A Thankful Challenge for November 2020

By
Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California, Inc. CA DRE #01490977

Gratitude Posts for November 2020

 

Every year for some time there has been a November Challenge leading up to Thanksgiving with a focus on what we are grateful for. And what could be more appropriate right now?

 

Be ThankfulIt’s not that we aren’t thankful all year long, but at this time of year we tend to reflect more on all we have to be grateful for. And perhaps in 2020 it’s even more meaningful.

 

This year our thankfulness challenge has a little twist to it…are you ready?

 

THE CHALLENGE:

For the November challenge you are to write a post on EITHER of the 2 topics below. ActiveRain will thank you with 750 extra points (over and above the normal 225 points).

 

OPTION:

If you wish, write a post for EACH of the 2 topics, for a total of 1500 points

 

 

TOPIC 1: Thankful for My Clients

Couple typing on their computersWe’ve all had positive experiences with buyers and sellers we have worked with, and are of course are thankful for those transactions.

 

But every transaction is a learning experience, so please share some things you learned along the way from client transactions, or maybe something you learned about yourself – discovering a strength, perhaps, or possibly finding out something you need to improve.

 

Here are some other ideas - perhaps you implemented some new processes in your business, created a new checklist, or developed a new system as a result of a particular transaction.

 

Man and hope - decision time!Sometimes we are thankful for a transaction we didn’t get, or decided against working with a buyer for some reason.

 

Was the listing conversation a good learning experience despite not getting the listing? Did you learn something because you said no to a seller, or declined to work with a buyer? Are you grateful for what you said or how you said it?

 

For this option please share at least 5 specific things you are thankful for as a result of clients you worked with, and/or those you did not. Ideally those experiences are from 2020, but it’s OK to step back a little further if you prefer. You are welcome to share more than 5 items, too, if you’re feeling especially thankful.

 

 

TOPIC 2: Thankful for ActiveRain

We are all thankful in many ways for being part of ActiveRain in 2020.

 

It might be something we learned, an experience we shared, people we got to know, a referral we received or handed out, or something that inspired us either personally or in our business.

 

For this option please share 5 things you are thankful for as a valued member of AR this year, general or specific…but certainly share more if you like (sorry, no extra points for more than 5).

 

BONUS OPTION:

Write a Gratitude Post - Things I am Grateful For

There is no doubt we all have many things to be grateful for, and perhaps even more this year. For this Bonus, please write a post sharing 5 or more things you are thankful for – these can be personal or business related, whatever you want - and you will receive 750 points.

 

NOTE:  In order to get your 750 BONUS OPTION points you must also write a post for either TOPIC 1 OR TOPIC 2 above (i.e., a total of 1500 points).

 

Wait, it gets better!

 

Write a post for each of the 2 Topics, plus your gratitude post for the Bonus Option (that's 3 posts) and you will be rewarded with a total of 2250 points. Now that's something to be thankful for!

 

So here's a recap:

 

Topic 1 post OR Topic 2 post - 750 points

 

 Topic 1 post PLUS Topic 2 post - 1500 points


Topic 1 post OR Topic 2 post PLUS your Gratitude post on "Things I am Grateful For," for 1500 points

 

Topic 1 post PLUS Topic 2 post PLUS Gratitude Post, for 2250 points

 

 

THE RULES

Of course there are guidelines to follow in order to receive those extra points…so here they are:

 

1. For the posts on Topic 1 and/or 2, and the Bonus Gratitude post, you do not need to limit yourself to 5 items if you are feeling especially Thankful, but there are no extra points for extra Thankfulness…just good feelings for yourself and your readers!

 

2. Each post should be a minimum of 250 words.

 

3. Each post should include at least 1 original photo, video, or perhaps a graphic you have created that relates in some way to your topic.

 

4. Please be sure to include a working link to your post, or multiple links if you write 2 or 3 posts, in ONE COMMENT in the comment section below. That way we won't miss your posts and you will get the points you deserve.

 

5. DEADLINE - Your post(s) must be live by 11:59 pm PST (that’s ActiveRain time) on Monday November 30 and your comment posted. Keep in mind the 26th is Thanksgiving in case you are busy for the weekend with family and/or friends – don’t leave your writing to the last minute and miss out!!

 

The Challenge begins today, November 1 (BTW don’t forget the time change at 2:00 am on the 1st)!

Comments (214)

Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker 

Not at all!! I like your style and I know many others do as well. It's the quality that matters! Saw the post and will read it now!

Jeff

Nov 30, 2020 02:27 PM
Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker

Just got the trilogy finalized with the third installment...now got to go get a kleenix.  Wonderful Contest Thank you!

Nov 30, 2020 03:02 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

This is great Ed Silva ! It's been a while since I've read a post from you. And what an opportune time to hit that keyboard! I look forward to reading all 3!

Jeff

Nov 30, 2020 02:37 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I am happy to have found AR and super thankful for my AR peeps

thankful for my AR peeps

Nov 30, 2020 04:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Tammy Lankford, 

It's so nice to see you participating in the November Challenge. I'm heading over to read your post now!

Jeff

Nov 30, 2020 04:19 PM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Blessings to you Jeff Dowler, CRS   I guess I can say I waited until the last minute, but I made it. Have a blessed evening.

Here are my Posts

Thankful to those who thought of me.

So Thankful for ActiveRain

 

Nov 30, 2020 05:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Graziella Bruner 

Well not QUITE the last minute - you have hours to spare! LOL. Thank you for sharing your thoughts for the Challenge. I look forward to reading your post!

Jeff

Nov 30, 2020 05:34 PM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

 Thank you, I edited my comment and placed both posts in my previous comment.

Have a blessed and wonderful evening.

 

Nov 30, 2020 06:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Thanks Graziella Bruner 


I saw the edit AND read your 2nd post!

Nov 30, 2020 07:54 PM
Graziella Bruner
NCS Premier Real Estate - Detroit, MI
Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County

Well, I made it with my third post.  Thank You again Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Here is post#3 I'm not only grateful, but I am one proud granny!

I'm the Grateful Granny (GiGi)

Nov 30, 2020 06:24 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Graziella Bruner 

Great, thank you! So pleased to see 3 gratitude posts from you for the challenge!

Jeff

Nov 30, 2020 07:55 PM
Jeffrey Richman
Immediate Home Solutions - Waxhaw, NC
Creative Real Estate Specialist
Nov 30, 2020 08:15 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor

My third post for this month's challenge, 2020, The Year of Ups and Downs

Nov 30, 2020 08:44 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hey Jeffrey Richman 

Thanks so much for your posts! Glad you got them done in plenty of time. I'm look forward to reading them!

Jeff

Nov 30, 2020 09:38 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI 

That's great that you did all 3, with time to spare!

Thank you for your participation!

Jeff

Nov 30, 2020 09:39 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I can't believe I finished with time to spare...lost two of the blogs I had written in Word so had to start from scratch! But AR worked seamlessly, uploaded photos with no problem!

Forever thankful - Things i am grateful for

ActiveRain changed my life - thankful for ActiveRain

Thankful for my clients - their loyalty and their referrals

Thanks for a thought provoking challenge.

 

 

Nov 30, 2020 10:44 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Thank you for hosting this challenge!  Unfortunately I was only able to get one done - here it is!  

Dec 01, 2020 05:11 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Diana Zaccaro 

I'm so glad you were able to share your thoughts for the Challenge, but sorry it took some doing. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

Jeff

Dec 01, 2020 08:07 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Jeff Dowler, CRS 


Thanks, Jeff. My computer makes funny noises occasionally so I think there is a new one in my future. I may just Secret Santa myself!

Dec 01, 2020 12:53 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Diana Zaccaro 


Sounds like a wise move. I will be doing the same before too long I think!

Dec 01, 2020 01:13 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kat Palmiotti 

I'm so pleased you were able to participate. Thanks for your post - off to read it!

Jeff

Dec 01, 2020 08:08 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Hey Jeff Dowler, CRS thanks for the heads-up that I gapped out the link to my final (3rd) entry. Here is the link to "JUST FIVE".

Dec 01, 2020 01:09 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Thanks for doing this!! And thank you again for sharing all 3 posts!!

Jeff

Dec 01, 2020 01:47 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I just rediscovered this post and I can't believe it's almost November already! Hopefully, we have a new appreciation for life as we start to come out of the pandemic. :

Sep 22, 2021 11:41 PM