Surviving Your Serengeti: What Happened Next?

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Surviving Your Serengeti: What Happened Next?

EmilyMedvec_SantaFe_Emily Medvec

About the only thing Santa Fe and the Serengeti and Social Media have in common is the letter S. The climate zones, the geography, the animals along with cultures, lifestyle, food and everything in between is radically different. Yet, somehow the gift of a book, Surviving Your Serengeti and learning to adapt to Social Media made be see new connections from my Santa Fe window of real estate.
It was only a year ago that I wrote this post Surviving Your Serengeti - Which Animal Are You? Stefan Swanepoel connected this Realtor in Santa Fe to the plains of the majestic Serengeti - all online! Here is what happened to me then and now one year later. I took the What Animal Am I quick quiz and discovered I was a crocodile. Yikes, I thought! Then, I learned I if I was a crocodile person in the Serengeti I was an enterprising person who explored all options and boldly seizes every opportunity. Yes, I have the skills of a crocodile! And if I were a crocodile in the Serengeti, my life would depend on it.

Yet, what does it mean to be a crocodile living in Santa Fe NM in 2012 selling real estate? It meant I needed to quickly think out-of-the-box every day! Given, we do not have a zoo in Santa Fe or any living crocodiles on our historic Plaza to observe, I had to find some new venue to sharpen and explore my skills. Using my crocodile imagination, I turned my Serengeti into the new wild and bold landscape of social media. Here is what happened next.

Over the past year, I discovered a new passion for exploring how people make decisions using social networking online. I found loved telling real estate stories using social media tools. Today, I publish a column in the Santa Fe New Mexican Homes Magazine on social networking. And I work to stimulate our local economy by sponsoring Breaking Santa Fe News, an aggregate of twitter feeds in real time about Santa Fe. Recently, I began a mastermind group at Santa Fe Properties to help my peers discover how social media can work for them. When you are uncertain about using new tools it does help to have a support group to learn something new, especially given how social networking changes in a nanosecond.

If you are looking for new ways and ideas to work in our new landscape of real estate, I hope this post will inspire you to make a difference in your environment. Why not explore Surviving Your Serengeti to find new ways to thrive in this coming year.

If you read the book or took the quiz over the past year, what happened to you next?

Surviving Your Serengeti is not only a fable of self-discovery, it is truly a refreshing new perspective on how to see the challenging times in your own life and work differently.Stefan Swanepoel walks his talk. He donates a percentage of each sale of the book to theAfrican Wildlife Foundation. This post and past review was not solicited by the author.

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Our Santa Fe real estate market is a local one. Search All Santa Fe Listings Here and get results in both an easy list or map search. If you want to see a SOLD sign on your property or you want to make a lifestyle change by moving here, call me at 505-660-4541 to schedule a real estate consultation. No one has time or money to waste in this new landscape of real estate online. I am available to help you and make a positive difference in your real estate experience. Remember dreams are made a reality only when you act on them. Emily Medvec

Today, I represent Sellers and Buyers in all price ranges in Santa Fe and throughout northern New Mexico. My focus is to use my experience, vision and strategies to find you opportunities and solutions. My goal is always to save you time and money whether you are selling or buying any type of Santa Fe real estate, including homes, land, town homes, condominiums, ranches and commercial property. Here are recent reviews from my past clients about my know-how and service. Until you are ready to Buy or Sell, let's connect and learn more about each other on Facebook or Twitter

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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I need to take the time to read this book. It does sound like you've carved out a niche for yourself in the Sante Fe market. I can see our small town being somewhat like Sante Fe. You have to set yourself apart to compete with all the other agents out there...and some of them have been around a long time. Like 30 years or more. They have the staying power and name recognition amongst the long time residents.

Feb 18, 2012 08:03 AM #1
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Hi Emily, good for you to use the "Serengeti" result to your advantage and take action.  I turned out to be a Cheetah... thanks for reminding me.  If anyone wants to explore the Santa Fe area, I would recommend Emily Medvec and Ulla Allyn as competent guides!

Feb 18, 2012 08:31 AM #2
Marie Graham
Owner, The Refreshed Home White Plains NY - White Plains, NY
Westchester County Interior Decorator, Home Stager

Emily-I so enjoy the way you embrace everything-people and circumstances and knowlege-and  then share with equal zeal!

Feb 18, 2012 10:25 AM #3
Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
Sabinske & Associates, Realtor

Emily - I think you do act and think quickly and this is a great example.  I will have to click the links and explore more tomorrow.  I am on a deadline now, but wanted to get a comment in on this.  Thanks.

Feb 18, 2012 10:35 AM #4
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Emily, I did take the Serengeti test - and like many of us (more than 25%) I am also a Crocodile. And trying to use many ideas out of the box! 

Feb 18, 2012 11:10 AM #5
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Emily, I to need to read this book but until I do I now know I am a giraffe!  Something to do with grace and now I feel cool and inspired to get the book.

Feb 18, 2012 11:15 AM #6
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Emily, I took the test but did not finish reading the book.  I your blog has convinced me to go back and read it :)

Feb 18, 2012 11:56 AM #7
Marge Piwowarski
Phoenix AZ Horse Property - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix AZ Horse Property, LLC

The test didn't tell me what i am.  Maybe I have no Serengeti equivalent?  Great applied concept, Emily!

Feb 18, 2012 11:57 AM #8
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Debbie, one of the ways all the animals manage to survive in their Serengeti environment is by carving out a niche. Remember, in any community there is always room for someone who "trys harder" - I recommend taking the whatanimalamI test and at a minimum read the first two chapters on Amazon. Keep me posted.

Silvia, it takes less than an afternoon to re-read the book. Cheetah's have staying power just like you and extraordinary skills which can be applied to real estate. Let us know what happens.

Marie, thank you. What animal are you besides being a staging pioneer in your market?

Suzanne, thank you for stopping by. When you come up for air at least take the test. The test and book has so much wisdom for our new landscape of real estate - including how we deal with deadlines. Good luck!

Feb 18, 2012 10:53 PM #9
Stefan Swanepoel
New York Times Bestselling Author & International Speaker - Ladera Ranch, CA


What a delightful post and reminder that it has been a year since the great response I received from so many awesome Rainers! Thank you for your support!!

Warm wishes,

Stefan Swanepoel
New York Times Bestselling Author
Surviving Your Serengeti:7 Skills to Master Business & Life

Feb 21, 2012 08:27 AM #10
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Pratful, thank you for stopping by and keep fine tuning those crocodile skills in new ways. You Andover community needs more people who think out of the box.

Mona, the book and all of Stefan's trend work is extraordinary. Keep us posted on what happens next to you as your fine tune those newly discovered skills.

George, just do it. I know you make a big difference in your CT community, just imagine what more you can do next. Keep us in the loop on what happens next.

Marge, give it a second try. I re-tested the site and link and it does appear to be working.

Feb 21, 2012 09:50 PM #11
Emily Medvec Qualifying Broker
Hello Realty - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Stefan, thank you for stopping by and all you do for our community as well as African Wildlife. What I find so powerful is how your fable journey of self-discovery has so many applications. I encourage all my customers to take the test and it is fascinating to learn how different let's say a mongoose is from a lion in purchasing or selling real estate. I hope some day we can meet.

Feb 21, 2012 09:53 PM #12
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