When You Share-You Make A Difference

By
Real Estate Agent SL3287291

From experience I have come to believe that when you share-you make a difference.

Let me point out for you some of the great people on Active Rain that are great examples of sharing and how they have made a difference in my life and work.

 

Disclaimer: If I included all the people who have made an impact on me you would not read this as it would be far too long. So, I will only give a few examples but mean no slight to the many others.

In 2014 I read some posts by Sally K. & David L. Hanson.  They are REDS(Real Estate Divorce Specialists). I was inspired by what they were doing and the success they were having by working with Divorcing couples. I started emailing them and then we talked by phone. I was amazed at how much time they would give to me and the wonderful offer to mentor me so I could learn more about helping those going through divorce.

As a result, I gained my REDS certification and in 2015 I did 5 times more business than in 2014. That growth was due in part because the Hansons shared with me. I would encourage you to learn more about them by going to their profile Sally K. & David L. Hanson

 

Another member of Active Rain that has shared and made a difference for me is Joe Petrowsky . Joe writes some very interesting blog posts. His posts vary from humorous to very educational. I am inspired by how he goes all out to help his clients get the best service. Often he goes beyond what is normally done to help people get their credit in line in order to become home owners.

He has sent me referral and I have sent to him. Joe is not afraid to share and you should get to know him Joe Petrowsky,Your Mortgage Consultant for Life.

 

The third mention for today is Ron and Alexandra Seigel. What a joy it is to read their posts. They take me on journeys with them and as they travel they teach me things that make me better.

I love their excellence in all they do and especially enjoy their photos. We are in a time when photos are more valuable in marketing than the words we use. I look carefully at their photos and see how I can improve mine. I have already seen an improvement in my engagement with the consumer because of my improving photos.

Ron & Alexandra also take time to read my blogs and comments and offer me great encouragement. I hope you will take some time to learn more about them Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing

 

Many of the members spend a lot of time sharing and I want to thank you all, because when you share-you make a difference.

Comments (24)

Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A person can have all they want but when they share it, we all have it

Feb 22, 2016 10:52 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great shout out to some of the Rain's finest bloggers!  

Feb 22, 2016 10:53 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

John,

Good morning,

I heartily agree with you that Joe Petrowsky  and Sally K. & David L. Hanson are two of the many Active Rain Members who are excellent sharers and chock full of good information.   Sally spent a lot of time with me on the phone, when I was asking her about their divorce niche so that we could help a local client who wanted to do the same.  I have had the pleasure of speaking to both Joe and his lovely wife Gail Petrowsky .  Yes, I follow them both.

I appreciate that you mentioned Ron and I.  Thank you for your kind words.  A

Feb 22, 2016 11:42 PM
Gail Petrowsky

Thank you for your kind words-sharing as you all know is the heart of everything  in life-sharing and giving are life giving! Great post John!

Feb 23, 2016 03:19 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Richie Alan Naggar you said it well. Thanks for the comment.

Feb 23, 2016 12:51 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Sharon Tara I am glad you agree that the 3 mentioned add great value to AR.

Thanks for your contributions.

Feb 23, 2016 12:52 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Ron and Alexandra Seigel your comments really added to my post. Your personal experience with these fine members bears out my experience.

Thanks for commenting and for all you share.

Feb 23, 2016 12:54 AM
Randy Mitchelson,APR
Marketing Advisor & Squeeze Mortgage - Bonita Springs, FL
First Impressions are made at First Click

Always a good plan to recognize those who have had an impact upon you.  It keeps people motivated.

Feb 23, 2016 02:37 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Randy Mitchelson, APR I do appreciate it when people motivate me so I try to take time to say something to motivate others.

Thanks for sharing.

Feb 23, 2016 03:39 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

John- you mentioned 3 of my favorite members here.  (well, 5 actually since there are 2 couples)   Sharing is just part of being a member of this great community. 

Feb 23, 2016 10:49 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Kathy Streib I agree with you 100%. We really don't have a community if there is no sharing. The more sharing the stronger the community.

And you are one of the great sharing members.

Thanks

Feb 23, 2016 07:54 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

John

What a nice shout-out for these wonderful bloggers who add so much to ActiveRain. Their posts are always a pleasure to read and learn from

Jeff

 

Feb 24, 2016 05:40 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Jeff Dowler CRS I am glad you gain from the 3 I noted. Just like you the sharing on here is really encouraging and helpful.

Thanks for commenting.

Feb 24, 2016 09:19 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

You picked three excellent members to hi-light in your post today, all three are great!

Feb 25, 2016 10:16 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Evelyn Johnston Thanks for contributing. I am pleased you agree with my choices. I hope we are all encouraged to share.

Feb 25, 2016 09:19 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hi John,

Your post put a smile on my face.  Thanks for sharing!

Mar 03, 2016 04:18 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl I am glad you got something out of the post.

Thanks for commenting.

Mar 03, 2016 05:37 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi John - my hats off to all of them.  I know them al and know Joe personally from meetups.

Mar 11, 2016 08:12 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Grant Schneider I find it very encouraging when other members like yourself know others on a personal level and think highly of them.

Thanks for endorsing them.

Mar 11, 2016 08:30 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

What a nice way to spread the word about these members who have helped you out.

Apr 22, 2016 02:25 AM
John Wiley
Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Georgie Hunter R(S) I think it is important to let others know the impact they make on our lives. Thanks for your encouragement.

Apr 22, 2016 02:28 AM