"Wannabe" or Want To be the BEST? Run with the Big Dogs!

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Residential Home Builder with North Texas Help-U-Build

Most of us will say that we want to be the best, top of the heap, The "BIG DOG". 

One of the ways to get to BIG DOG status is to run with them.  And by that I mean hang out, virtually if not in reality.  And that's what's really cool about AR.  You can hang with some of the very best in the business, no matter where they are or where you are.  Both geographically and in your business performance.

So how do you hang with the Big Dogs?  Easy.  Subscribe to them.  Read their posts, follow their lead. 

I'm a bit of a mixed mutt when it comes to being on AR.  I am a licensed RE broker, but I don't run a typical brokerage.  I have my license to support my other endeavors.  And those are building zero-energy homes in Texas and Oklahoma, running a marketing company to help other agents sell their homes faster with our Solar Certified Homes Program, and I invest in alternative energy production and green developments.

Heres a post I made a while back concerning the impact relationships have on your business.

Racing: Mike Michaud, Solar Certified Homes, www.solarcertifiedhomes.com


Is Your mule entered in the Kentucky Derby?

 

 

 

On AR, here's who I recommend that you follow or subscribe to in order to get to be a BIG DOG:

 

For your type of business, whether its RE Agents, Mortgage Brokers, Appraisers, Inspectors, Builders, whatever, subscribe to the top in your state and to the top RE Agent for your state.  Here's why both.  I'm in construction.  I'm ranked #1 in Texas, #3 in all of AR and #1 for green home construction.  I AM the BIG DOG!  However, I am nowhere near as accomplished in my marketing and use of AR's resources as the top broker for Texas: 

Jason Crouch, Broker -  Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC): Real Estate Agent in Austin, TX
Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC)
Score: 630377

Jason is kind of the AR godfather for Texas.  Besides the typical RE related posts, He posts a lot of local interest items regarding places in Texas as well.

Next, I subscribe to the top agent for my area.  For me, that's Collin County.  Even though I live in Fannin County, on the NE corner of Collin, Collin County is where all the action is.  Fannin County is a relative back-water with only 32000 people.  My clients come from the Metroplex, so that's where I "fish".

The top agent for Collin County is:

Loreena Yeo - Broker|Realtor(R) of www.Frisco-TX-Homes.com (214) 783-2210 (3:16 team REALTY): Real Estate Agent in Frisco, TX
Loreena Yeo - Broker|Realtor(R) of www.Frisco-TX-Homes.com (214) 783-2210 (3:16 team REALTY)
Score: 444186

Then I subscribe to the AR staff members.  I currently subscribe to a couple of them.  This will keep you on top of what's happening in AR land and get you involved in some really cool contests. You may even learn a thing or two.

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Bob Stewart - ActiveRain

International, INT

 

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Brad Andersohn ~ Community Manager

Fairfield, CA

 

Then there's a wonderful technical guru, Jeff Turner who has posted many tutorial videos and other helpful information on how to work technical wizardry with your blogs.  (Sorry for not having his pic, it wouldn't copy).

 

These are the types of people that can help you take your game to the next level here on AR, to maximize resources, marketing impact, production.  I'm still learning.  In fact, I think I've only scratched the surface. 

I also subscribe to other's who I find interesting for various reasons and I am a member of quite a few groups and have started several of my own.  In fact, I invite everyoBgpic10232008122428_lne to join The Green Zone.   This group is all about green things, energy homes, lifestyle.  

 

 

Bottom line, if you want to be the best, a Big Dog, go hang out with them.

Otherwise, get used to the title "wannabe".

 

 

Posted by

Mike Michaud,

Builder of zero-energy homes Texas and Oklahoma -           Preferred Builders of Texas: www.preferredbuilders.org

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A lot of really good stuff and people to follow on here.

October 27, 2009 01:29 AM
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I think you should spread your net a little wider because you never know where you'll come up with great information!  AR's got terrific people that share great ideas daily.

October 27, 2009 04:35 PM
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These are also great people who are always willing to lend a hand.

October 28, 2009 12:47 AM
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I completely agree.  These are great posts to read and I learn so much!

October 28, 2009 05:23 PM
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Sorry for taking so long to get back. 

Thanks for stopping the read and comments.

Lyn: I agree with a wide net.  I think if you subscribed to the first page of members for each state's members list you'd do quite well.  Problem with that is there's not enough time in the day to read it all, let alone run your business.

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