Holiday Greeting Card Contest - Help Save Homeless Christmas Trees!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Home Point Real Estate DRE # 01492725

The POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul group gives you the opportunity to share your creative side during the holiday season with a creative writing challenge. Join in on the challenge with the  ActiveRain Holiday Greeting Card Contest!

Holiday Greeting Card Contest – Help Save Homeless Christmas Trees!

Here is my entry:

Holiday Greeting Card Contest

Back Side:

We hope you have a Wonderful Christmas!

At Home Point Real Estate we are dedicated to helping people find the perfect home for their Christmas Tree.

If you need help buying or selling a home at Christmas or anytime we hope you will think of Home Point Real Estate.

I wanted to do something funny and yet a little traditional. What could be more traditional than Christmas Trees. I really do not like giving people a hard sell with my Christmas Cards and marketing as I really want people to have a Merry Christmas – not just sell homes.

I am concerned that some might see this card as making fun of the homeless. That is not what I intend, but the appeal spoofs charitable pitches. Home Point Real Estate is obviously not a charity and so what I am really doing is spoofing Hard Core marketing pitches that play on people's guilt. At the same time it does remind people of the desire for a home and all the memories they can make in it at Christmas and other times of the year.

Holiday Greeting

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.
WHISPERING PINES REALTY

LOL, yea, it could easily be taken the wrong way.  It is a good thought .

December 01, 2011 05:41 PM
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Nancy Laswick
Your Phoenix/Scottsdale REALTOR®
REALTY ONE GROUP

Hi Gene, I thought it was cute and creative. We work with a charity that supports homeless families and I didn't find your card the least bit offensive. I think you'd really have to stretch to become upset by your obvious tongue in cheek humor. Heck I wish I'd thought of it!

 

December 01, 2011 06:04 PM
Rainmaker
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Lorraine or Loretta Kratz
Certified Negotiation Consultants
Crescent Moon Realty, Inc. & Land N Sea Auctions.

What an enjoyable post, good luck in the contest. Happy Holidays.

December 01, 2011 06:35 PM
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Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC
Phoenix AZ Horse Property

Fun post, early entry!  I think you should find a hme for every tree.  Great play on words and I can't  see it as offensive. 

December 01, 2011 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
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Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

Thanks for stopping by.  My wife thought it was cute.  I wanted to get my entry in early before I got busy.

December 01, 2011 07:18 PM
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Mary Stewart
Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas
HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone

Hi Gene, very creative, I am sure you will get responses when you send them out.

December 01, 2011 07:39 PM
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
RA, CRS, Hawaii Mililani Oahu Real Estate
Century 21 Liberty Homes

Thanks for getting your entry in quick Gene!  That was very creative and entertaining too...this will surely be a great card for marketing for new clients around the holidays....good show!

December 02, 2011 12:36 AM
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Andrea Swiedler
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties

Gene, I like it! Very creative indeed. Great card to send out either as a postcard or an ecard!

December 02, 2011 07:07 AM
Rainer
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Shannon Coe
916-741-1664, Lincoln, Rocklin, Loomis, Roseville
Allison James Estates and Homes

cute, and thank for reminding me of the contests.

December 02, 2011 09:05 AM
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Debe Maxwell
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | Savvy + Company Real Estate

Love it, Gene!  Great job and I agree--it's not about sales during the holidays, it's about appreciation and gratitude and letting your clients know that you truly do care about them.  Awesome!

December 02, 2011 12:13 PM
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William Johnson
San Diego Real Estate Voice, GRI CRS e-Pro CDPE
RE/MAX Associates

Hi Gene, That is very cleaver and your message is also very original. I enjoyed reading this and your new prospects and clients will as well. 

December 02, 2011 04:43 PM
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Jeff Dowler CRS
Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
Solutions Real Estate

Excellent, Gene. I really appreciate the sentiments expressed in the card and your commentary.

Jeff

December 02, 2011 10:34 PM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

Thanks everyone for coming by.  Hope you all have a great Christmas.

December 04, 2011 04:25 PM
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Aaron Mazurek
Powell River Property For Sale (BC)
Coast Realty Group, (Powell River) Ltd

This is a great card! Very original and it brought a smile to my face this morning.

thanks for the inspiration Gene!

December 09, 2011 12:53 PM
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Dawn A Fabiszak
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!
Keller Williams Real Estate ( Denver metro area, Colorado

Gene ~ creative play on a marketing idea......I'm sure it won't be taken the wrong way.

December 10, 2011 10:54 AM
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Gene Riemenschneider
Turning Houses into Homes
Home Point Real Estate

Aaron and Dawn,

Thanks.  I wanted to be funny but not too over the top.  Thanks.

December 10, 2011 07:22 PM
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