Playing in the Rain: Zooming with Anna Banana!

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate UT DRE# 6541633-SA00
Playing in the Rain: Zooming with Anna Banana!
 
 
Several years ago, I visited Miss Anna 'Banana' Kruchten in Phoenix before heading down to a baby shower in Safford, Arizona to meet our expectant daughter-in-law Devyn. 
 
She had just finished one of her meditative hikes up the canyon. It was as if we'd known one another a lifetime because of the virtual connection here at ActiveRain.
 
 
Anna's Presentation
The subject for this week's Zoom Meeting, January 26,2021, Writing a Business Plan, well suited her. It was very informative, streamlined and captured my attention throughout.
 
The following are important to master in order to be successful in business:
  • Attitude - Positivity attracts
  • Vision - Business plan
  • Focus - Laser beam sharp
  • Time - Make it count
  • Energy - High energy gets more done
  • Money - Takes an investment
  • Confidence - Bring it!
  • Grit - That and tenacity rules
  • Humor - The ability to laugh is priceless!
 
What fills you spiritually? For me, spending time with family, gardening, writing and reading. A statement that rings true for all of us: If you want to be happy, no one can stop you!
 
Some things that I have planned for 2021:
  • Banner business year
  • Gather often at the silo
  • Girl day trip to hot springs
  • Paint afternoon in back yard
  • Travel to visit my loved ones
 
Marketing
#1 Goal - Short term/long term
#2 Create Plan - Can be simple or very detailed
#3 Resources - Spend money to make more money
#4 Timeline - Set the schedule and abide closely
#5 Execute - Every single time to attract more business
 
Campaigns
  • Select Target Marketing
  • Online presence- website, blogs, social media
  • Mailings campaigns
  • Drip, snail mail, email
  • Holiday cards
  • Newsletters
 
Prospecting - Building Relationships within circle of influence: Friends, family, neighbors, groups, networks, social media
  • Goal
  • Create Plan
  • Resources
  • Timeline
  • Execute
  • F.O.R.D.
  • Do’s and Don’ts
 
Listen to them-Shhhhhh! I recently wrote a blog about this very subject.
  • Ask how can you help them
  • Make every conversation a Win-Win-Win
  • No pushing, no sales presentations, just conversation
  • Work 7 days a week to assure them you are still the one
  • Know, Like and Trust brings business now and for the future
 
Create a budget- think how you are investing.
  • Day and weekly activities
  • Gratitude list
  • Blogging/ social media
  • Important projects first
  • Calls to A List
  • Weekly coffees/ Lunch
  • Personal notes
  • Networking meetings
  • Exercise
  • Have fun!
 
Some things to do to improve business:
  • Talk to 50 people a week
  • Keep track of sales and listings
  • Be relevant and current to your sphere!

 

Goal Setting Idea: Write a check out to yourself and put it somewhere until end of year and then review. Anna said everyone hit their goal or surpassed it! Try it and see.

 

It has been a lot of fun to see more people participating in the ActiveRain Zoom meetings and to see members in real-time. The hour is not recorded to encourage joining in on the presentations from industry professionals.

 

Please encourage others to the meetings that are scheduled every Tuesday at 2:00 pm Eastern time, 1:00 pm Central time, 12:00 Mountain time and 11:00 am Western time. 

 

This is an entry to January's Challenge: ZOOM-califragilisticexpialidocious - JANUARY 2021 ActiveRain Challenge 

 

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Questions regarding Washington County, Utah and St. George, Utah area residential real estate? Glad to help because Wanda Can! Contact me at: 435-632-9374 or wanda@buynsellutah.com.

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Comments (25)

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Anna had so much good information to share that it was enjoyable, start to finish Ron and Alexandra Seigel. Have a fantastic weekend as well!

Jan 29, 2021 05:21 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You would have gotten some good nuggets of wisdom from Anna for sure Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS. Hope you can make the next meeting!

Jan 29, 2021 05:22 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

We could have easily spent several hours if we all had the time Jeff Dowler, CRS. One of my favorites so far!

Jan 29, 2021 05:24 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes, the time change thing, I do remember and enjoyed every minute spent getting to know you better Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker. Perhaps you can do another Zoom meeting on personal investing. I'd be an attentive student! 

Jan 29, 2021 05:27 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

Wanda we have a financial planner that handles that for us.  I listen to biz news often but it's not my forte.

Jan 29, 2021 05:31 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you George Souto, it was going pretty quick so took good notes and my head was down almost the entire time!

Jan 29, 2021 05:29 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!

I am slow at typing and trying to get everything written! That is what I meant. LOL

Jan 29, 2021 05:34 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker

Was it too quick Wanda.....

Jan 29, 2021 05:31 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It sounds like a how to be successful Zoom presentation.  Sorry I wasn't able to Zoom in

Jan 29, 2021 06:50 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Such a cool graphic that you put together for the post and your summary made me feel like I actually attended the meeting!

Jan 30, 2021 06:14 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Excellent recap of an excellent presentation!

Good job for all those that were not able to attend!

Jan 30, 2021 06:38 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It was packed with information to use in our businesses Ed Silva. Each week, I learn something and I like that!

Jan 30, 2021 07:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Hope you can start meeting again with us all Brian England. It's hard when schedules conflict!

Jan 30, 2021 07:16 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, I tried to write everything down while listening to Anna's fantastic presentation!

Jan 30, 2021 07:17 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - I appreciate your summary because I could not attend.  Thank you!

Jan 31, 2021 07:51 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Anna is a fantastic teacher of many things, Sheri Sperry - MCNE®. She positively rocks!

Jan 31, 2021 08:10 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I love the story, the graphic and the wonderful summary, Wanda! Thank you so much for participating in this month's challenge.

See you on Tuesday...

Jan 31, 2021 03:10 PM
Brad Thomsen
Big Bear Realty - Edmonds, WA
Real Estate Services

Hi Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! 

Good blog post

When I got into real estate I was taught 'just earn faster than your business costs and you will be fine'

Happy Selling!

Brad

Jan 31, 2021 05:44 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Debe Maxwell, CRS, the subject matter was very interesting and Anna, inspiring. See you tomorrow!

Feb 01, 2021 07:18 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Now, that is solid advice Brad Thomsen, happy sales to you!

Feb 01, 2021 07:18 AM
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Wanda, that's a very inspiring plan, covering so much! I am envious of those hot springs trips. I will look for your blogs about them. :)

Feb 02, 2021 09:09 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Hello Steffy Hristova, That should be quite an adventure once we decide a date. Wishing you a wonderful year!

Feb 02, 2021 02:07 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Hello Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! - I am late for this party ... 

This is a wonderful recap of Miss Anna's presentation.  I wrote myself that check! It is on the board above my desk. 

Feb 05, 2021 11:17 AM