Things I wish I knew- As I have gotten older, I realize there are so many things I just don't know anything about. I wish I did, but either I never took the time or didn't realize I really wanted to know about that skill or idea or information to learn about it. For instance, I have always wanted to play guitar, I even own an acoustic giutar, but have never picked it up to play one note. I would like to know how to play golf, but learning to play is just a reason to be able to hang out with my kids or brothers more often. I am a decent athlete, so I'm sure if I played enough, I would be pretty good. Some players are just so serious and I just want to learn to be able to relax and enjoy a good day outside. No pressure.
So when the pandemic became a real crisis and Zoom calls became the normal business model for meetings, I was as nervous as everyone else was I'm sure. Too weird, people seeing your messy office and bad decorating or worse, seeing your underwear when you forgot to put on a pair of pants and stood up. But eventually it became easier, and we embraced it since it was better than no meetings at all. I have about 30 cool Zoom backgrounds now and will switch them around during a meeting. Look, I'm in Vermont. Now I'm in St. Louis. Hey, is that a giant antique marble in the background? Yep, sure is. Now it's sunset on the kankakee River and I'm on a bike ride.
So while there are several things I would like to learn about, the ones that relate to business are pretty simple. Since I do home inspections, and like public speeking, I have always been very comfortable doing office meetings to educate agents on ways to grow their business as opposed to talking about home inspections stuff. No one wants to listen to anyone talk about the TPR valve on a water heater or how important it is for downspouts to be extended or why bath fans should not vent into the attic. Heck, I don't even want to listen to myself talk about those things at a meeting, I talk about it enough at home inspections.
My suggestions for Zoom topics would be these..... Best practices that top agents use for first time buyers, Getting listings in a small community, New agent fast starter tips, Tips to stay motivated when slow season comes, How to handle know-it-all kids (executors) of an estate sale.
These would be time tested and timeless tips and ideas that can be used for growing your business and helping others grow their business.
Scott Seaton-The Home Inspector With A Heart
Inspecting homes like yours in the Kankakee, Will, Iroquois counties Illinois area since 2007.
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