When did I become Rip Van Winkle? So much to learn. Time to delegate!

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Real Estate Agent with Alain Pinel BRE 01367196
http://actvra.in/Hty

Asking for help need not be traumatic....time to delegate!

Control freak? Nah! Just want to learn by doing as much as possible.help

But there comes a time when we need to get help.


Just as it was worth it to hire a housekeeper because “my time is better spent doing something else to make money”...


So it is to hire someone to help me with bringing my website up to speed, and to take care of other things related to it because “my time is better spent doing something else to make money”...


A long long time ago....

I was proud to be one of the first in my previous agency to


...create my personal website and manage it myself (using Point2Agent)

...first to buy (and maintain) from GoDaddy.com several domains relating to my market area

...first to post listings and open house on Craigslist (so you can figure out how long ago that was)

...first to use Vflyer for posting listings online and on Craigslist

...first to use Docusign

...first to blog on ActiveRain

...first to start answering questions on Trulia

...first to post listings on Zillow

...first to start posting on Facebook before it became the behemoth it is today

...first to use Dropbox


When did I become Rip Van Winkle?

But today, I am finding that I am behind on many new and creative ways to network and to market my services. I just can’t keep up! Heck, I haven’t even used Instagram or Pinterest yet.


So it’s time to throw in the towel and rely on the subject matter experts to help me in things I cannot do on my own, starting with consolidating my personal website with my company-provided agent specific website. Alain Pinel Realtors’ website is so robust that there’s no reason why I couldn’t take advantage of this and other services they offer.


We have the means to do a drip campaign. Heck they even provide the content. So why aren’t I taking advantage?


The simple answer: I don’t have the time to learn all these new stuff. I use only what I feel I need to know at the time. But in this ever-evolving market, standing still means I only get farther and farther behind.


Rescue me!

So I’ve hired someone to help me starting with my website....then we’ll segue to drip marketing and newsletters...and then we’ll...


I feel like a huge burden is off my shoulders simply by bringing in the experts. It’s one of those things that I should have done a long time ago!

 

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - Fleming Island, FL
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Pacita, I can so relate!! I was ahead of the curve but now it is so complicated I feel like I'm falling behind. Too manychoices, not enough time. Suggested!

Sharon

Sep 08, 2012 09:19 PM #1
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Tammie White
Benchmark Realty, LLC (615) 495-0752 or www.TWRealtyGroup.net - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN, South of Nashville

Pacita, I had planned on having my son help me with my new website but college got in the way. Seriously, I am considering the same thing. I just can't make everything happen myself.

Sep 08, 2012 09:36 PM #2
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Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Frank and Sharon -- I've given up trying to do everything. Need the experts, the reinforcements.

Tammie -- I had postponed doing this for so long, and now, I can kick myself for not doing it sooner!

 

Sep 08, 2012 10:02 PM #3
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Michelle Carr-Crowe-Selling Silicon Valley Homes in Top Schools San Jose, Cupertino, Saratoga, Palo Alto-Just Call 408-252-8900
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Good for you, are  you finding the cost is reasonable?

Sep 09, 2012 12:29 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
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I am so glad to hear that you are able to let go of some of that stuff and get help. I know that feeling of having to do it all, I getting to a point where I have to say - It's not possible!   :)

Great post Pacita.

Sep 09, 2012 12:44 AM #5
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Short Sale - CDPE, REDS

   You sound like us...a zillion years ago...and before we were Keller agents we had a website when agents were passing off the internet as a fad...now we too have "graduated" and virtual and other asistants have be the name of the game...and choosing your priorities...being everywhere at once is tough...enjoy your Sunday !

Sep 09, 2012 04:39 AM #6
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Rob D. Shepherd
Coldwell Banker Coast - Florence, OR
Principal Broker ABR, GRI

I had to ask for website SEO help too. Its not my strong point to do it myself.

Sep 09, 2012 06:27 AM #7
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Peggy Hughes
PHA/Peggy Hughes Associates - Professional Moving Organizer - San Francisco, CA
SF NYC LA

Pacita... you are reading my mind. There is so much going on, it IS hard to keep up.  Time for me to find some outside help... thanks for the kick in the butt :)

Sep 09, 2012 07:58 AM #8
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Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Michelle --- I am asking someone who works for our brokerage to consult with me privately. Her service is priceless.

Tom --- I reached that point some time ago, but thought I could hang on a little longer. Not now.

Sally and David --- Have to admit that I can't do it all, don't know it all...My bandwidth is is stretched to the limit

Rob --- we tell people to hire a realtor because we're professionals....so we should abide by that principle

Peggy --- at some point in time, I want to play and not sweat out these details

Sep 09, 2012 10:34 AM #9
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Michael Blue
Home Smart Realty West - Encinitas, CA
REALTOR - 760-889-8877, Encinitas/Carlsbad
Plugging along I haven't used Instagram yet either. Try looking up real bird singing in Bucksey year and that helps a lot. every Monday they do a webinar and Eric is the speaker he can help you with your website. Good luck. PS Do you got a mobile marketing device such as an iPad, check out the good life team video and it's uses.
Sep 09, 2012 05:48 PM #10
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Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
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We all have a niche in an activbity we do best.  Find it and leave the rest to someone who has that skill.  You Rock! 

Sep 10, 2012 05:42 PM #11
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Pacita Dimacali
Alain Pinel - Oakland, CA
Alameda/Contra Costa Counties CA

Michael --- I'll have to use Instagram so that I will at least know how it works, and I won't be such a dinosaur!

Marge --- And I will certainly consult a pro!

Sep 11, 2012 12:49 AM #12
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