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

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Real Estate Agent with Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Cupertino California) 01338415


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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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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Maria Morton
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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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