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[Disclosure-This post is not "politically partisan" in nature] How hard do we have to continually work to RTB in the image of the public, when we are being beat down by those that have a louder voice and the power of the Gov't of the USofA behind it? Does this make you pissed? It should (especially if you are on the lending side of our industry)!
Reading Jim Collins' Good-to-Great (again)....and ran across this in Chapter 7 "Technology Accelerators - -Good to Great organizations *think* differently about tech and technological change than mediocre ones. (apple pun?) -Good to Great organizations avoid tech fads and bandwagons, yet they become pioneers in the application of carefully selected technologies. -Good to Great companies used technology as an *accelerator* of momentum, not a creator of it. (this is one that grabbed me, I think we see too much of the opposite) -How a company reacts to tech change is a good indicator of its inner drive for greatness vs mediocrity. With the huge push for tech in our industry, whether it new or just better, do we give it too much attention and too much of our time? Sadly I think we see this in many of the big conferences....pushing all the new tech tools, but leaving out the importance of the application of it in making us better and (cough) Raising The Bar.
Here is a great example of raising the bar, from a local resort here in my area. What can we learn from this....well, I think we can learn that going out of our way to meet crazy demands from our clients, agents (as owners/brokers), and those we touch daily, can create raving fans of our industry that goes viral.
Today is REALTOR Lobby Day in Texas. There are 2000+ of us from around the state converging on Austin to visit with our respective legislators. Do you feel as part of "Raising the Bar", it is important to be active in the legislative process (other than contributions to RPAC or your states PAC)? Why or why not? (This post is NOT designed to be a political party preference discussion).
What Patrick said. Dropbox is my file cabinet and Evernote is my notebook/digital brain. I will copy file/folder links into notes in Evernote to reference client files and such in the case that I have a "file" (notebook) for them in Evernote as well as all their docs saved in a Dropbox folder.
Doesn't bother me in the least. Everyone loves where they are, until they don't. its par for the course. if you aren't growing your brokerage, you're shrinking it. a great way to recruit is to acknowledge a job well done. its not really out of the ordinary. I've sent flowers on several occasions. to the brokerage. its never been the reason that someone left where they were, but its opened conversation. as i said - i wouldn't send recruiting crap with the thank you - nobody - especially not a real estate pro- wants to be sold. but connecting with people, and acknowledging folks - well thats what this business is about.