Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : Do you think you won't benefit from entering a Contest?

Do you think you won't benefit from entering a Contest?

Contests are CoolWRONG! You may have the idea that there is no point to enter a Contest in the Rain as there is a lot of competition and who has time for all that drivle anyway? Right? Again, Wrong! Please ask yourself, "Why am I here?"

If any of these reasons might be among your answer then you should be entering every available contest.

  1. I am here because I want to gain more business through blogging.
  2. I am here due to peer pressure to begin blogging.
  3. I am here because I want more exposure.
  4. I am here because  my spouse threatened bodily harm if I didn't start Blogging.
  5. I am here to meet new contacts for referrals.
  6. I am here to make new friends.
  7. I am here? I didn't know I was here!
  8. I am here because I am an insomniac.
  9. I am here to be picked up by Google.
  10. I am here because I am addicted to POINTS.
  11. I am here because I have nowhere else to go.
  12. I am here because I have a crush on Bob Stewart.
  13. I am here because I have a crush on Kerrie Greenhalgh.
  14. I am here because, because I am!
  15. I am here because I like to write.
  16. I am here because I like to be read.
  17. I am here because writing is making me money.
  18. I am here in hopes to make more money.
  19. I am here because ... well, you must be here for some reason, right? 
  20. Or, should we say, "WRITE". Yes, you should!

Go to the bar at the top of your HOME PAGE and click on Contests to review. Contests link upper barThere are currently 4 contests running and the POINT SYSTEM IS RUNNING RAMPANT! If you choose to do just the minimum for each contest you can bump yourself up on the Leaderboard in a Hurry with THOUSANDS OF POINTS! The more we write the better and easier it gets!

Quick Review:

Diary of a REALTOR® Contest: Why I Chose Real Estate! 

Sponsored byDiary of a Realtor Groupand Deb Brooks. Join today and get your Posts In before July 31, 2011 and receive an extra 500 points equaling 1000 points minimum for each submission!


Sponsored by Stacey Smith and the  VBLOGGERS group !  Join today and work on your new Video Blog! You can do it!

ActiveRain/Docusign Contest: Stories From the Field

Sponsored by Bob Stewart and DocuSign! Whether you have ever used it or not get your post in today!

Good News is Good for Business, "The Contest" !!!

Sponsored by Peter and Linda Pfann! This is a Pfabulous Contest to help shape a new attitude! This is a type of a POSITIVE PAY IT FORWARD for Real Estate!


If you run out of blogging ideas there are many awaiting you here! Come on! Just do it...
Deb Brooks


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Comment balloon 22 commentsDeb Brooks • July 25 2011 07:25PM


Thanks Deb for reminding us all about the contests that are currently running!  Something for everyone that's for sure.

Posted by Susan Emo, Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area (Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage) about 9 years ago

Thank you Susan! What great Contests we have going! No one should miss them!


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 9 years ago

Deb - love the way you incorporate humor into why we should be blogging and entering Active Rain contests - they are also a great way to network and get to know other members! I'm involved in a few right now - they are a fun challenge! (How did you know I had a secret crush on Bob Stewart and I think every man on AR has at least a little crush on Kerrie  - lol) Suggested!

Posted by Kristine Ginsberg, NJ Home Stager (Elite Staging and Redesign, LLC) about 9 years ago

Kristine, I think we all do at least a little! Have a crush on Bob that is! Too late as Christa would beat us with a stick! Kerrie? No doubt all men enjoy having her around. I know you are involved and I think it's great. I so enjoy getting to know everyone and practicing my writing skills. Thank you so much for the suggest. I'm glad you enjoyed it. See you in the rain!


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 9 years ago

I love, love, love the contest on ActiveRain... maybe it's my competitive spirit!  They are FUN, great for SEO, meeting and connecting with members, and for learning new things!   Kathy

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) about 9 years ago

    I am here for the friendship and education.




Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) about 9 years ago

Love it! Love it! Love it!  CONTESTS in ACTIVE RAIN!  I do need to check out what's going on - been so busy with biz (all good).


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Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!, 602-380-4886 (HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000) about 9 years ago

Ah, Deb!  We all have a thing for Kerrie!  She is the daughter I forgot to have!

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, Home in the Capital (RLAH Real Estate) about 9 years ago

Deb~ I joined the Contest group, but I had honestly NEVER noticed the link on the menu bar! DUH for me and thanks for you...

Posted by Liz Lockhart, GRI, Cape Girardeau Real Estate (Riverbend Realty, Cape Girardeau, MO) about 9 years ago

I love all your reasons I AM HERE Deb especially the HOOT ones.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 9 years ago

Alright, Deb - you've given me the courage and drive to jump into the next contest!  My first!!!!  :-)

Posted by Karen Hawkins, MBA - Langley & Surrey, BC (Royal Pro Real Estate Network) about 9 years ago

Question, when do you receive the points for entering a contest? When it is over? When you submit your entry?

Posted by Paula Smith, CDPE, CRS, SFR, Prescott Arizona (RE/MAX Mountain Properties) about 9 years ago

I love learning new stuff, Missy . . . and I just learned about the Contest button.  Thanks!  I had no idea :)

Posted by Mimi Foster, Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor (Falcon Property Solutions) about 9 years ago

I didn't even realize there was a contest selection on the bar. Thanks for sharing the current contests.

Posted by Retired Notworking about 9 years ago

Kathy, I know what you mean. I have the same spirit! It helps to encourage all of us to get into the game!

Sharon, I know. Me too. There are a combination of many things and people that keep me here including you. How is Lindsey now? She must be doing better. Her mom loves her.

Anna Banana, thank you so much! I appreciate you helping me to get the word out and I will do the same for you~

Patricia, don't you know. She is such a kind and lovely person. That would mean I would have two kind and lovely daughters. How lucky could one person get?

Liz, don't feel bad. It has not been there for long. That was another brain child of Kerries~

Gary, you're a hoot!


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 9 years ago

Karen, jump in with both feet. I will look for your submission now!

Paula, in answer to your question we all receive our points after the contest. It can be as long as 10 days before we see them since there is so much work that goes into the scoring and credits! Believe me, it's worth the wait!

Mimi, no problemo! I go and check it now on a regular basis. So glad to have it. Thanks to our fab staff at AR!

Colleen, not to's new. I learned about it from a post of Kerries!

Thank you all for coming by and I am looking forward to reading all of your entries.


Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) about 9 years ago

Thank you so much for posting this. What an awesome idea. I never even thought about this.

Posted by Sheri Cambareri (Village Properties of Mineola, LLC) about 9 years ago


Those contests are so much fun and the points aren't bad either.  I have already submitted my blogs for two of the contests.  I am at this very minute trying to divine my talent.  I can't sing or dance or juggle or demonstrate a cooking project.  At least I can write about good news in our business.  Thanks for the reminder that there are some very challenging contests now.

Posted by Evelyn Kennedy, Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA (Alain Pinel Realtors) about 9 years ago

Deb:  I feel a little silly, because I never knew about that "Contest", button and I've been here on AR for a long time.....thanks for pointing it out!!!

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) about 9 years ago

Hello Deb and contests are good for some, VB really doesn't do contests! I have had them, been a judge for them and I will try my hardest to enter your group contest ... because VB really enjoys you and your presence at AR.

Your wonderful post has been featured at one of my favorite groups at AR ...




Vegas Bob ;o)

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz about 9 years ago

AhhHaa, the link is new, that is awsome, I usually inadvertently come across a contest.  You are the Best!

Posted by Christine O'Shea (Christine E O'Shea Broker) about 9 years ago

Sometimes we all need a gentle reminder of the good things here on AR.  The contest button is a great feature that was recently added to help us find these contests. Thanks for the post.

Posted by Doug Bullwinkel, Mortgage Loan Originator NMLS #281609 (Envoy Mortgage,NMLS ID 6666) about 9 years ago