Just Singin' in the RAIN

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Bar JD Communications

AR is your pro-active secret weapon for building an ‘e-network', getting a picture of how to do it BETTER, MORE, at OTHER PLACES until you have woven a mesh that touches more and more people.  People with whom you can work to accomplish the mission of your niche, be it real estate marketing, services which bolster real estate marketing such as insurance, mortgages, closing, services which buttress the marketing program such as advertising, assistants and staff.

Caleb Mardini wrote eloquently about the weaving in  ARE YOU MAKING RAIN?   which reminded me of a note I received today about an article written by Peter D. Weddle.  In the article, Weddle rethinks a term he uses - e-networking.  Formerly, he thought of the exercise as electronic networking as compared to face time with other people.  Now, he's thinking of the activity as being so essential to anyone's business, regardless of the field, that he renames the term "employment networking". 

Being a part of AR has led to some concrete referrals and connections among professionals in all aspects of real estate.  For everyone, it offers the opportunity to leave statement in a professional venue.  The atmosphere stimulates our best thinking and gives us the opportunity to share information and/or strut our stuff.   The practical exercise of communicating with like professionals gets our creative juices flowing for more comment on blogs connected to our own websites or in smaller networks.  Each connection is a stitch in the weave of a stronger, more effective network and we are having such a good time, we don't feel the pain of expression, inspiration, and keyboarding!  

As Caleb mentions, we have the option to be the one pursued by competition or the one left in the dust of invisibility by more assertive competition.  There are many loss facets to this dusty prospect.   Loss of listing opportunities, loss of buyer/lead contact, loss of opportunity to share something that we have solved and being of connecting assistance to someone else, loss of opportunity to learn from others.

We can take advantage of the chance AR gives us to turn those loss statements around to gain. 

  • Listing opportunities,
  • buyer/lead contact,
  • sharing experience to the betterment of the field,
  • learning from the experiences of associates.   
  • And add relationships with fellow professionals, clients and customers.  

While we wait for the client to arrive, for that phone to ring,for the next great walk-in, we can choose to blog and weave, blog and weave, blog and weave a beautiful professional tapestry of business.

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"The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW.
President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc. - Kissimmee, FL
There's that Making Rain and Singing In The Rain again...You guys are clever...While I twist in the rain, ya'll make it and sing while you're doing it. Cool...TLW...ROAR!
Nov 11, 2006 08:21 AM #1
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Gena Riede
Riede Real Estate, Lic. 01310792 - Sacramento, CA
Real Estate Broker - Sacramento CA Real Estate (916) 417-2699
JudyAnn, How true. Networking is key. Not only is it possible to gain knowledge and learn about how things may be accomplished in a different way perhaps a better way, perhaps not but knowing that there is a way is key. It broadens your perspective and in the meantime you connect with others who possibly could bring business your way. Not a bad day when the Rain pours!
Nov 11, 2006 08:25 AM #2
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Tony Marriott
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Associate Broker, REALTOR

"While we wait for the client to arrive, for that phone to ring,for the next great walk-in, we can choose to blog and weave, blog and weave, blog and weave a beautiful professional tapestry of business."

True - however - we can also PROSPECT!

Nov 11, 2006 09:25 AM #3
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Rich Jacobson
Keller Williams West Sound Realty - Poulsbo, WA
Your Kitsap County WA Real Estate Broker
I resemble your remarks! Good post, Judith. Great follow-up to Caleb.
Nov 11, 2006 10:26 AM #4
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Eddy Martinez
Nationwide Funding Group - Highland Park, CA
"blog and weave" i really like that great blog. Blogging and clicking on the consumer tab really works. Consumers do read our blogs.
Nov 11, 2006 01:17 PM #5
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Chris Tesch
RE/MAX Bryan-College Station - College Station, TX
College Station, Texas Real Estate

Blogging and weaving are definately fitting into my business plan for late 2006-2007.  Since I've been on AR I feel like a whole new world has opened up to me!

Nov 11, 2006 07:10 PM #6
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Steve Tesch
Chris Tesch & Company - College Station, TX
Building a great network is what AR is all about!  This is an awesome forum!
Nov 11, 2006 10:08 PM #7
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