This afternoon the Arizona Diamondbacks acquired reserve first baseman Tony Clark from the San Diego Padres for a couple of minor-league prospects.
Why are we reading the sports report? What’s next, traffic and weather on the 10s?
What the Diamondbacks presumably discovered over the past couple of months was you can’t put a price on leadership and survival without leadership nearly is impossible. Tony Clark was a stabilizing influence in a clubhouse filled with players in their 20s, most of whom have seen only a fraction of what Tony has seen during his fairly lengthy baseball career.
Much of what Tony brings to a clubhouse, at least in my opinion, comes from his not having forgotten how little he really knew when he debuted with the Detroit Tigers once upon a time. He remembers, he shares and his knowledge has credibility because it’s based on real-life experience.
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Real Estate 2.0 – Leaders Wanted
What has become apparent over the past couple of years with the expansion of social media marketing and the proliferation of sites where agents can create a profile and attempt to build a presence for free – Trulia, Active Rain, Zillow, RealTown – is that the vast majority of agents don’t have the slightest idea what they’re doing. They mean well but the old-fashioned notion of getting your face out in the public as often as you can – your personal branding – is rather difficult to surrender.
They’ve added a word count to the sidebar, Dalton … get to the point!
Today on Trulia Voices I ran across a question about Sun City, California. It only appeared because there’s also a Sun City here in Arizona. In any event, upon clicking on the question I discovered that the soft ball about Sun City, California not only was asked by an agent but also answered by the same agent.
Rather than attempt to help the public and build a profile that way, this agent decided to interview herself! Maybe the thought is if someone looks up Sun City, California they’ll see her smiling face but outside of that small possibility … what exactly is the point?
My theory is she doesn’t really know what else to do. What’s missing is the leadership element, the mentor, the person who can sit down and explain if you’re going to use Trulia Voices to build a web presence, this is what you need to do.
We all know what to do. Answer as many questions as possible so you move up the charts.
Editor’s note: The italicized voice has been fired as that last comment was completely uncalled for … probably even caused Mr. Bacharty to fall out of his La-Z-Boy right there.
Real Estate 2.0 Mentors Needed
Some swear by the concept of mentoring in real estate, to the point that some even have suggested that it become a mandatory part of licensing akin to what appraisers have to complete before hanging out their own shingle.
What also is needed is mentoring in the Real Estate 2.0, people who are willing and/or able to reach out to the newbies (at least those who choose to listen) and help guide their path. I’m not a great choice because I happen to be a cynical human being who believes others are here for my own amusement. But I’m but one dark cloud in an otherwise blazing sky.
Leadership is needed here as surely as it was needed in the Diamondbacks clubhouse. The D-Backs made their move to rectify the situation.