Can't get that song out of my head! (I promise it is Real Estate Related!) lol!

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singingDriving to work today, I just couldn't get this darn song out of my head.  I have a pretty short commute every day, less than 4 miles, and only a few stoplights.  So I usually forget to turn on the darn radio, and usually just listen to all the voices in my head as I drive to work and sometimes have conversations with them.  Ok, I'm kidding about the voices, but not kidding about this song that was stuck in my head.

I knew EVERY word to it, as I imagined myself singing to a sold out crowd at some distant arena with lights and smoke and speakers and the crowd...  As I perform this make believe concert not only do I know the words, but I know the notes to the song.  The rhythms, the guitar licks, the percussion, the tempo.  I even know the facial expressions I need to make to ensure the song is even more awesome.  I can sing every verse, every line, every grunt, every woot!

As I drive in the rain on my short commute, I sometimes look around at the other people driving with me.  Just a few feet from my window, yet miles away like they don't exist.  There is a door that shut and a window separating us which means we are not allowed to acknowledge each other or something.  I see some drinking coffee (like me), some using their phones which is not allowed in California, some picking their noses and there is me...  Singing this song, at a make believe concert with the crowd going wild.  

When I arrive at work, I stop and think...

Why is it that I know all the words to this song, yet I sometimes forget the words to a simple script to close a buyer or close a potential seller...  And the script that I can use in real estate is only two or three sentences...

Maybe we should learn our scrips by singing them?

Ugh!

 

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BLiz - Come on, you probably have awesome closing skills and scipts without even knowing it!!!  :)  How are you guys?  I am making a come back!

March 13, 2012 10:04 AM
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I sometimes get tongue-tied when I'm talking to a prospect but since I don't use a script, there's always a chance to recover.  Welcome back Chris!

March 13, 2012 10:54 AM
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Jim Patton
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Chris the funny thing is that I know every word to the songs when they are playing on the radio but without the radio I don't think I could get past the first line.  If I did use scripts I guess I would have to set them to music to get through them. 

March 13, 2012 11:24 AM
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Chris, That may not be a bad idea, commit our scripts to song!  I am sure that they would stay much longer in our heads!

March 13, 2012 11:37 AM
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What I don't like is when a song I never did like gets stuck in my head. I never turn music on when I'm working, but when I go out to my husband's shop, he usually has an oldies station on, and something will "catch me."

But today I'm better. Last night I was at my son's house and he had a CD of famous old "novelty" songs going. So, I sang and danced to "Purple People Eater." So today, I've at least got a fun song that I like going around in there.

Oh - and as for scripts. I was in real estate for 19 years and never did learn one.

March 13, 2012 11:57 AM
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Thanks Bryan...  I think meeting with you a few days ago sparked my inner blog desire!  Thanks!  And I will call you Friday! :)

March 13, 2012 12:35 PM
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Jim, then do it!!!  And send me the tape.  :)

March 13, 2012 12:36 PM
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T & D - Can you imagine going to a short sale listing and singing your scripts for the luxury market?  HA!

March 13, 2012 12:37 PM
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Marte - I bet when you talk to your clients, you know exactly what to say!!!!  :)

Also, try singing commercials...  I wish I had an oscar meyer...

March 13, 2012 12:39 PM
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Okay Chris, so what was the song??? You don't have to share, but here is my offering.

I'm sure you would enjoy singing one of your classes to keep it interesting!

Gloria

March 13, 2012 01:28 PM
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Thanks guys!!!  HA!

My song was an oldie by George Strait.  :)

March 13, 2012 01:37 PM
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Paul Henderson
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Short commutes tend to make better concert halls than those of us who spend longer on the road and find ourselves singing both sides of a duet... 

March 13, 2012 02:23 PM
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Paul - I can see you singing both parts to Islands in the Stream...  LOL!

March 13, 2012 03:22 PM
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Emily - But that is quite funny!!!  Let's hammer out some deals baby!!!  :)

March 13, 2012 06:17 PM
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Chris, this idea could become a gold mine on iTunes! The first one that comes to mind for me is "if I had a hammer" however, I know that will not be the line to close a deal!

March 13, 2012 06:22 PM
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But don't you think that prospective buyers and sellers would look at us funny if we started singing at them?

March 14, 2012 05:05 AM
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Chris, our brains do actually absorb material quicker if it's sung than spoken. Interesting.

March 14, 2012 10:23 AM
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Jim Patton
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Chris - you really do NOT want to have a tape of me singing.  Unless you intend to use it for blackmail...

March 14, 2012 10:51 AM
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That is a great comparison. Im sure its because most people listen to a song very often and dont take the same time to learn the script. They just read it a few times and think it will stick. Love the comparison.

March 15, 2012 02:51 PM
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There was a Real Estate trainer back in the 1990's that had all the scripts he taught set to a song to help you remember them.  I can't remember his name.

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