Tuesday's Treasures ~ ZOOMING in Active Rain

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899

I love attending the Tuesday Zoom meetings here in Active Rain! There is so much talent and inspiration in our membership. These meetings are a great way to get to know each other better. Appreciating the time and effort of those who attend and keep the meetings going is important to the overall validity of our website. “Seeing” everyone virtually isn’t like meeting them in person but a close second.

There are many ongoing changes to bring our AR platform up-to-date. These modifications are essential and we need to understand the “why, “what” and “how” it takes to rebuild our website. We are given the chance to ask questions and offer input which benefits us all but like anything it takes patience to overcome the hurdles and inconveniences of renovations. It’s kind of like building a home, mistakes are made, in-put is needed to make the right adjustments to end up with the finished product we are all hoping to see built.

I for one love the comradeship member’s exhibit in trying to find a solution through constructive criticism and encouragement to the crew trying to assemble our “more relevant” look. Being an Active participant is far more fruitful than sitting on the side lines grumbling!

You will always learn something pertinent by attending the Tuesday meetings. Debe Maxwell, CRS encourages (as well as others) to showcase members expertise. The presentations are so interesting! I’ve learn about AUD’s and their answer to our affordable housing crisis from John Arendsen and Craig Daniels always brings common sense and a wealth of information, loved his Google Photo for Agents presentation.

Jim Paulson gave a wonderful over view on Eviction Moratoriums, Forebearance and Foreclosures across the US. It was truly an informative presentation.

Brian England brought a whole new meaning to educating the public on “Vacasa.” It’s become a house hold name! In case you haven’t heard it’s a vacation home/investment property management company that takes owning or renting a vacation home to the next level! Brian’s presentation was excellent and I learned so much!

What would I like to see? I like presentations on a broad spectrum of topics....it doesn’t always have to be real estate related. Some subjects I’d like to see presented:

Staging tips on why to hire a professional staging consultant. Of course Kristine Ginsberg with Elite Staging (she use to be active in AR and is an awesome stager) would be an exciting presenter. Especially giving tips on creating a lifestyle tailored to your specific buyer demographics.

I always read Bill Spear’s Tuesdays Ambassador posts and his latest post on tips on topics to blog would make an excellent presentation.

A presentation on utilizing social media like Facebook and Instagram to the fullest would be very interesting.

I’ve always felt a house is a “work in progress” and every year popular decorating trends, colors, materials, flooring….what’s in and what’s out becomes available by different sources. It would be fun for someone well versed in the “cutting-edge trends” to present.

This is my entry to Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400’s September Challenge.

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Comments (12)

Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Those are good ideas for future topics! I always learn something as well from our meetings.

Enjoy your day!

Sep 27, 2021 04:39 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Kat Palmiotti !

Sep 27, 2021 02:11 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good mornig Dorie. My attendance record ath these Zoom meetings is a perfect "zero"! My loss for sure. Enjoy as many as you can attend. 

Sep 27, 2021 04:42 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Wayne Martin we'd love to see your face..try and pop by for a least one!!

Sep 27, 2021 02:12 PM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

There have been so many great presentations made via the zoom meetings and I always look forward to attending them.  Thank you very much for mentioning the one that I did and I really enjoyed that everyone was interested in learning more about what Vacasa has to offer.

Sep 27, 2021 04:43 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Brian England ..you've single handed made Vacasa a house hold word! 

Sep 27, 2021 02:14 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Dorie - I love attending these sessions.  I like your suggestions and sure we can find speakers for those.

Sep 27, 2021 05:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I think so too Grant Schneider !

Sep 27, 2021 02:14 PM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

I also share your enthusiasm for our weekly Zoom Meetings and think each of your ideas for future meetings are really good ideas.

Sep 27, 2021 06:09 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thank you Raymond Henson, eXp Realty 

Sep 27, 2021 02:14 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning Dorie,

What a wonderful entry for the September Challenge!  Wishing you a delightful Monday and wek.

Sep 27, 2021 07:04 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Thanks for stopping by Ron and Alexandra Seigel 

Sep 27, 2021 02:15 PM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel & Land Specialist

I love your approach a work in progress...like hyper linking your name today -  @Dorie Dillard  😂

Sep 27, 2021 12:18 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi Eileen Burns ,

If you are following me it should hyperlink other wise it won't..at least most of the time🤬

Sep 27, 2021 02:17 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Dorie, members who have not attended the Weekly ActivrRain ZOOM Meetings are really missing out.

Sep 27, 2021 12:30 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

Hi George Souto ,

I agree!!

Sep 27, 2021 02:17 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Dorie- I love all of your suggestions!!!  I would love a current interior designer who could talk about design trends!!

Sep 27, 2021 02:33 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

It would be fun and informative Kathy Streib .

Sep 28, 2021 06:22 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

There is no doubt that those who attend the ActiveRain Zoom meetings, benefit from them!

Sep 27, 2021 08:25 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX

I agree Myrl Jeffcoat !

Sep 28, 2021 06:22 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Oh, Dorie Dillard Austin TX What an outstanding entry highlighting some of our former zooms. So many good ideas for speakers and future presentations, and I love each of them!

Sep 29, 2021 06:31 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Dorie - like each of us, ActiveRain is a "work in progress".  I like your entry for this month's challenge.  

Sep 30, 2021 05:51 AM