I Don't Know A Herf From A Hole In The Ground!

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Real Estate Agent with HomeXpress Realty SL3199320

The Agent That Came Out From The Cold


 

She had been a real estate agent for many years.  As a matter of fact, you could say her validation had been earned long ago.  She had badges that included CRS, GRI, CRE and others.  She began before there was a WWW.  But now, she was on a mission ... crack the CCS code.

She had been rather mobile in the agent business.  And, she was plugged-in to all the areas of real estate.  She was proficient from luxury homes to the most basic home.  She can relate to the rich, middle class and least wealthy.  You might understand from her history her pseudo-class skills.

Today, she has to market a new listing.  As a difficult listing, it will require all of her real estate background.  She had sold several A-frame homes before.  But, an I-frame??  

The foundation was one room wide, but the house stretched upward for several floors.  She could see it was time for a cup of Java.

She looked in the windows and saw a collection of tables and panels. On the far side was a bedroom set, but no one was embed.  It was time for her to collect more data and the best way to ...

Excerpt from the non-published, never to be published, fake book, The Agent That Came Out of the Cold.

 

We do not need to know how to use code,

but knowing how it is used will help!

 

Have you ever had an electronic flyer, ad piece, web page, blog post or pdf with an end image visualized?  But, you could not put what is in your mind's eye into the format you "see?"  Have you looked at others excellent creations and thought, I can't-do that?  Or, you have the money, the willingness to invest, but your designer begins to take over with what they see?

First, designers are trained and practiced to make it look the best as they understand your goal.  But, herein lies the challenge.  If we cannot communicate properly and if we don't understand the limitations for the designer, we will be led to disappointment or accepting a compromise that may not have been necessary.

Case in point, Wordpress is not Iframe friendly, as I understand it for security issues.  But, as a neophyte, I have found there is a plugin for that challenge.  Now, I have not made it happen yet, but I can now work with my web designer to ferret out what we have to do to accomplish.  And, as this is solved, I will know how to include an iFrame in future blogs.  At least that is the hope.

So, let's give our designers a break today and come out of the cold. Let's give them a clue about what we are asking.

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Rainmaker
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I don't have time to think of code words for the most part.  I have enough issues making my writing make sense..

Oct 08, 2017 05:02 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Yipes, Rick Frissell 

I am glad there are software people who understand this stuff. You are correct about communicating what you want your end result to be.

Oct 08, 2017 05:16 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Valrico, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

William Feela 

 

I get it.  Not only do I not have the time, I do not have the temperament.

 

Oct 08, 2017 05:22 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Valrico, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

Doug Dawes I love my web designer.  She is extremely patient with me.

Oct 08, 2017 05:23 AM #4
Rainmaker
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David Tipton, GRI, ePro, SRES
Grady David Tipton Brokerage - Tampa, FL
Real Estate Broker - Tampa

Mr. Red Baron,   A very clever story that rings true for most real estate agents. Nice job putting this one together. 👍 😎

Oct 08, 2017 06:21 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Rick - I very interesting story.  I get it.  Don't talk in jargon or make something hard out of something simple.

Oct 09, 2017 02:36 PM #6
Rainmaker
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Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Valrico, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

Grant Schneider Great point.  I did not think of it that way but goes back to the K.I.S.S. principle.  Thanks for the comment.

Oct 10, 2017 04:32 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience.

Have a great day and an outstanding weekend.

Oct 14, 2017 05:28 AM #8
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Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate
Live in Laramie Real Estate, Laramie, Wyoming - Laramie, WY
Broker/Co-Owner, Laramie, Wyoming

Yes!  I encounter the what I want in my head vs how to make it happen thing all the time!  Thank goodness posting here on Active Rain is easy enough to learn and do or I would be totally sunk!

Oct 14, 2017 07:37 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Valrico, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

I agree with you Brenda Whitman, Live in Laramie Real Estate .  I believe, if I were not on Active Rain, I would not have the motivation to step out of my comfort zone.  In theory, I believe I am a left brain creative, stretching to right brain skills.

 

Oct 15, 2017 04:08 AM #10
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Rick, very captivating start to the post. And I had to look up "herf"!  

Nov 05, 2017 04:01 PM #11
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