ActiveRain May Contest - Life is a Story

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Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

 

Announcing Photo Journaling Contest beginning May 1st and ends on May 31st. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winner for the Real Estate Photo Journaling, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place Winner for the Personal Photo Journaling. For information about "How to Insert Photos into your Blog Post," go directly to the 'how to" link written by our very own AR Guru Craig Daniels on April 30th!

 

How the Points & Winners will be Distributed: Rainer’s may enter one entry for 750 points or two entries (one for Real Estate and one for Personal) for 1500 points. Each post must have at least 250 words or more. Additional points foron  each category for the following lucky winners: 

 

REAL ESTATE

1st  Place Winner  –  1,500 additional points

2nd Place Winner  –  1,000 additional points

3rd Place Winner   --    750 additional points

 

PERSONAL

1st  Place Winner  –  1,500 additional points

2nd Place Winner --  1,000 additional points

3rd Place Winner --     750 additional points

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Must include your own original photograph

Storytelling must be an original story (either a true story or fiction) that ties the photograph to your story

Illustrate how a photo mediates the relationship in business or personal life


Explain what's the relationship


Create connectedness from the photograph to the context to the reader

Add your entry to this original Post with your comments below

You can find the original Post in Groups under ActiveRain Challenges

 

CENTRAL IDEA:

 

Create a photo journaling entry for your Real Estate Business or a Personal Story. Share an original storytelling coherent narrative that is professional and ties to the photograph. It would be interesting if a personal story led to an interesting real estate store.



LEARNING OBJECTIVE:

 

  • What can we learn through your photo journaling/storytelling?
  • Can you create a focus using positive articulation and good grammar?
  • How many Meta tags can you include in your entry?
  • To learn more about Meta Tags click the link provided here (words Meta Tags to the left) by Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727  

 

EXAMPLES FOR REAL ESTATE PHOTO JOURNALING:

  • New Construction
  • Renovation
  • Lakefront property
  • Land purchase
  • Cottage by the Lake
  • Ocean View and Sandy too


EXAMPLES FOR PHOTO JOURNALING: 

  • What do you need to think about when owning pets?
  • What can we learn through photo journaling/storytelling?
  • Did a vacation inspire you to move, redecorate, and/or retire?
  • Did a major life event prompt you to downsize, upsize, or move?
  • Can you evoke emotion through photo journaling?
  • Can you craft a story with vivid imagery from beginning to end?
  • Can you write a compelling story that leads readers to happy tears?

 

Contest begins on May 1 and ends on May 31st. Give it your BEST SHOT! The Judges will be looking for originality, good grammar, authenticity, content, and how your photograph turns an experience into a way for others to see the world through your eyes.

 

MEET THE JUDGES: 

 

                            

 

      Jeff Dowler                Anna Banana              Wanda Kubat-Nerdin

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Comments (110)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

And for the real estate side of life...

 

Life is a Story - Your story begins at home...

May 30, 2021 11:14 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I was very happy to read your "Life is a Story - Your story begins at home." There is so much creativity and love in your hearts it simply oozes out of your soul and has a ripple effect. Thank you for 2 wonderful stories! They are greatly appreciated and so are both of you! 

May 31, 2021 10:46 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD great business story!  So so true!  Every home tells a unique story!

May 30, 2021 02:25 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD 

Thanks for such a thoughtful entry for the contest. This says so much about you personally, your niche, and your approach to your business.

Jeff

May 30, 2021 04:21 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists
May 31, 2021 04:34 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 - You told a great story and one that I took notice! What an honor to be recognized!

May 31, 2021 10:44 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Thank you for your entry, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 . I enjoyed reading about your winning beach. What a honor from Dr. Beach!

Jeff

May 31, 2021 09:55 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 thank you for your entry into the May Contest!  Looks like a well deserved honor that Copper Beach was named #2 beach by Dr. Beach!

May 31, 2021 10:14 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I'm loving reading the wonderful entries and I am again reminded that I am so happy to NOT be a judge this month, Patricia! LOL

 

Here are my entries but, not for judging - I just love sharing and being challenged each month. This one was a fun month for me as I kept 'planning' what my posts would be but, didn't sit down to pen them until today!! I have over 40K photos on my phone so, it was a challenge finding just one photo - so, I shared more in my personal one!

Hugs to you all for hosting and judging. I appreciate you more than you know!

 

Life is a Story - Make Yours a Bestseller


Life is a Story: Real Estate - It's All About Resale

May 31, 2021 10:18 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Debe Maxwell, CRS - I marvel at all the things you've done, places you lived, and your life accomplishments. Your stories for Life is a Story were amazing and inspiring. Thank you. 

May 31, 2021 10:42 PM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727
Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty - Love our Great City - Love our Clients! Buckhead - Midtown - Westside - Atlanta, GA
Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers

Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this May Life Is a Story event.

My two entries are:
Boarders at Home
Flowers for Work

All the best - Lynn

May 31, 2021 11:40 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS

Hi Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 


So glad you were able to participate in the contest, and share 2 posts!

May 31, 2021 05:36 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker

Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 2 very interesting entries for the May Contest.  You had my attention, full on, for both of them.

May 31, 2021 05:49 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Yay! Thanks, Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta, GA 404-939-2727 


Your two stories were packed with really good information! I really admire your creativity and closeness to nature. But most of all, your support and willingness to always go above and beyond. 

May 31, 2021 10:40 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia and Judges - although, it's down to the last day and nearing close of business for the day and month, here is my entry.  Thank you for hosting/judging - I know this is not an easy task.  Thank you.

Speaking Fluently. . .

May 31, 2021 03:51 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - What a nice surprise! I was thrilled you decided to participate. I love your writing style! 

May 31, 2021 10:38 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I managed to get in one entry at the last minute.  Below is my engry.

A Life Story:  By The Grace Of A Volcano

May 31, 2021 04:29 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Michael Jacobs 

That was an entertaining, and thoughtful, story - anyone who has been to IKEA will totally get it.

Jeff

May 31, 2021 05:34 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi George Souto 

You had plenty of time - so glad you decided to share your life story with us.

Jeff

May 31, 2021 05:35 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Hi  George Souto what an awesome story of your life starting in Portugal to now and everywhere in between.  I am so glad you took the time to write this entry for the May Contest. 

May 31, 2021 06:01 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Thanks for sharing your posts - I look forward to reading both of them.

Jeff

May 31, 2021 08:54 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Better late than never...hoping to get the business one done on time also.

 

I started out as a child

 

May 31, 2021 09:29 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Diana Zaccaro - Yay! You made it! Thank you, so much! It was a great entry and fun to read too!

May 31, 2021 10:36 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Here's my under the wire business post. 

The long and winding road

May 31, 2021 11:02 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Diana Zaccaro - Good for you! You made it under the wire! I'll go over there to read your story. Thank!

Jun 01, 2021 05:45 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 


Thanks for hosting a fun contest. Glad I was able to get both posts in on time as I did not want to let you down. Diana

Jun 01, 2021 12:15 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Diana Zaccaro - Thank you for your consideration and determination to become a part of the collective whole of all the wonderful stories we got to read and learn about through our membership just because of the ActiveRain May Contest - Life is a Story

Jun 02, 2021 05:38 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I would LOVE for you to host another challenge, Patricia! You did SUCH an amazing job in 2021 and I think a great April challenge has your name all over it! We can do a challenge (instead of one that has to have judges) and it will take a lot less time for you. 

Let me know if you have time this week to catch up - and, of course, discuss an April challenge!

Feb 05, 2022 09:13 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debe Maxwell, CRS - thank you, but no thanks. For personal reasons, I cannot accept the April challenge. It was very nice of you to offer. Thank you. 

Feb 07, 2022 03:46 AM