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My First Podcast! It's Amazing To Me..Midori Miller On Your Ipod! - 05/29/08 09:49 PM
So I am excited...I can't sleep..It's the Daytona Beach Technology Fair 2008. Imagine Bob Stewart called me from Daytona Beach! I did a podcast for the class I will be teaching..it's my first and definitely won't be my last..I need practice..but I am pleased and I must admit..it was pretty easy. I used Podbean for hosting...and the best part, it's FREE! Let me know what you think..and please you can be honest..practice makes perfect..and critics welcomed! Powered by Podbean.com Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by The Activerain Network and it's members and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not (10 comments)
Twitter and Going Pink! - 05/29/08 07:49 AM
Each morning I have a routine..I turn the computer on, feed the cats and turn on the coffee maker. Once the coffee is brewed..I get online and get into my brower. I end up at all of my favorite places one of them being twitter! Last month Sarah Cooper and I were reminiscing of how we all went pink last year..and how we needed to do it again. We talked about it..and tried to set a date. Too many things happening..and we didn't have the time. A few days ago, Rose Roberts called our office. I don't know Rose Roberts personally (12 comments)
Classes Continued Education Oceanfront Location Continental Breakfast Networking Opportunities Laptop Tune Up Station and much much more We have lined up some of the best sponsors, best vendors and trainers with some very unique top notch tools! This would include: Bob Stewart- Activerain Mark Dougherty Midori Miller REALTOR.com will be there..and I do have questions! Build A BETTER Website, my highly respected friend, O Kheir will be teaching this class and I sure hope he wears a (5 comments)
Create Your Own Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by The Activerain Network and it's members and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Midori Miller AKA Daytona Beach Real Estate Trainer and CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty. Midori Miller and CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty are not responsible for the accuracy or content provided by The Community (20 comments)
We Won't Forget You! Thank You and We Love You! - 05/26/08 11:52 AM
Memorial Day is a special day to me and many others. Growing up and throughout my life I have always been patriotic..I am lucky...I was born on American soil in Japan. Because my father was American..it was my gift..my luck..I am proud. There is something to be said about people who place other's first and fight for their country..for what is right..for what is good..and yes they follow orders! It's their job and I am grateful for them! It was not long ago I adopted a platoon, it was an honor and a gift. While I wanted to do it again..this (11 comments)
Memorial Day .... Share A Moment of Silence! - 05/26/08 03:24 AM
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by The Activerain Network and it's members and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Midori Miller AKA Daytona Beach Real Estate Trainer and CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty. Midori Miller and CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty are not responsible for the accuracy or content provided by The Community (2 comments)
If you personally know of contractors who would like additional work..please leave their name and contact info along with the city and state. You will be referenced as a recommendation when contacting them! Oh, it won't be me contacting them but one of my good friends starting a new business venture. One of our customers! Funny thing, when he called today, he said he thought of me to help him.. I told him no worries...I have lots of friends online (4 comments)
These Real Estate Leads Stink! Common Sense Screen Your Leads! - 05/21/08 03:07 PM
As a real estate trainer I hear this often. As I delve and listen I find that many agents think that Broker's should provide leads that are ready to buy and sell today. Now let's back track to the 90's..when my career began and it was simple to figure it out and today I want to share some thoughts....
1.Sales is a numbers game-this is important so let me say it again, Sales is a numbers game..that means the more you farm, the more you market and the more people you are face to face with..the more likely leads will (22 comments)
I asked my friend Jason Sardi if he would do the honor's for the Blogger's Choice Selections Group by guest hosting the member spotlight! Hey normally that's my job BUT it should make an interesting twist in our group and you can't believe who he is going to be interviewing....... You'll have to stay tuned to see!
So what is the purpose? To spotlight the person making the Blogger's Choice Selections! And what's so great about the Blogger's Choice Selection Group? Once a month the member (18 comments)
Lenn Harley Is My Hero! Maryland and Virginia Buyers Call Her! - 05/19/08 09:47 PM
Today I had to email Lenn Harley looking for a favor. Now one thing I know about Lenn, boy does she ever work and work hard. Probably different from many, I have had the chance to chat a few times and I am so mesmorized talking with her and today I learned a valuable lesson from her..she is without a doubt an impressive Broker.
I emailed her this morning and she responded back but not in the answer that I would expect but one that I truly got excited about and it made me just respect her even more. (8 comments)
Well I am coming up to my 2 year anniversary on the rain. As I sat and read blogposts today..I felt a bit sad. It wasn't the posts that I was reading that bothered me it was some of the thoughtless comments I read in a few posts. Now I know all opinions are welcomed and you have your voice but I have to ask.. Then why did you work so hard to build this incredible, impeccable reputation on line? And what makes you think..no one will see it..or read it or even forward it. Is this how you want (89 comments)
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by The Activerain Network and it's members and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Midori Miller AKA Daytona Beach Real Estate Trainer and CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty. Midori Miller and CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty are not responsible for the accuracy or content provided by The Community. (13 comments)
REALTOR.COM Offers FREE Blogs, Do You Have One? - 05/16/08 08:08 AM
Recently I did a google search for my full name and I found that I had indeed signed up for a REALTOR.COM Blog. Never started it and never used but I did one time sign up for one a long time ago.
For some reason REALTOR.COM does make me nervous..Have you ever tried to get your money back from services they provide?...it can be a very long drawn out process and sometimes not successful. I am just wondering if anyone has or is using it? Do you like it? Has it enhanced your business? And my final question...Is it really (28 comments)
Need A little Inspiration? Geovisite.com..Now That's Global! - 05/14/08 09:07 PM
I know that everyone has their opinion of widgets on profile pages but I happen to like all of mine. But one thing I did was adjust mine...not everyone has the same internet connections...same computer speed or even the same size monitors. The more I blog the more aware I become. My favorite widget that I have is my geovisite globe!
The globe to me is much more than tracking... 1. First everyday I get the total number of readers. 2. Next I get the total number of visitors based on country. 3. Next anything green is a visitor 4. (13 comments)
Let's Try Conversing! Real Estate Customers Are Not Always Right! - 05/13/08 08:37 AM
Yesterday I had a conversation with someone three times, each time I would end the conversation very abruptly, with OK, I'll talk to you later. Made sure and said goodbye and then click! When it gets heated sometimes you just have to hang up that phone to turn around and attempt the conversation again. Once we got back on the phone both of us did acknowledge it was best to end conversations when it got too heated... Once again we started discussing..and once again it ended abruptly.. "Ok, I'll talk to you later yet again, click...and yes I did hang up (25 comments)
I am what some would call a non traditional mom. Yes I have 4 sons...2 biologically..1 adopted and a stepson..the kids range from 25 to 10. When the boys came home it was usually with 10 of their friends. It wasn't long ago, one of the boys friends sent me an e-mail and said he always tried to do good, he heard my voice in the back of his mind...he told me flat out..I always felt accountable to you! I thank you and I love you like a mom. I did what any proud mother would do...I cried...I smiled..and (12 comments)
Life Skills My Mom Taught Me! Happy Mutha's Day Mom and Dad! - 05/10/08 10:24 AM
Imagine growing up with a total of 9 people in one house. My mom ran the household and worked and put herself through school. You want to talk about rainmaker...she had it down to a science. When she spoke...you listened.. A task..one of 9 would get it done. Imagine the organization, time management and skill required to keep the household running smoothly. That's why today I prefer to lead!
I watched her send thousand of holiday cards throughout the years, give gifts for the purpose of just because and bake millions of cookies and giving to everyone who (14 comments)
Real Estate Professionals, Do You Text With Your Customers? tnx4readN - 05/09/08 11:10 PM
Real Estate Industry Professionals, Do You Text With Your Customers? I do and I really love it! For me if I have a quick question or the customer has a concern right then and there. You can address it often times faster than an e-mail or a phone call. glitter-graphics.com While I do not have the text dictionary memorized..I do read and skim through..if someone uses letters or symbols I do not understand I do take the time to read it and learn and try to use it too! Recently I told a customer that I really appreciated the fact we (10 comments)
I had a customer texting me, a new message pops up while I am sitting on hold and me sending an e-mail at the same time. Wouldn't you know it...my cell phone rang again... I answered, not thrilled because I knew I was going to have to go outside to hear them but I was surprised referrals, nice, a fellow real-i-tor wanting to talk to me, wait (13 comments)
Successful Real Estate Careers...You Have A Choice! There Are No Victims Here! - 05/08/08 08:01 AM
One of my all time favorite movies that have really inspired me throughout the years is Dangerous Minds. It's the thoughts I hold inside. This clip runs through my head every single day..I have worn out the movie..but the words have stuck with me all of these years... You as a real estate professional have to make choices...tough choices..every single moment...with what you do in your business, with the amount of work you are willing to do..regardless what you think..your choices can and will impact another human being. Doesn't matter where we come from, how much money we have everything in (13 comments)
Are You An Extraordinary Real Estate Professional? - 05/07/08 02:14 PM
Mediocre Agents seem to have similiar views you might have heard some of these phrases, typical excuses: "NO one is buying now!""These leads stink!""I've done everything I can for my business!""That won't work!""It's too much work!"What about ordinary agents? They go with the flow!Do what the rest of the pack does!Believes in customary!They do nothing more than what is expected! And then...there they are..the superstars....the successful...the extraordinary agent... So what is extraordinary... Going beyond what is the usual, regular or customary! To be extraordinary..you have to believe in what you do it must benefit others first and then the money will follow.To be extraordinary...you have to (58 comments)
Are You A Modern Day Nobody? We Can Do Great Things! - 05/06/08 08:10 AM
The past few weeks have been extremely challenging for a number of reasons...morale is down..and so are our sales. Sometimes when our spirits our weak..something incredible happens but you can't waste your energy in wallowing in self pity because you might miss golden opportunities the ones that can make you somebody... Everyone goes through challenging times but its those times that allow your true fighting spirit to come out....when you hear that great things cannot be done meaning you can't, it won't work..give it up... It's these types of thoughts that drive me..to be better...to know and to believe... Modern day nobodies (18 comments)
Thoughts About Shortsales and Working With Banks! - 05/04/08 12:27 PM
Friday I was on the phone with a bank, funny thing there were 3 of us who contacted the bank and three of us who spoke to the bank and all with different info. A couple of things you should think about before working on short sales.. 1. Get the seller involved, if the seller will cooperate with you in getting docs in a timely fashion to you, speak the truth and assist with correspondence with the bank..you have solved about 60% of your challenges. Seller's who really want to solve their challenges will do as you ask!2. Build a relationship (7 comments)
Today is officially Chris Elizabeth's birthday but for me birthday's usually last all week..since tomorrow is my favorite day of the week and I celebrate every Friday with a Friday dance.. let's surprise her with some really incredible wishes. There is a good chance she won't see this til the morning...she gets up before the roosters! I had the opportunity to meet Chris at the Activerain Birthday Bash. You can find her on twitter..its her sense of humor I so appreciate. Here are some of my favorite posts! In the true spirit of Chris's online presence...Help me Celebrate her birthday Chris Elizabeth Style! (18 comments)
Imagine Having 48,000 Subscribers-Problogger, Darren Rowse Reveals. - 05/01/08 01:11 PM
Ok, you have probably heard me say it before about some of my online crushes, yes I have many, all of them so dreamy and so talented. Sounds like I am a wild child, well yes I am but the funny thing is even with all of these crushes I am still devoted to one man...the love of my life...the computer scientist.
The computer scientist sometimes nags me and sometimes he gets very jealous.. You see my online crushes are talent crushes and I have to say since blogging I spend more time reading and reading. We both love information (42 comments)
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