What is the Last Thing You Taught Someone?

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Venture Realty International

clipart purchased from iclipartThe 2012 BIG Jumpstart Blog Challenge has created a lot of awareness and interest in many things -- but one thing has always been very visible in the Rain and that is members sharing experiences and the best ways to do things.  


The ActiveRain philosophy (Weltanschauung) says:

"ActiveRain believes that it is in the best interests of real estate professionals to build a community that is focused on educating one another. ActiveRain believes its future depends on members of all experience levels openly sharing their experiences and best practices with others in the field. This communal dialogue offers a unique opportunity for professional growth and is the way to share in the dynamism and excitement that constitutes the modern real estate business."

As I read this I stopped and started thinking about the things that I have shared or taught to others here in the Rain.  I also realized that I have several topics that I would love to share. In the next few weeks, I promise to have posts telling about Google Voice and Wordles (Word Clouds).  I also plan to put together a Webinar about creating more referral income (if I have enough interest).

Here is a Wordle created using the text from this post:

Wordle by Gary Coles - Paradise4Gringos.com

 

 

 


 

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Comments (43)

Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Cheryl, Thank you.  I was surprised at the feature.  And, I did give Yaz a hug.  She is feeling fairly good today.

Jan 30, 2012 11:41 AM
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

I'm Back!!!!!! OMG!!! I just had to come back by and tell you:

YOU ROCK GARY!!!! I just signed up for the FREE Google Voice Account, and played around with it calling myself, and IT'S AWESOME! I REALLY want to THANK YOU! I had no idea how awesome voicemail could be!

Jan 30, 2012 12:17 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Erica, You're right Wordle is great.  I also think SendOutCards is great. It is amazing the response you get from clients when you do your follow-up with a card.  Then you place them in the database and keep sending cards.  It really works so well. Another thing is if you take a listing, take a picture and put it on a postcard and send a few to the neighborhood.  Quick, easy and priced just right. If you're not using them, or even if you are, call me and I'll give you a bunch of ways to improve your marketing.

Jan 30, 2012 12:43 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Cheryl, Thank you.  I'm glad that you have Google Voice and as you said it is awesome.

Jan 30, 2012 12:44 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Gary- Ah , your siamese looks like my favorite Cleo who passed away several years ago. 

I could not help but smile reading the title to your post and not in the context of AR either although I do help on AR often. But what came right into my mind is also how much you learn when you are teaching for the teacher is also a student. I thought about today as I homeschool our kids, and our 9 yr old is the last one to homeschool now... we were going over the countries and capitals of Europe and South America and he was trying to catch me making a mistake on one of them! It was so cute because he is so proud that he knows all of them. When we go out to dinner with adults he loves to ask them questions that they don't know the answer to. Well, today he got me on Bolivia. I just drew a blank and he got me! La Paz, Bolivia:) It is so much fun! 

Jan 30, 2012 12:49 PM
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker

Gary,

These all seem like good topics. I'll look forwar to them.

Brian

Jan 30, 2012 01:33 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Gary: I have WAY more confidence in what I read on ActiveRain than what I find on Google! Congratulations on the feature and thank you for the card!

Jan 30, 2012 02:04 PM
Terrie Leighton
Ferrari-Lund Real Estate - Reno, NV
Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno

Hi Gary ~ I have to agree with you, your blog is always filled with a things that teach your readers about cool things in the Internet, interesting Latin America facts and much more! Looking forward to some of your upcoming posts.

Jan 30, 2012 03:00 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Katerina, I'm glad that you got a smile out of my post.  You are an inspiration to anyone who is interested in teaching.  It is interesting that Yaz looks like your Siamese -- she is getting older and has been ill with kidney problems so I don't know how much longer I will have her.  It mus have made you really proud when your 9 yr old got the best of you. Teaching is fun.

Jan 30, 2012 04:03 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Brian, I hope you enjoy them.

Jan 30, 2012 04:06 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Joni, Thank you.  I have been amazed how great the material on AR is.

Jan 30, 2012 04:07 PM
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

Terrie, Thank you.  It is good to have you stop by.  I will do my best to post some other interesting things soon.

Jan 30, 2012 04:10 PM
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services

Gary- yes, my favorite Siamese was Cleo and when he was put down, he was 13 years old. AR members were so supportive as he had been hit by a car, then paralyzed and had some other internal issues where even with surgery his prognosis was bad, only 15% chance of survival. He was a gorgeous Siamese. We raised and bred them for a long time. 

cleo

Jan 30, 2012 05:24 PM
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Looks very interesting.  I need to take a look!!                                                                                              

Jan 30, 2012 11:42 PM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Gary - this is an excellent, well deserved feature!  I can't wait to see your up coming posts sharing more cool things with us.  It is exciting to me to be able to share new things I have learned and ActiveRain provides the perfect place to share. 

Jan 31, 2012 12:07 AM
Erika Madsen
Fathom Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Fathom Realty - Southeast Valley District Director

Another awesome thing to do!

Jan 31, 2012 01:38 AM
Kathy Clulow
RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage - Uxbridge, ON
Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results

Wordle is a lot of fun and a usefull tool I love it when they come out in the shape of a footprint ..... I use it to demonstrate my footprint on the web.

Jan 31, 2012 06:43 PM
Phil Leng
Retired - Kirkland, WA
Phil Leng - Retired

Hi Gary,
A wordle?

What is it good for?

How do you use it?

Thanks for sharing

Phil 

Jan 31, 2012 08:40 PM
Patty Da Silva, Davie, Southwest Ranches Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, REALTOR
BROKER of Green Realty Properties® - 954-667-7253 - Davie, FL
Top Listing Broker

I love Google voice, I have been using it since 2009 and cant imagine doing my calling/texting without it.

Feb 02, 2012 01:14 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Gary, I ready the post on Wordles and will have to use it soon in one of my posts. Look forward to reading the google voice and the webinar ??

Feb 02, 2012 03:42 PM