Historic Homes Group Will Finally Get a Photo! CONTEST!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Kirby Fine Homes

Ok guys. It is finally time for the Historic Homes Group to get a photo. For two years I have been looking at a little person silhouette on our page and I just can't stand it anymore! Our great founding father, Rich Schiffer, has given me the special privilege of getting a contest together to find that perfect Historic Home photo that I know is out there.

While the Active Rain gods have ignored my requests for sponsorship of the contest, aka giving some points to the winner, I have taken it upon myself to offer the prize for the winner. One of the better books that discusses Historic Architecture is written by Virginia and Lee McAlester, "A Field Guide to American Houses", and it will be delivered via mail to the lucky Active Rain member.

No contest is complete without guidelines. Here are the ones governing this contest:

  • All photos must be taken by the submitter and not be the property of another photographer. No capturing the photo from another site and submitting it as your own. I will not be held responsible for copyright violations.
  • All historic homes must be built prior to 1910. This gives you 100 years to work with, as some areas don't have homes older than that. (Not all of us states were around in the colonial days)
  • Each contestant should write a blog post about the historic home, giving as much detail about the house as they know, architectural style info, date built, and why the home inspires them to submit it. Any fun history is welcomed...let your imaginations go wild. Let's do more than just a photo.
  • tag the blog post with the words: Historic Home Picture Contest
  • Post a link to your blog post in the comment section of this post.

Deadline for submission is November 30 at Midnight, CST. The best picture, along with a great blog post, will win the coveted spot of the Historic Homes group main photo. Good luck!

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Kristin D. Smith
Keller Williams Realty Mid-Willamette - Albany, OR
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Ooh!  Sounds like a fun contest!

Nov 14, 2008 08:55 AM #1
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Jennifer Kirby
Kirby Fine Homes - Minneapolis, MN
The Luxury Agent

Kristin - most people love old homes so hopefully this will inspire members to show us why their town's historic home is great!

Nov 14, 2008 08:57 AM #2
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Teri Eckholm
Boardman Realty - White Bear Lake, MN
REALTOR Serving Mpls/St Paul North & East Metro

Jennifer--What a great idea for a contest! I hope more jump onboard and participate!

Nov 14, 2008 11:03 PM #3
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Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

What a fun idea!

Nov 15, 2008 03:42 AM #4
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Gene Mock
Associate Broker ~ Premier Team, KW Realty - Leesburg, VA
GRI, CRB, CRS, ABR, CIPS, TRC, SFR, SRES

Alright! This is great.  I'll be scouting around town for the best shot to submit :) 

Nov 17, 2008 11:54 PM #5
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Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

I'm working on mine as I type!!   This is great :)

Nov 22, 2008 11:25 AM #6
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Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

Hi Jennifer - here is my entry:  http://activerain.com/blogsview/803346/Joye-Cottage

 

 

this was alot of fun - thanks!

Nov 25, 2008 06:53 AM #7
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Gene Mock
Associate Broker ~ Premier Team, KW Realty - Leesburg, VA
GRI, CRB, CRS, ABR, CIPS, TRC, SFR, SRES

I totally forgot about this contest.   I'll be watching for the next one! 

Nov 30, 2008 04:11 AM #8
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Trey Thurmond
BCR Realtors - College Station, TX
College Station , Texas Homes

I have gone through this book and it is an excellent source for agents who work with a variety of homes from different eras.

Dec 04, 2008 01:47 PM #9
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Margaret Oscilia
Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon - Salem, OR
Home Stager, Salem Oregon

I'm disappointed that I missed this contest -- Salem, Albany and Lebanon Oregon have some great historic homes -- I'm looking forward to the results. 

Dec 06, 2008 11:28 PM #10
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Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

Hi Jennifer, Am I the only one who entered your contest?  Do I win, !?! lol.

Dec 08, 2008 01:08 PM #11
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June Piper-Brandon
Long & Foster Hampden - Baltimore, MD
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time

Too bad I missed this one.  I had the perfect house to enter.

Dec 15, 2008 07:32 AM #12
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Jennifer Kirby
Kirby Fine Homes - Minneapolis, MN
The Luxury Agent

sorry that I have not been around...long story. I guess since no one entered the contest, except on person (Kara), she is the winner of the book. I am still looking for a stand out photo, so the search will continue. Kara, please email me your address where you would like the book prize sent to!

Dec 21, 2008 12:35 AM #13
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Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

Hi Jennifer -  thanks.    feel free to send the book to me at the office.  

Kara Casamassina /  The Carolina Real Estate Company

333 Park Avenue SW,

Aiken, SC  29801

 

 

We have lots of history here in Aiken...and the stories----oh the stories!

Dec 21, 2008 01:02 AM #14
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Kara Casamassina
International Property Management Group, LLC - Aiken, SC
Boomers and beyond

you might get more involvement if you were to offer 'points'.... seems like that is all some people care about, lol.         I will email you some pics.... feel free to use any for the 'group' pic.

Dec 29, 2008 04:13 AM #15
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Jennifer Kirby
Kirby Fine Homes - Minneapolis, MN
The Luxury Agent

Kara -  unfortuantely, I was never able to get a return phone call or email from those that run Active Rain, regarding points, so I gave up. I will get your book to you after the holiday. Happy New Year!

Dec 30, 2008 02:31 AM #16
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Ginger Moore
Wilkinson & Associates Realty - Gastonia, NC

Hi Jennifer, sounds like a great fun contest.  thanks  for sharing!

Aug 29, 2009 03:44 AM #17
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