# 216-- Aug. 4th-- Enough about me, what about you? What do you think of me???

Education & Training with Cuzitmatters

Be a Narcissist

    Really, it's O.K. We just won't tell yo mama. In today's world of selfies & instagram ( all photos ) & facebook, it is officially alright to self promote with your picture.... everywhere. But the problem is, everyone is doing it so how do we stand out? Easy... just be prepared and look for odd opportunities. Here is one example:  

     When you go listen to music, meet the band at a break         and ask to get a pic of you on stage alone or with a    

couple of them. Then post it or send out a postcard as if

you are the musician. I got calls from everyone that likes or plays music. and had a great conversation with each.

    Best part is, that because I segment my database, I now have more folks in my "musician" & "likes concerts" categories that I can search and engage again later.        



 Free Networking

   Hmmmm, I hate to do the honesty thing but... this is a repeat from early June. However, the summer is almost over and this opportunity is fleeting. Most communities have free "concerts in the park" at multiple locations throughout the summer. Research and know them all. Then either go buy a dozen $8.00 portable lawn chairs or take 3-4 blankets and go early and... spread out. Most of your clients would love to go and maybe take their kids but by the time they get off work and get there the best spots are taken. Save them a spot and then relax and get to know them. No business, just relationship building. You'll be a hero and a human. You might even be an intersting and successful real estate agent.  

           Why would you care about that? Cuzitmatters...




Comments (10)

Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

It is a good idea to do some friendly networking at the local summertime events. We have lots of those activities in our community.

Aug 04, 2015 11:56 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Suggestion: Use your blog settngs to create an automatic signature for your blogs. Readers want to see your contact information and your office address.

Aug 04, 2015 11:58 PM
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Bob, that is a great idea of summer park concerts. Just being a human.

Aug 05, 2015 05:03 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob there is a lot of food in this post, some I agree others I will have to consider:)) Welcome to Active Rain and thank you for the follow, Endre

Aug 05, 2015 03:20 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley is a great mentor and friend!

Your writing style is very unique and enjoyable!

Aug 05, 2015 05:24 PM
S. Leanne Paynter ☼ Broward County, FL
United Realty Group, Inc. - Davie, FL
Davie, Plantation, Cooper City & Weston Specialist

Good tips, though I'd have to wait a few months for it to be "concert in the park" season for me.  Most of them take place during the cooler months in South Florida... I'm sure that's in part because it's when more 'snowbirds' are down here.

Aug 06, 2015 12:54 AM
Joanna Cohlan
Fresh Eyes For Your Home - Chappaqua, NY
Designing, Decorating & Staging Westchester Homes

First, thank you for following me Bob! That being said, your post definitely speaks to today's issues of standing out from the crowd, which is narcissitic, self promoting and frankly, not all that interesting.  So developing a voice is critical and your kind of coaching can really make the difference in the tenor of that voice.

Aug 06, 2015 04:11 AM
Bob Bloom
Cuzitmatters - Vancouver, WA
Agent Mentor & Coach

Wow... thank you for your kind words.It is fascinating to me as I interview monster agents. There is such diversity in the style that got them there.

Aug 06, 2015 05:40 AM
Bob Bloom
Cuzitmatters - Vancouver, WA
Agent Mentor & Coach

Wow... good point Leanne. What is a great idea for a reason to get together in my neck of the woods is your nightmare.... I'm guessing snow angels won't work either... let me think on that one.

Aug 06, 2015 05:45 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Love the idea of having the chairs and blankets available and saving a spot for special people.

Aug 18, 2015 01:58 PM