Something bad becomes something great

Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group # S.0190863

So, it all started because of a case of food poisoning. Yeah, food poisoning placed all of this into motion. Food poisoning ended up creating a lot of great business connection creating more sales together. Let me explain.


It started February 26th. I was supposed to meet up with Brian England and Debe Maxwell, CRS and her husband Ray for dinner. But that afternoon, I developed food poisoning. So, I contacted Debe and told her that I couldn’t make it. I also said that if she had any other point in her trip to Las Vegas that she was free, let me know and we will meet then.


A couple days later we decided to meet for dinner on Wednesday, the 2nd. That dinner would have never been scheduled if not for the food poisoning.


So at that dinner (which I wrote about here) Debe and I got to talking about websites and I told her how I had the best website company ever ( and that the owner (Charra Hammett, who’s AR profile is ) is an absolute dynamo. I told her how she trains me and makes it so very interesting and entertaining. So, Debe asked me if Charra would be willing to speak on the Tuesday AR call on the 8th. And we got that arranged the very next morning.


Now many of you may be thinking there is no way that someone could agree on the 3rd to do a 1 hour presentation on the 8th and do a good job of it, but Charra did just that!


Granted, I am a professional speaker. I even train speakers how to present. Still, Charra did better than I do on her presentation. She followed a script, knew how to work the technology she was using, she had rehearsed and well prepared. Not only did she outright GIVE us valuable information many folks pay for, she made it fun and interesting.


Mind you, not 5 minutes into her talk, I saw something unusual – people sending me private messages about Charra and her company asking about her. After her talk – more messages. All wanting to know more about her because they want to hire her. I happen to know of one new client that was so excited that they sent a text after 11pm that night. I lost count over how many new clients it appears are hiring Charra.  Of course, if you saw the presentation, you saw that what some companies charge $3,000 to $5,000 for, Charra only charges $399. Even better? I have seen what those $5,000 companies do and Charra is far better.


If you missed Charra’s presentation, you can read the short version here or you can read the long version here. If you hire her, you will not be sorry – she is the best.

And that is something that I love to do. I love to find people that are the best at their work and send new customers their way.


So, remember, if you get food poisoning sometime, you may actually see something great occur from it. Although I wouldn’t try to get food poisoning on purpose. LOL

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Comments (12)

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I’m sorry I missed that presentation but appreciate you giving me a second chance Rocky. Happy Friday 🙂

Mar 11, 2022 09:47 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Rocky,
Charra was excellent. I may be contacting her at some point in time too!

Mar 11, 2022 10:28 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Glad you're feeling batter Rockie - food poisoning is no fun.  And Charra is a dynamo.  I didn't attend that zoom but I could tell in her post she's got the 'it factor' times 10.

Mar 11, 2022 10:47 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Rocky- very happy that you're feeling better!! And yes, Charra had us all excited!!!

Mar 11, 2022 11:33 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Rocky and what a great zoom call to share with us getting Charra.  I still need to make that call to her.


Mar 11, 2022 12:05 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Rocky, Charra was fantastic, but I guess the moral of the story is that if you want more business, give Rocky food poisoning ......  LOL

Mar 11, 2022 12:31 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Food poisoning is an awful thing to go through.  I had a bout with it last year.  It just about leveled me for 24 hours.  Had I not been vaccinated, I would have thought it was Covid!

Thanks for the heads up on Charra.  I will visit the weblinks you have provided.

Mar 12, 2022 03:56 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

CONGRATULATIONS Rocky, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Mar 12, 2022 03:56 AM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I was so bummed that you were not able to join us for dinner, I was really looking forward to seeing you again.  I am excited about what YourSiteNeedsMe SEO Team has to offer, thank you for introducing us to Charra!

Mar 12, 2022 05:53 AM
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Thanks for sharing this with us, Rocky. I did see a photo of you and Debe having dinner in Vegas. Look like a fun time to me. D

Mar 12, 2022 07:43 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

I only saw part of her presentation, but I liked what I saw. I tried emailing her but have not heard back. I will try again soon.

Mar 12, 2022 07:55 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hi Rocky Dickerson, unfortunately, I didn't see her presentation,  however, I will be checking her site from the link you've provided. Thank you for sharing!


Mar 15, 2022 08:50 AM