June 2021 ActiveRain Challenge - Post-Pandemic, Let Freedom Ring!

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June 2021 ActiveRain Challenge - Post-Pandemic, Let Freedom Ring!


WOW! I remember last June’s challenge, sharing our thoughts on ‘Rising Above the Pandemic,’ hosted by Carol Williams & Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker. All I can say is thank goodness we have moved past the state we were in one year ago! 


I know everyone is excited to have our freedoms back once again in most parts of the country. As we see airport traffic and tourism soar, more people dining out as many restaurants are opening back up in most parts of the country and of course, the best part, HUGGING! 


Kathy Streib and I are challenging members to share some post-pandemic plans - either in your personal or business lives. Will you be taking that summer or fall vacation you missed last year or are you upping the ante since you missed last summer’s vaca?! 


What are you doing in your business post-pandemic this summer? Will your process for listing homes or reporting inspection results, staging planning, etc. change back to your 2019 style or will you keep all or some form of virtual in your business world?


I can tell you that I loved taking my pets to the vet during the pandemic - I loved waiting in the comfort of my car and my fur babies did quite well with the whole hand-off too! I look forward to Tuesday’s AR ZOOM calls - without the pandemic, those would have never started up (thanks, Marie Story). I’m thrilled we are continuing those. We learn something very interesting each and every week.


Personally, I have returned to client coffees, lunches and events - and cannot WAIT for the first event!  What will you be adding, changing or doing to celebrate your return to freedom post-pandemic?


Here are the nuts & bolts:

  1. Write a post either about changing up your business in summer of 2021, post-pandemic, share your personal plans for the summer or how you see your personal life changing post-pandemic. 
  2. Make the post at least 350 words (hey, that isn't hard to do because you are talking about FREEDOM).
  3. Your post must contain a featured graphic. Feel free to add a video - we love videos!
  4. Post a link to your challenge entry (make sure you make it open in a new window) in a comment on this post below.

The challenge begins now and will continue until 11:59PM PDT on June 30, 2021. Each participant will receive 1,000 bonus points for your entry that meets each of the 4 requirements above

Comments (110)

Sandra Mathewson
RE/MAX 4000 - Grand Junction, CO

Kathy, here is my entry in the June Challenge.   I have a great summer planned and I can't wait!


Jun 22, 2021 04:50 AM
Greg Mona
Hague Partners/72SOLDHUB - Scottsdale, AZ
Professional Real Estate Representation for YOU!

Here's my Let Freedom Ring, Indeed! post for the June 2021 challenge. Thanks for the opportunity to share!


Jun 22, 2021 09:19 AM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It's going to be a great summer and so many are showing their anticipated activities.

We have as well.

Post Pandemic: A Return To Social Activities


Jun 26, 2021 11:27 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hello Debe and Kathy,

Here is our post for this challenge, and we are looking forward to many adventures this summer and next yearl. A

Jun 27, 2021 10:50 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Jan Green Thank you for participating in this month's challenge!!! I love your title for it. 

Jun 27, 2021 11:36 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

Thank you for the contest Kathy! 

Jun 27, 2021 05:04 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Sandra Mathewson I read your post and appreciate your participating in the challenge. 

Jun 27, 2021 06:42 PM
Sandra Mathewson

Thank you Kathy, I love your AR Challenge contests

Jun 28, 2021 05:03 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Greg Mona so glad you participated and that you came through the virus ok. 

Jun 27, 2021 06:43 PM
Greg Mona

Thank you, Kathy!

Jun 28, 2021 09:40 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Ed Silva I sense that many of us are excited about going to some of the places and events we've wanted to go to for over a year now. 

Jun 27, 2021 06:44 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Ron and Alexandra Seigel Thank you for participating!!! And I can't wait to travel vicariously through your posts. 

Jun 27, 2021 06:45 PM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes™- by eXp Realty - Vancouver, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks Kathy Streib and Debe Maxwell, CRS  - this was fun. D 

Fourth of July - Letting Freedom Ring!

Jun 28, 2021 11:36 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD I just read your post and loved it!!! So happy that you participated. 

Jun 28, 2021 04:39 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS and Kathy Steib for hosting another great Challenge. Let Freedom Ring! ~ It's time to hit the road !

Jun 28, 2021 05:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Buzz Mackintosh Enjoy those lobster rolls!!!!

Jun 28, 2021 07:14 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Here you go Kathy from 2021 vs 2020 in different of work https://activerain.com/droplet/FD8R

Jun 29, 2021 12:42 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS and Kathy Streib, It has been a while since I participated.  I hope this one fits the subject.  Thank you for the challenge!

Not a Chance, Dad!

Jun 29, 2021 01:47 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Thank you for such a wonderful challenge! It was great to see all the posts.

Here is my entry:


Jun 30, 2021 03:59 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Will Hamm and Raymond Henson, eXp Realty loved your posts. 

Jul 06, 2021 06:45 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Rocky Dickerson yours was one of the first posts I read. 

Jul 06, 2021 06:49 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Just stopping in I have barely been on the platform for the past two weeks, any challenges for August? Or does this fun part of AR fall to the wayside too??Endre

Aug 06, 2021 10:06 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I’m hoping that post pandemic we can get back to a level of excitement about life and opportunities to grow and need new people and travel and all of that. :

Mar 31, 2022 11:17 PM