Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners)

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Rainmaker
1,387,195
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Not at all. They're great for boosting points but I haven't found any contest entries that boosted phone calls.

Apr 04, 2018 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
3,394,222
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I miss the 30 posts in 30 days. I miss the one blog and entered contests. But do not miss the multi steps one that take the fun out of it

Apr 04, 2018 05:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393
  • There are "things" in life that are "missed" but AR contests are likely to be make a return some day and I imagine soon enough. Get the contest t-shirts ready.
Apr 04, 2018 02:27 AM
Rainmaker
4,572,795
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not especially... and I have to agree with Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl that they don't boost calls or business.

Apr 04, 2018 05:37 AM
Ambassador
4,626,789
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I think the month crept up on them! We'll hear of something soon, I'm confident!

Apr 04, 2018 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
874,468
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Never participated or had any interest in contests.

Apr 04, 2018 03:02 AM
Ambassador
5,826,396
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Why did they go somewhere?

I am sure the next round will be starting soon.

Apr 04, 2018 10:58 AM
Rainmaker
718,088
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

I missed the ones from last month.

Apr 04, 2018 09:30 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

NO. I would also fail to miss duplicate questions about the same subject within a few (2) days.

http://activerain.com/questions/show/63066/any-contests-planned-for-april---i-don-t-see-anything-on-the-contest-page-

Apr 04, 2018 09:08 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It feels like a good month to take a break from contests.  

Apr 04, 2018 07:37 AM
Rainmaker
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Absolutely Praful Thakkar , I've been checking about every 3 hours.

Apr 04, 2018 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Not really

Apr 04, 2018 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No.

Apr 04, 2018 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Why no ......

Apr 04, 2018 05:28 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

The jury is out...

Apr 04, 2018 05:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,414,439
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

No.  

Apr 04, 2018 04:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. I would be happy to see them eliminated.

Apr 04, 2018 11:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Ormond Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Coast & Luxury

Lately I’ve been very busy with barely enough time to get everything done but do participate time permitting 

Apr 04, 2018 11:07 AM
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1,568,380
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Not me...

Apr 04, 2018 09:47 AM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I enjoy the contents. I have not participated in one since November or December, however I always check to see if they are something I will have time or energy for. -Kasey

Apr 04, 2018 09:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,439,321
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Seeing as how I haven't looked at the page more than 3 times since it moved to the bottom of the screen and can't recall the last contest I particpated in, I'm going to say no.

Apr 04, 2018 08:54 AM
Ambassador
2,613,313
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  You need to sponsor one, Praful. 

Apr 04, 2018 08:36 AM
Ambassador
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Not yet.  I don't usually start working on them until the middle of the month (or later). 

Apr 04, 2018 07:42 AM
Rainmaker
1,372,815
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I've participated in many in the past, but none in 2018, too many bigger goals I'm spending time on. Kathy Streib did have a good one this year and I'm still using it in my business, but not as a contestant.

Apr 04, 2018 06:28 AM
Rainmaker
536,893
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Contests are fun when you have the time to participate.

Apr 04, 2018 06:26 AM
Rainmaker
563,728
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Perhaps Bob will just throw some extra points our way as a Spring gift...

Apr 04, 2018 06:01 AM
Rainmaker
1,209,159
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

No.  

Apr 04, 2018 05:56 AM
Rainmaker
712,144
Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
West USA Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations

Not really... sorry...

Apr 04, 2018 05:46 AM
Rainmaker
4,633,637
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

No because I generally do not participate. That said they are fun!

Apr 04, 2018 05:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do no

Apr 04, 2018 05:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,457,333
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Maybe!

Apr 04, 2018 05:13 AM
Rainmaker
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

I find that Contests serve a very good purpose, it gives focus to a particular question and many solutions are presented. From a learning and sharing aspect it is beneficial. For new members it gives an opportunity  to get to know some of the participants and builds relationships. Last but not least it helps participants to move up the AR Leader board too with the incentive of points. AR was not to be a Bulletin Board it was intended to be an interactive participating community and that is what Contests achieve but what do I know...after all we do not even have a community manager anymore....

Apr 07, 2018 01:47 PM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Company - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

What I miss is the "heart" of AR. Just MHO

Apr 04, 2018 06:33 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Since the overwhelming tone of the answers is No, then Bob Stewart may choose to give them a rest. They are a lot of work and if they are not appreciated or missed who will notice if they are gone?

Apr 04, 2018 06:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,054,223
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I by "miss" you mean, have I seen them go by without noticing, for the most part, the answer is "yes".

Once in a while I will take part just for the challenge of doing something different.

Apr 04, 2018 04:24 PM
Rainmaker
3,761,668
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Sometimes, I participated in many contests in the beginning.

Apr 04, 2018 03:35 PM
Rainmaker
2,700,735
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If they have a point then they are essential...

Apr 04, 2018 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Praful,

No, I do not miss them.  It is actually a relief after the grueling January one as well as February.  I was not able to complete one of them.  A

Apr 04, 2018 09:06 AM
Ambassador
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Haven't given it a thought

Apr 04, 2018 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I have not thought about it.... too busy right now marketing for future business and for new business that's just come on...

Apr 04, 2018 07:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,190,994
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

really?

Apr 04, 2018 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

 What do you mean missing? I see contests every month?

Apr 04, 2018 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
4,408,558
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

are  we doing away with them.

 

Apr 07, 2018 04:37 PM
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

They usually do not make your phone ring, and right now, it is too busy to do the extra stuff.

Apr 06, 2018 10:17 AM
Rainmaker
854,942
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Did not realize they were gone. Maybe no-one came up with a contest this month?

Apr 05, 2018 11:41 AM
Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I do not

Apr 04, 2018 05:06 PM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

I frequently miss them but participate as availability permits

Apr 09, 2018 06:18 PM