September CHALLENGE ~ Mid-Month Check-In

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Beam & Branch Realty TREC #547752

Can you believe that it is the middle of September already? Time is flying. But, you still have time to complete your three blog posts as part of a series for the September AR Challenge!

We have already seen many of you complete the challenge! Well done! If you are still busy writing, we can't wait to see your entries. Our hope is this challenge encourages you to come up with a series of posts in any area of your choosing.

Here is a reminder about this challenge:

Here are the guidelines:

1. You must write at least THREE posts in your series between September 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023, by midnight on the 30th

2. Each post must have at least 300 words, be your own content, contain at least one picture per post, and have a series title that identifies the series. Saturday Soundness~Toxins, or Slab to Shingles~Identifying a Builder. 

IF all three posts in the series are written during this timeframe, each of the three entry posts will receive 1,000 points each for a total of a possible 3,000. **If only 1 or 2 posts are completed, those entries will receive 225 points per post. As you can see, it pays to play in this contest! 3,000 whopping points are cool!

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Comments (17)

Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

One is submitted, tomorrow will be the second one.  Great challenge and thank you.

Sep 15, 2023 07:05 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Thank you, Leanne, for your participation.

Sep 16, 2023 11:48 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hello Paula... I submitted all three entries already. Wishing you a good weekend ahead.

Sep 15, 2023 07:11 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Yay, Nina and thank you! I am looking forward to reading them.

Sep 16, 2023 11:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Paula, thanks for the reminder, did my 3rd this morning, and just now posted.

Sep 15, 2023 08:02 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

You bet, Joan. Woo hoo that you completed the challenge.

Sep 16, 2023 11:48 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Paula,

Thank you for the reminder. I have two completed and finishing up the third one to post!

Sep 15, 2023 08:55 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

I can't wait to read them, Dorie. Thank you for participating.

Sep 16, 2023 11:48 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for this reminder.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Sep 15, 2023 09:07 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

You are most welcome, Roy! You have a great weekend as well.

Sep 16, 2023 11:49 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services



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Sep 15, 2023 10:36 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Thank you, Kathleen for the feature in your group. :)

Sep 16, 2023 11:49 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Dr. Paula McDonald - I must. I must. I must. Sit down and focus on writing my series and get them published.  I've been down so many rabbit holes this month - my head is spinning! 

Sep 15, 2023 10:38 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

I know that I caused you to go down those rabbit holes. It can be overwhelming but worth it to fully, "wake up". Hugs.

Sep 16, 2023 11:54 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

So far it's been a crazy mixed up month here Paula.  So we'll see - I do have an idea for a series at least.  Great contest!  I've been enjoying at least reading many of the entries!


Featured in BAnanaTUDE - Let's get rolling on our blog series TUDES!!




Sep 15, 2023 11:30 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Thank you for the feature, Anna. I am enjoying the creative series I am seeing as well.

Sep 16, 2023 11:55 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

I have two down, and one to go, but I'll probably keep going with more than three.

Sep 15, 2023 04:15 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Yay, Carol. And yes, keep going as that is the true challenge.

Sep 16, 2023 11:55 AM
Carol Williams

I finished my third post, Dr. Paula McDonald 
I have scheduled it for Tuesday and will post all three links in one comment after it is published.

Sep 16, 2023 12:00 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I got mine in early.  I still can't believe we are this deep into the year 2023, already!

Sep 15, 2023 05:01 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald

I know, Myrl. Time is flying. I for one, am so glad to have a break in the horrible summer heat we had.

Sep 16, 2023 11:56 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Paula, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 15, 2023 05:03 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Thank you for featuring this in your group.

Sep 16, 2023 11:56 AM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It’s always good to check in with yourself and analyze what’s going on and how you feel about it. You know?

Sep 15, 2023 11:10 PM
Dr. Paula McDonald

Agreed, Laura. Check-ins are important in order to accomplish our goals.

Sep 16, 2023 11:56 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Paula, 

I only have one more post to do.  I just completed my second post yesterday.  I am not creating a post on the Challenge page until I finish all three.  My series is "Enjoying the Sedona Lifestyle."  I will continue it after the third post.  There is a lot to write about.  

Sep 17, 2023 09:39 AM
Personal Engagement,Precision, and Professionalism

Hello @Paula  and Kathy Streib, Thank You for the challenge and I will try this...writing my first post tonight.

Sep 17, 2023 09:45 PM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Thank you AcriveRain for the encouragement to write a 3-part series.

Sep 18, 2023 12:36 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

This was a fun challenge, Paula and Kathy Streib  -for participating as well as reading.

Mine are done and links added to the comments on the original post. I was inspired to continue the series so will be adding other posts to my blog to brag about my town. Thank you!


Sep 20, 2023 08:17 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Fantastic reminder! Working on mine too and enjoying seeing the creativity you've sparked with this challenge, Paula. GREAT job and thank you again!

Sep 23, 2023 08:29 AM