Paying It Forward: We Like Pushing People Around!!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

bullyPaying It Forward:  We Like Pushing People Around!!

Got your attention yet?  Think we're the Active Rain Playground Bullies with a title like that?  Well, so what!!  We DO like pushing people around...okay...maybe it's more of a slight nudge or an inspiration :)

When something works for us, we like to tell you about it! (see our video post yesterday for an example).  And maybe that "pushes" you to start that new program you've KNOWN you need to do, but hadn't gotten to yet! 

We love to be the spark that starts another Active Rain member into a productive activity or inspires a new blog post of their own!  It's a REALLY rewarding feeling to get that comment on our post that lets us know we helped them!

Others provide that spark of inspiration for us, so we love to pay it forward and let you get your torch lit!

A quote from our friend in North Carolina:
"I do not share my stories of paying it forward for recognition.  I share them so that others might be inspired to do what they can, when they can, where they can.  No more, no less."  Tish Lloyd, North Carolina REALTOR®


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Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 www.marchantteam.com - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

I find the pay it forwards harder now that the holidays are over where opportunities abounded, but I love that the challenge exists because it makes me more conscious of the opportunities that are still out there.  When it gets to be Thursday I often reflect and if I don't see me doing something kind...I make a point to do it.  I wish I always had a slew of stories I could tell...just another growth opportunity for me.

Cindy in Indy

Jan 28, 2011 06:53 AM #7
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Brenda, Tish and her daughter Cinnamon put us to shame with their community service, they're amazing folks.  When I first saw Tish's quote, asked to permanently borrow it!

Dan and Amy, We're pretty similar in our approaches.  Liz does the staging, marketing, etc, and I do more of the background work...well with the exception of getting in FRONT of the camera :)  And we're a bit biased too, but when Liz started getting busy years ago, it was easy to see this was work best done as a team and not as an individual, so here we are!  The videos will be interesting to get to, one more thing to carve out time for! :)

Cindy, Finding it the same way, a bit more of a challenge, and the interaction opportunities are more limited as far as person to person.  We'll probably keep doing the posts, but that will be a month by month evaluation.

Jan 28, 2011 07:01 AM #8
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Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
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You bully, you. I've been video recording for days, but haven't come up with anything I like yet. I think I'll go and try out my rubber band invention. (HA, I bullied a link into this comment :)

Jan 28, 2011 07:12 AM #9
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Ssssssynthia, I remember that post!  Just don't miss the deadline!

Jan 28, 2011 07:26 AM #10
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Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales
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Playground bullies - haha!  Too funny!  AR has been an amazing pay-it-forward community. There hasn't been one person who didn't lend a helping had when I was first new to AR - and most of us are more than willing to help in whatever way we can.  You two do a great job of this - so keep on bullying baby!

Jan 28, 2011 07:49 AM #11
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Christine Smith
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You definitely "pushed" or inspired me to put my video on my blog!  Thanks!

Jan 28, 2011 08:30 AM #12
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AB, I agree, the community seems to operate with the Pay It Forward concept at work.  We've never had a question we asked NOT answered, and over the last couple of days, people have volunteered information and time to make us better at video!  How cools is that??  And you can bet we'll keep "bullying"! :)

Christine, I think it was a domino effect!  AR/Kodak pushed us, and that tripped a whole bunch of others to start.  You have to love how it all works!

Jan 28, 2011 09:56 AM #13
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Scott Hayes
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Bill,

You pushed me to get more involved, in real estate videos. I know it's something I need to do, but we all need a push every now and then

Jan 28, 2011 10:29 AM #14
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Scott, I think we all know the payoff can be huge, especially if there's a scarcity of others in your area using video.  Looking forward to your movies :)

Jan 28, 2011 10:36 AM #15
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Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL
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Liz & Bill - Keep pushing and so many AR members are very inspiring.  I thought your video was great, the only videos I've done to date are a few community videos, but none that include myself because I hate cameras.  I don't like my picture being taken let alone being on a video.

Jan 28, 2011 10:49 AM #16
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Michelle, We can do better on the video, have gotten some good tips yesterday/today that we'll work on, and Liz feels the same way as you about being in front of the camera, even still shots!  I'll try to get her in front a few times if possible, but I may wind up being the designated "talking head" :)  Bill

Jan 28, 2011 10:58 AM #17
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Ginny Gorman
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Pushing is good BLiz & you did a great job on that video...i've been doing alot this year & have gotten good client feedback....i'm always behind the camera...it's not me they want, it's my skill level i feel that sells them...whatever works pursue it i say!
Jan 29, 2011 01:48 AM #18
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Ginny, Thanks!  And we have others pushing us too, love it!  Tim Maitski suggested we tweak our maps to clarify our service area, so hopped on that yesterday and fixed our profile map, blog signature map and embedded the html code on our main website, so hopefully the non-local folks will have a clearer understanding of where we are :)  And as for video, heading out now to experiment :)

Jan 29, 2011 01:58 AM #19
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Dawn A Fabiszak
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Bliz ~ everyone needs a little push now and then....in more ways than one.  Like Cindy, I, too find it more difficult to pay it forward.  But I'm always looking for a way!

Jan 29, 2011 07:01 AM #20
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Karen Bernetti
Southington, CT

You 2 can push me around all you want!  If that's what an AR bully is then we need more of them.

Jan 29, 2011 03:14 PM #21
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Dawn, We each do what we can in our own way :)

Karen, Happy to "bully" our friends around!  Helps us all to be better when we share what we learn!

Jan 29, 2011 04:12 PM #22
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Joyce Godwin, Realtor, CRS
RE/MAX Elite Properties; Serving Cypress, Spring, Tomball, NW Houston - Houston, TX
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Liz and Bill, I've found that the pay it forward challenge makes me even more aware of doing things for others.  I wasn't sure about it at first, but in agreement with Tish's quote, it seems to make many of us more aware.

 Question:  how did you highlight your service areas on the map?  If you don't mind me asking??

Jan 30, 2011 10:39 AM #24
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Joyce, It's certain a tightrope.  Part of me says perform the works silently, but ultimately I think Tish's quote has it right, and adding that to the end hopefully makes it clear to everyone what our true intent of these posts are.

For the map question:  Google Maps, basically made a custom map, then used Jing software to copy and make a png file (a photo/bitmap format) for our signature block and profile block.  For our website, we embedded the Google code to make it an interactive map.  Unfortunately the little star attempts over Cincinnati & Dayton shifted off center a bit.

To make and save the map, just open up a Google account.  Click on the Maps function.  There's a tutorial on how to make them and more.  I still have a little issue getting it to show exactly what I want first try :)

Jan 30, 2011 10:48 AM #25
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Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

BLiz, love your style of bullying and even when you don't hear directly back from any of us, know that it works.  I've been recording videos but haven't come up with one I care to publish.  Haven't been able to get out and around enough to do a neighborhood one.  I'll try and adapt your solution of rigging the camera so that I can take one while driving.  That should help. I could use an engineer of my own to help implement that one... LOL

Jan 31, 2011 02:13 AM #26
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Leah, Just glad to help!  And you can handle it, no engineer required :)  Bill

Jan 31, 2011 02:18 AM #27
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