I do something

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group # S.0190863

I do something. I do it every 5 or 6 weeks. I don’t do it so that people will think I am special. I do it because I enjoy it. I do it because I enjoy being part of a team. What I do is when my church asks me, I run lights at all the services.

 

We have quite the setup of lights. Computer consoles which are programmed with numerous macros controlling timing, color, intensity. The thing is, as I am a musician, I run the lights a little bit differently. I run them as if I were a member of the band.

 

Each member of the band knows the songs. They also know their parts of the songs. They know the times where the attention is focused on them. They know when they are unnoticed and yet playing a vital role in the sound being generated.

 

I don’t ever look to draw attention to me. I look to add subtle nuances through the lighting that the conscious mind doesn’t even make note of. And yet when I really do it right, the subconscious mind feel emotions. Maybe even that person gets “Godbumps”.

 

In our line of work, we have people who attention is drawn to. There are also people to whom attention is not drawn to. And yet each and every person is vital. If someone gets a big ego and thinks they are more important, the team no longer flows smoothly. The receptionist, the inside sales agent, the photographer, the lender, the title rep, the home inspector, the transaction coordinator, the broker, the manager and the real estate agent.  Just like a band needs to all be playing the same song in the same key, we must all be in harmony. Otherwise, the client is not served.

 

And that is not the attention you want drawn to the performance.

 

 

 

Comments (26)

Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Rock,

Great analogy. The Weekend has arrived! Enjoy it, unless you are a Realtor, than its just another day.  Bill Salvatore 

May 15, 2021 05:45 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Music and real estate are both about timing.  Great article, sounds like you are a bonus to your church and their programs.

May 15, 2021 06:08 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

That looks to be quite an amazing production and I am certain that it is even more spectacular when you are working the lights!

May 15, 2021 06:36 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Grant Schneider yeah and when a team member plays their own tune, it does not work well.

May 15, 2021 07:28 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Roy. Thank you very much. I had a team member playing their own song this week and my mind went there

May 15, 2021 07:29 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Wayne Martin like they say, "Check your egos at the door"

May 15, 2021 07:29 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Kat Palmiotti yes each member is important and vital to the final outcome

May 15, 2021 07:30 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Nina Hollander, Broker yes, I do need to find more members who know the same song

May 15, 2021 07:31 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning, yes we all do need to be on the same page Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

May 15, 2021 07:32 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog yess so important to find people that don't bring their egos with them

May 15, 2021 07:33 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes yes I am lucky to be a part of their team

May 15, 2021 07:33 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Brian England  If you ever invest over $500,000 in lighting equipment, I will come do open houses with you. LOL

May 15, 2021 07:35 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Rocky Dickerson - Your experience at being a musician really helps others and you tied that into real estate in a very "harmonic" way. Have a great Saturday.

May 15, 2021 10:36 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Thank you Sheri! Yeah I do tend to see the similarities between the two

May 15, 2021 01:46 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Rocky you are right for a transaction to be successful, we all need to be on the same "key"

May 15, 2021 03:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Rocky= you're playing our song!!!  And a harmonious analogy it was. If one team/band member insists on having the spotlight on them, that team/band no matter how good, cannot survive. 

May 15, 2021 04:09 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there George. I got a lender in the wrong key and wrong time signature. No harmony

May 15, 2021 08:46 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Hey there Kathy. My favorite part of the band is hearing them rehearse backstage and their beautiful harmonies

May 15, 2021 08:47 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Rocky loved your analogy, just to be clear I could not carry a note if my life depended on it and as to doing anything electrical?? Did I tell you I flunked Electrical Engineering and almost blew up the  electrical lab?:))Endre

May 16, 2021 03:55 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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oood morning Endre Barath, Jr. are you sure that wasn't a ccover story for your C-4 training?

May 17, 2021 05:54 AM