Implementation Day...

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Results Realty GA RE Lic # 282060

One of the things I find useful after a great day of tech training is to take a day to concentrate on implementation. 

#VREBC...  COOL!

Hundreds of "tech forward" real estate professionals around the country took time out of their schedule to attend one or more of DOZENS of webinars for Virtual rebarcamp.  But it doesn't matter if the event is an rebarcamp, REtechSouth, RainCamp or something else... the idea is the same. 

Learning is cool... but IMPLEMENTATION is KEY!

Taking a decmpression day is a good idea.  When I am done, I have hundreds of ideas and notes and possibilities swimming around in my head.  Without a techstaff and a grant, there is no way to do everything.  So having a little while to step away from it all allows me to boil it down to what REALLY needs to be done. 

Last night I didn't look at my notes.  I didn't make any radical changes.  I did a few things, but none of them were a direct result of #vrebc.  But today is a little different...  Today will be an implementation day.  I will be making at least 6 important changes to my primary websites.  I'll also be looking at about a dozen websites to see what I can take away from them... 

And there are still several sessions from #vrebc that I didn't get to see...  I might try to see if those are available yet.  I know that at least one of those will be causing major changes in my web presence (Posterous). 

So, here is the drill:

  • Get ready to learn... have the notebook, netbook, paper and pen... whatever...
  • Learn, take notes...
  • Meet new friends...
  • Step away from it for at least a few hours, but not more than a couple of days (I like one day)...
  • Sit down and concentrate on implementing the cool techniques and technologies...
  • Look at ways to make the implementations better...
  • Get ready to learn...

And so the process begins again. 

Remember...

Learning is great, but if you don't implement the cool stuff that you learn, you wasted your time learning it.

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Comments (9)

Tony Grego, 317-663-4173 #1 Trade Association for Alternative Inv
REISA - 317-663-4173 - Indianapolis, IN

It seems that everyday I come across a new gadget or website that can help with my business but if I never use it what is the use.

Good post

tony

Nov 17, 2009 11:47 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

There are many great tech tools in our industry. I have learned to write them down and pick the best one to implement one at a time. We must have patience

Nov 17, 2009 11:56 PM
Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Absolutely right.  I have bookmarked so many posts with new ideas, technology etc. and never seem to get to implement one of them properly.  But, as you know, I did dive into Twitter :)

Nov 18, 2009 02:07 AM
Ken Cook
Content, coding, marketing, host. - Marietta, GA
Content Marketer/Creator

Knowledge is only valuable when it is put to use.

Nov 18, 2009 02:29 AM
Mike Mueller
Tech and Social Media Consultant - Walnut Creek, CA

I love the idea of Implementation Day!

- I think the post offices, schools and banks are closed for this aren't they?

Nov 18, 2009 04:53 AM
James K Barath, CMPS
Canopy Mortgage, LLC - Crown Point, IN
FICO Pro, Certified Military Housing Specialist

Just one day? I'm still implementing things from the RE BarCamp of Chicago from way back in June.

Nov 18, 2009 10:48 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

Hey, Lane - I think you're featured in Russel's "WE ARE ACTIVERAIN!" blog post from the other day.

Nov 19, 2009 02:29 AM
The Somers Team
The Somers Team at KW Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
Delivering Real Estate Happiness

Implement implement implement !  I am sorry I missed the virtual bar camp but am enjoying reading about it and really love the idea to focus on implementation as well !

Nov 19, 2009 12:17 PM
Lane Bailey
Century 21 Results Realty - Suwanee, GA
Realtor & Car Guy

Mike - They should be... then we wouldn't have an excuse not to participate. 

Nov 21, 2009 01:05 PM