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Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Tony and Suzanne,

In the words of our friend Michael Jacobs it depends.  I am with Roger D. Mucci on the complicated ones.  A

Feb 06, 2016 11:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,550,337
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Some, not in others.   Still curious?

Feb 06, 2016 11:12 PM
Ambassador
1,445,369
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I tend not to these days.  I did years ago but they don't appeal to me any more.

Feb 06, 2016 11:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,626,424
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I have but not very many.  Something short and as long as it doesn't take a lot of time.  At my age time is at a premium 

Feb 06, 2016 10:57 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

only the easy ones that don't take weeks to complete!!!

Feb 06, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Yes like you if it interests me.

Feb 06, 2016 10:52 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Some not all. That is why there is a variety so different strokes for different folks. Also it depends how much time is required and how busy I am in my business.

Feb 06, 2016 10:28 PM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Yes but not all of them.

Feb 06, 2016 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
5,188,270
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Definitely not as much as I would like!

Feb 07, 2016 09:30 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I do. I will not participate in one contest anymore.

Feb 07, 2016 06:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers. Like yourself, I participate with some of them.

Feb 07, 2016 06:15 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers As much as I can, I do. I always learn something new from these contests and challenges.

Not to mention, we 'earn' points for our hard work, too.

Feb 07, 2016 03:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,762
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

When I first started, I never did, now I participate in almost all of them, when I can.

Feb 07, 2016 02:10 PM
Ambassador
3,159,209
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I pick and choose what works for me and my business

Feb 07, 2016 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
843,375
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Much like yourselves Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers .  Sometimes yes and others no.  Mark

Feb 07, 2016 12:59 PM
Rainer
321,564
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have a few times. 

Feb 07, 2016 12:57 PM
Ambassador
2,678,459
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I used to do all of the contests.  Last month, I started out in both contests... but just couldn't get the time to finish them.  Maybe next month!

Feb 07, 2016 11:05 AM
Ambassador
6,348,383
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont miss very many of them, always inspire us to do something good for our blog.

Feb 07, 2016 09:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like the easy ones, one and done, i do not like the multi step ones that take the fun out of it. I miss the write 30 blogs in 30 days, leave 10 comments a day for 30 days ones.

Feb 07, 2016 09:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,272,199
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

It depends how busy I am.

Feb 07, 2016 07:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Very seldom

Feb 07, 2016 07:35 AM
Ambassador
3,161,787
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

If it fits our blogging plan, yes.  If it's too complicated or I don't see a clear win for our business, I'll probably pass. 

Feb 07, 2016 07:24 AM
Rainmaker
1,209,215
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

I have a couple of times back in the day, and I hosted one as well.  Haven't done one in years and don't plan on it anytime soon.  

 

Feb 07, 2016 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Feb 07, 2016 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,497,568
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, but only in ones that either pique my curiousity or are pretty easy to do.  The Christmas light one was easy, since I had just done a post on the lights of my area.

 

Ringing and singing, too complicated and too many moving parts.  Same with the weltersung 95 part blog contest.

Feb 07, 2016 04:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Time permitting, I will.  

Feb 07, 2016 04:07 AM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I participate in some but not all contests.

Feb 07, 2016 03:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,236,920
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yes. Most active boggers are consistent contestants....

Some are fun also.....

Sam

Feb 07, 2016 03:31 AM
Ambassador
5,030,483
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I do when I can, and especially the ones that interest me the most

Feb 07, 2016 03:24 AM
Ambassador
5,779,501
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

It depends (have you heard that one before??)  When I can, I try to support the person hosting the challenge or contest. However, if it's too complicated or not something that I can do with regards to my business, then I pass. 

Feb 07, 2016 03:22 AM
Rainmaker
7,783,899
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have participated in many of the past contests but have decided to reduce my participation.

Feb 07, 2016 03:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,307,553
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

Not too many anymore. Just really don't have the time, and they have never helped with any SEO...

Feb 07, 2016 01:56 AM
Ambassador
3,382,984
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Depends on the contest and how much time I have.  I'd say my participation rate has dropped dramatically.

Feb 07, 2016 01:44 AM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Too time consuming for me 

Feb 07, 2016 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
152,561
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I just started mid-January and had all intentions of doing the one last month, but wasn't really prepared to do all the work. I would like to in the future.

Feb 07, 2016 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,276
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Yes I used too & they just became too overwhelming. 

Feb 07, 2016 01:06 AM
Rainmaker
4,894,546
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

If I have the time yes but the past month no.

Feb 07, 2016 12:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,847,405
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not the ones that go on for a month.

Feb 07, 2016 12:38 AM
Rainmaker
797,407
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Some I do and like Roger Mucci, if there are too many ingredients, I don't.

Feb 06, 2016 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

In the past I did but I have not for quite a long time.

Feb 06, 2016 11:00 PM
Rainmaker
2,164,887
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

No, I've left a lot of POINTS on the table !

Feb 06, 2016 10:49 PM
Rainmaker
907,978
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I don't seem to have any interest in contests.

Feb 06, 2016 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
564,720
Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

I've had to skip most of them over the last 2 years.  I've been too busy.  Most are not useful for my business and hence just take up time.  Sometimes I'll do the quick & fun ones, but even so, I've probably skipped more than half.

Feb 06, 2016 10:30 PM
Rainmaker
979,296
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Tony and Suzanne - I have not been very active with the contests. Just too busy.

Feb 09, 2016 02:12 PM
Rainmaker
5,846,708
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Depends on the month, and how busy I am.   Some are not real estate related and when business is crazy, there is no time. 

Feb 08, 2016 01:33 AM
Rainer
57,189
Jack Gerbehy
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

I started to in Jan but it didnt work out 

 

Feb 08, 2016 01:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I enjoy many of the contests, but very often find that participating is 'forcing' a blog, and our best blogs aren't forced. 

Feb 08, 2016 12:13 AM
Rainmaker
5,095,661
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I do from time to time. I didn't in January, as I was too busy and there seemed to be too many of them and some were repetitive to prior year's contests... and while repetitive contests seem fine for many, especially newbies, I really don't want to spend time "repeating myself" to complete a contest.

Feb 07, 2016 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I have been.  I hope people continue to host them.

Feb 07, 2016 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,822
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Depends on topic and time, my available time and how much time it will take to compete.  Some contest topics do not jive with my interest or tech ability.

Feb 07, 2016 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
921,404
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No.

My observation of how others behave who are participating suggests I've made the right decision.

Now, there is another side to the story. I am completely unaware of contests available. However, I doubt know about them would change to outcome.

Feb 07, 2016 03:12 AM
Rainmaker
759,893
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I don't usually hear about them.  I have on occasion when becoming aware of one.

Feb 07, 2016 01:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,280,748
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

When I'm active on AR I generally participate in the contests.

Sep 17, 2016 12:06 PM