Blogging: Week 1.

Real Estate Agent with One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate

The experience of blogging to me is still a little 'odd', because I'm a ‘press the flesh' kinda guy.  I like to get "face time" with people.  I have found that I get more accomplished in a five minute conversation culminating with a handshake, than two months and fifteen emails.  I think I'm a performer.  I like to put on a show, look people in the eye and show them that I am real and honorable.

I don't want to blog to get business; I don't need more business.  I want to blog because at this point in my career, I feel that I have something to contribute.  I like to enlighten and inform without an ulterior motive.  If people feel drawn to me because they are comfortable starting a dialogue with me, that to me is the highest form of flattery. I love for people to feel comfortable.  I find that when one is comfortable it frees them to express themselves in a way that they normally wouldn't.

In a real estate situation, that amount of freedom leads to clear communication and ultimately to a better end result for my client, and makes it a much more rewarding experience for all.

I think that blogging will be another way for me to create rapport with people.  My motives will be genuine and apparent:  to share, enlighten and have fun!  I know that I am not the best writer in this competition.  When I saw Tisza's writing talents  I questioned why I would be trying to compete with a professional writer! 

But I figured if Sanjaya could still be in the American Idol competition

 Sanjaya Malakar performs "Bathwater."

then we (ARDELL & Kevin) could actually have a shot!

So far this competition has enlightened me on a few levels.  I had no idea that there was this whole community out there of people sharing thoughts, ideas, advice & banter. I love the banter.  I'm a simple guy.  I have also heard tale of some legendary cat fights, and I must admit I can't wait to be a spectator when the next one arises.


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Tisza Major-Posner
I.V.P.G. - Inland Valley Professional Group - Claremont, CA

Hi All,

Kevin, thanks for the kudos on the talents... I know what you mean about being a "press the flesh" sort.  I enjoy writing, but like meeting folks even more. 

I, for one, am quite glad you are competing.  With your years of success and business acumen, there is a lot I can learn from you. 

And believe me, if I had your looks I would not have needed to cultivate my other talents :-)

Take care, help lots of people and have a wonderful day!


Apr 14, 2007 09:11 PM #1
Kevin Tomlinson
One Sotheby's International Realty- Miami Beach Real Estate - Miami Beach, FL
Miami Beach Real Estate

Thanks Tisza!


I love the t-shirt pic, no?

Apr 15, 2007 12:23 AM #2
Rick & Ines - Miami Beach Real Estate
Majestic Properties - Miami Beach, FL
What's great about this competition is not only the different styles of the coaches, but of the apprentices as well.  We will certainly learn from everyone, if not....we shouldn't be here to begin with.  Have fun guys!
Apr 15, 2007 03:03 AM #3
inactive AR account
Dayton, OH

Kevin, I feel the same way. I had serious doubts about my involvement with the whole thing, particularly  when I saw the other teams.  "What in the world am I doing here?" 

I absolutely agree with Ines that the beauty of this competition is the variety of styles.  I'm learning from everyone, hopefully someone will learn from me.  And I'm sure we will learn from you. 

And I LOVE the tee!  Really made me LOL!!  Where can I get one?

Apr 15, 2007 05:04 PM #4

I am looking for a Blog coach! I am just starting and I have about 100 questions...



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