Why I hired Jason Crouch as my social media coach.

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In the past 5 years I've had two major situations come up that forced me to rethink my career.  One huge impact was meeting Jason Crouch online, right here at ActiveRain.  It was one of those rare, unexpected AHA! moments in life.  The other big thing that happened to me was having one of my clients send me her personal copy of Gary Keller's great book, The Millionaire Real Estate Agent.  I'm very thankful for both events.

MREA opened my eyes to how a successful team can be built in real estate.  I keep Gary's book right next to my computer, and refer to it often.  However, my copy of MREA does not address blogging.  My book was printed in 2003.  It's very well worn.

Jason Crouch is the person who opened my eyes to the power of social media.  Here's what Jason posted on November 12 of 2008.  If you're new to ActiveRain, you should stop reading my post and jump over to Jason's commentary right now.  It might give you a new perspective about risk and big rewards.  It might even change your life.

http://activerain.com/blogsview/787439/Are-YOU-a-part-of-the-revolution-If-not-be-prepared-to-be-left-behind-by-those-who-are

Jasonhd3 

Here are the facts.  I'm 55 years old.  I'm not a great writer.  I never expected to be a blogger.  In fact, I figured blogging was something for college kids with too much free time on their hands.  How wrong I was!  Once I discovered a little about the power of social media, I wanted to know more.  So I hired Jason.

Are you afraid to blog?  Don't be.  Here's a little secret.  If I can do it, YOU can too! 

I'm a bottom line kind of guy.  Will I ever be a great blogger like Jason?  Not a chance.  I don't have his talent. 

Am I making new business connections all over America.  Yes!  What else can you ask for?

So why did I hire Jason?  It was mostly a combination of these 4 things.

  • Jason is Helpful.  I remember the first time Jason called me.  He didn't even know me at the time, but he offered to help me anyway.  I was quite surprised!
  • Jason is Honest.  I think of Jason as the Abraham Lincoln of blogging.  I think everyone who knows Jason will agree with me.
  • Jason has a good sense of Humor.  Life's short.  Real estate can be challenging.  I like to work with people who laugh!  :)
  • Jason has Experience.  Jason doesn't just talk about social media.  He walks the walk.  He's all over the internet.

I give a hearty thumbs up to Jason Crouch as a coach.  Try him out, like I did.  I believe your career will be changed too!

Cordially,

Bruce Brockmeier

Internet Marketing Consultant

brucebrockmeier@gmail.com

Cell: 714 309-1945 

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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
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Very nice!  Did Jason write this?

Good evening Don,

No.  Those are my words.  Jason's writing is in a completely different league. 

Did you check out his Revolution post?  It's excellent.

Jan 25, 2010 01:46 PM #3
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Sonja Patterson
Keller Williams - BV - College Station, TX
Texas Monthly 5-Star Realtor Recipient for the Hou

Bruce,

I am so glad you found Jason!! I'm sure he is helping you take your business to new heights!! Another AR member sent me a copy of The Millionaire Real Estate Agent.   I need to carve out some time to read it!

Happy blogging!!

Jan 25, 2010 01:47 PM #4
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Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Bruce this is a very nice endorsement for Jason.  I'm going to his article now.  Thanks for the link.

Jan 25, 2010 01:51 PM #5
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

I am glad you founds something that has helped you so much. I will consider both the book (which I have somewhere and not read) and just maybe the coach!

Hi BethAnn,

Once I started reading MREA, I couldn't put it down!  I've recommended it to many of my clients.

On the coaching side, I'm sure Jason can help you fine tune whatever you're trying to accomplish.

Jan 25, 2010 01:51 PM #6
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Charles Stallions Real Estate Services
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc - Gulf Breeze, FL
Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl.

Jason has always been the helpful type and seems to take time with lots of folks trying to help out. Good luck and I look forward to hearing great things.

Jan 25, 2010 01:53 PM #7
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
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Bruce,

I am so glad you found Jason!! I'm sure he is helping you take your business to new heights!! Another AR member sent me a copy of The Millionaire Real Estate Agent.   I need to carve out some time to read it!

Happy blogging!!

Hi Sonja,

Thanks for your cheerful comments!  :)

Please let me know what you think about MREA, when you find time to read it. 

Jan 25, 2010 01:55 PM #8
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
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Bruce this is a very nice endorsement for Jason.  I'm going to his article now.  Thanks for the link.

You're welcome Tammie,

I think you will enjoy his perspective.  Good food for thought!  Thanks for stopping by.

Jan 25, 2010 02:01 PM #9
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
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Jason has always been the helpful type and seems to take time with lots of folks trying to help out. Good luck and I look forward to hearing great things.

Thanks Joyce,

I noticed exactly the same thing about Jason. 

Jan 25, 2010 02:06 PM #10
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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Bruce - First, THANK YOU for taking the time to write this testimonial.  I really appreciate you sharing this publicly.  It means a lot to me.

Second, as a testimony to the Google power of AR, I received a Google Alert 12 minutes after this was posted!

Have a great week, my friend.  Again, I offer my sincere thanks.  :)

Jan 25, 2010 02:07 PM #11
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Jeremy Blanton
Myrtle Beach Homes Blog - Myrtle Beach, SC
Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com

Wow Bruce!  Some really awesome words about Jason!  I agree with you that Jason is a great person & very knowledgeable.  I glad to call him a business partner & am very excited to see what our new venture, 210 Consulting has in store!

Jan 25, 2010 02:28 PM #12
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
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Bruce - First, THANK YOU for taking the time to write this testimonial.  I really appreciate you sharing this publicly.  It means a lot to me.

Second, as a testimony to the Google power of AR, I received a Google Alert 12 minutes after this was posted!

Have a great week, my friend.  Again, I offer my sincere thanks.  :)

You're welcome Jason,

I greatly appreciate your help.  I never told you this before, but I probably would have given up on social media back in 2008 without your encouragement.  I only wish I had 10% of your writing talent.

12 minutes for a Google alert???  That's simply amazing.  ActiveRain definitely has Google juice!

Jan 25, 2010 02:44 PM #13
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
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Wow Bruce!  Some really awesome words about Jason!  I agree with you that Jason is a great person & very knowledgeable.  I glad to call him a business partner & am very excited to see what our new venture, 210 Consulting has in store!

Hi Jeremy,

Good to "see" you here!  I wish you and Jason lots of success with 210 Consulting.  With all the new technology, I wish I could just download the social media knowledge you two have stored in your brains!  :)

Jan 25, 2010 02:51 PM #14
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Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Bruce... having spoken with you personally, I know that what you have written about Jason comes from your heart.  He is definitely a talented guy and brings a lot to any situation he's involved in.

Jan 25, 2010 02:55 PM #15
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Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
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Hi Bruce... having spoken with you personally, I know that what you have written about Jason comes from your heart.  He is definitely a talented guy and brings a lot to any situation he's involved in.

Thanks Steve!

Without Jason's encouragement to get registered here at ActiveRain, I probably would have missed out on this great community.  I came here because I was curious about the awesome Google juice.  What I found was even better - new friends around the country!  :)

Jan 25, 2010 03:05 PM #16
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Wendy Montoya, REALTOR® Broker Associate, 254-315-4906
Towne Adams REALTORS - Waco, TX

Nice testimonial Bruce. It's so important to thank those and recognize those that make a difference in our lives.

Jan 25, 2010 03:31 PM #17
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Ian Greenleigh
Austin, TX

Hi Bruce-

Jason is the man. Isn't it great to see someone make a living on being open, honest, and working hard? I, too, called you a while ago to see what your story was because I saw the cool things you were doing with my friend Jason, and I was impressed by your willingness to shoot the breeze with a youngster like myself. Best of luck to you on your journey and let me know should you need anything along the way. 

Jan 26, 2010 12:22 AM #18
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Taylor Shults Philley
Austin Realty Firm - Austin, TX
Broker, Realtor , GRI

How do you get coached from different states, is it all virtual? Let me know how it goes!

Jan 26, 2010 02:09 AM #19
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Valerie Osterhoudt
Johnson Real Estate, Inc. - Cromwell, CT
ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889

Bruce, I agree with you.  I find Jason a world of knowledge, and enjoy reading his blogs.  Thank you for the information on The Millionaire Real Estate Agent I will check into this book next time I am at Borders, Books and Music.

valerie osterhoudt

Jan 26, 2010 01:00 PM #20
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale

Bruce, That was nice of you to post a testimonial for Jason. I also have found his posts to be very beneficial in my learning about social media. I am also older than most new agents so this social media is not something that comes to me easily. Keep up the good work.

Feb 07, 2010 02:02 AM #21
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Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653)

Bruce - I don't recognize the guy in the picture in your post.  Who is that?   :)

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