ONE Review: Realty One Group

 

ONE Review….Realty Group ONE 

Peace Monkey™ and I  flew to Huntington Beach, California September 7,2014  to attended a #ONESummit meeting for Realty One Group and learn about the unique ONE culture.

We were connecting some real estate dots around the country and meeting amazing people who are all part of the ONE movement!  From what we experienced in three adventure filled days, Realty One Group has the platform to Connect The Dots in the Cosmic Cow Pie™ of real estate life and help everyone achieve balance and have fun doing it.  Everyone wins with ONE.

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To begin, we need to share Realty One Group or ROG is one of THE most aggressive real estate companies around the country with support, technology, education, marketing and momentum which equates to Success for buyers, sellers and agents.  The all inclusive philosophy that is based ONE.  One Cares, One Belief, One Unique Common Culture.

What is Realty One Group all about?

  • Landed INC. 500’s list for the fastest growing companies in America for the last 5 consecutive years
  • Ranked as the 5th largest independent brokerage in the nation by REAL Trends
  • Ranked #6 in the Nation by REAL Trends for closed transaction sides

The 3 day team building event was held in Huntington Beach and the clouds and light showed up for an amazing sunset on Sunday night as seen in this flickr photo set or click the Sunset photo below for more California dreaming.

Day 1 Getting to know Realty One Group.

Take Aways, V-8 or Ah Ha moments:Hunting Beach CA shore reflections sunset

  1. Always start the day with mindfulness.  Take deep breaths and focus on only one thing at a time. Jan O’Brien taught a breathing technique to clear the thoughts.
  2. Show the world how to be humanitarians.  GIVE BACK Homes  Blake Andrews shares special membership option for Realty Group One agents.
  3. Connect on Social Media through INTERESTS  Tips shared by Brian Traichel on Linkedin
  4. Realize that Stress can be a catalyst to obtaining balance.  It’s how you navigate the cow pies each day.  They never go away so learn how to get through them with fun and joy. Thanks to Kevin Von Luft for reframing how we think about stress.

Behind the scenes the team, supports the experience taking care of every detail required to put on a 3 day event.

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Day 2 Hands on learning experience with Instagram and Videolicious

Take Aways:

  1. Instagram is where the celebrities are with photos.  Connect your Instagram account with other social sites for maximum exposure. Nicole Villa of Focish shared the power of # hastags.
  2. Learn how to create fun video content on the fly… that means you have to practice!  Check out our video in the Amazing Videolicious Real Estate race!
  3. Finished Videolicious clip below! With more practice videos can be created at community events, branded with the company and uploaded to youtube while you are in the car!

Day 3 The corporate unique Culture values each individual as part of the ONE.

Spending the day at the Realty One Group was like a cross between a day at the Google Campus and Disneyland with the “imagineers”.  The Unique Culture certainly did make ONE feel like they are part of ONE idea, One Belief and One Cares.

The video below speaks volumes as to the ONE culture and how all the dots connect in real estate.

 

ONE is the only number you need in real estate!  

 

One Monkey

Fun food reviews at very interesting restaurants around Huntington Beach.  Good to read the tips from reviewers to save time and money before just walking in.  #CowTip

ONE Review receives 5 thumbs up for real estate in the 21st Century with Realty One Group, providing the support needed for buyers, sellers and real estate agents.  

ONE will rock your real estate world!  Realty ONE Group.

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Veterans and Google+ Hangout On Air

Meet a team of real estate agents hanging out for Veterans with the Veterans United team.

Come take part in this google+ hangout on air with real estate agents from all over the country discussing their market conditions and Veterans in today's real estate market.  

  • When: Thursday, November 8, at 4:00 p.m. CST
  • Who:  Sarah Hill,  an Emmy award winning Hangout Host, Video Storyteller and Social Media Strategist for the Veterans  United Network will be broadcasting for the Veterans United channel. Sarah was the first journalist to use a G+ Hanogut on TV.  Sarah consults with broadcasters and businesses on how to use Google Plus Hangouts to connect with customers face to face. 
  • Why:To see how connecting through a google+ hangout on air is going to change the way we do business and learn about new products or services.  To get first hand information on real estate markets around the country and what individual agent are doing to help sellers understand VA financing and how Veterans can connect with agents who understand how VA loans work.  
Check out the video we will be viewing together and think about what this says to you?  
 
On the video meet Jeremy Kerr, a former army ranger, who survived the battle of Mogadishu, commonly known as  "Black Hawk Down" and is journey to buy a home in Arizona!  
 
What would you tell a seller about VA financing in the changing market? 
 
How would you counsel a VA buyer today?
 
Be sure you have a google+ account set up so you can watch LIVE on Thursday, November 8, 2012 4:00 p.m. CST 
 
Veterans United has a 1.5 minute video that will show you just how easy it is to set up a google+ account and find the hangout!  
 
I am delighted to be a co-host on the panel with five wonderful agents from across the country!
 
Margaret Rome   Baltimore, Maryland
 
Margaret Rome
 
 
 
Lori Cain   Tulsa, Oklahoma
 
Lori Cain
 
 
 
Janis Borguetta   Newburgh, New York  served in the US Navy 
 
Janice Borgueta
 
 
 
Cindy Jones Northern Virginia outside of Washington D.C.   Specializing in support for military relocation including Fort Belvoir, Quantico, Pentagon & the Military District of Washington.
 
Cindy Jones
 
 
 
Mimi Lundy  Lake Havasu City, Arizona
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Hangouts on air are the perfect place to learn what is going on around the Nation and around the world!  Check out a past Veterans United arcihve video about hangouts on airl

 

Real Estate agents become a preferred Veterans United referral agent through the referral network.  Call 800-985-5723  With verificaiton of knowledge of the VA guidelines  for more details go to   VeteransUnited/realestate.com 

 

Please join this  experienced real estate panel from across the country and the Veterans United team on google+ and take part via chat on the youtube link as we learn how to better support our Veterans in home ownership on a Google+ Hangout On Air. 

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Pin To Win In Real Estate

  

   Pin To Win In Real Estate                      

   Date:  Thursday, July 26, 2012

   Time:  1:00 – 2:00 pm PDT

   Offered FREE to CRB members! 

   Through the Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers

 

Carra Riley will give s short introduction about Pinterest and then dive right into the types of boards that would be of interest to buyers    and sellers.

She will share some methods of how to engage with pinners, and drive traffic to your website.

She will discuss creating pins from photographs of lisitngs and community blog posts where the consumer will ultimately connect with all the pinners social media venues and know who the pinner is. 

  • What is Pinterest?
  • What boards would be of interest to buyers and sellers?
  • How to engage on Pinteret
  • Creating pins that drive traffic to your website.
  • Connecting your social media Venues

The sesson is complimentary and offered exclusively to CRB Members.  Please sign-in to the CRB Website (top right hand corner of the link) to access the Webinar registration link.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail on how to access the Webinar after registering online.

The session will be recorded so if you miss the live version you can watch the archive if you are a CRB member.

 

 

 

 

If you are NOT a CRB member and would like to know about Pinterest to sell any Business, Product or Service.…. Please leave a comment and we will let you know when the next webinar will be given. 

 

 

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Buying Or Selling A Home?

If you are thinking of buying or selling a home, how can you be sure it is physically fit?  How do you connect all the dots to get to the closing? 

"Inspect What You Expect" is the only way to be comfortable with a decision to buy or not to buy!

International speaker, Zig Ziglar used this comment at a motivational seminar I attended over 29 years ago and I still apply it to many aspects of life. He was talking about children and how parents must inspect where the children are when they say they are going somewhere just to keep them accountable. So if you expect your kids to be somewhere check it out and make sure it is the way they said it was going to be.

Taking the concept "Inspect what you expect" and apply it to the biggest investment most people make in life with either buying or selling a home for protection.

As a real estate consultant, there are two simple rules for buyers and sellers to remember when involved in a real estate transaction:

  1. Buyers: ALWAYS obtain an inspection before completing the purchase of a home.
  2. Sellers: Prepare for your sale by taking the "offensive approach" and repairing things in advance that might come up on a buyers inspection.

Please join us on Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio  Thursday, May 3, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT to meet and discuss inspections with Aubrey Kahn. You can call into the show at 347-994-1902 or join us online and ask questions in the chat room. Set a reminder here or listen to the archives anytime after the show.

                                                                              

                            

 

Meet Aubrey Kahn with Firm Foundation Home Inspections Inc.:

  • Born and raised in South Africa.
  • Spent 17 years in hotel, catering and restaurant management.
  • Owned insurance brokerage for 9 years.
  • Worked for a roofing company for 5 years
  • Owner of Central Florida's premier home inspection company, Firm Foundation Home Inspections where we don't just inspect we ensure your peace of mind.
  • Board Member of Florida Home and Insurance Inspectors Chapter of InterNACHI
  • Co-Founder and Chairman of InterNACHI Nickels (Home Inspector Charity)
  • Member of InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors)
  • Member of ESA (Environmental Solutions Association)
  • Member of IAC2 (International Association of Certified Indoor Air Consultants)
  • Member of Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce.
  • Member of Orlando Predators Arena Football Team Business Club.

Firm Foundation Home Inspections Inc. is a family owned and operated business. Firm Foundation is based in Kissimmee, and this allows them to cover the whole of the Central Florida with relative ease.

Firm Foundation Home Inspections will provide you with valuable knowledge about a home's major components and systems by conducting a thorough visual examination and assessment to detect defects and deficiencies so you can make a more informed decision.

Home Inspections are intended to inform a client of the condition of the home at the time of the inspection. Firm Foundation prides itself on its personal service, attention to detail and its flexible work schedule. Firm Foundation provides home inspections for buyers and sellers, home maintenance inspections for homeowners ,

4 point inspections for insurance and mortgage companies.

Comprehensive home inspections include: visual evaluation of nearly 400 different items that effect the safety, condition and value of a home.

Exterior evaluation includes: Roof, Chimney, Flashing, Valleys Siding, Trim, Windows, Storm windows Landscaping, Grading, Drainage Gutters, Downspouts Driveways, Patios, Decks, Porches HVAC systems.

Interior evaluation includes: HVAC Systems Plumbing Systems Electrical Systems Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Windows Structure Attic, Ventilate

Aubrey Kahn offers 3 VALUABLE benefits as a member of InterNACHI (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) that all buyers, sellers and agents should know about!

  1. Indemnify agent by registering and if there is ever a law suit where there is a loss the agent is insured up to $10,000.
  2. Honesty Bond to protect the seller from any loss at the inspection.
  3. 100% Warranty on inspected items for the buyer.

Please join us and learn all about the important benefits of working with an inspector who is a member of InterNACHI the largest inspection association in the world and how it can help the seller, buyer and real estate agent. 

             Connect with Aubrey Kahn:

             Firm Foundation Home Inspections Inc

              2200 Sylvan Ct, Kissimmee, Fl. 34746

              orlandohomeinspections.biz

              akahn.firmfoundation@gmail.com

               Google+

              facebook

              linkedin

             321-624-0254   fax  206-339-2909

Hope to see you Thursday May, 3, 2012 9:00 a.m. PDT in the Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio chat room or call in 347-994-1902 to meet Aubrey Kahn with Firm Foundation Home Inspection Inc. where you will learn how to Inspect What You Expect!

It does not matter what state you are in or even what country you are purchasing real estate, the principles are the same with inspections.  An inspection is a must to make sure you know the inside and outside condition of the home. 

Buying or selling a home?  Inspect what you Expect! 

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Cosmic Cow Pie Blogtalkradio Starts New Real Estate Series

"Connecting Real Estate Dots Around the World" is a theme for the Cosmic Cow Pie Blogtalkradio show for the next few months. Buyers and sellers around the world have questions that we are going to address on the current market and what they should be doing to connect with the right real estate agent lender or inspector.

The host, Carra Riley is a 30+ year veteran working and teaching in the real estate industry helping people in a consulting format for both small business and real estate. Currently, she is a certified CRB (Council of Real Estate Brokerage Managers) instructor for the National Association of Realtors organization, writer and public speaker.

Sellers will want to listen to this series because they can hear questions that any agent should be asked durning an interview process to determine which agent they will want to hire to sell their real estate. They will learn how an appraisal and inspection can be a major Cosmic Cow Pie in a transaction if they are not prepared for what happens during this process.

Buyers will want to listen to this series as they can learn about the loan and inspection process that is all a part of buying the home.  They will hear about neighborhoods and resale information so they can be informed as they work with an agent to make a buying decision.

The series of blogtalkradio interviews will help connect the dots in the Cosmic Cow Pie of real estate.  For immediate answers to specific real estate or small business questions feel free to contact Carra Riley for a FREE 30 minute consutation to determine a direction to move forward.

The first intervew for 2012 was with Rich Cederberg from Albuquerque, New Mexico.  He shared the current state of the real estate market and how a buyer should get started and what a seller can expect in todays economy.   The series on blogtalkradio will include many more agents from around the country sharing up to date information for both buyers and sellers

Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time the Cosmic Cow Pie blogtalkradio show will feature Gene Mundt, Senior Vice President with Chicago Bancorp. Connecting The Mortgage Dots In Today's Real Estate Market  Call in at (347) 994-1903 or set a reminder to listen on your computer and join the chat room.

Gene has 30+ years in the mortgage industry plus he has people skills that will make you feel so comfortable in the transaction you will think you have been friends forever. 

Gene Mundt's experience includes:

  • Appraiser
  • Savings and loan branch manager
  • Licensed Mortgage Originator/Banker
  • Certified financial planner
  • Trustee on the Village of Mokena, IL Board
  • Mokena, IL Chamber of Commerce President for 3 terms
  • Little league coach and middle school basketball coach
  • Avid golfer
  • Married 35 years and father of 2 sons in Chicago and he is a new grandparent

Questions we will be addressing a home buyer or seller would like to know about:

  • What are the lowest down payment loans available?
  • What are the qualifying ration and FICO score requirements?
  • How does an appraisal fit into the loan process?
  • What if the house does not appraise?
  • How can I know what I can qualify for if I do not have a property selected?
  • When will I know how much down and how much a month for payments?
  • When will I know how much I need to bring to closing?
  • What about inspections and who pays for problems on the house?
  • What if I have bad credit?
  • What if I have let a home go back to the bank?
  • Can I get a co-signor?
  • How long does the loan process take?

Connect with Gene Mundt, Senior VP Chicago Bancorp
Direct:  815.277.4036     Cell/Text:  708.921.6331
Email:   gene@chicagobancorp.com
Website:   www.genemundt.com
Skype:  630.219.1316

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Thinking about buying or selling a house?

Please listen to the show with Gene Mundt and start asking questions about the process so you can navigate all the cow pies that will come up during the process.

Sellers learn the loan process because it will help when they get feedback from agents and the response has to do with financing, inspections or appraisals. 

Buyers learn about the loan process as the journey will be much easier when they know what to expect along the way. 

Please don't forget each area will have unique market traits so knowing the questions to ask to make a confident decision is an important part of the process of buying or selling a home.

Hope to see you in the chat room or online for the Cosmic Cow Pie Blogtalkradio show. Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time. Call in to (347) 994-1903 or set a reminder to listen on your computer.

 

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