Gold Star Challenge Completed - Results

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Thank you so much for everyone that has joined the gold star group. This brand new group in just two weeks’ time has grown to 124 members. We had 44 take part in the challenge of picking three gold stars for your first post to the group that you would go right out and re-subscribe if you had to start from scratch. It was a tough challenge to pick just three (four)! But the challenge was just the beginning to get you warmed up, keep posting to the group similarly as often as you want. Maybe once a month? Also, don’t forget to bookmark or create a shortcut to the group page to click and come back to see who recently has posted and you can find new ones to subscribe to! Based on your comments on the posts so far, people are really enjoying this! (I know my subscriber list has grown!)

So as means of thanking you, I am giving back what I can which is some of my time in one-on-one consultation. I have now randomly picked a winner to get an hour telephone/remote session consult. Also, I have randomly picked a 2nd and 3rd place to give a couple additional people some specific attention as a way of saying thank you for joining! The additional people I will spend time going through their blogs and presentation and see what recommendations I can offer to give a technology nudge here or there from what I find.

Be sure and check out my now updated post Gold Stars - Your Selections where I posted photos of the 91 different bloggers that got gold stars. There is also a spreadsheet of all the entries so you can see the complete list of picks.

Thanks again, now would you like to know who won the drawing?
Here you go
(I'm off to Raincamp Atlantic City tomorrow - so I'll be reaching out more to the winners later in the week...)

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Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M
Rooms With Style

Congrats to the winners! I know they are going to benefit greatly from your time, I know I sure did. That whole random thing was really cool. I'm heading to Rain Camp in October in Chicago. Can't wait!

April 03, 2011 10:32 PM
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Ellie McIntire
CDPE, Howard County Homes for Sale
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate

Rats. I thought I had another week to complete this one. I must stop leaving it to the last minute to do these things. Great contest- do it again.

April 03, 2011 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Frank & Karen Baker
Professional Help with Rapid Responses...
Sunset Beach and Beyond Realty

Craig ~ Congratulations to you for you group Gold Stars and the winner Sheila ~ Enjoy AC Rain Camp ~ Wish we could be there ~ Nice contest!!

April 03, 2011 11:07 PM
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Joe Sosky
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KW Commercial

Nice job Craig, I'm really impressed with the contest and the video you created to select the three winners. 

April 03, 2011 11:19 PM
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Donne Knudsen
CalState Realty Services
Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA

Craig - Congrats in getting the Gold Star group up and running and establish a wonderful list of great bloggers.  I'm a fan and subscriber too.

April 03, 2011 11:35 PM
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Real Estate Salesperson
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956

Craig, this was a fun challenge, only I sooo wanted to win it.  Love the random generator.  Sorry I'll be missing meeting you in person at raincamp AC.  Couldn't clear my calendar for this one.  Maybe nextime.

April 03, 2011 11:56 PM
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John McCarthy
Realtor - Seacoast NH
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group

Hi Craig,

Thank you for posting the winners. This challenge is not over with this contest. All of us understand why you started this group and why you had this contest. My list goes on and on. We really have some of the best people on the planet right here on ActiveRain. So glad I ran into you early on. Hope to see you at RainCamp sometime!

April 04, 2011 12:16 AM
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Lauren Selinsky Perez
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CA Coastal Estates- Monarch Bay Real Estate DP

Great blog! and always great lessons from you~ You are a gem!

April 04, 2011 03:42 AM
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Melissa McKinney
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McKinney Realty Group

Craig~Great way to chose the winners! These are some lucky people and the group rocks!

April 04, 2011 06:10 AM
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Betsy Schuman Dodek
SearchPotomacHomes.com
Washington Fine Properties - Washington DC Area Real Estate

This sounds great. I would like to join the group!!! 

April 04, 2011 07:11 AM
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Steve and Jan Bachman
Realtors - Northern Virginia
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax

Great contest Craig, and a well handled and presented selection process. The gold star folks are such an awesome resource for new bloggers AND ME to follow.

April 04, 2011 08:47 AM
Rainer
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Michele Miller ~ REALTOR®, LMC, HSE, CHS
"Your Full Service Professionals"
Keller Williams Greater Worcester

Nice job Craig!

Have fun at Raincamp!

Loved the one in Boston!

April 04, 2011 10:56 AM
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Donna Foerster
Metro Denver Real Estate Agent
Cherry Creek Properties, LLC

Congratulations to the winners of Craig's contest!  Also congratulations to everyone who participated.  This is a great group.  It gives all of us the opportunity to meet new people and make new friends!

April 04, 2011 11:11 AM
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522

 

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Craig, you put a lot of time and effort into getting the Gold Star Group off the ground with this challenge~ 

Well done and thanks for posting it on the VBloggers!

April 04, 2011 11:15 AM
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Hannah Williams
Expertise in NE Philadelphia & Bucks County
Re/Max Eastern inc.

Craig.. love how you picked the winners!!!

HelpfulHannah

April 04, 2011 02:45 PM
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Craig Rutman
Raleigh, Cary, Apex area Realtor
Helping people in transition

Hey Craig, I didn't realize this was an actual contest. But now that I do, CONGRATULATIONS to the winners in the Gold Star Challenge!

I will still write my post for the group soon. But much like all my posts, it'll probably deviate in some fashion from many of the others I've read!

 

April 04, 2011 03:35 PM
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Craig Daniels
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Tech Training for You!

hello everybody - I got lost in comments followup
- spent the day at RAINCAMP yesterday - terrific stuff

thanks to you all for stopping by here with your comments

glad you enjoyed the challenge and let's see more posts to our GROUP !! :)

Craig - looking forward to your post which I see in the listing now... heading over there to check

April 05, 2011 01:45 PM
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Sheila Newton Team -- Anderson & Greenville SC Real Estate
--Residential/Short Sales/Foreclosures
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner

Thanks so much for the challenge Craig... What an honor to win!! I look forward to talking to you!

April 06, 2011 07:30 PM
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Craig Snead
Real Estate Investor
Quality Home Investments, LLC / Dearborn Heights, MI

Craig, GREAT JOB on the contest and the results......Though the contest is over, the concept of the contest should continue to highlight people for others to follow. I will make future posting here.

April 12, 2011 01:47 PM
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Craig Daniels
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Sheila - I will enjoy working with you - congrats!

Craig - will appreciate anytime you want to post to the group so we get new content for everybody, thx! :)

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