Noah E Starr
The Gift Of Rainmaking is a curious thing. Yesterday I asked for help because I needed it. You guys responded in spades and I'd like to take a moment to thank each and every one of you who came to my emotional rescue. Today, I got a fun little e-mail from someone who apparently does not believe I needed or need help. How on earth could I have given you such an erroneous impression? Was it something I said? I don't remember ever saying anything about me knowing everything. There is a lot that I don't know and I learn something new every single day. That's why I don't pretend to be something that I am not and/or use any description(s) to make others believe I am better than I really am. I don't have two years in as a Realtor yet and it appears some of you need to be reminded of that little fact (LOL). I want you to know that I did very much need the help I asked for. I still do and probably will always need help. :-)
The ActiveRain Real Estate Network is a great source of help and usually the first place I turn to get my answers. Where else can you ask a question and get a response in your In-box just as fast (if not faster) than advice in a Twitter stream? (LOL) My bay-bays are live 24/7.When the brick and mortars close, the Rainmakers are still available and in play. I don't have to wait for a firm's business hours. I can get a response 3 AM if I post something. How cool is that? Very! :-)
If you think people do not cultivate the collective wisdom of Twitter members on a subject you are truly sadly mistaken and missing out on a lot of fun wisdom to boot (LOL). ActiveRain is unique in that it doesn't have the limitations of a micro-blogged answer, yet it has the same immediate ability to get you what you need if you use it wisely. Regarding wisecracking on my posts and/or all other distracting points aside, I told the truth when I said I had never set eyes on what I was asking for and only knew to ask for it because the bank asked me for it. When your client's need is at stake you should never remain silent if you don't know the answer. You should ask everybody you know who may be able to help you.To be esteemed less for asking a question fascinates me... You've inspired this post (LOL).
I placed my request before all of cyberspace because I did not know who would read it or where the answer would come from. Guess what? The bank responded. The firm hosting the listing agent responded. Club Chaos responded. Lawyers responded. Yet, a few people unsubscribed from me because they thought less of me for writing that post. Oh well... thank you for letting me know and thank you for your e-mail. I'd write it again if it meant my buyer obtaining a $384K home for $263K.
You only get one shot at an REO. The bank either says yes or the bank says no. When the bank calls, you need to listen, get your butt in gear and give them exactly what they ask for. To not do so in a timely manner harms your client's best interests. I will not slack in that respect. I want my buyers to get what they want. Happy buyers give happy referrals (LOL).
The Gift of Rainmaking lies in it's ability to shower the world with knowledge freely shared so that other bloggers like me can do a good job and grow. It's my personal think tank where I share, play, rant, rave, teach, toy and get my job done. If you don't get that by now then you may never get it.
While playing in the Rain, don't ever be afraid to admit there is something that you don't know or that you need help with. Talking with the members here will make you better in so many respects because we don't just talk real estate. Life lessons flow in every exchange and you can cultivate the wisdom of 156,302 members if you want to. Some of you think that I don't do my job because I like to play while I work. Well, I have news for you, it is permissible and it depends upon the client. Some people can't wait to meet my kids while others wont hire me because I am not always available and make no bones about the fact that my family comes first in all things. Regardless of that fact, my job is to get my buyers in the homes of their choice (with or without my kids in tow), and not to sit around branding myself as "an expert" or be looked down upon because I am not afraid to admit I don't know where the friggin' forms are (LOL).
I got what I needed because people respond to honesty. If you don't know, then you don't know. Why lie about it and secretly hunt for something when you can simply tell the truth and openly ask? What if you secretly hunt for something and select the wrong format or form that harms the project?
Never be afraid to ask for help. EVER. The right professional will come to your rescue if you put it out there you need to be rescued. That's why they are professionals. They rise to the occasion not because they have to, but because they want to. Some because they love what they do and will not always demand to be paid first for a little information. That, in sum and substance, is the caliber of people who blog here. Their ability to share their many talented gifts of Rainmaking make the Rain what it is.
That's why AR rocks. There is nothing like it and I have no intention of going anywhere because Club Chaos is my virtual home and I love my bay-bays. If you don't like my blog feel free to stop reading and commenting on it. That includes sending writers worthless e-mails about why you are unsubscribing. Don't whine. Just do it. I don't mind. I'd write if I only had one reader. I enjoy blogging here. I know a good thing when I see it. This is a great thing. You may want to remember that the next time you feel the need to be negative to a newbie in any profession. If you want to unsubscribe, please feel free to do so without sending me any more diatribes. I do like to answer my e-mails in public every so often. You never know what you may get (LOL). I might decide to make you a star on my blog post. Seriously. :-)
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