We recently kicked off a summer contest at Kimberly Howell Properties and have been having a lot of fun with it. Agents are awarded points for all sorts of tasks and prizes are being given away for all sorts of different things. While we take our business very seriously, we also like to relax and enjoy a bit too, so we’ve been doing some more non-traditional point awards through the first few days, just to keep everyone on their toes and keep things interesting. That’s what this blog post is all about. Don’t worry, the next post will be back to normal and all about real estate, so you can just skip over this one if you’re not one of our agents.
Hello agents, how are you today? I figured I’d pick a different way to communicate an opportunity to earn some points since I know you’re all waiting for my next email. Today, the points are all about blog comments. Commenting on blogs is a great way to get involved and learn more about real estate. You don’t want to spam every website you see, but thoughtful comments can lead to some great communication and get you more involved in your local community. There are a ton of great blogs out there, many focused on the very same things that interest you. But today, we focus on real estate. Here’s how the points work on this one.
- First, go get yourself a gravatar. If you’ve ever written a blog post for our site, you already have one (we set it up when we posted your first article). Read our post about gravatars and how to get one and follow the instructions to set one up for yourself. This is worth 1 point…but only if you do the next step as well.
- Ok, now that you have a gravatar, find a blog post on this site to comment on. Don’t just post “here’s my comment” – make it meaningful. Read the post, think about the post, add something to the conversation…this is about more than points, this is about getting involved. Comments without gravatars will be disqualified as will meaningless comments (give us your thoughts and feelings about the post or add something to the conversation, don’t just comment to get a point). Only one comment per agent will be awarded points (but feel free to make multiple comments!). This step is worth 1 point, but much like the first point, only qualifies if you did the first step as well. (So you get two points if you do it correctly, no points if you skip either step.)
So there you have it, an opportunity to secure two points for yourself. This point offer expires on Saturday, July 23 at 2PM. Comments made after that will be appreciated, but will not earn you points.
PS No need to report your comments to the office, we see all of the comments made here on the website. We’ll know you made a comment and be able to see your gravatar alongside the comment (be sure you use the same email address when writing your comment as the one you signed up for a gravatar with).
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