Kerrie's Blog: A Blog Each Day in March - An AR Challenge

A Blog Each Day in March - An AR Challenge

With Daylight Savings "springing forward" on March 10th, it's time to have another 30 in 30 31 in 31.  This time around I'm hosting so I'd love to see all you superstars shine!  You'll have one less hour to get it done but I have faith Rainers.

Having just arrived home from an inspiring conference in Dallas, I had the pleasure to once again hear straight from the mouths of successful bloggers.  I heard things like "I'm #1 in my city", "I've had 3 leads this year already", "the traffic to my website from my blog is huge" and many more that brought a big smile to this girl's face. Not only that but many have been inspired and pulled their boot straps up by a previous 30 in 30.  30 days to make or break a habit Rainers so let's make blogging a top priority!

So what makes your phone ring, what makes new visitors land on your website and what's the easiest way to capture an audience you were otherwise hidden from?  BLOGS!  Blogging, if done correctly, is the easiest way to market yourself, get in front of consumers and lead readers to your website.  So I'd like a blog a day out of you in March.

Now you didn't think I'd let you off that easy did you?  Blogging is a great reference for you to send your clients standard information.  The same questions surface again and again with each new client of yours.  Things like:

What's the best way to prepare my home for sale?
Do I need to get prequalified?
Top tips for first time homebuyers.
How will you market my home?
Do I really need to use an agent?
Should i stage my house?
How much money do I need to come up with?
Can you recommend an inspector, stager or mortgage consultant?
How long have you been a professional and do you have any designations?
Can you explain the process to me?
What's the best way to search for homes? 

Out of the 31 blogs, 4 of them must be a core Q&A post.  You don't have to choose from the list above, think of the most popular questions your clients ask and use those.  Write a simple, generic post you can send to your clients again and again to alleviate their questions thus saving you time. Plus, with all the comments from other members praising your information it may just seal the deal for you.

CONTEST GUIDELINES

Challege starts Friday, March 1st and ends Sunday March 31st.
One blog must be written each day.
4 core Q&A posts must be included.
At the end of the contest, email kerrie@activerain.com your username for review.
All those that complete these guidelines will receive 3100 points.

 

Kerrie La Guardia
Community Manager
ActiveRain

   

Comment balloon 235 commentsKerrie La Guardia • February 27 2013 11:26AM

Comments

Good post and great ideas. I like to post to my blog on a regular basis and do so at least 4 times a week. 7 days is not an easy thing to do but I am going to try your March Maddness. Thank you.

Posted by Cliff Keith, Redwood City Real Estate (Today Sotheby's International Realty) almost 6 years ago

I'm in!  Love these types of challenges.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 6 years ago

I'm in too, Kerrie.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 26 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Sailwinds Realty) almost 6 years ago

Oh yes, grat to have a goal to work towards. A great time of the year too!

Posted by Liz Hill (YOUR CHOICE REALTY CORP BROKERAGE) almost 6 years ago

Count us in Kerrie...

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 6 years ago

In!  Even over spring break, I'm in!

Posted by Scott Nowling, Prudential Starck (Prudential Starck) almost 6 years ago

I am doing a Q&A today.... perhaps I should hold it until Friday to post to get me started.  It's going to have humor. and finger pointing.  I try to post every day, I'm in.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 6 years ago

You know that I am going to be on board with this one!!! Thanks, Kerrie.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 6 years ago

I just wrote a Q&A today, too late to save it for the contest.  But I'm curious to read Tammy's post - I like humor and finger-pointing. 

But what's this - no new group to post to?  When I'm doing one of these I always like to read the posts of others and leave encouraging comments.

Posted by Joetta Fort, Independent Broker, Homes Denver to Boulder (The DiGiorgio Group) almost 6 years ago

Ok Kerrie, I usually miss out on the contests, but count me in on this one.  I only have 1 question, and am kinda embarrassed to even ask.......what is considered a core Q & A post? 

Posted by Jean Hanley, Specializing in Folks Who Want To Buy/Sell Homes (Coldwell Banker Kivett Teeters) almost 6 years ago

<BIG GRIN>.  I thought you said this was a challenge?? <ducks and runs before getting smacked>

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) almost 6 years ago

I'm in!  I'm down with it!  I'm up with it!  It's about time I get back into more regular posting.

Posted by Bob Willis, Orange County & L.A. County Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie a blog per day is not a problem since I have been doing 10 per week for a while now.  However, there was an ActiveRain Contest last year that we had to write a 10 blogs on the 10 questions that we get most often from our clients.  Can we pull from those blogs or does it have to be the 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th most asked questions that we get :)

Sorry had to ask :) :) :)

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) almost 6 years ago

I love these type of challenges! I'm in.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 6 years ago

I am in on this one.   I will see everyone here every day this month.

Posted by Scott Larson, Park City, Utah Real Estate News (BHHS/Utah Properties) almost 6 years ago

Woo hoo.  I love these challenges.  I will put my thinking cap on so I am ready.

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) almost 6 years ago

I wish I could participate Kerrie but I will be on vacation for the first week in March and have no intention of blogging!! Oh well, hopefully the next one will be my challenge.  Keep them up, everyone seems to really enjoy them.

Posted by Joanna Cohlan, Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes (Fresh Eyes For Your Home) almost 6 years ago

This is a great way to bring in the rain.

Posted by Denise Watkins, Realtor Serving DC and MD (Tristar Realty, INC) almost 6 years ago
We'll literally have to see what a difference a day can make Kerrie!
Posted by Kevin J. May, Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida (Florida Supreme Realty) almost 6 years ago
Kerrie - It looks like AR is going to have their own March Madness. A post a day should be a good goal to have every day!
Posted by Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale www.TahoeLauraLuxuryHomes.com, Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers (Coldwell Banker, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260) almost 6 years ago

Count me in!

Posted by Li Read, Caring expertise...knowledge for you! (Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring)) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie ~ We sure do need a challenge to get us back blogging!! Too busy with clients, vacations and family visits lately!! And Jeter is expected to be back on the field in a week or so.... Go Yankees!!

Posted by Karen Baker, Professional Help with Rapid Responses... (Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty) almost 6 years ago

Yes, I can do this, I will do this.....(off-late, I have become little lazy...)

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 6 years ago

Kerri~ please count me in, I love blogging, as you well know :) 

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) almost 6 years ago

One thing is for sure.  If I commit to this, my computer connection is destined to be down at some time during the month. 

BTW, some of us will get an extra hour with time moving ahead. 

Posted by Lenn Harley, Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland (Lenn Harley, Homefinders.com, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

I'm in.. I needed something like this to help me get back into the routine of blogging... :)

Posted by Stacey Smith, Your Orange County Beach Cities Realtor (Keller Williams Realty) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerri,

Love the idea..count me in!

 

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) almost 6 years ago

Yes, I blog already one post per day so this is not too tough. I just have to remember to publish the drafts one per day:) 

 

Posted by Katerina Gasset, Get It Done For Me Virtual Services (Get It Done For Me Virtual Services ) almost 6 years ago

Do we really need a contest like this every month?  I usually blog every day regardless of the current contests.  As mentioned by Lenn, an everyday challenge is not easy for all to meet.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) almost 6 years ago

Roy - We don't need a contest like this every month which is why we don't have one every month.  Many newbies have recently joined AR and many lurkers are ready to dive into the 'Rain so a spring challenge is in store.  The challenge is not meant to be easy, not all will succeed; but no pain no gain.  

I'm so excited to all those new and old taking on this 31in31!  Your core Q&A posts may be something you end up using in your marketing more than you know.

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 6 years ago

I don't do many of the contests, but this is one I am already doing for the most part.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 6 years ago

OMG Kerrie, I did the 21 day blog and thought I wouldn't survive but I know I can do it for 3100 points > COUNT ME IN JJJ tttttt

 

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) almost 6 years ago

I blog daily so count me in too.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie,

Will give it my best shot. Thanks!

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 almost 6 years ago

Great plan 31 days and extra 3100 points above and beyond the normal points is this correct? Hmmmm here goes lets move on up and in with the blogs

Posted by Laura Filip, What can we do for you today? (Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life ) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, Whew ... this will be a challenge ... and you can count me in.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 6 years ago

Laura - Yes, that's right!  A great way to make your phone ring AND climb the AR Leaderboard.

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 6 years ago

WOW! Kerrie, This might be what I need to pick my posting backup, since I have slacked off some this month.

Posted by Jerry Newman, Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation (Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com) almost 6 years ago

Thanks, Kerrie!  This is just what the doctor ordered!  I'm in.

Posted by Christine Hooks, Celebrating 25 Years in Real Estate! (Pino Agency) almost 6 years ago

OK Kerie, I'm in. I do it anyway so why not?

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) almost 6 years ago

Oh Kerrie how you challenge us.  I am going to try.  We are just super busy so I will have to be extra disciplined.

Posted by Paula McDonald, Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury, TX 936-203-0279 (Magnolia Realty ~ Granbury) almost 6 years ago
KERRIE- count me in! I blog everyday anyway but will remind myself to do the Q & A.
Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) almost 6 years ago
Well, I told Jeanne about it. She didn't get too excited but we may participate.
Posted by Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you! (Janisch & Co.) almost 6 years ago

Your talking to the point whore on this one!  I'm IN!  And the Q&A is a good and effective way to go about it.  Only 4 mandatory?  I'll do more!  Thanks Kerrie.

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) almost 6 years ago

Time for me to get back on the bandwagon so I am definitely in :)!  

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie~I'm IN! The challenges really motivate me, so I need to join every once in a while. I did the Never Answer the Same Question Twice challenge sometime back, and I still use the columns I wrote when those questions arise. I look forward to coming up with those Core blogs.

Posted by Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate (Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, It was one of these 30 in 30 challenges that got me in the habit of a daily blog. I have kept it up for a couple of years. Delighted to be a part and will help encourage others.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 6 years ago

March is in like a lion and out like a lamb.  I can celebrate my birthday and Easter by taking on the challenge of a blog a day.

Posted by Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News (Integrity Real Estate Group) almost 6 years ago

Thanks, Kerrie, I think this sounds like fun.  Count me in.  I will try it!

Posted by Judith Ritter, Rural Land & Homes Specialist (Dirt Road Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie,

These are the best kinds of challenges in my opinion that AR does, it gets down to the very CORE of WHY BLOG.  It causes focus and re-focus.  

I'm so glad you're doing this, it's time for me to re-focus.  

 

Posted by 1 ~Judi & Don Barrett & Chassy Eastep - Integrity, BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Integrity Real Estate Services 118 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745) almost 6 years ago

OMG Kerrie... All those points... I'M IN!!! Yeah

 

Posted by Beth and Richard Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) almost 6 years ago

We're in.....

 

Posted by John McCormack, CRS, Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me! (Albuquerque Homes Realty) almost 6 years ago

Sunshine, since you ask so nicely and offer such a great incentive, I'm going to get on it.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie  Any other rules for the other blogs ??? that is besides the 4 Q&A 's

HelpfulHannah

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) almost 6 years ago

Hello Kerrie,

Love these challenges - thank you for another one!

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 6 years ago

With my crazy schedule these days I'm not sure I'll be able to pull this off.  However, given all the stuff in my draft folder, well...maybe.

Posted by Bryan Robertson, Broker, Author, Speaker (Intero Real Estate) almost 6 years ago
Kerrie, AR contests usually make me burn out, but this is flexible enough to let us stick to our own blogging plan while participating. I just may participate!
Posted by Margaret Woda, Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.) almost 6 years ago

A blog a day and the only requirement is that 4 must be a Q&A? Time to re-focus once again. :)

Posted by Martha Brown, Your Homes Around Annapolis Agent (Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., Annapolis MD 21403) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

So funny that I just wrote a post about missing AR Contests and you come out with this one.  I'm in it to finish it in March!  Thank you!

Posted by Jordon Wheeler, J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service (The Jordon Wheeler Group) almost 6 years ago

I will do this one and combine it with videos. .thank you for the push Kerrie!

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie,

Blogging is entirely too difficult to start with.

31 blogs in 31 days?  How can I possibly find 15 minutes to do this?

How can I possible do this daily?

How can I come up with content?

I will be on vacation part of the month?

Now I think that's a recap of all the reasons, now get blogging and have RESULTS instead!  I think I see my first Q and A blog already. 

 

Did I forget anything?

Just wanted to get all the excuses out up front.

 

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Keller Williams Land Division Specialist (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie - Thanks for the opportunity to grow as bloggers, we can all use some improvement in our techniques.

Posted by Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366, General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage (Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366) almost 6 years ago

We will be here.  No problem.  Thanks Kerrie

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie, I'll have to try this one and use the draft in advance strategy.  Thanks for keeping us motivated. 

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Star View Real Estate ) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie: I've gotten into the habit of writing one a day, so I'm in! Every incentive to keep it going is great.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) almost 6 years ago

I thought I was going to coast into Spring Ms. Kerrie...and now this. I love a challenge.

Posted by Richard Iarossi, Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, fell behind the last couple of weeks, so this is good to get me back on track.  Thanks.

Posted by Ellie Penaranda, Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co (239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty ) almost 6 years ago

Thanks Kerrie. I've not been that good - a blog a day - so it's worth a shot!

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie - I'm in!  I need to start writing again, so here's the incentive!

Thanks!

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

I have been posting everyday for almost 5 months now so this should be easy peasy for me.

Posted by Tammie White, Broker, Franklin TN Homes for Sale (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) almost 6 years ago

Sounds great, Kerrie! I'm in. I especially like the idea of doing question and answer posts.

Jo

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith almost 6 years ago

How can we say no?  You've made it ridiculously simple and once a day (except today but we're still in Feb) works for me.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) almost 6 years ago

Kerri

You can count me on 31 posts in 31 days.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 6 years ago

I'm in, but I have one quick question.  "What is considered a Q & A blog?"  Other than that I'm in and ready to start on Friday.  

Posted by James Daniel Jr., Before You Buy or Sell Talk To James 210-560-3755 (Keller Williams Realty-City View) almost 6 years ago

I love this type of challenge Kerrie, 43 blogs in 31 days!

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie,

This is exactly the kick in the behind that I needed to get blogging. I can do this!!!

 

Thank you,

 

Betsy

Posted by Betsy Schuman Dodek, SearchPotomacHomes.com (Washington Fine Properties - Washington DC Area Real Estate) almost 6 years ago
Hi Kerrie, I haven't done one of these before and I will give this a go. I was almost ready to suggest a photoblogger contest but I will put that off for a while, like maybe next year, LOL.
Posted by William Johnson, San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE (RE/MAX Associates) almost 6 years ago

Hi!!!  What a great challenge.  What else did you learn?  Share.  :)  Question, can a video count as a blog post or is it only text?  I'm thinking about doing more video and this could be the extra push.  Ciao!!  :) Kristine

 

 

Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Realtors (www.LiveWorkSiliconBeach.com, Santa Monica Real Estate :) ) almost 6 years ago

Man, I dunno, just coming off a challenge in January my brain is like oatmeal! <sigh>...ok, what the hell, you only live once...

Posted by Pat & Wayne Harriman, Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate (Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie I'd love to say I can make this happen.......and now........it's still a maybe at this point due to so many things going on at this time.  I do know this type of challenge can really kick some butt......and that is all good!   I've got a day or two to make a plan of action......kick major butt perhaps?  Yeah baby!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) almost 6 years ago
Thanks for the challenge. I actually like the Q and A fomat. Finally, I will formulate an answer to the question how are houses selling here? I better take tomorrow and make a list of topics before my brain turns to Jello. I did a 30 day challenge once before and what I learned is to get the blog done early in the day while the brain cells are still firing!
Posted by Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor (Carlson Properties 325-721-2429) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie - I'm in even as I squint and contemplate.  It's like medicine.  I know it's good for me, and I know what I've closed as a result.  Thank you for the encouragement bribery.

Posted by Christine Donovan, Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M (Donovan Blatt Realty) almost 6 years ago

Thx for hosting this, Kerrie.  I hope to participate.  The Q&A portion should be particularly helpful for all of us.  My Q&A posts get the most hits.

Posted by Debbie Gartner, The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers (The Flooring Girl) almost 6 years ago

tall order in a busy market,,,,we will try !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) almost 6 years ago

Wow, that is a huge challenge!  I think I need to give it a try!

Posted by Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (WILLIAM RAVEIS ) almost 6 years ago

See you the next 31 days!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage | Charlotte, NC) almost 6 years ago

Goodness sounds like a challenge and a lot of fun!

Posted by Joe Jackson, Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert (Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty) almost 6 years ago

It has been a while since I did one of these 30/31 day challenges...sounds like the time is here again!

Posted by Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty, Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County (Bucci Realty, Inc.) almost 6 years ago

That's a lot of blogging.  I better use my draft mode like I did last time.  Good luck to everybody!                                

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) almost 6 years ago

OK...it's time for me to sit down and start my list of blog ideas. Thanks for another contest, Kerrie.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) almost 6 years ago

Spring Blog Par-tee!   31 Blogs in 31 Days... we can do this! 

      Thanks, Kerrie - see you on April Fools' Day!

Posted by Fred Griffin, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

You make it sound so easy...I will give it a try!

Posted by Karen Steed, Associate Broker Haralson Realty (Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton) almost 6 years ago

I find it difficult to blog every day. Some days I write more than one post. I will try to save in draft so I can use one  a day.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 6 years ago

These 31 in 31 are grinding and my brain is a little slow but I'm in, it's a great way to get my name out there.

Posted by Liz Wallace, Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N (Century 21 Sherlock Homes) almost 6 years ago
This is what I needed. I had made it my goal to move in rank from # 5 to # 2 in my county and I have been working on it every day so this will really help! To reach #1 would take much longer to ever catch up with the person who has been blogging much longer than I have but I am already # 1 in my city so that is a start, right?
Posted by Jeri Herl, CDPE, CLHMS, GRI (Keller Williams Realty Centre) almost 6 years ago

Kerri, I'm going to give this a shot. I'm pretty new at the blogging thing so I want to make sure I understand the rules to get the 3100 points. I specialize in short sales and I'm trying to generate more traffic for that niche to my site so I'm a little more limited in topics. Just wondering if this will work with my short sale niche. Any problems there?

Posted by Bryan Dais almost 6 years ago
Kerrie, daily blogging has become a good habit for many of us herein the Rain! It's even better when we get rewarded. Thanks for the challenge!
Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) almost 6 years ago

Good morning Kerrie, count me in.  This keeps me on track.  Thank you!!

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) almost 6 years ago

Ok, Kerrie - count me in!  I need one of these to poke me in the keester and get back on the blogging bandwagon.  Thanks for hosting this one!

Posted by Jennifer Prestwich, Madison & Co Properties (Henderson, Thornton, Broomfield and Westminster) almost 6 years ago

I might be able to pull this off, if you are willing to allow me to post a couple on the 28th as I'm planning to head to Italy on the 29th? Pleeeeeeease? I'll try to do the rest properly. 

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) almost 6 years ago

Great timing.......Good grief, can I please get just a few extra hours in the day. Who needs sleep anyway.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

I'm going to be a weiner & say no.  Last time this was so exhausting I almost cried.

Posted by Lyn Sims, Schaumburg IL Real Estate (RE/MAX Suburban) almost 6 years ago

Sounds like a FUN Challenge! Time to start getting our blog ideas nailed down!

Posted by Erin Bates (CMG Financial and Expansion Marketing Services) almost 6 years ago

I am new to Active Rain.  What does "4 Core Q&A posts" mean?

Posted by Pat Taylor (Watson Realty Corp) almost 6 years ago

wow, I better start a few draft today if I try this challenge. thanks for making it a good one

Posted by Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070, California Homes for Sale in the East Bay (Golden Gate Sotheby's International) almost 6 years ago

 

Hi Kerrie,

I love it Kerrie and cannot wait for March 1st. I think these challenges get our brain juices going so we post very stimuating material for our readers.

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning (Sun Lakes Realt) almost 6 years ago

It will be hard, but I better start brain storming, but it will be a challenge. You really put me to the test. lets see where I am on March 31. I will try my best promise!

Posted by Annett T. Block, Your NextHome in Fort Lauderdale Beach (NextHome Connect Realty) almost 6 years ago

Alrighty then!  I think I might be ready for this challenge as I have been slacking off lately.  Thanks for the encouragement.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) almost 6 years ago

Oh, the timing is so, so wrong....:( 

I am actually supposed to be a writing a blog post a day, but right now I'm creating Wordpress subdivision pages which is going to take a month to do. However, I have bookmarked this post for ideas. Thanks Kerrie! 

Posted by Lynda White, Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty (Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How) almost 6 years ago

WOW - huge points potential PLUS exposure!! Going to start tomorrow.

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846 (Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330) almost 6 years ago

I am in Kerrie, this will keep me on track.

Posted by Kathy Stoltman, Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793 (Rockwood Realty) almost 6 years ago

OK, Kerrie; let's see what happens by following through on this idea. I'll set my alarm clock earlier every day!

Posted by Stacey Mayer, Snohomish-Homes.com (Snohomish-Homes.com) almost 6 years ago

Sounds like something I need to do again. I keep getting blogged down, I mean bogged down, with work!

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) almost 6 years ago

Just the challenge I need to get back on track. I've missed my time in the Rain. These "every day" challenges are always grueling for me, but they certainly do provide a kick start for the rest of the year. No better way to form a habit than to do it for 31 days straight.

Posted by Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent (Solid Source Realty GA) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie...count me in. This is just what I needed. Been slacking off a little this past week and this is just what I need to keep me accountable to blogging on a daily basis.  

Posted by Les & Sarah Oswald, Broker, Realtor and Investor (Realty One Group) almost 6 years ago

HI Kerrie, Thank you for creating and hosting this challenge. I log on everyday, read some blogs and comment on a few but I haven't blogged for awhile. This will help me to have incentive and motivation to blog each day in March. It is very important to write local blogs.

 

Posted by JoAnn Moore, Home Loans in Delaware (The Mortgage Market of Delaware) almost 6 years ago

OK, I've been slacking off lately, so you've inspired me to get back on track.

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) almost 6 years ago

I'm looking forward to the challenge! It's been easy to not be as disciplined when there isn't a challenge to motivate me. 

Posted by Lanise Warrior-Johnson, Real Estate Specialist (Real Estate Brokers Services, Inc.) almost 6 years ago

WOOT!  Let's try this again, shall we!  I think I can, I think I can...

Posted by Linda K. Mayer, Realtor, SRES, SoCAL, A REALTOR YOU CAN TRUST (License # 01767321) almost 6 years ago

 I have been a slacker as well...some of it out of my control....but I am committed to getting back on track so am going to commit...this is how i started blogging consistently a few year ago!!!   I can't wait...

and were you in Dallas for Family Reunion?    If so I can't believe I didn't meet you...I introduced myself to Bob....

Posted by Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady! (Keller Williams Realty Boise) almost 6 years ago

Okay, even though I've been a deadbeat for a couple of weeks, count me in!  It was great to see you in Dallas!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie_ Going to be a tough month to do the contest.. but I am in!

Posted by Scott Fogleman, New Home Team (New Home Team 804-573-9592) almost 6 years ago

Okay....I expect March to be a very very busy month but I am going to attempt to do this!

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com) almost 6 years ago

Okay, I started my day out with my first on of the 31 for this month!!!! Thanks, Kerrie.

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi, MA, PSA, TRC - Greater Clearwater Florida Residential Real Estate Professional, Palm Harbor, Dunedin, Clearwater, Safety Harbor (Charles Rutenberg Realty) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie  Just the kind of challenge I need to get going.  That and my new website should be up next week.  Life is good!  Thanks for all you do

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, I will sure give it a try. Thanks for the challenge, and your right, It's for my own good.

Posted by Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC & (Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC) almost 6 years ago

This is going to be a challenge for me.  I blog for a while and then I stop.  I think is is a great way for me to create a habit.  I accpet your challenge. 

I have already blogged over 10 blogs for the week so I will not get any points for the blogs I do for the next 6 days.  I an going to be losing points and points.  But I still take up the challenge.

Posted by Merline D Pennant - New homes, Short Sales and Pre-foreclosures, New City, New Towns, New homes (Regal Realty of the Treasure Coast LLC) almost 6 years ago

Deborah - I flew in late Sunday night and was at the convention Mon/Tues.  So sorry to have missed you!!!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 6 years ago

I'm in.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) almost 6 years ago

My first question type blog post dropped right into my Inbox this morning :)

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) almost 6 years ago

I'm in.  Grunt.  Oh no.  What have I gotten myself into?  Blog a day. <puff, puff>  Blog a day. <wheeze!> Blaggedy, a blog a day.  <pant, pant>  Blogaday....

Posted by Tom Jansson, Chicago Area Home Inspector - InterNACHI Certified (Acuity Home Inspections) almost 6 years ago

This is something I can actually sink my teeth into. Seeing as I haven't completed a challenge like this in years, I can definitely use the points, lol...

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) almost 6 years ago

This is a great challenge and will help anyone who does it! Blogging once a day can have an icredible inpact on both your traffic and your knowledge. You learn twice as much when you treach others through blogging! Thanks for the challenge and I accept! I look forward to seeing more great things on activerain! thanks!

Posted by John Bunka, SimplexStudios.com - WordPress for Real Estate (AgentAvenue.com) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

Thanks for the challenge! Here's my first entry.

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Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) almost 6 years ago

I have been floundering around here in the rain and just have not been consistent.  I am up for the challenge and hopefully it will get me on the track I want to be on here at AR.

Posted by Kathy Akers, Your Trusted Real Estate Advisor (Fathom Realty NC LLC) almost 6 years ago

Hello Kerrie,

Great fun, a blog a day has begun!  Now Kerrie, if we blog 2 posts a day do we get double points (LOL)

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerri, you're on!  Great meeting you in person at Family Reunion!

Posted by Bob Miller, The Ocala Dream Team (Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty) almost 6 years ago

This will be a really a change for me because I'm not really discipline about blogging but I AM IN ON THIS ONE. May be something like this is what I need to get my act together and get serous about blogging.

Posted by Venancio Gonzalez, Longview WA Real Estate Broker - 360-751-4001 (Windermere Kelso/Longview) almost 6 years ago

I am in it!  Got to get back to the daily blogging discipline and looking forward to it.

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) almost 6 years ago

Kerry

 

What a great way to "Spring" our business "Forward" !!

Posted by Laura Gray (RE/MAX Realty Group) almost 6 years ago

36 blogs in January. 13 in February? Need a challenge to help me get my blogging mojo back. COUNT ME IN BOSS LADY.:-)

 

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) almost 6 years ago

Yeah Kerrie - thank heavens I saw this today!!!  We are in!

Cyndi

Posted by Bill & Cyndi Daves, TeamDAVES - Your REALTORS In the GA/NC Mountains! (Hiawassee, Young Harris, Blairsville, Hayesville, Murphy and Beyond!) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie,

 I am in! I hope you have a great weekend! Thanks for the inspiration I like the core thing we do have certain questions asked over and over again!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert almost 6 years ago

Only 6 1/2 hours left for the first blog due today (with an elementary school "Pizza Night" already penciled in... but I'm game.

Posted by AJ Heidmann ~ CRS, YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert (McEnearney Associates, Inc.) almost 6 years ago
Wow, sooo many takers. Add one more, I'm in.
Posted by Kim Gaston, Colorado Springs REALTOR®, CNE (719)661-6987 (FRONT PORCH TEAM REAL ESTATE & PROPERTY STYLING - Brokerage, Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC) almost 6 years ago

The word "challenge" motivatese me.  I'm all in.  It will be the first time ever for me blogging consistently.  I'm in!

Posted by Lynne Ruffin, Century 21. The Gold Standard. (Century 21 Nachman Realty) almost 6 years ago

I'm gonna go for it.  A bit challenging for a challenge.  It looks to be a busy month.

Posted by Brad MacKenzie, Turning Houses into Homes on the South Shore (Brad MacKenzie) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie - I have been so out of the loop for way too long.  Must have been fate that led me to your post today.  This is just what I need to jump start me back into a daily routine of blogging. 

Posted by Donna Bigda, Greater New Haven CT Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance) almost 6 years ago
Well, I missed a few days recently so this would certainly perk things up!
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, I'm in. I think. I need to blog more. Personal stuff has sucked lately, but that shouldn't stop me now. Thanks for the challenge.

Posted by Eric Michael, Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519 (Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI) almost 6 years ago

You're on Kerrie, but with your challenge comes a challenge to myself!

Posted by Steven Pahl, Real Estate Consultant Tampa, FL 813-319-6423 (Keller Williams Tampa Properties) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie - I love these contests, I didn't realize I could post everyday until I entered one.

Posted by Michelle Gibson, REALTOR (Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. ) almost 6 years ago

Great contest Kerrie.  But I will fully admit up front - there is no way I can post a blog each day.   Why?  Because I am living proof that blogging brings me business.   I've had buyers here from NY this week, under contract today.  New buyers tomorrow from Ohio.  Life is Good !!  

Posted by Christine Bohn, The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL (RE/MAX Professionals) almost 6 years ago

Thanks for the contest Kerrie!  These really give me the push I need.  I'm in ;)

Posted by Christine McDaniel, Broker Associate (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Porter Co.) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, a welcome change - that we do not have to post the comment in this blog and just email you to get the bonus points.

And I am ready to write my first one of the month...

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 6 years ago

I am ready for the challenge...I made it though January but slacked again in February! Thanks for all you do for the AR community!

Warm Regards,
Maryland Mortgage Mama 

Posted by Bridget "Mortgage Mama" McGee, Maryland Mortgage Mama NMLS#196068 (SWBC Mortgage 410-960-2061) almost 6 years ago
Kerrie, well I've had a hard time keeping up with blogging because of how busy it's been, but I certainly give it a shot.
Posted by Nick T Pappas, Madison & Huntsville Alabama Real Estate Resource (Assoc. Broker/Broker ABR, CRS, SFR, e-Pro, @Homes Realty Group, @HomesBirmingham & Providence Property Mgmnt, LLC Huntsville AL) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, thanks for keeping us motivated with another challenge!

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) almost 6 years ago
I decided to kick in a screenshot a day of my iPad apps collection. There are 27 screenshots. I have spent three years researching this...i.e. how to run a real estate business on an iPad. I figure if I do this screenshot a day and toss is four screenshots of bookmarks etc. I will get to the March finish line.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) almost 6 years ago

I wrote my first blog for the contest yesterday.  Thanks Kerrie!

Posted by Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School, Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor (REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida) almost 6 years ago

Glad that I signed in last night and saw this contest. I was able to get my first one in before midnight!!! Woohoo!

Posted by Tamara Inzunza, Close-In Alexandria and Arlington Living (RE/MAX Executives) almost 6 years ago

Guess I'm a day late into this pool, and 3100 points short :(  Maybe next March.

Posted by Mike Carlier, More opinions than you want to hear about. almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, do these blogs have to be posted into a specific group?

Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) almost 6 years ago
Shoot! I blew it--totally forgot yesterday was the first...
Posted by Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate (Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie, Thank you for the contest and this just might be the motivation I need to finish all those posts I have started!  Even if I don't make the whole month it will good to post more!

Have a great weekend!

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) almost 6 years ago
Well, darn, I just read this today, so already missed day one! Ah well....
Posted by Sue Ellett, Marble Falls, & Austin, TX, Lake Travis, Lake LBJ (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate ~ Paragon Property Group) almost 6 years ago

Dear Kerrie,

I'm finally ready to write my first blog...with the encouragement of my husband...31 blogs, actually.  Could I please enter the contest a day late?  I'm sorry - but it took him the whole day to talk me into it.  I'll do two blogs today and be caught up.  Thanks, Sally

Posted by Sally Crane, Woodland appraisal support. (WMS) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie ~ Looks like I'm a day late and maybe I should change that old expression to... Its never too late and give it my best anyway!

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, I just found this, and by luck I've had one yesterday and one today!  Two down and 29 to go!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) almost 6 years ago

I promise, I'll take this challenge next month. 

It is probably one of my favorite  contests here on AR.

I'm sure, it will help me a lot to become committed dedicated disciplined blogger.

Good luck to all!

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) almost 6 years ago

I am going to take the challenge. I have around 25 posts in my DRAFTS queue at the moment.

Posted by John Mosier, Prescott's Patriot Agent 928 533-8142 (Realty ONE Group Mountain Desert) almost 6 years ago

I love this I really need to develop the daily habit of making a post so that people can get used to a scheduled program.

Posted by Rachell Lara & A List Properties, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts (eXp Realty / 619.316.7445) almost 6 years ago

OK you got me.  I am in.  And hey considering it is the 3rd and I am current I can show that I have been following your suggestion all along....

Posted by Stanley Stepak, Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake, (Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, I've been out of town with no internet. Will you prorate us if we start late and do every day?????

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) almost 6 years ago

Count me in, Kerrie.

 

I am going over my laundry list of blog subjects that I “will write about when I get the time”.

 

The time is NOW!

Posted by John Juarez, ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN (The Medford Real Estate Team) almost 6 years ago

Oops -- this is what happens when I don't take time to be active on the Rain. Next time I hope I'll be present.

 

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) almost 6 years ago

Darn!  I was out of town this weekend and didn't see this until today.  I so need some kind of challenge to kick me back into gear!

Posted by Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh, A doctor who makes house calls. (Century 21 New Millennium) almost 6 years ago

I also was gone all weekend and missed the first 3 days, I will be watching for the spring contest?

Posted by Bill Dean, William Dean - Broker, Salesperson (Haggerty Team St. Louis, Mo.) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie, I ran out of room for blogging for last week, but I uploaded what I had wrote "waiting for Monday" will this count?  I am all caught up for March.  I just saw the contest opportunity.  Please advise.

Posted by Rosemary Brooks, The Mother & Daughter Realty Team (BMC Real Estate - 209-910-3706) almost 6 years ago

Oh, too bad I missed this one, was at the RE/MAX convention, just getting back to work today.  - I looked for the AR booth, but I guess you didn't attend that one?  

Posted by Christine Pappas - REALTOR®, eXp Realty - The Agent-Owned Cloud Brokerage (eXp Realty) almost 6 years ago

Hey Kerrie, I'm late in the game, but just posted my first blog for March. Hope that I'm not too late to be a part of the contest.

Posted by Erna Neal, A Knowledgable Central Florida Realtor (The Viking Team, Realty) almost 6 years ago
Kerrie, I'm in,but I need to catch up. 2 blogs in 5 days...so I owe 3 and then will kick onto schedule. Thanks as always for challenging us to be the best!
Posted by Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve! (Keller Williams Prestige Properties) almost 6 years ago

Hi Kerrie, I did not see that you answered this question yet, but can we still participate if we got started late?  Can we catch up?  I would like to start blogging today for the contest, so please let me know!  Thanks!

Posted by Tonya Jones, REALTOR® (Solid Source Realty, Inc.) almost 6 years ago

Day six and going strong - I even have two drafts ready to go in case

Posted by Ray Stockwell, Director of Product Marketing ZipperAgent (ZipperAgent) almost 6 years ago

I wish I could allow all to participate who happened upon this late but it wouldn't be much of a challenge if I did.  We do our best to feature it, place it in the contest tab days before it launches, include it in the Daily Drop, our Facebook page, Google + etc.  

Please do blog each day, even if you don't get the bonus points you can still help your business and receive the regular blogging points.  Climb that Leaderboard!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie,

I think I did something wrong on one of the days but I am trying!  I am just back to AR and getting a feel for what to do.  I have one day that is questionable.  Am I still in?  Sorry to bother you.  I WILL get better at this! This has really spurred me on to be back to a daily routine on AR.  THANKS!

Posted by Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (WILLIAM RAVEIS ) almost 6 years ago

Excited about this challenge. Love getting the habit down and also love that it will secure my place on page one that much btter.

Thank you Kerrie & Active Rain

Posted by Rachell Lara & A List Properties, A List Properties - San Diego Neighborhood Experts (eXp Realty / 619.316.7445) almost 6 years ago
Kerrie, I've posted a blog a day so far, was I supposed to sign up first?
Posted by Dan Tabit (Keller Williams Bellevue) almost 6 years ago

Dan - No need to sign up, just blog each day and then email me at the end of the challenge for review.

Good luck to you all!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 6 years ago

Bummer - i just noticed this one and while did a few two a day posts there were a few days I missed!  :(

Next time.  Thanks Kerrie.

Posted by Joy Daniels (Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd.) almost 6 years ago
I am doing an iPad Best Realtor Apps Screenshot a day. I have 27 so 17 to go. Woah!
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) almost 6 years ago

Oh no I missed this one :(

Maybe Ill challenge myself anyway and do 2 a day until Im caught up, even though I wont receive the points. 

I just hit 100,000 points yesterday and Im super motivated at the moment LOL

Good luck to the rest of you!

Posted by Vienna Bello, Real Estate Sales, Rentals & Consulting, GRI, SFR (Liberty Realty, LLC) almost 6 years ago

Congrats on your 100K milestone Vienna!  That is huge!!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) almost 6 years ago

Kerrie

Count me in on a blog a day in March.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 5 years ago

Kerrie,

On the second of this month I thought I had posted a blog but I guess when I pressed the post button I had not taken it out of draft mode and did not know to go to the points section to see if it had posted. Once I learned to check this, I have been at it every day.  Am I out at this point?

Posted by Marcia Hawken, Naples Luxury Specialist (WILLIAM RAVEIS ) over 5 years ago

Marcia - I'll take a look, keep going with the challenge.

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie, I missed this contest. Do something for April! I always get busy , but a good contest  will get me GOING!

Posted by Tracy Lee Parker, Buy*Sell*Lease (RE/MAX Dallas Suburbs/PLATINUM PROPERTIES & MANAGEMENT) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, I am not sure if I need to sign up as I read that at the end of march: I need to send you an email.

Challege starts Friday, March 1st and ends Sunday March 31st.
One blog must be written each day.
4 core Q&A posts must be included.
At the end of the contest, email kerrie@activerain.com your username for review.
All those that complete these guidelines will receive 3100 points.

Trying to follow directions.

Posted by Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC & (Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC) over 5 years ago

Mark - No need to sign up, just blog daily and incorporate the 4 Q&A posts and email me at the end of the challenge for review.  Good luck!

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 5 years ago

This daily post is helping me feel more connected with my community and proactive in my business. Thanks Kerrie! Perfect timing for the new scheduling posts feature. My Mom is coming in town for the weekend, and I'm planning my posts ahead.

Cheers, Kim

Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Realtors (www.LiveWorkSiliconBeach.com, Santa Monica Real Estate :) ) over 5 years ago

Just came by to say thanks again for making me do this every day.... looking forward to the end of the month when I can slack off again... haha.

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) over 5 years ago

So glad to see the inspiration flowing!  

Posted by Kerrie La Guardia, Let it Rain! (ActiveRain, Community Manager) over 5 years ago
I have done a best of iPad App Series for Realtors all month. Check out the wrap up. Four Q&A to go! Wrap Up post is... Short URL: http://actvra.in/SJJ
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) over 5 years ago

Yahoo! tomorrow is the last day to blog for this contest, it's been a trying journey but well worth it, thank you ActiveRain and thank you Kerrie Greenhalgh for offering a fabulous contest.

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 5 years ago

The end is in sight!  It has been a challenge but I muddled through! One more to go!

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - www.BuyersBrokersOnly.com) over 5 years ago

Just came back here to make sure I've done what I'm supposed to have done, and only 1 more day to go. Sometimes it was a stretch because I was so busy towards the end of the month. The good thing? You get into a habit and that will pay off in the long run.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 5 years ago

So happy that there is just one more day to go. I always do these when I am the busiest!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Congratulations to all of those who had the discipline to do this.  Great Job!!!

Posted by Rob Lyszczarz (RE/MAX Properties Unlimited) over 5 years ago

Thanks for the Challenge Kerrie,

It is done, 48 blogs in 31 days including 5 q&a blogs.  Now to repeat it next month.

 

Happy Easter!!

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 5 years ago

Thanks Kerrie.  Mission accomplished.  And I hope my blogs make a contribution to AR!  I know they sure get people to see me and it helps my SEO!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) over 5 years ago

YAHOO! final day and just completed by last 31 days and just emailed you my user name....thanks Kerrie

Posted by Bob Ratliff, "Sold with Bob" (Robert Ratliff Realty) over 5 years ago

Yeah boyee! 31 in 31 DONE.  Surprisingly, it wasn't as grueling as expected. Guess I had a lot to say this month.

Thanks for the challenge, Kerrie. Now bring on the points, babe.

 

Posted by Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent (Solid Source Realty GA) over 5 years ago

Done and done...amazing that I pulled this off this month. Thanks for the kick Miss. Kerrie!!! 

Posted by Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner, Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395 (Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395) over 5 years ago

OK, I am done. Hope you have another challenge that will keep this going!!!

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) over 5 years ago

Hello Kerrie,

First - HAPPY EASTER!

Thank you for another great blogging challenge - I have completed blogging every day, and will be emailing you the (more than) required 4 posts with answers for consumers.

Lisa

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie, finished the challenge and emailed you!  Hope you had a great weekend... with all those participants you will be busy the next few days!  :-)

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie, Happy Easter!!  Thank you for inspiring me to do this challenge and am finished.  I feel great and it is so rewarding here in the "rain".  It is so great to meet so many fine people.  The relationship building is phenomenal.  Thank you!!

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 5 years ago

Howdy and afternoon Kerrie

Kerrie my friend,  I'm stoping by to send you the required E-Mail.

A big Congrats to all those for competing the March 31 in 31 days challenge! 

Happy Easter to you and your whole family!!!


Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) over 5 years ago

Kerrie,

Yeah, I completed 31 blogs in 31 days!!! What a wonderful sense of accomplishment. Thank you for the challenge. One of the days it might look like I wrote 2 posts. It was actually after midnight on the east coast but registered on AR as the same day.

Betsy Schuman Dodek's link to 31 in 31!!!

Happy Easter,

 

Betsy

Posted by Betsy Schuman Dodek, SearchPotomacHomes.com (Washington Fine Properties - Washington DC Area Real Estate) over 5 years ago

Kerrie I posted a blog everyday, and completed the challenge today, and did more than the 4 Q&A blogs required.  Like I told you in the e-mail, thank you for all the hard work you put into these challenges.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, did the challenge and answered more than 4 clients questions.  Did it have to be a specific format? 

Posted by Kim & Kristine Halverson, Realtors (www.LiveWorkSiliconBeach.com, Santa Monica Real Estate :) ) over 5 years ago

Kerrie, it is always a challenge for me to blog daily on AR as well as other sites I have.  I did complete the challenge though.

Posted by Petra Norris, Realtor, Lakeland FL Homes for Sale (Lakeland Real Estate Group, Inc.) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

I did the 31 day challenge and included more than 4 questions. It was definitely a challenge and quite fun!

Posted by Joan Congilose, Marlboro, Manalapan, Freehold NJ Homes (Century 21 Action Plus Realty ) over 5 years ago

Thank you Kerrie for this challenge!  I am amazed that I was able to do it.  Energized again about blogging.  Thank you!

Gloria

Posted by Gloria Todor, & Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA (Century 21 Absolute Realty ) over 5 years ago

Phew! We did it. We have not been active for a while but this gave us the jump start we needed. Thank you! Jacque & Larry

Posted by Larry & Jacque Ficek, Realtors - Wasilla Alaska (Alaska Dream Makers) over 5 years ago

Happy Easter...and I am a happy lady because I finished the 31 day challenge. Congratulations to everyone who completed it as well...we are all rockstars!

Posted by Kaera Mims, Associate Broker, e-PRO, REALTOR; Hampton, Newport News, York Co. (Liz Moore & Associates) over 5 years ago

Just under the wire.  I completed the 31 day blogging challenge.  I am excited about my points rising! 

Funny how points are motivating!  Congratulations to all contestants! 

Posted by Beverly Carlson, Abilene's Staging Realtor (Carlson Properties 325-721-2429) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

It’s Michelle Carr Crowe for the Blog a Day Contest in March. I’ve got close to 100 posts so I think my numbers are OK. J  My username is RESULTS.

Here are 4 of the Q & A posts. Thanks for a good contest that kept me posting at least daily all month long.

How Can I Inexpensively Increase A San Jose, Calif. Home's Curb Appeal?

http://actvra.in/SVY

 

How Can I Search for San Jose, Calif. Homes for Sale Long Distance?

http://actvra.in/SVX

 

Can I Get Clean Title If Buying As-Is with Back Taxes, Abatement Lien?

http://actvra.in/SVZ

 

Are You Waiting or Deciding to Buy a San Jose, Calif. Home?

http://actvra.in/SW2

 

Posted by Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 5 years ago

Sigh of relief, mine is done too!  Emailed you my user name.

Posted by Christine OShea (Christine E O'Shea Real Estate Broker) over 5 years ago

31 in 31 is Done, now to begin 30 in 30 in April!

Posted by Steven Pahl, Real Estate Consultant Tampa, FL 813-319-6423 (Keller Williams Tampa Properties) over 5 years ago

31 Blogs in 31 Days accomplished. Thank you

Posted by Mark Horan, "The Resident Chef" - Resident Team Realty LLC & (Resident Team Realty, LLC & Toni's Property Management LLC) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerry just finished the last blog for March last night and just had to continue into the April blog.

Will email you the info needed.

Thanks for the challenge looks like you get me addicted.

Annett

Posted by Annett T. Block, Your NextHome in Fort Lauderdale Beach (NextHome Connect Realty) over 5 years ago

Hi Kerrie,

I got them all done. It was a blast getting back into the groove...

Posted by William James Walton Sr., Greater Waterbury Real Estate (WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group) over 5 years ago

Kerrie I actually entered this Contest and the Market Shift Contest

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 5 years ago

I did it, I did it. Even though it raised my blood pressure a few times, I made the entire month. I don't envy your chore of handing out the points!

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 5 years ago

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