Do you have GREAT training right under your nose?

Managing Real Estate Broker with Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS

I consider myself to be very fortunate to have a very skilled real estate trainer at my finger tips.  Midori Miller is Daytona Beach, Florida's top real estate trainer and she works for my company CENTURY21 Sundance Realty. 

We all have the opportunity to learn and some of us take advantage of it and some of us feel we are to busy.  Well, when Midori came to our office almost 4 years I was very busy, the top dog of our company for many years in a row and had no time for one on one training.  I am an REALTOR who prides herself in continued education and I did not take advantage of this one on one training until recently.

I can honestly say, "Thanks to Midori I am in front of the eight ball with Web 2.0".  Yes, for the last two years Midori has been very politely tell me to blog, blog and do more blogging.  Well I haven't quite mastered that but I can say that I'am putting forth a honest effort. 

Month after month she would give me projects to do such as joining social networks such as Active Rain, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc..  At first I felt like a fish out of water and even to this day sometimes I feel like she is speaking to me in a foreign language.

Paradigm Logo For the last two days I have been in a REO certification class with Paradigm Default System.  The content of the course was everything I already knew but now I have credibility to my knowledge. 

The last part of the class was on Web 2.0. Let me tell you, I knew everything they were teaching the class and I owe all that to Midori, because she helped me become knowledgeable in an area that I didn't think I really understood

So I guess the message here is take advantage of the training that might be right under your nose and don't take it for granted.  As we all know it doesn't always last not everything is forever.

Theresa Geyer, CRS, GRI
Real Estate Professional for Volusia and Flagler Counties
CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty
1439 N. US Hwy 1, A-6
Ormond Beach, Florida, 32174
Work: 386-673-6022
Mobile: 386-235-8028
Fax: 386-673-5181

Ormond Beach, Florida Real Estate Professional

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Theresa Geyer of Coastal Results Realty specializes  in representing Daytona Beach buyers in the sale and purchase of single-family residences in gated developments, golf course communities, condominiums, waterfront luxury homes and income properties. 

Short Sales-I have assisted many sellers in a successful selling of a short sale and have taken additional training to better serve the community.

BPO and REO Services- Systems and teamwork is the key our success in BPO services and REO services.  Both services require efficiency and organization as well as understanding profit and loss and value in the local real estate market.

Theresa Geyer is a Certified Residential Specialist or CRS, The Graduate REALTOR® Institute or GRI, ShortSale Foreclosure Resource or SFR Certified. Contact Theresa Geyer @ 386-385-8289.

Comments (10)

David Patterson
Columbia, SC


First of all, let me welcome you into The Rain! As you might already know...this will be one of the best experiences of your real estate career.

Secondly....I am trying to be a classmate of yours in the "Miller College of Effective Blogging". I have asked Midori for some advice on taking my blog to the next level in 2009. Hopefully, we'll get the opportunity to share stories about the AR Goddess known as Midori.

Don't feel alone. I'm 50,000 points into this thing and I still feel like a fish out of water!

If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Nov 14, 2008 10:34 AM
Pat & Wayne Harriman
Harriman Real Estate, LLC (203) 672-4499 - Wallingford, CT
Broker/Owners, Wallingford CT Real Estate

Welcome, Theresa! You don't know how lucky you are to have someone of Midori's caliber right in the same company with you. Actually, I guess you do know! Anyway, I'd like to have someone like her lviing in the same state as me, let alone the same company. Good luck hanging out in the Rain, and I look forward to reading your posts in the future!

Nov 14, 2008 10:48 AM
Marilyn Katz
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - Westport, CT
ABR, e-PRO -

Theresa-  When I first received an invite to AR, I joined and entered my profile but didn't have a clue, what to do next.  It took me more than a year to come back and really take some time to explore this fabulous network.  You're very lucky to have Midori as a mentor.  Keep blogging.

Nov 14, 2008 11:44 AM
Jeannette Neerpat - Coral Springs, FL
e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate


First welcome to Activerain, You will love it here!!

Second you have the BEST teacher and even better to have her at your fingertips. Take advantage of that cause she love to help and will get you to the top here!!!

Nov 14, 2008 01:52 PM
Midori Miller
Talk 2 Midori, LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Online Marketing For Real Estate Professionals

Theresa-you have to know you brought tears to my eyes...I remember...oh so well..the early days of you and I meeting..I used to say one day her and I will train..and it happened..and in truth I have learned so much from you..

I think you are an amazing lady and am glad you of all people never ever feel you are above updating yourself and training.

I am proud you did this on your own..without me..having to say...just push the button...just post it..its good really!  Girl this was beautifully written and I thank you know why I love to train..

To sit with people like you!

Nov 15, 2008 12:15 AM
Monika McGillicuddy
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty - Hampstead, NH
Southern NH & the Seacoast Area

Welcome to Active Rain are very lucky to have Midori in your office...she rocks!

Nov 15, 2008 12:28 AM
Debbie Summers
Charles Rutenberg Realty - New Smyrna Beach, FL

Theresa - WELCOME TO ACTIVE RAIN!  Any friend of Midori's is a friend of mine!  I'm looking forward to reading more posts... 

Nov 15, 2008 12:51 AM
Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes


You have one real good trainer in Midori.  If I were you I would be picking her brain everyday.  BTW, did I mention that she is a real sweetheart?  And you can tell her I said so too.

Welcome to AR

Nov 15, 2008 04:58 AM
Theresa Geyer
Watson Realty Corp. REALTORS - Ormond Beach, FL

Thank you to everyone who took the time to post a comment on this blog.  I really do appreciate it very much.   By the way I do realize the phenomenal opportunity I have to train with Midori and take advantage of it but also try not to abuse it either.

Nov 15, 2008 11:56 AM
Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

I got to finally meet Midori in person last month in Orlando.  You are quite fortunate to have her in your office.

Dec 21, 2008 10:14 AM

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