If You Build It They Will Come...In Sedona Arizona

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739
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Rainmaker

 

You remember the movie "Field of Dreams" starring Kevin Costner.  It is a classic. The line " If you build it, they will come" helps me to remember that I am in command of my own business model.  This brings me to the definition of "Rainmaker" and how it applies to this blog.

 

Definition of "Rainmaker"

The dictionary definition of "rainmaker" is:

1)A person who attempts to cause rain to fall, either by rituals or by a scientific technique such as seeding clouds with crystals.

The informal definition of a rainmaker is:

2) A person who generates income for a business or organization by brokering deals or attracting clients or funds.

Rainmaker

 

We couldn't have picked a better name to describe what the ActiveRain Community is all about.  I look at both definitions and by combining them it becomes an even more accurate definition of what we are all about. 

 

Seeding the Clouds

 

To me, ActiveRain is about connecting with people to promote sharing ideas, techniques, processes and the exuberance of our industry.  I don't look at it as raining money as the picture and definition support. 

 

 

 

Taking Care of the Customer

 

I believe that if you take care of the customer and put their needs above yours, then the business will continue to grow.  If you build it they will come!

 

Looking Back To My First ActiveRain Milestone

 

In my journey to continue building my business, I have reached many milestones as we all have.  This particular milestone is directly related to ActiveRain. It was back around November of 2014 when I reached 100,000 points. 

 

Modest Achievement

 

Though this is a very modest achievement especially when compared to a great many Rainmakers out there many who are approaching 5 million points and of course, Roy Kelley who has achieved that goal.  We all know that 1 million points and a cup of coffee, well, it gets you a cup of coffee! However, at the time, it was a major milestone for me and it is a way to constantly measure our achievements. The points have helped me set goals and develop blogging habits directly related to my Sedona real estate business

 

True Salespeople Are Achievers

 

Those of us who are true salespeople and work on a commission basis are constantly analyzing our performance and what we can do better to achieve more. As I moved forward past that 100,000 point level, I set my goals on 500,000 points and then 1,000,000 points.  I wanted to keep moving up the rankings for Sedona as well as becoming number one in Northern Arizona. 

I can see my development over the years and I have ActiveRain to thank for my improvement. 

 

I am a firm believer...

 

If your intentions are pure, your clients will see that and they will be your best advocates.

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 Before the throne of the Almighty, man will be judged not by his acts but by his intentions. For God alone reads our hearts. 

 Mahatma Gandhi

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Definition of Rainmaker - New Oxford American Dictionary - Online version


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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Will Hamm

Thanks so much for that sentiment.

Aug 18, 2019 04:57 PM #34
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Laura Cerrano,

You are so right, Sedona does feel magical.

Aug 18, 2019 04:59 PM #35
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

You know, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, you may be on to something!  I struggled in the beginning.

Aug 18, 2019 05:00 PM #36
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR for those nice comments. 

Aug 18, 2019 05:01 PM #37
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson

It is always a pleasure to participate. 

Aug 18, 2019 05:02 PM #38
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Carol Williams

Agreed!  We look for goals around every corner. 

Aug 18, 2019 05:03 PM #39
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jill Sackler,

That quote resonated with me. Nobody but our Creator knows what is in our heart. 

Aug 18, 2019 05:05 PM #40
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Steffy Hristova

I think my biggest milestone now is to continue learning from others and contributing as well in the Rain.

Aug 18, 2019 05:07 PM #41
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I am glad you stopped by Ginger Harper!  Thank you. 

Aug 18, 2019 05:08 PM #42
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Congratulations on your feature - I want to improve my blogging in the year upcoming

Aug 19, 2019 04:35 AM #43
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Gordon Crawford
Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team - Morristown, NJ
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Sheri, great post!  Simple and to the point.  Consistency is a huge factor in this business, but it does pay off.

Aug 19, 2019 04:52 AM #44
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sheri:

I really liked your post , from start to finish. AR is a special place that enables us to grow and change personally and in our business. I especially liked Gandhi's quote. "If you build it they will come" says it beautifully!

Jeff

Aug 19, 2019 07:23 AM #45
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
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Hi Sheri - I like how you used the familiar Field of Dreams quote as an inspirtation for this post.  The comments that mentioned magical seem appropriate when the topics are of ActiveRain and Sedona.  Definitely a gold star worthy post.  

Aug 19, 2019 11:58 AM #46
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you, Lise Howe - With your can-do attitude I know you will improve!

Aug 19, 2019 12:21 PM #47
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Gordon Crawford - Thank you! Consistency does make a difference. 

Aug 19, 2019 12:22 PM #48
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS,

Thank you! We are fortunate to have this platform.

I keep racking my head trying to remember how I discovered AR. If someone told me about it, I want to thank them personally.  I just can't remember.

Aug 19, 2019 12:26 PM #49
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Thank you, Michael Jacobs,

There is so much we can learn from each other and every day is a new learning experience!

Aug 19, 2019 12:29 PM #50
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - Active Rain is a great platform for learning and goal setting.  Funny, I only had a small goal when I started but it kept growing.

Aug 20, 2019 09:24 AM #51
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Grant Schneider,

Good point!  I felt the same way.  I guess you don't know what you don't know until you know it!  By that, I mean that as we learn more, our goals change and may get bigger. 

Aug 20, 2019 01:04 PM #52
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Ricardo Mello
Manhattan Miami Real Estate - Manhattan, NY
Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent

Excellent post Sheri!

Aug 21, 2019 03:21 PM #53
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