May ActiveRain Challenge – Zooming with Marte Cliff

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty of California CA DRE #01490977

May ActiveRain Challenge

Zooming to Network, Learn and Have Fun

 

Couple on the InternetJeffrey Richman is hosting a challenge for May to encourage Rainers to get involved in the learning each week at Zoom meetings on Tuesdays at 2 PM EST (you can figure out the other time zones, right?).

 

Not only do you get to see and chat with your AR friends on the Zoom calls, and meet some new friends, but there is a speaker each week. Just think of all the benefits!

 

See your friends and chat

Meet new friends

Become more familiar with Zoom and how it works

Practice good Zoom etiquette (don't forget everyone can see you!)

Learn from great speakers

 

Jeffrey’s challenge provides an opportunity to participate and share what you have learned, and who you saw (you have to tag 5 people), for 3 of the 4 Zoom calls. You’ll have fun meeting face-to-face with people you know or perhaps don’t, of course, and you get 1500 bonus points for writing at least 3 posts.

 

I missed most of the first meeting on May 5th, as a problem I had to attend to came up a few minutes after I logged on, but the Zoom call on May 12th was terrific. Seems to me there were at least 25 in attendance - I feel badly I did not keep a list, but see Kathy Streib’s post for the list of the gang.

 

There were a number of people I know and have met in person, including George Souto , Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 , Brian England , Jan Green  and Grant Schneider plus our host, Debe Maxwell, CRS , and AJ Heidmann ~ CRS   For those who attended that I haven’t met IRL at least I can now say we’ve met in person via Zoom, and in some cases have talked on the phone. Unfortunately, time is short and you can’t have conversations with everyone like you might at a meet-up, but what an opportunity with people from around the country!!

 

Marte CliffOur speaker was Marte Cliff , who as everyone on AR knows is our resident copywriting, proofreading, grammar, and spelling expert.

 

And in case you aren’t also aware (while I think I knew this it was nice to have it confirmed) she writes bios for those in the real estate business who need help…and who doesn’t...crafting a bio that doesn’t ooze “I am sooo special” from start to finish.

 

Plus Marte also creates dozens of prospecting and lead generating letters, and more! Just learning more about the services she provides to agents in our business was an awesome benefit to ourthe Zoom meeting, but there's more. Check out Marte’s website.

 

Marte talked a lot about the importance of our bios. And while I suspect we all have a sense our About Me or Profile page is pretty darn important (along with a photo that isn’t from high school days), many of us can probably benefit from improving our bios to make them more friendly, conversational, and focused on who we work for and where, and what our niche or specialties are.

 

As we all aware, but perhaps sometimes forget, it’s all about keeping in mind our audience and the important things we want them to know.

 

Take the plungeIt’s essential to keep in mind what readers want and are interested in, not what WE want. Telling everyone about being the neighborhood expert and how wonderful we are will likely be a massive turnoff, with readers tuning out and moving on to better places.

 

So, c'mon, take the plunge and join us, whether  you have used Zoom or not.

 

The next Zoom meeting is Tuesday May 19th at 2 PM EST.

 

I hear we have a special guest – Kathy Streib. Even if you don’t participate in the challenge the networking and learning will be fun. It's an hour very well spent!

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Carol Williams 

I am too - I think it's a good way to do it

Jeff

May 17, 2020 09:10 AM #31
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Sounds good Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI 

Yep, I need to do some updating as well!!

Jeff

May 17, 2020 09:11 AM #32
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Thanks so much Jeffrey Richman 

Everyone seems to enjoy Zooming and I think the word is spreading. Should be another terrific call on Tuesday the 19th.

Jeff

May 17, 2020 11:34 AM #33
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I look forward to attending one of these soon!

May 17, 2020 01:59 PM #34
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Thank you! I am looking forward to Tuesday!

May 17, 2020 02:18 PM #35
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I hope you will Anthony Kirlew  - it's a lot of fun and some good learning.

Hi Shirley Coomer I am as well. See you then!

Jeff

May 17, 2020 02:57 PM #36
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Jeff I attended my first AR ZOOM Meeting last Tuesday, and I am looking forward to attending again this Tuesday.  It was great to see you and several other AR friends!!!

May 17, 2020 05:25 PM #37
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Jeff Dowler, CRS 
Yes, as you said - it is now actually an IRL way to meet others!
All the best - Lynn

May 18, 2020 07:06 AM #40
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Hi George Souto 

It really is a fun way to connect and see everyone. Bet there will be even more people this coming week! See you tomorrow!

Jeff

May 18, 2020 08:18 AM #41
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Nice review of the meeting. Wish my audio would work. We'll see what happens this week.

I bet Kathy will be talking about staging or furniture placement.

May 18, 2020 12:33 PM #42
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Jeff  I hope the zooming continues beyond May!  I've had other meetings every Tuesday but love reading all the posts!  Zooming is the next best thing to AR meetups in person!

May 18, 2020 03:01 PM #43
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Hi Lynn B. Friedman 

It was such fun to see and hear from you - we haven't talked in so long!

Tomorrow should be another great session.

Jeff

May 18, 2020 08:43 PM #44
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Hi Lyn Sims 

What a major frustration that must be...hope you can get it all worked out. Technology can reallydrive you nuts sometimes!

Jeff

May 18, 2020 08:44 PM #45
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Hi Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! 

I believe the Zoom meetings are supposed to continue...sure hope so. They have been great fun and networking, and it's neat to see Rainers from all around the country!!

Jeff

May 18, 2020 08:45 PM #46
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Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS ,

What a wonderful idea and glad to hear these will be continuing. I have 3 Zoom meetings today and not sure I can make it but will try!

May 19, 2020 05:51 AM #47
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Hi Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR 

Sounds like a busy day - hope to see you!! Seems like everyone is doing more with Zoom these days.

Jeff

May 19, 2020 08:15 AM #48
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Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - I am still trying to get the code for the meeting.  I can be on for about ½ hour.  I am showing a property at Noon MST. 

May 19, 2020 09:57 AM #49
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Just saw your comment - Debe has been posting the information in the Q and A, usually the day before I believe. The calls are 2 PM EST so 12 your time.

Hope the showing went well!

Jeff

May 19, 2020 01:27 PM #50
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Next week's meeting is on my calendar!

May 21, 2020 06:57 AM #51
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Looking forward to seeing you Shirley Coomer  It's a fun time with great information. Next week's topic is mortgages.

Jeff

May 22, 2020 04:48 PM #52
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