Hollywood Squares Gone ActiveRain Wild | Zooming With Anna Banana

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with KD Realty - 408.972.1822 CA DRE#01366594

Hollywood Squares Gone ActiveRain Wild | Zooming With Anna Banana 

 

 

Anna Banana Kruchten was the presenter at the ActiveRain Zoom Meeting today.  The topic of discussion was writing a Business Plan. 

 

There were  today!

 

Several members logged in early and we had a fun social chat session. 

 

 

Miss Anna Banana started off her presentation by asking:  

What business are you in?

Responses Included: 

  • People business
  • Business of Fun
  • Giving away money business
  • Matchmaker
  • Purveyor of the American Dream
  • Transaction Engineer
  • Fire Extinguisher 

 

Focus YOU Inc. 

  • Attitude – Keep it Positive
  • Vision – Keep thoughts on … How will things turn out
  • Focus – Stay Focused 
  • Time –  Keep track of time and use it well
  • Energy – People with higher energy seem to get a lot done
  • Money  - Where are you spending it … does it make sense
  • Confidence – AR is one confidence group 
  • Grit – Have to have grit in this business
  • Humor – A sense of humor is important 

 

Work-Life Balance 

Spirit/Spiritual Goals 

Anna's slide showed what is important to her - illustrated below. 

  • Meditation 
  • Nature
  • Inspirational 
  • Books 
  • Attending Services
  • Music

Anna asked us: What is important to you?  

I recharge my soul by meditating, spending time alone on a secluded beach, enjoying wildlife, playing with my pet, to name just a few. 

A Spiritual Mindset - If we really want to be happy, nobody can stop us!

 

Physical Goals

What are our physical goals? 

  • To lose weight?
  • Exercise more?
  • Eat Healthier?

 

Social Goals 

Create something FUN & DIFFERENT in 2021! 

Even with COVID, social distancing, and in some areas like California that keeps getting placed in lockdown, think out of the box and 

  • Shake Things Up!
  • Have more FUN!
  • Be more alive! 

 

Business Goals

We need to Plan Our Work and Work Our Plan

 

Focus Points

  • Marketing
  • Prospecting
  • Networking
  • Budgeting
  • Daily/Weekly Activities
  • Mind Set – Monetary Goal 
  • Know Self
  • Be Relevant

 


Marketing
#1 Goal
#2 Create a Plan
#3 Identify Resources
#4 Create a Timeline
#5 Execute

For All Campaigns

  • Select Target Markets
  • Online Strategy
        Website
        Blogs
        Social Media 
  • Mailings
        Drip, email, snail 
        Holiday Cards
        Newsletters
  • Client Presentations
  • Advertising

 

Anna sees some people start something, do it once or twice, and then stop because they did not get results. We need to be consistent.  

 

Prospecting
#1 Goal
#2 Create a Plan
#3 Identify Resources
#4 Create a Timeline
#5 Execute

Developing New Business

  • Farming Neighborhoods & Groups
  • Direct Mail
  • Cold Calls versus Warm Calls 
  • Online SEO, clicks, ads
  • Blogging
  • Social Media
  • Dos’s & Don’ts

Be careful what we say on social media. 

 

Networking
#1 Goal
#2 Create a Plan
#3 Identify Resources
#4 Create a Timeline
#5 Execute

Building Relationships

  • Circle of Influence
        Friends, family, neighbors, groups, networks, social media
  • Listen 
  • How can we help them
  • Create a Win-Win for all
  • No Pushing – No Sales
  • 7 Days a Week
  • People work with people they Know, Like, and Trust

 

Budgeting 

Time & Money

  • Time is a Valuable Asset
  • Money 
    • Marketing
    • Networking
    • Prospecting
    • Technology 
    • Professional Fees
    • Education
  • Track Expenses 
  • Create a Budget

 

Create and Focus on Daily & Weekly Activities

Always Have FUN!

 

Mindset Plan

Write a check to yourself for how much you want to make that year.

Keep the vision in mind. 

 

Personal Life

Take time for yourself. 

Schedule personal time into your plan. 

 

Be Relevant & Current

Determine 4 things we can IMPROVE each year!

 

 


 

 

Very impressive and professional presentation! 

Thank you Miss Anna Banana for sharing your wisdom and experience with us.  We all greatly appreciate you! 

Thank you, Debe Maxwell, CRS for hosting the meeting - the Hostess with the Mostess. 

Thank you, George Souto for your weekly reminder posts regarding upcoming Zoom Meetings. 

 

ACTIVERAIN 

 

 

 

Comments (37)

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Oh, I'm so happy you summarized the meeting. Thank you. I was very bummed to miss the meeting, but taking care of mom right is a top priority. 

Jan 27, 2021 06:24 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Those are the kinds of business matters that take priority and must be attended to Jeff. The draft plan is a wonderful guide to follow Jeff Dowler, CRS  

Hello Lynn B. Friedman - it is always great to be there.  I enjoy attending and learning and the social aspect of it as well. Anna did a wonderful job presenting.

Jan 27, 2021 07:39 AM
Lynn B. Friedman CRS Atlanta GA 404-939-2727

YUP! She did an absolutely amazing presentation. Professional and yet personal. So many aspects to rethink! Lynn

Jan 27, 2021 12:47 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Debe Maxwell, CRS  – Thank you. Those closing do take priority … imagine telling a client I cannot be there because …. (LOL). 

 

Miss Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker  - You were on point, on task, and moved on when you needed to move on.  No doubt folks are inspired.  Many years ago, I used to write myself a check. I do not know why I stopped but after the presentation yesterday … I wrote that check and it is now on my bulletin board in front of my PC.

Jan 27, 2021 07:41 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You are so right about that Endre Barath, Jr.  – I cannot imagine your day … My day was amazing … let’s hope yours was too. 

Hello Miss Nina Hollander  – thank you for your kind words.  I like that … in the moving business.  I was thinking yesterday I am in the squirrel business.  You know, dealing with so many nuts.  HA!

Jan 27, 2021 07:42 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist good one on the squirrels, Kathleen. Just don't know that I'd use it for "public" consumption.

Jan 27, 2021 07:44 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Mr. Rocky Dickerson  – thank you.  I have many years of practice note-taking … I consider myself a life-long student … and on a rare occasion, I accidentally shred my notes!

You are welcome Erik.  Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Jan 27, 2021 07:42 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Kat Palmiotti  – it was a fun meeting … more interactive with Anna’s questions.

 Hello Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  – We missed you and a few others as well. Yet there were  35 people in attendance at Miss @Annas Zoom meeting.

Jan 27, 2021 07:43 AM
Chris Ivy
Ivy Vine Investments - Memphis, TN
Sell Your House Fast For Cash In Memphis Tennessee

Very good review!

Jan 27, 2021 08:53 AM
CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS, EA
Number Cruncher LLC - Overton, NV
Helping Taxpayers Resolve IRS problems

Awesome Overview.  Thank you.  

I learned a lot from the Zoom Meeting

Jan 27, 2021 10:05 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist ,

So glad to see you captured the essense of the excellent presentation by our very own Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker ! Loved your reference to Hollywood Squares! LOL!

Jan 27, 2021 11:16 AM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR

And thank you Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist for this post.  I was so sorry to miss Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker 's presentation., but it couldn't be helped.

Jan 27, 2021 12:13 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathleen can always count on you for a great recap of the AR ZOOM Meetings.

Jan 27, 2021 12:25 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Thank you, Chris Ivy 

I used to write myself that check CANDACE (Candy) STEVENS and for some unknown reason, I stopped.  After the meeting, I wrote a check and have it posted on the bulletin board above my desk.

Jan 27, 2021 05:05 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Thank you, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - it was a fun interactive Zoom meeting. Anna Banana did an excellent job presenting. 

Several people missed it Elyse Berman, PA - all were missed yet we understand business gets in the way sometimes (LOL),

Jan 27, 2021 05:07 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Awe - thank you George Souto - I enjoy doing them when I can squeeze in the time. 

Jan 27, 2021 05:07 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I miss seeing all of those wonderful faces week in and week out.  You have provided an excellent summary of the meeting and it allows me to learn what was presented that I missed out on.

Jan 31, 2021 04:38 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist - Thank you for the synopsis.   I bookmarked it.  I wish I could have attended. 

Jan 31, 2021 07:49 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Brian England - we miss seeing your face too. Perhaps you may soon be able to join us again. 

Jan 31, 2021 08:26 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Sheri Sperry - MCNE® thank you for stopping by and commenting ... and bookmarking. 

Jan 31, 2021 08:26 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  It was a wonderful Zoom meeting and Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker planned it out perfectly. Your presentation of the meeting is also perfect. 

Jan 31, 2021 10:44 AM
Paula McDonald, Ph.D.
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

I enjoyed this call so much. I got to meet the famous Miss Banana many years ago when we went to AZ.

Feb 10, 2021 01:38 PM

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