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Rainmaker
5,523,819
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
4,058,400
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Some, not in others.   Still curious?

Feb 06, 2016 11:12 PM
Ambassador
1,370,434
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
3,612,927
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

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
5,571,310
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - 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
846,325
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
Ambassador
3,986,660
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
1,397,833
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes but not all of them.

Feb 06, 2016 10:24 PM
Rainmaker
4,155,834
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
Ambassador
2,759,387
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
2,435,686
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
Ambassador
4,312,753
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
1,683,350
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
3,033,970
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
604,031
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
318,613
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I have a few times. 

Feb 07, 2016 12:57 PM
Ambassador
2,563,711
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
5,356,661
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - 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
3,321,241
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
Ambassador
3,722,618
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
3,985,837
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
2,952,020
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX 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
Ambassador
1,208,934
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
4,433,583
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Feb 07, 2016 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,380,173
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
4,799,481
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
1,525,205
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
1,148,899
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
4,556,749
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
4,801,240
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

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
6,539,494
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - 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
3,681,598
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
3,312,211
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, 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
Rainmaker
223,339
LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Too time consuming for me 

Feb 07, 2016 01:14 AM
Rainmaker
140,495
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Passionate about helping others achieve success!

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
1,715,878
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes I used too & they just became too overwhelming. 

Feb 07, 2016 01:06 AM
Rainmaker
3,966,900
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
3,994,456
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Not the ones that go on for a month.

Feb 07, 2016 12:38 AM
Rainmaker
797,107
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
1,157,485
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
2,020,050
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
845,820
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
563,146
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
876,883
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - 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
4,882,081
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
57,139
Jack Gerbehy
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

I started to in Jan but it didnt work out 

 

Feb 08, 2016 01:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,385,024
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
4,052,922
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
140,568
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
1,231,599
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
882,261
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
639,792
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & 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
1,280,348
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