December Challenge: Your Craziest Transaction

Education & Training with Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate

Are you up to a challenge? Here's your opportunity to enter Activerain's December Challenge.

Original content by Carol Williams

"Truth is stranger than fiction."

Here we are in December again.  Are you ready for another fun ActiveRain Challenge?

What could be more challenging and fun than planning for, dealing with, and surviving the holiday season?  

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS and I thought what better subject to write about for our December Challenge than a transaction that dealt you the most fun, the most challenge OR the one you barely survived to tell about?  However it went down, hopefully, you ended up with the gift of a closing check. 

We've all had them.  We've had the transactions we loved, and the transactions we've struggled with every step of the way and barely survived.  Just choose one to tell us about that ended with the gift of a closing check.

BUT... here's the twist... you can tell us a true story, a totally made-up story, or a combination of both.  You decide.  It will be up to your readers to submit their vote to determine whether they think your story is True or Fake. We've all heard the saying: Truth is stranger than fiction, so be careful when you vote on other entries. 

Here are the easy peasy guidelines you must follow to qualify for the 1500 bonus points for your entry:
  * 250 words in your post
  * At least 1 graphic
  * Post a link to your entry into the comments section of this blog post 

The Challenge begins on December 1st and ends on December 31st.

Anna Banana and I are co-hosting this challenge so share your craziest transaction with us.  We're anxious to hear about it!

Whatever you write about, have fun with it. And, don't forget to read the other entries, make your comments and vote "True" or "Fake."

"The best way to predict the future is to create it!"
- Peter Drucker

"Information is FREE. Knowledge, Experience & Integrity Are Priceless."

-Carol Williams

Retired: Real Estate Broker/Owner, Property Manager 
Coaching, goal setting and marketing consultant by appt.

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      Thirty years later I can say affirmatively that Real Estate has been a fantastic career. 

      Come join me in class soon. Mary Yonkers, Real Estate Instructor


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Comments (5)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Nice choice for a re-blog for this Challenge.  There are been some wonderful posts both funny and poignant.  A

Dec 22, 2019 12:39 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Mary... thanks for the reminder. I submitted my entry earlier in the month.

Dec 23, 2019 05:46 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thanks for stopping here.

Dec 23, 2019 05:52 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Happy Holidays, Nina Hollander Enjoy!

Dec 23, 2019 05:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Mary Yonkers right back at you, Mary. Hope you enjoy the best Christmas ever!

Dec 23, 2019 06:14 AM
Mary Yonkers

Thanks, Nina Hollander 

Dec 23, 2019 06:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope all is going well for you. I miss your posts.

Have an outstanding autumn.

Oct 09, 2022 12:08 PM