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3rd Place WinnerS. First Annual ActiveRain Race ….GREEN is Red Hot Contest ...YAY!

 The RESULTS are in! We're firing up the ol' juke box and inviting everyone at Active Rain to  come together as a community to celebrate andto GIVE all the participants and the winners a BIG round of applause (AKA comments)

TO ALL PARTICIPANTS... THANK YOU

You are emerald-green GEMS!! The entire collection of "tunes" at The Eco-All-Stars Group  shines.  Sure and Begorrah, you inspire this community.

Your articles talked to us about how we real estate professionals fit in the "green" market picture...and how we can get up to speed in the that market. Just like dancing, there's a lot to learn!   We have to consider results we might expect... think about what really works for us and our clients...get our minds and hearts involved. ...and look at  what rewards we think actually will show up, and on what levels... All this was covered in your articles. Thank you!

SELECTING ARTICLES TO "PLAY"... A DIFFICULT TASK

Active Rain Community members offered us over 50 thoughtful, thought-provoking, informative, good-natured, compelling, and fun-loving articles. Each deserves a star for spirit and quality and for what it contributes to the overall energy here at AR.  

 

Although reading the articles was delightful, it turned out to be quite a task, because we had the happy problem of so many great choices. How could we select just a few from the many excellent ? 

Dena, Gena , and I (janeAnne)  individually read the articles, and then came together to share our thoughts and findings. This contest produced such amazing results, that all we could think to do was to create a "play list" and place green stars along the way... (MORE ON THIS LATER)

SHINING THROUGH

Finally, after much consideration, we found a TIE...and selected two (2)
Third Prize Winners. ..


 DRUM   rollllll..... without further ado, here are

                    

 Jeff Turner - Solar Energy Heating Up? ..Jeff gets the point across and is easily understood. He absolutely captures the spirit of stewardship and brings it home to real estate professionals.  

 

AND 

 Lola Audu- .... Green Confessions of a "Gen Y" Mom.  
(already Featured at AR) This article is right from the heart. It represents an authentic voice inspiring positive futures.

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS and 10,000 Happy Bows!
Congratulatory Comments on your articles will surely reflect the appreciation we all feel for your energy for this project!

 THE "POT OF GOLD"

  • 200 bonus points for Third Place
  • The Article will be Featured today on ActiveRain
  • The Article will receive a Gold Star and be Featured at ECO-All-Stars

We will announce the Second Place Winner tomorrow ...
and the First Place Winner will be disclosed on St. Patrick's Day, Saturday, March, 17!   

GOOD LUCK TO ALL......" may the road rise up to meet ya'.."

 

 

 

 

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Comments

Congratulations both Jeff and Lola!!  YAY!
Posted by Renée Donohue, Las Vegas Real Estate Broker - www.urLVhome.com (Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate) over 11 years ago

Congrats Jeff & Lola

CONGRATULATIONS to both JEFF & Lola - great job and this was a great contest as well!  Nice job putting it together!

                                    Ann

Posted by Ann Cummings, Portsmouth NH Real Estate Preferrable Agent (RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine) over 11 years ago

janeAnne...

I read both of their posts. They did an excellent job. Congrats to them and all who participated in this contest.

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago
Renee...This was quite an experience. Jeff and Lola represent the spirit of possibility,as do YOU...
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Ann...It was fun putting it together, especially when the articles that "bloomed" kept us learning...and entertained!
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
It was great reading all of the green articles. Such a winning cause for us all. To each of the participants, congratulations. And JaneAnne, I love the suspense...and green day for the GREEN winner. How apropos.
Posted by Gena Riede, Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699 (Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792) over 11 years ago

TLW...Yes! This was one blooming greenUP!

 Be sure to check out tomorrow's TOP o' The MORNIN'  results. AND...
you may also enjoy reading at leat  50 of the other entries
(OH! that's ALL of them MOL) ;-)
"don't ya' know"

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Congratulations to both winners.  I like this format.
Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 11 years ago
Congratulations to all you participated in this contest. You are all winners in my mind!
Posted by Dena Stevens, Putting The Real Into Realtor Since 2004 (Rocky Mountain Realty ) over 11 years ago
Congrats on your winning entries. Being GREEN is the wave of the future, of that there is no doubt. After all, even if you couldn't care less about the planet (there are some still out there that don't) who isn't happy SAVING MONEY? -Charles
Posted by Jacqulyn Richey, Las Vegas Real Estate (Prominent Realty Group) over 11 years ago

janeAnne, Gena and Dena, Really an awesome job putting all this together. Wow!! If 3rd place is this good I can't wait to see  2nd and 1st. 50 entries is amazing!! I guess "green" is not my area. I kept trying to get my head around it but just couldn't do it. I have been reading all of these posts as they have been posted and have really been learning a lot and for that I thank you!!!!

Kudos to Jeff and Lola. Great articles.

Posted by Bryant Tutas, Selling Florida one home at a time (Tutas Towne Realty, Inc and Garden Views Realty, LLC) over 11 years ago

janeAnne... THANK YOU for creating this opportunity for me to LOOK deeper into my heart and decide what GREEN means to me and how I can be GREENER in my life.

My way may not be conventional... but I think people need to LOOK and accept new GREEN ways of being and thinking in thier own lives.

Me

Posted by Craig Schiller over 11 years ago
You certainly increased GREEN awareness, janeAnne.  Bryant - take the ecoBroker certification course - it may open ways to increase your GREENness.
Posted by Sharon Simms, St. Petersburg FL - CRS CIPS CLHMS RSPS (Coastal Properties Group International - Christie's International) over 11 years ago

Gena...THANK YOU so much for reading all the articles. I know the hardest part was trying to select the "play list"...ALL the entries seem to be alive with the voice of the person who wrote the article. That is a true testimony for the quality, right there.

Suspense....yes...I will post the next Green Gem tomorrow...sometime...stay tuned ;-)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Hi Randy...Loved your article on the little guys beneath the surface! The format...yes...it seems to have elicited not only informative posts and eye-opening research, but a human-scale response. The idea of "keeping it REAL" is attractive to many readers seems to me...
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Dena..YOU lit the fire, and encouraged the whole party! KUDOS to you. and I agree, the entries are all winners.  But then, that's what the ECO-All-Stars Group is all about, eh?
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Charles...I have to grin at this one...when you said, " ...even if you couldn't care less about the planet (there are some still out there that don't) who isn't happy SAVING MONEY?
Talk about efficiency of the green-kind, eh??
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Bryant...Next time. Next time. OR you can be one of the readers...

What I appreciate about you and this whole community is the inquisitive spirit and readiness to discover what's on the horizon. This is exceeded only by the generosity of all of our contributors.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Craig...You commented that this "contest" has been an opportunity to "LOOK deeper into my heart and decide what GREEN means to me ..." This is something I have found that YOU offer the Active Rain community on a continuing basis. THANK YOU for your generosity. Without that spirit of generosity sustainable communities wither. This one is blooming  and greeningUP!
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Sharon...Yours was one of the most practical essays we received. For me, just knowing that your-home town is going GREEN was a thrill. I really like the notion of keeping an eye on our neighborhoods to see how they are growing GREEN...and then letting our colleagues here at AR get that news. THANKS for sharing your eco-wisdom.
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
Congrats to you both on a job well done

Posted by Aziz Abdur-Raoof, Howard Co. Real Estate Scoop (RE/MAX Rewards) over 11 years ago
Hi janeAnne, I checked in early before the start of my "whirlwind" day,but the results were not posted yet.   So I didn't see the results until later.  Can you imagine my surprise & delight at catching a "peek" late this afternoon just before going to my final appointment of the day!  There were so many excellent posts submited that I am so happy to have been considered in the running for some recognition...and with JEFF TURNER, one of my favorite writers to boot!  Thanks for all the work your team did!  This was an extraordinary process and I look forward to seeing your number #2 and #1 Picks!
Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 11 years ago
Aziz-Abdur-Ra'ooof...Thanks for cheering on those who put time and energy into this contest. Be sure to check back to see who's next up ;-)
Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

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