active rain blog: Why I Chose Estate??? | I guess it is in the blood | Lauren Selinsky
- 08/15/11 03:11 AM
It's amazing how one can learn and really observe his/her surroundings, ADAPT and RUN with it at an early age..........
I was born and raised in TX all up to my ADULT life and growing up in the real estate and restaurant business I had other things in mind... First seeing the world............ But having a great grandfather own the local restaurant, pool hall, gas station, movie theater and other businesses I didn't think nothing of it... I thought everyone owned something... Heck! I am just a kid. What do I know at four? I just want to be
active rain blog: Blog = Business as Seeds = Flowers | Lauren Selinsky is OCLauren 92651
- 06/02/11 03:31 AM
I wake up in the morning and I see>>>
and I say to myself, BLOG, BLOG, BLOG!!!
When I Blog, Blog, Blog.... and make it my ritual.... I know that I will have Business and soon be Dancing in the Rain....
So, I say to you gardeners if you know what it is to plant a seed, then you know when you water that garden you will soon see a >>>>flower
[Photography by: Russel Ray]
Today my day started at my son's school with a class poetry recital and he inspired me at 8 years old to put a few words together. I
active rain blog: FACEBOOK FRIDAYS HELPS BUILD YOUR NETWORK | LAUREN SELINSKY PART IV
- 05/07/11 04:07 AM
It's that time again.... but since I just got back from Rome~ I have a whole lot of catching up to do>>>> So, I will also insert my most recent blogs too! ;) (since I will have about 10 done in one day... feel free to comment on them all LOL~)
Now, our friends that you SHOULD Facebook FRIDAY! are>>>>>>>
C. LLOYD MCKENZIE
JUST A REMINDER AR MEMBER, SOME OF OUR MEMBERS DON'T HAVE LIKE PAGES BUT ADD AS A FRIEND PAGE... SO, ADD THEM AS A FRIEND!!!!!!!!
active rain blog: Friday's FOTOS: Don't forget to get away.... Work Hard, Play Hard
- 02/11/11 05:45 AM
FEBRUARY 11, 2011
ENTRY TO BEAUTY, FOOD AND FUN.....
A VIEW TO KILL
AND TIME TO DISCOVER............
PHOTOGRAPHY, TRAVEL AND FUN... IS WHAT I LIKE TO DO WHEN I AM NOT SELLING REAL ESTATE.... DON'T FORGET TO TAKE TIME FOR YOU... IT'S FRIDAY FOTOS DAY>>> FUN TO SHARE DESTINATIONS WITH YOU ALL AND A CHANCE TO GET TO KNOW ME AT A PERSONAL LEVEL...
SOMEONE <FAMILY FRIEND> ONCE TOLD ME... ALWAYS MAKE TIME FOR YOUR FAMILY AND YOU BECAUSE YOU CAN WORK ALL DAY, BUT YOU CAN'T BRING TIME BACK! ONE WORKS TO MAKE A
active rain blog: Dancing in my city AR as #1 ALISO VIEJO REALTOR WITHIN 100+ DAYS
- 02/09/11 07:16 PM
FEBRUARY 9, 2011
#1 ALISO VIEJO REALTOR (R) IN ALISO VIEJO, CA
WHEN I CLICK>>>SUBMIT>>>> I WILL OFFICIALLY BE #1 IN MY CITY OF ALISO VIEJO, CA
THANK YOU FOR REMINDING ME HOW GREAT I AM IN WHAT I DO. WHEN YOU WORK HARD, RESULTS FOLLOW>>>>
SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON ACTIVE RAIN IN ALL OF 100+ DAYS I HAVE DONE THE FOLLOWING:
MET NEW FRIENDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
RECEIVED THREE NEW CLIENTS: A BUYER IN ALISO VIEJO (12K), A SELLER IN MISSION VIEJO (16K+) AND A PROPERTY MGMT. CLIENT IN LAGUNA NIGUEL ($250.MO. FOR A YEAR)
active rain blog: DON'T HIDE YOUR eMail! ACTIVE RAIN I want to contact AR Members
- 02/06/11 05:18 AM
OKAY! I CLICK ON email on an profile and it jumps to email (with no email address), but an email prompt pop ups and you can type subject and actually write memo and that will be sent to the member. So, you don't actually see their email address.
SO, MY NOTE TO MEMBERS.... Somewhere in your info, blogs, about section. TYPE YOUR EMAIL. You want to be contacted or perhaps, can come up with a solution when that box pops up.... maybe we can also see the address... OR JUST MAYBE THEY WANT TO HANDLE THE EMAIL AT THAT POINT OF
active rain blog: I am dancing in the RAIN **** thanks to ACTIVE RAIN
- 02/02/11 02:41 AM
FEBRUARY 1, 2011 11:33pm
WOW! If you don't believe or know or think that Active Rain doesn't work!?!! Well, think again!!! If you write a blog about what you do, what bad day you had or even local organizations you are affiliated with and are members of. It's a good thing!!!! JUST DO IT!!! SO, THANK YOU DECEMBER AND JANUARY CHALLENGE GROUPS! (LOVE YOU ALL!!)
I announced on a blog about how my last name was chopped up on a WCR (Woman's Council of Realtors) announcement and to also come join us for a WCR meeting and boutique shopping. Well,
active rain blog: LITTLE BLACK BAG & WHAT I HAVE IN IT JUST IN CASE
- 01/09/11 01:16 AM
JANUARY 8, 2011 10:00 P.M.
MY LITTLE BLACK BAG0 TRUE STORY
I HAVE A SMALL BLACK BAG IN THE BACK OF MY TRUNK JUST IN CASE:
SCREWDRIVER/ PHILLIPS TOO
BLACK & DECKER OUTLET POWER ADAPTER (GOES IN LIGHTER AREA & I CAN CHARGE MY LAPTOP OR ANY WALL CHARGED ITEM, FOR CREDIT CARD MACHINES FOR FUNDRAISERS COMES IN HANDY)
RAGS (6) BOUGHT AT AUTO ZONE
ROPE (YELLOW PLASTIC TYPE)
THAT'S IT! THEY COME IN HANDY WHEN I DO A WALK-THROUGH AND NEED A MEASURING TAPE FOR FURNITURE AND ALSO
active rain blog: Does it matter if you are Latin in the business market?
- 12/25/10 07:47 PM
Yes it certainly does. A major part of our Wealth Advisory practice is dedicated to advising the Latin community concerning financial matters. Every month from now till 2015 an estimated 50,000 Latinos are turning 18 years old*. This means the work force of Latinos is growing substantially and I believe there is an education process that needs to occur. I am committed to the educational process in hopes of elevating awareness for our people.
active rain blog: FORCLOSURE SCAMS ON THE RISE- BEWARE ORANGE COUNTY AND ALL
- 12/21/10 05:33 AM
PLEASE BEWARE OF FORECLOSURE SCAMS AS THEY ARE ON THE RISE>>>>>
The Neighborhood Housing Services of Orange County, which partners with the City's Family Resource Center, is warning residents to beware of foreclosure scams and to report illegal activity to authorities. Loan modification scams are proliferating at a rapid pace. Every day, scam artists prey on unsuspecting homeowners who are facing foreclosure in Orange County, according to the organization. There are six things residents should beware of: 1) A company/person asks for a fee in advance to work with yourlender to modify, refinance or reinstate your mortgage. They may pocketyour money
active rain blog: YAY! I BROKE 100 IN ORANGE COUNTY ON ACTIVE RAIN
- 12/20/10 03:38 AM
HECK YEAH!! ACTIVE RAIN~ I BROKE 100 IN MY COUNTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND I AM STILL #3 IN ALISO VIEJO, BUT I WILL BE #1 IN NO TIME!!!!!!!!!!!! AND 740 SOMETHING IN CALIFORNIA!!!!!!! OH YEAH! OH YEAH! [NOTICE~I DO CARE HOW I RANK IN MY AREA.....] WELL, I FIGURE MY DEDICATION TO BLOGGING WILL GET ME GOOGLE JUICE AND IF I KEEP RANKING UP THERE CLOSER AND CLOSER TO #1, WELL~ THAT'S ICING ON THE CAKE!!!!!!!!
I LOVE YOU ACTIVE RAIN BECAUSE YOU KEEP ME ON MY TOES AND HAVE GREAT ACTIVE RAIN MEMBERS TO GIVE US GREAT CHALLENGES AND AT THE SAME
active rain blog: Women's Council of Realtors Networking for Day 16~ DEC. 31 DAYS CHALLENGE
- 12/18/10 12:39 AM
DAY 17 AT WOMEN'S COUNCIL OF REALTORS INSTALLATION
OF NEW OFFICERS~ AT THE MARBELLA COUNTRY CLUB IN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO TODAY~
WELL, IT WAS NICE GOING TO THE INSTALLATION LUNCHEON TODAY BECAUSE I WAS ABLE TO NETWORK WITH OTHER AFFILIATES THAT WANT TO WORK WITH OTHER REALTORS, MAY HAVE FRIENDS AND CLIENTS LOOKING FOR REALTORS AS WELL.
I HAD A NICE COMMENT MADE BY A FINANCIAL COMPANY MANGER THAT SAID, "LAUREN- YOU HAVE GOOD ENERGY AND I WOULD LIKE TO WORK WITH SOMEONE LIKE YOU IN 2011'". [ I THANKED HER AND GAVE HER A STACK OF MY CARDS TO KEEP ME IN MIND,
active rain blog: 31 Days of December Challenge DAY 13 & 14 in Aliso Viejo
- 12/15/10 12:06 AM
DAY 13 AND DAY 14 UPDATES.......... LOOKING GOOD..........
DAY 13- MAKE CHANGES TO MY WEBSITE THAT I KNOW COULD BE USEFUL WHEN CLIENTS FIND ME ON THE WEB...
I ADDED MY DESIGNATIONS AND WHAT THEY MEAN
I ADDED WHY USE LAUREN SELINSKY FOR YOUR REAL ESTATE NEEDS (A MUST IN YOUR BUSINESS PLAN)
I ADDED TOLL FREE #, SO NO MATTER WHERE I AM, I CAN FORWARD CALLS TO CELL, OFFICE, HOME OFFICE, ETC. <<<<THINK SMARTER, NOT HARDER!!!!!!!>>>>
I ADDED IDX AND SHOULD GO LIVE WITHIN 48 HOURS TO MY SITE.......
MORE UPDATES THIS WEEK, AS I WILL
active rain blog: Young Buyer Wants to See 15 Properties TOMORROW from the WEB
- 12/11/10 01:06 AM
SINGING IN THE RAIN.....
I GET A CALL FROM THIS YOUNG LADY THAT IS WITH OUR USMC. SHE SENDS ME AN EMAIL THAT SHE FOUND 15 PROPERTIES AND SHE WOULD LIKE TO SEE EVERY PROPERTY TOMORROW. I SAID, "WELL, DEAR I UNDERSTAND YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE THEM TOMORROW, BUT LET'S GO OVER ALL THE PROPERTIES FIRST". SHE SAID, " I WILL MEET YOU AND I WILL SHOW THEM ALL TO YOU IN THE MORNING".
WELL, HOPING I DON'T COME ACROSS TOO BOLD AND AGGRESSIVE, I MENTIONED THAT I NEEDED TO SEE IF THEY WERE AVAILABLE FIRST AND NOT TO
active rain blog: BURN MY OWN YouTube Fave CHRISTMAS CD 31 DAYS OF DECEMBER CHALLENGE DAY 6 IN ORANGE COUNTY
- 12/06/10 11:24 PM
WOW! CHRISTMAS IS HERE......... AND I AM STOKED ABOUT MY FABULOUS IDEA ABOUT SENDING A GIFT OUT FOR THE HOLIDAYS!!! I PICKED MY FAVORITE 15 CHRISTMAS SONGS/VIDEOS FROM YOUTUBE.COM AND BURNED 250 CD'S (IN PROGRESS... SHOULD BE DONE>> HOPEFULLY BY MIDNIGHT OR 1AM, I AM ON DISC 7) BUT I CHOSE ALL 15 SONGS... I THINK MY CLIENTS WILL REMEMBER ME........ GOOD TIME TO REMIND FAMILY & FRIENDS THAT I AM HERE FOR BUSINESS AND REFERRALS. ;)
It's all from youTube and it's put on youTube, the artists already lose rights to pass their music around...
I am not selling it,
active rain blog: ACTIVE RAIN 6 WEEKS IN & TOP 10 REASONS I AM LOVING IT
- 12/06/10 04:40 AM
6 WEEKS INTO ACTIVE RAIN & THIS IS WHERE I AM AT & LOVING IT!!!
1.) FEATURED POSTING AND ONLY IN FIRST 10 DAYS IN
2.) #3 IN MY CITY OF ALISO VIEJO
3.) #123 IN MY COUNTY OF ORANGE
4.) #947 IN MY STATE OF CALIFORNIA
5.) AMAZING NEW FRIENDS ACROSS THE ACTIVE RAIN NETWORK
6.) ONE NEW REFERRAL & ANOTHER ON THE WAY....
7.) ONE RENTAL VIA MY LISTING ON ACTIVE RAIN
8.) MOTIVATED IN MY DECEMBER 31 DAY CHALLENGE
9.) NEW RESOURCES FOR CLIENTS & MYSELF
AND #10.) REALLY LOVE BLOGGING!!!
active rain blog: IT'S NOT A PARTY EVERY DAY PEOPLE, REALLY >>>IT'S NOT!
- 12/05/10 05:47 AM
OKAY, SO YOU THINK IT'S A PARTY EVERY DAY? JUST GETTING UP.... HAVING TO HAVE SOME RUDE SELLERS GIVE YOU A LAUNDRY LIST OF WHAT YOU CAN DO AND CAN'T DO... SERIOUSLY? DO YOU WANT YOUR HOUSE SOLD???
SO YOU WANT TO GO CELEBRATE AT HAPPY HOUR AT THE END OF THE DAY? WELL, WHY NOT ONCE A WEEK? IT'S NOT A PARTY EVERY DAY PEOPLE!
I KNOW ONE AGENT THAT GOES TO EVERY MIXER, EVERY MEETING AND DID I SAY EVERY MIXER? SHE MAKES HER OWN MIXERS! She is fun, nice person, beautiful, amazing personality//// BUT,
active rain blog: 31 Days of December Challenge DAY 4 in Aliso Viejo
- 12/05/10 01:39 AM
WELL, IT'S DAY 4 OF OUR 31 DECEMBER CHALLENGE~
DECEMBER 4TH~ WORK ON BUDGET FOR BUSINESS PLAN~ (BUY THE WAY IF YOU WANT MY TEMPLATE, LET ME KNOW...)
WORKING ON THE BUDGET, I HAVE DECIDED OFF THIS LIST BELOW, AS I WILL ADD TO MY 2011 BUDGET. I AM FINALIZING IT ON AN EXCEL SPREADSHEET.
I WILL BE CHOSING FROM THIS LIST. I HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE, BUT THOSE OF US WITH A BUSINESS PLAN, 65% WILL SUCCEED THROUGH THE YEAR WITH A BUSINESS PLAN!
PERSONAL INCOME NEEDS
Fixed Expenses Month Year
Rent or mortgage __________
active rain blog: Business Plan template for FREE?? Want one from ME-- ???
- 11/17/10 05:14 AM
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO ASK FOR THIS PERSONAL REAL ESTATE BIZ PLAN*** 1/5/11
WELL, IT'S THAT TIME OF YEAR AND WE ALL SHOULD BE WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN!!!
I GOT REALLY TIRED OF GOOGLING BIZ PLAN AND THEN EVERYONE WANTS $97- $500 JUST FOR A BUSINESS PLAN! uh? no! So, here I am to the rescue!!!
BUSINESS PLAN FOR REALTORS IS IMPORTANT SO THAT ONCE IT'S WRITTEN WE ARE MORE LIKELY TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH ACTIONS. IT'S OUR ACTION PLAN>>>>
WHY??? IN A NUTSHELL, BECAUSE 65% OF US WITH BUSINESS PLANS ARE MORE SUCCESSFUL! ;)
SO, ASK AND YOU SHALL
active rain blog: addicted to Active Rain and gain 1 hour on ****FALL BACK*** Nov 7th
- 10/31/10 12:13 AM
ADDICTED 2 ACTIVE RAIN??? AND NEED MORE TIME TO SLEEP???!!!
Okay! So, I remember reading somewhere how addicting this is... You know, the blogging and all... But didn't believe IT!!! Well, GUILTY!!! ADDICTED!!! Doesn't matter what time I finish my day, it's time to get online...On the laptop before my eyes shut for the night! Usually, it's a night owl NIGHT! But leave it to me, I will be on. I think mostly to see if I need to know anything new is going on... OR get something off a Realtors mind that needs to be blogged for all to see,