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"Spring Ideas for YOU and Your Business"--AN ACTIVERAIN CHALLENGE

Spring.  During the Spring Season most all of us think about making way for the new.  No matter if it’s Spring cleaning for the home or some type of change during the Spring, we are definitely looking for new ideas to improve ….something.

If you aren’t then consider this:

With the cold weather all around us (yes, we have cooler weather in Hawaii too!) we definitely have some time for a challenge, right?  Let’s think of some new ideas for our business as well as improving our relationship with ‘self’.  Hmmm, how can we do that?

This ActiveRain Challenge will definitely get your adrenaline moving.  If you are content with yourself then there are endless possibilities!  If you are not, then what can you do to increase your confidence?  Do you have a time management plan so you are always including “me time”?  

 

What about NEW marketing ideas for farming in your area?  Postcards, Flyers and brochures you create yourself?  FIND NEW and innovative ways to increase your business!  Making time for blogging, social networking and updating your website. These are all just a few examples of what YOU can do to get your business moving.

BOTTOM LINE…..BALANCE is key to successs and it is imperative that we have both components in this  SPRING  IDEAS for both business and YOU Challenge.

The following are the simple rules for this Contest!

My Pie Chart1.        Write a post with ideas that you can implement in your life and in your business that will increase your self confidence. These will be ideas that in turn will ultimately lead you to succeed in business. READ THIS AGAIN.

2.        Make a Pie Chart  https://imgflip.com/piemaker and check mark the box to save it.  You can use this as one of your visuals (#5) but it will also show you where you need improvement to make your life a little more balanced. (It is not mandatory to use it as a visual)

3.        Contest starts NOW and ends March 31st --midnight ActiveRain time.  (12 midnight PST means 3am EST and of course 10pm in Hawaii!)

4.        You may submit only ONE entry.

5.        Your post must have at least one picture (or slideshow) or a video for visual appearance and MUST be YOUR OWN.

6.        Your tag line has to include the words  “Spring Ideas” 

7.        Add your link to the comment section of this post

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Thanks to Kerrie La Guardia for  sponsoring the contest and the approval for awarding of the following points:

  • 2000 points for FIRST Place  \
  • 1750 points for SECOND Place
  • 1500 points for THIRD Place

 

**EVERYONE ELSE WHO DID NOT 'PLACE' WILL BE A WINNER* *

**1000 points for your SPRING IDEAS entries ***

***As long as you followed the rules!!!***

 

Update:  If you did not follow the rules....

Then you took the chance of not getting any extra points.

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Spring will be in the air, there is no doubt

So come on and join in ....and give a shout out!

This ActiveRain Challenge will give you a start

By writing your thought and what comes from the heart!

 

 

 

 

                                                       

 

Celeste "Sally" Cheeseman  is a Realtor-Associate® and Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) with Century 21 Liberty Homes in Mililani, Hawaii. With a sharp understanding that a listening ear is the key to a client's needs  she serves the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) and all Hawaii Military Relocations, Hawaii Retirees, Hawaii Job Transfers and Hawaii Residents, Home Buyers and Sellers.

 

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Comment balloon 153 commentsCeleste "SALLY" Cheeseman • March 01 2014 09:01AM

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I have 4 'secret' judges who will be no doubt working hard to decide just 'who will get those extra points'.  Watch the rules....they are part of why you will get those easy 1000 points. Cutting corners is not what we do in the Real Estate Industry....so please do not cut corners for this challenge. It will not only give you insight on what you need to do to improve yourself.....Success will surely follow if you find that key that unlocks your own wealth inside of you.

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 3 years ago

Hello Sally~ There are several great challenges lined up for March. Can't wait to get started!

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 3 years ago

Thx. Yes, I'm so glad that spring is almost here.  One more week of snow and cold, and hopefully that is it.  I'm ready to make some changes, so thx for the inspiration. - Debbie

Posted by Women of Westchester Working Together, Women helping Women get ahead (Women of Westchester Working Together) over 3 years ago

Thank you for the challenge. I will have learn how to do the pie chart.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the post and for encouraging us to make a plan for spring to increase our business. I will give it a try! :)

Posted by Mayra Espinosa Certified Probate Specialist, San Mateo County- real estate Broker - 650.996.898 (Mayra Espinosa Team /Realty ONE Group Alliance|) over 3 years ago

Sally, what a great idea for spring challenge.  I will have to put on my thinking cap.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Fabulous, Sally. Making the pie chart will be a first for me - already you have me growing!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

Sound like a great challenge.  I am going to get started on this.  Look forward to reading what others have.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) over 3 years ago

This is a great challenge for those who create business plans and goals. Wish I was one of them :)

Posted by Jane Peters, Connecting you to the L.A. real estate market (Home Jane Realty) over 3 years ago

I love pie . . . now to make one for myself!  Great idea Sally.  I'm with Jane, I'm not much of a business plan person.  Will give it a try, not sure if I'll get the crust right!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results (BuyersAgentPortland.com | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time) over 3 years ago

Here's mine: We're In This Together

 

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Frisco TX Real Estate Co.) over 3 years ago

Hmmmmm.....we as lenders don't farm the same what you do.  I do like this post though.....I'm off to give it some serious thought!  Thanks

Posted by Larry Bettag, Regional Vice-President (Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage) over 3 years ago

Thank you! This sounds like fun. I look forward to participating!

Posted by Paul McFadden, Pest Control, Seattle, WA. (Paratex) over 3 years ago

Great idea for a challenge and for those looking to spark more business!  Like the pie chart as well!  Makes me hungry!

Posted by Jack O'Neal (Conway Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Time to get into Spring mode... what better way than to do it with a timely contest!  Thanks!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 3 years ago

I am so ready to spring forward!  It has been a very cold winter here in So. New Hampshire.  I have no idea why the media keeps saying we know how to deal with the weather!  NOT

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 3 years ago

Sally, what fun!  I have been working on revamping and focusing my marketing efforts this past week.  Now I have a goal and a fun challenge to entice me to keep moving.  Thanks.

Posted by Christina Sanchez Hood, #SiliconValleyHOODS | Inspired Living over 3 years ago

Sally, I am so enthusiastic about some ideas - let me see which 'winning' idea I come up with at last minute! (That's one thing I need to do - change myself so that I write my posts way before the deadline!)

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (eXp Realty) over 3 years ago

This is the kind of challenge I love, Sally -- the kind that makes me strategize my business and learn new skills, like pie chart-making.

Posted by Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent (Solid Source Realty GA) over 3 years ago

Thank you all for taking an interest!  I am so sure that by the end of this contest we ALL will have some great ideas!!!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 3 years ago

Sally, I'm looking forward to sharing ideas and learning about new ideas!

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 3 years ago

Sally - Another fun, challenging and interesting contest, can't wait to see what ideas others are using!

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) over 3 years ago

Sounds good... like the pie chart idea..

Posted by Richard and Beth Witt, Long Island Cash Home Buyer 516-330-6940 (Long Island Cash Home Buyer) over 3 years ago

Spring is best time to list your house for sale.   http://www.actvra.in/4cDR

 

 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 3 years ago

Sally, I am so ready for spring and look forward to thinking about and writing my plan.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional) over 3 years ago

This will be a great contest for getting ideas from other members as well as providing someone with something new they might not have known about.  

Posted by Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local. (Blue Olive Properties, LLC) over 3 years ago

Done Sally:

Click to View

Posted by David Saks over 3 years ago

Great contest. This one looks like it will have many entrants and I plan to be one of them!

Posted by Gerard Gilbers, Your Marketing Master (Higher Authority Markeing) over 3 years ago

So looking forward to spring and this is the perfect contest to get me going. Thank you.

 

Posted by Anna Hatridge, Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty (Goodson Realty) over 3 years ago

I think I need this more than I'd like to admit. Excellent contest and Im getting started! 

 

Posted by Cat Zwicker, CRS, Down to Earth Service; Out of this World Results! (Desert Sky Real Estate, LLC) over 3 years ago

Wow, this is right on time. I am looking to keep balance in my life. Especially since I am a new mom and new team leader! Great idea for a contest that is practical too!

Posted by Stacey Williams, Experienced Metro Atlanta Real Estate Agent over 3 years ago

I'm so done with Winter, it's time to work and think about Spring, thanks for the challenge.  I'm in!

Posted by Graziella Bruner, Broker/Owner - Serving Wayne & Oakland County (BRUNER REALTY LLC) over 3 years ago

I've been re-vamping my Marketing, so this may be a good time to put it "in writing".

Posted by Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker, email: Travis@theSOLDman.me / cell: 334-494-7846 (Team Linda Simmons, Enterprise, AL 36330) over 3 years ago

Ah Sally, another month, another challenge!

 

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 3 years ago

Sounds like a great and much needed challenge. I am in. 

Posted by Cathy Wolters, Your Brevard County Property Management Expert (Wolters Realty & Property Management Company) over 3 years ago

Sally~thank you so much! I had a blast making the pie chart and I was amazed how easy it was to do! Thanks for hosting another awesome AR challenge, this contest rocks!

 

Fun Spring Ideas for My Business 

Posted by Jon Kolsky, Licensed California Real Estate Broker (Kolsky Realty & Management) over 3 years ago

Sounds like a lot of fun.  Can't wait to do the pie chart.

Posted by MaryKay Shumway, YourDoorCounty, Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert (The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948)) over 3 years ago

I have to pass on the challenge right now, but thanks for the infomration on the pie chart maker!

Posted by Donna Quinlan, Keller Williams Real Estate Agent CareerConsultant (Keller Williams Realty) over 3 years ago

Sally, I have spent an inordinate amount time trying to make a chart using the site you recommend in your post.  Ugh!  Any suggestions?

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Mary:

 

1)  Title

2)  Label pie selections under "new slice"

3)  Drag and move the selections to the right for the amount of time you spend

4)  Add new slices at the bottom for more pie slices

5)  Move the buttons to the right for each one for the amount of time you thing you spend on each.

MY PIE

 

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 3 years ago

Thanks, Sally.  I will follow your directions & get busy with my post.

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Finally:  Seeking Balance Thanks for the challenge, Sally

Posted by Mary Yonkers, Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor (Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally,

 

Just wanted to take a quick moment to say thanks for the challenge. I think it is important to have a plan and of course to include me time. I am looking forward to submitting an entry. The me time is a difficult for me as I have a two year old but will do my best.

JodiAnn

Posted by JodiAnn Garone, Bringing you Home! (CENTURY 21 Cataneo & Associates) over 3 years ago

Sally . . .  I took a little break after the January Challenge . . .  and this is just what I need to get back on board . . .  thanks a million!

Posted by Will Allen, I deliver successful results,results that move you over 3 years ago

Sally - This is just what I need to get back into the swing of things... Thanks for a great challenge.

Posted by AJ Heidmann, YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert (McEnearney Associates, Inc.) over 3 years ago

HI SALLY!  Well, I hope I hit allt he rules, and I did "read again"!  Thank you for the contest, here is my entry:  Chocolate Candy Bars!

Posted by Gabrielle Kamahele Rhind, Broker/Owner (KGC Properties LLC, Tucson Property Management & Real Estate) over 3 years ago

I will for SURE have 1st place locked up so let me ponder on what to write and go ahead and send the 2k my way... lol

 

Back with an entry soon

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 3 years ago

Ok... I need to do this one!  Thanks Sally!  K

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) over 3 years ago

The pie will be the challenge !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale (Keller Williams 414-525-0563) over 3 years ago

Here's our entry:

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) over 3 years ago

Good idea and worth doubling back to see what gets posted!

Posted by Andrew Mooers, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 3 years ago

I'll have to do some thinking about this one.  The Pie Chart is no problem.

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) over 3 years ago

OK Challenge COMPLETE...

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4345112/spring-ideas-balance

 

Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) over 3 years ago

Thanks for hosting this Sally.  

Springs Ideas for Me and My Business to Freshen Things Up

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Northern VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 3 years ago

Can't wait to see what is posted...here's my submission....

http://actvra.in/4cVd

 

Posted by Kimberly Tapscott, Giving you the service you deserve! (Keller Williams Prestige Properties) over 3 years ago

Sally, Thanks for taking the time to host this challenge. Here is my entry...

Spring Ideas For HomeRome Realty

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 3 years ago

Here is my entry: Thanks

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4345312/spring-ideas-for-me-and-my-business-an-activerain-challenge 

Posted by Bahman Davani, CM at Texas Five Star Realty, Plano, TX (214) 457-7055, Homes for Sale in Plano, Frisco, Prosper, Allen TX (Texas Five Star Realty, Plano Texas) over 3 years ago

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4345589/spring-ideas-an-active-rain-contest

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) over 3 years ago

Here is mine!  Thanks!

Spring Ideas: Do you know WHERE your business comes from?

Posted by Kathy Schowe, La Quinta, California 760-333-8886 (California Lifestyle Realty) over 3 years ago

Sally,

It looks doable and I could use a plan. Count me in.

Posted by Dana Basiliere, Making deals "Happen" (Rossi & Riina Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Here is my Blog, Hope it is what you wanted.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4346263/planting-spring-ideas-will-make-my-garden-grow-

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 3 years ago

Sally - I just saw this having linked from Chris Ann's blog - I'm going to work on this and soon have a link to send you! I LOVE the pie chart link and LOVE doing other kinds of illustrations so thanks for this!

Posted by Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service (The Alliance Group Realty) over 3 years ago

Here is my entry - nice topic - thanks!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4343324/spring-ideas-for-more-business

Posted by Bruce Swedal, Denver Real Estate over 3 years ago

Sally great idea for a contest here is my entry:

Spring Ideas

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) over 3 years ago

Sally, here is my contest entry from California

Posted by Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®, Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea over 3 years ago

What a great idea! I'd go and write my entry now, but I have to submit an offer first, then drive kids to basketball and then find some more cookies for a girl scout booth and then meet with a few client....

...Looking forward to seeing me own and other peoples' recommendations on finding balance. 

Posted by Dana Hollish Hill, Associate Broker (Hollish Hill Group, Keller William Capital Properties) over 3 years ago

Here you go Sally!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4347715/spring-ideas-5-tips-to-help-make-it-rain-

 

Posted by Erica Ramus, MRE, Schuylkill County PA Real Estate (Erica Ramus - Ramus Realty Group - Pottsville, PA ) over 3 years ago

Yet another contest to enchant Active Rainers and keep them busy.

Posted by Jeff Jensen (The Federal Savings Bank/Lending in 50 states) over 3 years ago

My Spring Idea Means Working More ON my Business Than IN it.

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 3 years ago

What a great contest!  I've accomplished the business side - now for the personal side.  Here's mine! 

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) over 3 years ago

Here is my post, thanks!

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4346536/-spring-ideas-for-your-business-

 

Posted by Joe Petrowsky, Your Mortgage Consultant for Life (Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally, thanks for nudging me to make my first pie chart!

 

My Piece of the Pie- for National Pi Day! Spring Ideas

 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the great contest.  It did help me think about things.

The winner is . . . .

Posted by Gene Riemenschneider, Turning Houses into Homes (Home Point Real Estate) over 3 years ago

 

THIS IS A CONTEST.  READ ALL THE RULES.....They are there for a reason.

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally - Thanks for a great contest. Here's my entry:

Spring Ideas - Rebirth & Balance

Posted by Dick Greenberg, Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate (New Paradigm Partners LLC) over 3 years ago

Here is my entry, that was fun to think account.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4349896/spring-ideas-for-your-business-and-you- 

 

Posted by Stefan Winter, Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech (Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger) over 3 years ago

Sally - OK, once I got the hang of it and actually typed in the link, I had no problem - I don't know how Kathy added the extra photos but I'll maybe try that next. Meanwhile, HERE'S THE LINK. Good challenge and was fun - now all I have to do is to put everything in practice so have to jump off and put together the market report I said I'd do

Posted by Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service (The Alliance Group Realty) over 3 years ago

Here is my entry:

Spring Ideas-Balance is the key to success

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) over 3 years ago

Hello Sally,

Wonderful contest...I went with fun as I don't seem to have a serious bone in my body today (LOL) Here is my link: Spring Ideas For The Rain

I will enjoy reading the other entries...and wish you good luck in choosing the winners.  And, thank you for hosting this contest!

 

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek & Associates LLC Team) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally - Thanks for the challenge  - Good luck to everyone. 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4351078/spring-idea-get-your-ducks-in-a-row

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Florida Real Estate, Premier Sotheby's International Realty (Premier Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

Sally,

What a fun challenge, wishing you a great week.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4351143/spring-ideas-an-active-rain-challenge

A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing (Napa Consultants) over 3 years ago

Winter had me donw, but Spring has me up again, and here is my entry:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4352201/more-me-time-means-more-self-confidence

 

Posted by Elva Branson-Lee, CDPE - Atlanta Real Estate & Short Sale Agent (Solid Source Realty GA) over 3 years ago

Thanks for this contest. It was fun coming up with the best way to state Spring Ideas.

I thought I already posted by link but cannot find it in the comments so if this is a duplicate, my apolgies.

Posted by Bobbie Smith, 570-242-1891 over 3 years ago

Well now...that was a hoot!!! WARNING!! Don't be an idiot like I almost was...DO NOT hit the large Download button. It starts loading software!!

Now go to my blog and learn what you need to do to have as great of spring and 2014 as I am having!!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4352365/spring-ideas-for-me-and-my-business-and-yours-

Other than that I had a lot of fun writing this blog!! I am pretty sure I have a winning entry!!! Even if I finish last...at least it was FUN!!! So that makes me a winner!!

Posted by Mike McCann - Nebraska Farm Land Broker, Farm Land For Sale 308-627-3700 or 800-241-3940 (Mike McCann - Broker, Farmland Broker-Auctioneer Serving Rural Nebraska) over 3 years ago

Got my piece of this contest working for me.

   Finding Time to Take a slice of the Pie

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 3 years ago

Here it is, I found it pretty challenging: Spring Ideas To Grow Myself and Dump The Deadwood

Posted by Tom White, Franklin Homes Realty LLC, Franklin TN (Franklin Homes Realty LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.FranklinHomesRealty.com) over 3 years ago

Difficult contest as I took it as 'brag-time'...not my style.

Sally, thanks for all you do!

http://actvra.in/4dmz

Posted by John G. Johnston, An Exclusive Buyer's Agent ~ Westcliffe, CO (John G. Johnston & Associates, LLC) over 3 years ago

http://actvra.in/4dmH

Aloha Sally.  Thanks for hosting this contest.  Soon it will be time to stop and smell the flowers!  YAY

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4353221/spring-ideas-to-make-my-world-brighter-

 

 

Posted by Belinda Spillman, Colorado Living! (Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado) over 3 years ago

Ok here is my Spring Ideas challenge post. Thanks for the challenge.

Posted by Robert Fowler - 55CommunityGuide.com, 55+, Active Adult and Retirement Communities (President of Retirement Media Inc.) over 3 years ago

Thank you for the challenge Sally.  I may not have committed these thoughts to writing without it.  Spring Ideas for Time Management

Posted by ReadySetLoan Condo Approval Team, The FHA/VA Condo Project Approval Specialists (ReadySetLoan Condo Team LLC) over 3 years ago

GREAT CONTEST! 

Posted by Jenifer Lower, Your Dream. Our Passion. (Bozeman Montana Real Estate .net) over 3 years ago

Oh Sally (and Kerrie) you put on a GREAT SHOW!!  Thanks for this Spring contest.  Here's my entry:  Up Jumped Spring -- Ideas

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker (503) 810-7192, Buyer Focused ~ Buyer Results (BuyersAgentPortland.com | Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% of the Time) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally, I think you may find the 1st place entry at this address...

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4355356/spring-ideas-for-bob-and-his-business

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally,

This was a fun Challenge and gave me some insight.

What I Do All Week...Real Estate Mostly This Spring

Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind (Keller Williams Realty) over 3 years ago

Thank you all for participating. Getting exciting with only 7 days left!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 3 years ago

 

Update: If you did not follow the rules....

Then you took the chance of not getting any extra points.

 

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 3 years ago

Sally,

I don't have much time for this one......

Ann Hayden in Wildwood, MO

Posted by Ann Hayden, SelectAnn.com (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Select Properties-St. Louis Missouri) over 3 years ago

Sally, thinking me time is not in my vocabulary right now, as our market is quite crazy.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4356553/spring-ideas-and-balance-in-our-lives-

 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally, here is my entry:  Spring Ideas for Business and a Balanced Life

Thank you!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally. Ok, I thought this would be easy! Wow - I really put in the time and got a lot out of this! Thanks! Kathy Smiley's Spring Ideas for more Smiles in my Conejo Valley Real Estate Business.

 

Posted by Kathy Smiley, Westlake Village, CA - "Making YOU Smile!" (Rodeo Realty ~ Fine Estates Westlake Village) over 3 years ago

""Spring Ideas for Me and My Business"--AN ACTIVERAIN CHALLENGE"

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) over 3 years ago

What great points.  Thanks for the challenge!

Posted by Anne Hensel, Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island (South Beaches Real Estate Professionals) over 3 years ago

Ugh, I'm having a challenge posting my comment! Let me try again.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4357569/do-i-have-a-balanced-life-

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Agent (HomeSmart Realty Group) over 3 years ago

Sally below is the link to my entry to your contest.

Spring Idea For Increasing Self Confidence

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) over 3 years ago

Spring is The Time To Work On Our Confidence!

 

What a great idea!  To share our ideas

Posted by Dagny Eason, Fairfield County CT, CDPE Homes For Sale and Condo (Dagny's Real Estate) over 3 years ago

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4358221/spring-ideas-spring-into-action

Posted by Erin Bates (Expansion Marketing Services) over 3 years ago

Sally - Here are few new things I have planted this spring and I'm really looking forward to harvesting the rewards of my efforts.

 

Posted by Norma Toering Broker for Palos Verdes and Beach Cities, Palos Verdes & Beach Cities Homes in L.A. (Charlemagne International Properties) over 3 years ago

I've enjoyed looking at everyone's grpahs and ideas.  Each month these contests always have a couple great ideas that you can implement in your own business.

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4358560/spring-ideas-a-plan-around-work-life-balance

Posted by Kevin Mackessy, Dedicated. Qualified. Local. (Blue Olive Properties, LLC) over 3 years ago

This took me longer than I expected, but it can be helpful to stop and look at what we are doing, especially if the buyers and sellers are not in 'pull-the-trigger' mode.

Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 3 years ago

How to Balance God, Family, and Business as we do everyday at KW 

Here is our entry.  

Posted by Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage, Million $ Guild Member Cert Luxury Home Mkting Spc (Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona) over 3 years ago

Sally, I couldn't resist this challenge. Thank you for the opportunity to post my spring ideas.

Posted by Pamela Seley, Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA (West Coast Realty Division) over 3 years ago

my spring idea is saving me some trips up and down the long hallway.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally, 

Thanks for the Challenge and all of your time. Here is my entry: 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4359144/spring-2014-ideas-for-real-estate-business-and-personal-life-in-katy-

Posted by Robert Bob Gilbert, Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties) over 3 years ago

Hey, Sally!  Here's mine.  Great challenge idea.

Spring Ideas for Business and Life

Posted by Patricia Kennedy, For Your Home in the Capital (Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc.) over 3 years ago

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4359578/a-springtime-week-in-my-life-by-the-slice

Hi Sally.  Here's mine.  Thanks

Posted by Dan Spencer, Your Colorado Home Source (Aspen Lane Real Estate) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally, I read and reread the instructions and hope I got it all.

Spring Ideas: The buck stops with me.

Posted by Andrea Bedard, M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond (Thompson Company, REALTORS®) over 3 years ago

Thanks for another great contest Sally!

Spring ideas for me and my business

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) over 3 years ago

Sally, at first I wasn't sure how to get this contest to apply to my real estate business.  However, after doing some serious thinking, I now can't imagine why I thought that it didn't.  

Self confidence is such a fundamental part of the business framework that I think the importance is often overlooked or taken for granted.  Thank you!  

Here is my entry: To suceed in real estate, we must believe that....  

 

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4359508/to-succeed-in-real-estate-we-must-believe-that- 

Posted by Sondra Meyer:, See It. Experience It. Live It. (Hayden Outdoors, LLC Colorado) over 3 years ago

Sally, I finally got it done! Spring Ideas for my Life

Posted by Connie Harvey, Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate (Pilkerton Realtors) over 3 years ago

Here's mine.  I always love the challenge of redefining myself and my place in the world.  What better time to do it than in the season of renewal.

Spring Ideas - A Time For Renewal

Posted by Geri Sonkin, Long Island Real Estate & Staging Expert (Douglas Elliman Real Estate 516-457-7103) over 3 years ago

That was a very interesting challenge for me.  Thank you. 

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 3 years ago

Here is my Entry - Spring Ideas: Spring is a Busy Time of Year!

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the challenge, Sally. I'm happy to now have pie chart capability (so easy!) in my tool kit.

Here's my entry: Spring Ideas to Increase my Happiness and Productivity

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Mateo County and San Francisco (Today | Sotheby's International Realty) over 3 years ago

Thank you Sally for this thought provoking challenge.  Here is my post: http://actvra.in/4dLT

Posted by Cathy Wolters, Your Brevard County Property Management Expert (Wolters Realty & Property Management Company) over 3 years ago

Sally, great contest!! Here is my post

 

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4360854/jumping-into-spring-with-all-six-feet

Posted by Paula Bradfield, Your Salida Colorado and Down Valley Realtor (Keller Williams Performance Realty) over 3 years ago

Sally what a great contest hardest thing for me was the PIE CHART:))) If it would have been  a bit easier I would have added to it "making the pie chart":)))

http://actvra.in/4dM9      Endr

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

Sally - thanks so much for doing this challenge again this year. It has more meaning this year than ever before for me.  Timing was pefect as it's been a tough few months. I added the other day but forgot to link it properly - but I finally figured it out. So easy!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4358276/spring-ideas-to-balance-life-and-work

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI, Arizona's Top Banana of Real Estate! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally, what a great way to get back involved with Activerain.  I will definitely do this challenge.  It will be helpful as well as inspiring.  Thank you!

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 3 years ago

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4361111/spring-ideas-from-nw-mt

Posted by Cary Jo Hofstad, Cary Jo, Hofstad, Broker, Blue Sky Realty LLC (Blue Sky Realty, LLC) over 3 years ago

OK, here's my try:

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4360004/spring-ideas-for-me-and-my-business

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) over 3 years ago

Great idea.  I just found this today but I am working on an entry.  Thanks.

Posted by Barbara Calwhite, 417-438-7387 Specializing in Relocation (Keller Williams Realty of Southwest Missouri) over 3 years ago

It's not as good as I would have hoped... but I know in my heart I'm making more time for me and I feel great!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4339081/spring-ideas-fresh-inspiration-for-the-year-of-me

Posted by Sarah Lynn Jaskowski, House. Home. Today. over 3 years ago

Sally,

Thanks for the challenge. Putting me time first is the key for me. If I don't it tends not to happen.

My entry is here.

 

 

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale - Probate Broker (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 3 years ago

Sally ~ I'm not sure what happened but when I tried to use the pie chart link something entirely different downloaded. It was weird. Just FYI.

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally, I have enjoyed reading all the other posts. It has put me in a springtime mood. Here is mine. (I chose to not include my pie chart as a visual as it took away from the post.) Thanks for the time you have dedicated to this challenge.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional) over 3 years ago

Sally - Great idea!  I'm not going to be able to get it done in time for the challenge, but it's worth doing anyway.

Posted by Pat McCormick (Long and Foster Manassas) over 3 years ago

Sally - don't think I sent this Spring ideas post to you yet - if so, oopps

Thanks for this challenge - I'm glad that I'm now able to do pie charts lickety split!

Posted by Susan Jacobsen, 20 Years Providing WOW Real Estate Service (The Alliance Group Realty) over 3 years ago

Thanks for the great ideas!

Posted by Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA, #ChandlerRealEstateAgent (Liz Harris Realty) over 3 years ago

Sally ~ I think I figured out where I went wrong downloading the pie maker, no worries.

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) over 3 years ago

Hi Sally, I was kinda forced to start my "Spring Cleaning" with this challenge..I sure needed it. Here's my entry to "Spring Ideas"

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) over 3 years ago

Thanks for a challenging challenge!

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4362293/spring-ideas-for-me-and-my-business-work-smarter-not-harder

 

 

 

 

Posted by Diana Zaccaro (Veterans Realty of Brevard is not just for Veterans!) over 3 years ago

Sally ~ Thanks for the challenge! Spring ideas to bust through winter

Posted by Diane M. Phillips Realtor 443-286-4365, Specializing in Carroll Co., MD (Frankly Real Estate Inc.) over 3 years ago

Hi, Sally. I'm having trouble with my links showing up so I'm going to do this two ways. Here is my link. And that will open in a new window.

Here's the link.

 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 3 years ago

Spring Ideas Include Expanding Our Business to Work with More Sellers

Posted by Tammie White, www.FranklinHomesRealty.com or (615) 495-0752 (Franklin Homes Realty LLC) over 3 years ago

Spring Ideas in Southeast Oklahoma

Posted by Judi K Barrett, BA, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK (Judi Barrett~Integrity Real Estate Services~Idabel, Oklahoma) over 3 years ago

Here is my entry for this Spring...

Spring Ideas for Sussie Sutton and Her Business!

Posted by Sussie Sutton, UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers. (UTR Texas Realtors) over 3 years ago

Spring Ideas Spring Eternal and the Pie Dilemma

http://activerain.com/blogsview/4362679/spring-ideas-spring-eternal-and-the-pie-dilemma-

Thanks, Sally!

Sharon Parisi

Posted by Sharon Parisi, Dallas Homes (United Real Estate Dallas ) over 3 years ago

Still 80 minutes left for 12 AM PST, 3 AM EST (on 4/1) and 10 PM PST Hawaii!

I pulled it by writing Spring Ideas: It's a Business, Not A Job

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (eXp Realty) over 3 years ago

Great contest Sally, here's my submission for Spring Ideas, with 3 minutes to spare! http://activerain.com/blogsview/4362702/spring-ideas-for-q2-success

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Costa Mesa, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) over 3 years ago

Sally:

A great post and good contest idea. Have a wonderful week. 

Posted by Alan Kirkpatrick, Alan in Austin (Austin Texas Homes) over 3 years ago

The Judges are in the midst of ....judging...picking....repicking and ...well, you know the drill. Be patient....we will find out ...soon!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 3 years ago

Well I can hardly wait to find out, who the winner is and who the Judges were:))) It is like the NSA or the CIA so mysteriousEndre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 3 years ago

Contest winners post is here>>>>>>  CONTEST WINNERS FOR SPRING IDEAS

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Century 21 Liberty Homes) over 3 years ago

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