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The Power Of Communications - The Stigliano Chronicles

I’ve been committed.

Some of you may remember my quest to become a member of some local and state committees in order to one day work towards a position on a NAR Committee. Of course, I was able to skip past those steps thanks to NAR’s recent decisions to involve some of us that hadn’t quite reached the peaks of qualification, but had passionate voices in the blogging community and beyond (yeah, I’m talking about myself like that – it feels weird).

Today I got an email from SABOR (San Antonio Board Of Realtors®) informing me that my request to be on the Communications Committee had been accepted for 2010. You can imagine my excitement. Two committees in my first attempts at getting on one? Not bad.

Communicate with the masses.

This was my preferred choice of committees for one simple reason: I think there is a lack of communication between our local board and its members. Actually, let me rephrase that – it’s not so much a lack of communication as it is an apathy for the communications. More often than not, I have mentioned something I read in a communication to a fellow Realtor® and they acted as if I were speaking in tongues. As a blogger, communication is a daily part of my life. As a Realtor®, it’s essential. Yet somehow I see a lack of communication from the top of the organization down.

Communication isn’t just about disseminating information either. It’s about the two-way conversation that we all preach as gospel in social media. Whether talking to clients or talking to your local board, it’s all the same. If we’re not communicating, we’re just talking to a brick wall. My mind is already buzzing with ideas to help turn that broadcast into a conversation and I look forward to adding my two cents where I can and learning more from those members who already know the ins and outs of the committee.

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An obligatory butt-kissing thank you.

I wouldn’t be in this position without Paula Henry, Jay Thompson, the “Google is a scraper” saga, and AgentGenius. Inspiration and encouragement, and tons of both from each entity. As recently as BlogWorld 2009 I found myself speaking to the likes of Todd Carpenter, Bill Lublin, and Jay Thompson about committee involvement and how by being involved, we could affect the change we all talk about on our blogs. I thank them all for support and inspiration as well.

An open invitation.

As my involvement in these committees progresses, I invite all of you to talk to me about the issues you think are important. Where I can, I will make the case and do what I can to get the message to those that may not see things from our angle. I am not just a committee member – I am a blogging, Twittering, Facebooking, connection making, non-push marketing, sans-hard sell kind of guy and I intend to use that position to show people this side of the fence.

photo courtesy of Gonzopowers

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Matt is a former PA-based rockstar turned real estate agent with RE/MAX Access in San Antonio, TX. He was asked to join AgentGenius to provide a look at the successes and trials of being a newer agent. His consumer-based outlook on the real estate business has helped him see things from both sides. He is married to a wonderful woman from England who makes him use the word "rubbish."



  1. Joe Spake

    October 28, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Matt, miraculously, I was appointed to the NAR Communications Committee for 2010, and I am really looking forward to it. Not sure who put in the good word for me, but I have my suspicions.
    Does this mean we will have to wear ties at convention?

  2. Ken Brand

    October 28, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Super cool. Good luck.

    My advice; listen, listen, listen, think dimensionally, present patiently, eat your Wheaties, keep the faith, have fun.

    Cheers Matt

  3. Joe Loomer

    October 29, 2009 at 7:53 am

    …. and the hits just keep on coming!

    Congrats, Matt! One small step for a Matt, One GIANT LEAP for SABOR!

    Navy Chief, Navy Pride

    p.s. Brit wifey, eh? Mom was a Brit, lived there for tad, where’s she from?

  4. Matt Stigliano

    October 29, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Joe – I was thinking of just dressing up as if it were Halloween. Might as well make an entrance, right?

    Ken – I will definitely follow those guidelines. The first three are super-important and I have already tattooed them across my forearms so that I can look down if I forget.

    Joe – What excites me even more than just getting there is the fact that I set goals (some of the first written goals I ever had in my life) and I’ve been accomplishing them. Not to sound all Tony Robbins on everyone, but it really has helped me visualize where I want to be and to actually take steps to get there.

    My wife grew up in a small village named Grove, which is right outside of Oxford. She lived for quite some time in London, which is where I met her.

  5. Susie Blackmon

    October 29, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Love reading all your great news, and know that you will be a great asset to both organizations and to your many fans.

  6. Rob McCance

    October 31, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Dood, rock!


    Are you planning to use those two large dish antennas to git-r-dun?

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