Talk the Walk or Walk the Talk?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

FeetAt 8:00 a.m. I'm walking. And, being a Type E, I can't do just one thing at a time, so I've been thinking about how to combine the walking with something I love to do – talking to other real estate professionals, especially mentoring new agents. Then I thought, is there any way I could combine the walking and talking with some giving back to the Active Rain community?

The Lovely Wife made a good point about comments and reciprocity.  When we look to AR for support and comments on our posts, we should be looking at ourselves to see if we're giving that support that we want from the community. What if I talk with Rainers while I'm walking? I might be able to share some good information with new agents, and then they would have a ready made topic for their own blog.  

One thing, though, is there are not too many people you can call at 8:00 in the morning without worrying about waking them up. It was bad enough that I called Laurie Manny a few months ago and woke her early on a Sunday morning. I don't want to do that to others.

WalkTalkOn my walks I've called a few folks who I knew were up because they had already commented or posted on AR when I checked, but maybe there's a better way.

   Send me an email if you want to talk at 8:00 a.m. (eastern) on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday morning, and I'll call you.  

With 17 years of experience in this business, I have lots of information and tips I love to share. And you'll help me keep walking. Now I just have to figure out if I'm talking the walk, or walking the talk?

Active Rome

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Rainmaker
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I listened but with all the huffing and puffing I missed a few words... Can I get a transcript?   :-)
May 30, 2007 07:02 AM #9
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Dan, Oops... guess I didn't do enough of the listening like you suggested. The transcript is in the mail. :)

Enjoyed our chat and it made the walk go by quickly.

May 30, 2007 07:10 AM #10
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Jay Burnham
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Hi Margaret...You can call me ANY TIME!  It's always a thrill to talk to you.  I generally hit the home office to get as much admin stuff out of the way as possible around 6:30 AM.  then it's off on my Segway to the local coffee shop to "chat it up" with the many locals that frequent Henderson's.  So...at 8:00 AM, you may be able to reach me...unless I am engaged with someone talking real estate or handing out a flyer for the Great Segway Giveaway!

Your friend...Jay

Jun 01, 2007 01:32 AM #11
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Margaret Woda
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From one Maryland Margaret to another - I completely "get" where you're coming from, with the desire to maximize the effectiveness of your time.  After 33 years in this business, however, I have FINALLY learned to let go sometimes.  It was not easy, but I am soooooo glad I did - so, some morning just force yourself to take a deep breath and try to take in the beauty around you.  It might make you even happier and even a better real estate agent than you already are.  For a start, try for five minutes of your walk or just one day a week... 

 

Jun 04, 2007 02:34 AM #12
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Jay, Do you mean that we could actually talk  while you are on your segway?  Now that sounds like fun and quite a visual!  Does the Segway come with bluetooth?

Hi Margaret from Maryland! I really do enjoy the beauty around me and will frequently take photos. I also love the friendships that I am forming while on my walks. Thanks for stopping by. Margaret from Maryland,also.

 

Jun 05, 2007 04:59 AM #13
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Margaret....the Segway doesn't come with a bluetooth, but I do.  But even if I didn't, I could simply stop in place and take your call!  Have you heard about the new movie called "10 Miles per Hour" about two executives that quit their jobs to ride from Seattle to Boston on Segways?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Crlj8_gms

Your friend...Jay

Jun 05, 2007 06:37 AM #14
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I just passed two police officers "mounted" on Segways yesterday in College Park, Maryland.  I hope they're not expected to be in hot pursuit of criminals.  :-D  I'd talk to you anytime, Margaret -- on or off a Segway.  I'd even ride in your *brown* car, though you'd have to listen to me beg for the top to be down!
Jun 06, 2007 08:37 AM #15
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Gregory...Actually there was news yesterday of police that were able to apprehend three people that stole a car by being able to pursue them on Segways for three blocks (at 12.5 MPH).

Regards...Jay

Jun 06, 2007 09:39 AM #16
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Jay, Thanks for sharing the movie!  I love your segway idea!! And I hope you have to give many away!

Gregory, That's a way to NOT let the buyers get away!  Would you like to call me Friday morning at 8 am?

 

Jun 06, 2007 09:46 AM #17
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Jay, thanks for letting me know about the cops' success. I have photos of cops on rollerblades in Paris.  Whatever works!  Margaret, I'd be happy to chat with you on Friday morning.
Jun 06, 2007 03:09 PM #18
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good reminders --
Jun 06, 2007 04:20 PM #19
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Aziz, We've missed you on Active Rain!
Jun 06, 2007 11:09 PM #20
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Margret,

This is a wonderful thing you are doing for the people and I do believe that you get by giving.

Jul 14, 2007 04:55 AM #21
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Hi Todd..Get by Giving is the Floyd Wickman motto. Are you a follower.

Thanks for stopping by.

I will be a guest on ALL ABOUT REAL ESTATE at 12 noon today. This is a live radio programe. If tyou are up early enough hope you can listen in www.wcbm.com  or you might want to give us a call between 12noon and 1pm.

                                                          The  call in number is 410-922-6680

Jul 15, 2007 02:43 AM #22
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Pat Hommel
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You can call me in the mornings - I'm ready to learn more each day.  Plus, you may catch up with me on my walks, maybe even when I'm walking along the Chesapeake Bay on one of my favorite walks.

Pat

Aug 18, 2007 01:31 PM #23
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Pat, I should be out walking around 8 am. Please feel free to call me.

Aug 18, 2007 03:08 PM #24
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Pat Hommel
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Margaret,

Thank you for your suggestions and moral support in our "morning talk".  I got 2 listings and talking to a FSBO to let me bring them a buyer.  Pretty good for our first week.

Pat

Aug 23, 2007 04:43 AM #25
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Wow, that is awesome results. Maybe I should start charging for my am talks. 

Pat, This sounds like a good subject to write a blog about. Look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

 

Aug 23, 2007 09:57 AM #26
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Margaret,

What a fantastic idea! What a great way to multi-task and stay in touch with others. I may have to give you a call one of these mornings...:)

Sep 30, 2007 06:20 AM #27
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Suzanne,

It would be my pleasure to speak with you. My cell phone 410-530-2400.

Sep 30, 2007 08:55 AM #28
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