SHHHHH...don't bother me, I'm hibernating - top 10 ways to keep your phone quiet.

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Shhhhh, don't bother me...I'm hibernating -

Top 10 ways to keep your phone quiet.

 

 

 

10.      Hide in your office – do not, I repeat, do not get out in public and talk to people…they might be mean.http://www.flickr.com/photos/missrogue/3459684058/sizes/s/in/photostream/

 

9.      Stay undercover – what ever you do, don’t wear your name badge or let people know what you do…it’s tacky.

 

8.      Stay off the phone – make sure that you don’t take a few minutes each day to keep in touch with friends and past clients…no one likes to hear from old friends, they are way to busy to be bothered by your holiday cheer.

 

7.      Stay off Facebook – if you use Facebook make sure that you just use it just to lurk, don’t engage your friends and family…they might actually reply back to you.

 

6.      If you must engage on Facebook – make sure that all you ever talk about is business, don’t get personal or show people that you are human…the pushy salesperson approach works really well with folks today.

 

5.      Don’t follow up with potential leads – if you get a call from someone inquiring about a house for sale or for rent http://www.flickr.com/photos/furryscalyman/497107779/sizes/s/in/photostream/make sure that you ignore the call…lets be honest, we all know most of these people are just tire kickers, right?

 

    4.    Take the next few weeks off – since it is the holiday season, most people aren’t out buying houses so you might as well just sleep in and spend the next few weeks relaxing…There’s really no work to do this time of year.

 

3.      Planning is for losers – there is really no need to plan for success I mean come on, the economy is improving.  Don’t use the end of this year as an excuse to look at what you did last year and create a plan for next year…just wing it!

 

2.      Stay closed minded when it comes to new ways of doing things – Don’t try to find new creative ways to generate leads…stick with the same ol’ same ol’, no http://www.flickr.com/photos/maralinga/3045759467/sizes/s/in/photostream/reason to go changing with the times.

 

1.      Always sound rushed, grumpy and stressed out – no matter who you talk to make sure you complain, gripe and moan about the season, the market, the weather and anything else you can think of that might be complain worthy…misery loves company.

 

 

 

If you just follow these simple rules your phone is sure to stay quiet during this holiday season and throughout the year. 


If, on the other hand, you prefer to stay busy and productive then I would suggest doing the exact opposite of these helpful tips!

 

 

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

That puts a lighthearted spin on practices that make or break your business.

Dec 05, 2011 01:14 PM #21
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Anthony Daniels
Coldwell Banker - San Francisco, CA
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Ha.  I love it.  There are so many agents in sF that fit THAT profile.  Especially towards each other.

Good post, thanks for sharing it.

Dec 05, 2011 01:43 PM #22
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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
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Don't blog. It's a "waste of time." haha                                                                    

Dec 05, 2011 01:48 PM #23
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Christine Donovan
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Jeanna - The opposite of the list sounds like just the ticket.  I don't like it when my phone doesn't ring.  It's lonely ; )

Dec 05, 2011 02:00 PM #24
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Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Hi Jeanna! I love this list - it is so funny! And so true! You have to work hard to keep the phone ringing during December. Have a great day!

Dec 05, 2011 02:07 PM #25
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Travis Skoglund
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Lifestyles Realty - Ponte Vedra, FL
Selling Northeast Florida

Lol! What a great creative post!

Dec 05, 2011 02:53 PM #27
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Ross Therrien
Prudential Verani Realty, Londonderry,New Hampshire - Londonderry, NH
Realtor, Broker Associate

You forgot about constantly complaining about anything and everything.  Especially when the phone does ring and your busy plauing farmville.

Dec 05, 2011 03:09 PM #28
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Steve Warrene
Your Town Realty - Lower Burrell, PA
Pittsburgh Real Estate Investment Specialists

Jeanna, that is a good twist on what we should be doing. 

Dec 05, 2011 09:15 PM #29
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Ciara Brennan
Mass Homes Realty - Hanover, MA

This is an entertaining post! There is always something that we can be doing to drum up some business.

Dec 05, 2011 09:42 PM #30
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Charlie Dresen
Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty - Steamboat Springs, CO
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Great twist on a "top 10" list...makes you look at things from a different perspective. Definitely planning to do just the opposite of all 10.

Dec 05, 2011 11:17 PM #31
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

And #11, don't join Active Rain and don't blog.  Thanks for the excellent post Jeanna.

Dec 06, 2011 12:01 AM #32
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
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LOL!  Thanks for the chuckle this morning Jeanna.  Well done. 

Dec 06, 2011 01:08 AM #33
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Jenna, a funny way to get your point across. Excellent post everyone should read.

Dec 06, 2011 01:10 AM #34
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Dave Sulvetta
Dave Sulvetta, ReMax Connection, Gloucester County Realtor - Sewell, NJ
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thank you for this excellent post. I especially agree with post number five.

Dec 06, 2011 01:28 AM #35
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Debi McKamie
McKamie Real Estate Services, LLC - Waco, TX
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Love it!  This is a very funny post.

Dec 06, 2011 01:37 AM #36
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Jerry Morse
The Morse Company - Janesville, WI
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I know all of these things!  However, this would be a good way to present it to my agents at this weeks meeting.  Thanks for the Post! 

Dec 06, 2011 02:21 AM #37
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Jeanna Martinez
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX

Carmella - Me too!

Christine - it really does, right??

Sandy - Thanks! I know it works better for me =)

Kathy - I know...that is a burden, huh??

Karen - Thank you...thats my plan! :)

Julie - Thanks...that's nice to hear!

Stephanie - Thank you!!

Cynthia - Yep...better check that battery!!

Dave - absolutely, way more fun!  Thank you!

 

 

Dec 06, 2011 04:11 AM #38
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Jeanna Martinez
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX

Donald - I couldn't not agree more! Finding a balance is so important in social media!

Kay - awww cheer up and I hope you get lot's of qualified buyers this season! =)

Cheryl - thank you...light hearted is exactly what I was going for!

Anthony - Thank you!  Same in San Antonio ;-)

Eric - exactly! A huge waste of time!!

Christine - same over here..I get very sad and lonely when my phone doesn't ring!

Rose - thank you and same to you!

Erica - not to mention mixing and mingling is a whole lot more fun than hiding!!

Travis - Thank you!

Ross - you are correct, complaining is a very important part! ;)

Steve - Thanks!

Ciara - Thank you and yes there sure is!!

Charlie - Thanks and I am planning the same =)

Gabe - You are very welcome and yep...stay away from the rain for sure!! ;-)

Jared - Thanks...I try ;-)

Michael - Thank you very much...I hope they do!

Dave - Thanks and me too! =)

Debi - Thank you!

Jerry - I hope they enjoy it too!

 

Dec 06, 2011 04:24 AM #39
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Brian Rugg
Rugg Realty LLC Sun City Texas 512-818-6700 - Georgetown, TX
Sun City TX Real Estate - Georgetown, TX Real Est

Hello Jeanna:

Good list.  But if I'm reading it does that mean I'm hibernating?  On My!

Dec 06, 2011 04:58 AM #40
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Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

I love this post.. It is so true... I might try this for a day or so because I need to get my shopping done! :)

Dec 06, 2011 01:43 PM #41
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