Dropbox Beta Invitation Contest

By Steve Castaneda on June 26, 2008 in News - 25 Comments

Dropbox Contest

Update: There are only 5 out of 10 invitations left!

Have you heard of Dropbox? This nifty tool has developed quite a buzz lately, and after personally trying it, I can see why. Not only is it intuitive and simple to use, it could possibly become my preferred online storage for the future. See my review of Dropbox here.

Since I am a beta tester, I have been gifted with 10 beta invitations that I’d like to hand out to my readers.  Rather than me just toss them in the air like a bouquet at a wedding after party, I’m going to try and get a little creative here.

Since most of my readers should be in the real estate field (or related to it), I thought it’d be nifty to ask a question.  The first person to answer the question right in a comment under this post will get a beta invitation!  Seems pretty simple; right?

I’ll post a question, then wait for the right answer in a comment.  Commenters please be sure to enter your correct email address when posting as this is the way I will send your invite.

After I’ve gotten the right answer, I will post up the answer to the question, along with the winners name.  Shortly thereafter, the 2nd question will be posted the following business day.

(Queue the “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Music”) – I know; I’m dramatic.

Question 1

What date (month, day and year please!) was the National Associaton of Real Estate Exchanges officially incorporated on?  Bonus points if you can tell me the initial membership count.

Answer: The National Assocaition of Real Estate Exchanges was officially incorporated on July 2, 1908, with an initial association membership of 1,646.

Congratulations goes out to Bob Zabor for being spot on his first try!

Question 2

In what year was the first Code of Ethics adopted by NAR?

Answer: The very first National Association of Realtor Code of Ethics was adopted in 1913.

Great job, Jay!  Jay was the winner of the second Dropbox beta invitation.

Question 3

In what year was the National Association of Real Estate Boards officially renamed to the National Association of Realtors?

Answer: The National Association of Real Estate Boards was official renamed to the National Association of Realtors in 1974.

Graham should be enjoying his Dropbox beta today.  Congratulations, Graham!

Question 4

What is the name of the National Association of Realtor’s second president?

Answer: The name of the second president of the National Association of Realtors was named Alexander Sacket Taylor.

Congratulations go out to D Anderson for answering this question correctly.

Question 5

In what year was the National Association of Realtor official internet site launched?

Answer: The National Association of Realtor official internet site, Realtor.com, was launched in 1997.

Great job, Andersson!  You should be getting your beta invitation today.

Question 6

What is the name (first and last) of the current president of the National Association of Realtors?

Answer: The current president of the National Association of Realtors is Dick Gaylord.

Question 7

The question will be posted tomorrow.  Please check back!


About the Author

Steve Castaneda, Realtor has been in the real estate industry since Jan. 2005. He specializes in selling homes in Northwest Houston and spends his free time sharing his passion for technology by writing at TechForAgents and programming web applications. Follow him on Google or Twitter.

25 Comments on "Dropbox Beta Invitation Contest"

  1. bob zabor June 27, 2008 at 12:47 pm · Reply

    incorporated July 2, 1908

    initail membership: 1646

    i’ll admit i’m not a realtor, i’m a baker, but i’m agling for the dropbox invite. thanks!

  2. Steve Castaneda June 27, 2008 at 1:21 pm · Reply

    Great job, Bob! No worries about you not being in a real estate field. You should be getting an email sometime this afternoon; enjoy!

    The next question for anyone interested in getting the next beta invitation to Dropbox will be posted tomorrow.

  3. Jay July 2, 2008 at 4:23 am · Reply

    Adopted in 1913… amended in 1924 :~}

    Any luck?

  4. Steve Castaneda July 2, 2008 at 7:42 am · Reply

    Great job, Jay! You are the second winner in the Dropbox Beta Invitation Contest.

    You’re beta invitation will be coming shortly. The next question will be up tomorrow, so be sure to check back again if you are interested in playing with Dropbox!

  5. Dubai Property July 3, 2008 at 4:32 am · Reply

    Hey Jay, congratulation, you are really master mind, it is tough to find such things.

  6. Graham R July 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm · Reply

    Steve – NAREE changed names in 1916 to NAREB which changed to just NAR in 1974
    id die for an invite 😀

  7. Steve Castaneda July 7, 2008 at 12:12 pm · Reply

    Great job, Graham! Your Dropbox beta invitation will be in your inbox shortly. Enjoy!

    I’m going to update the post, and the next question will be asked tomorrow. Thanks to everyone who has participate thus far, and I hope you are enjoying Dropbox.

  8. Graham R July 7, 2008 at 12:29 pm · Reply

    Thanks Steve!

    Great blog by the way, though not an agent, my mother-in-law is, and i spend a lot of time photographing properties – we both check you out regularly.

  9. Steve Castaneda July 8, 2008 at 4:27 pm · Reply

    That’s great to hear, Graham. I’m glad you guys enjoy reading up; I enjoy writing for you. 🙂

  10. D Hamilton July 9, 2008 at 1:46 pm · Reply


    The second president of NAR was Alexander Sacket Taylor.

    I’d love a Dropbox invite….I’m still on their wait list….

  11. Steve Castaneda July 9, 2008 at 2:36 pm · Reply

    Hi D Hamilton! Congratulations; you win the next beta invitation. You’re invite should be in your inbox shortly. 🙂

    The next question will be posted tomorrow.

  12. brian albert July 16, 2008 at 8:30 pm · Reply


  13. Steve Castaneda July 17, 2008 at 7:37 am · Reply

    I’m sorry Brian, but your answer is incorrect. Anyone else feel like taking a shot at it?

  14. Andersson July 18, 2008 at 5:08 am · Reply

    It must be 1997.

  15. Steve Castaneda July 18, 2008 at 7:53 am · Reply

    Great job, Andersson! You’re invitation should be coming shortly to your inbox.

    The next question will be posted tomorrow. Please check back again!

  16. Lars July 21, 2008 at 11:22 am · Reply

    oh, this is fun, i know some of the answers here… but the guys already got it…

  17. RonOrr.com July 21, 2008 at 11:52 pm · Reply

    I learned some great trivia here. Some smart people on this blog.

  18. Xjs July 24, 2008 at 7:53 am · Reply

    Nr. 6: It’s Richard F. Gaylord!

  19. Steve Castaneda July 24, 2008 at 1:16 pm · Reply

    Great job, Xjs! The next question will be posted tomorrow.

    Now Xjs, your email is already a registered user for Dropbox. Since you’re already using it, then I guess we’re going to have to give the next beta invitation away a little later. I’ll have to figure out a creative way to do that.

    None the less, thank you for answering this question!

  20. Investment Property August 26, 2008 at 9:13 am · Reply

    I found it to be very interesting and helpful. Thanks for sharing Dropbox tools information to your readers.

  21. Mark Carlson May 8, 2009 at 12:48 am · Reply

    Hi everyone,

    You can use this referral link to earn an extra 250 MB when you sign-up for Dropbox:


    Pass it on!

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