice:

 

What skills did you acquire in your prior career(s) that have been especially helpful to you today, and how have they helped you?

 

What personal strengths do you bring to your current professional role?


Were there any life experiences that have helped you be the raging success you are?

 

Are there things you do now, and enjoy, in your real estate role that you could not/did not in your prior career?

 

Did you acquire any bad habits in the past that you had to break in your current role? Or perhaps are still working on?

 

Looking at the MLS onlineIf your current role is your first “real career” tell us about your skills and strengths that are contributing to your success in real estate.

 

What life experiences have been helpful to you? Are there some developmental areas that need work? And be sure to share what motivated you to more into the real estate business.

 

The challenge begins today, October 1, and ends at 11:59 PM PST on October 31, so you have plenty of time. Yes, that’s Halloween – Trick or Treat?! Don’t wait till the last minute in case you will be partying, trick or treating, or handing out goodies to kids in your neighborhood late into the evening!

 

THE RULES:

As always, there are a few rules in order to grab those 1000 bonus points:

 

1. Your post must be at least 250 words – this should be easy once you start writing about your past life and how you got to where you are in real estate!

 

2. Please include at least 1 original photo that’s relevant…perhaps something from your prior life, or your current one…or a video if you wish.

 

3. You must share a working link to your masterpiece in the comment section below before the deadline on 10/31/19 at 11:59 pm PST.

 

We look forward to learning more about you!! Have fun!

 

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Ben DeHaven
Haven Realty & Investments - Winter Haven, FL
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Hey Jeff! I went from Selling Phones to Selling Homes! Wow what a difference it has made. 

Oct 09, 2019 08:03 AM #94
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Ben DeHaven 

Wow, that IS quite a difference. I hope you are considering sharing your story - it would be interesting for us to read and learn more about you!

Jeff

Oct 10, 2019 08:13 PM #95
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Brenda J. Andrew
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Sounds like fun! I may have to get in on this one!  Thanks Jeff!

Oct 11, 2019 05:21 AM #96
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
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Here you are Jeff...just CLICK HERE 

Oct 13, 2019 03:00 AM #97
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Hi Brenda J. Andrew I hope you do!! Look forward to reading. And hope you are enjoying some of the posts!

Jeff

Oct 13, 2019 09:15 AM #98
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Thanks for your post - I am off to read and enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Jeff

Oct 13, 2019 09:16 AM #99
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Abby Stiller
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Thanks Jeff Dowler, CRS I just saw this contest, I need to start working on this Asap!

Oct 13, 2019 10:53 AM #100
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I like hearing about the paths that others have taken to get into real estate.  Here is my entry:

😀My Career Before Real Estate

Oct 14, 2019 08:56 AM #101
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Abby Stiller 

Glad to hear - I'm looking forward to reading your post...you have plenty of time.

Jeff

 

Oct 14, 2019 11:08 AM #102
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Hi Brian England 

Thanks for taking time to participate - I look forward to reading it.

Jeff

Oct 14, 2019 11:11 AM #103
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Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
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This should be an easy one. Who doesn't like to talk about themselves? We'll learn background information about our peers, too. 

Oct 14, 2019 11:37 AM #104
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Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
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Ok Jeff Dowler, CRS Here is my entry. I sometimes ride backwards so I can see where I've been.

Oct 14, 2019 04:16 PM #105
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS -  this was a fun challenge to share.  Here is my entry HOW DID I BECOME A COACH/CONSULTANT.

Oct 16, 2019 10:12 AM #106
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty 

Hope you will be able to participate. I have really enjoyed reading about everyone!

Jeff

Oct 16, 2019 10:18 AM #107
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 

Thanks for taking part! I love that title and look forward to reading it.

Jeff

Oct 16, 2019 10:19 AM #108
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hey Grant Schneider 

So glad you were able to share a post for the challenge. I look forward to reading it and learning more about you!

Jeff

Oct 16, 2019 10:20 AM #109
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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS seriously it's been so fun to read other folks stories of how they got where they are today. Thanks for hosting!

 

Life is a journey of many different paths...

Oct 16, 2019 04:00 PM #110
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales 

I'm so glad you decided to participate. I, too, have enjoyed all the posts from so many people!

Looking forward to reading yours!

Jeff

Oct 16, 2019 04:39 PM #111
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

 Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS ,

 Sounds like a great contest and will try and submit an entry..I'm taking each day at a time but might be good to look back as real estate became a blessing to me!

Oct 17, 2019 06:51 AM #112
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Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

I hope all is well for you - such a tough time! I know we would all enjoy hearing from you if you feel up to sharing a post!

Jeff

Oct 17, 2019 07:16 AM #113
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