Ep#012 Stealing like an artist - How to curate consistent content w/Josh Pitts

Consistency is key but what do you talk about? How do you come up with ALL of that content??

Josh Pitts is a Loan Officer by trade, but 9 months ago he started a FB Live show #LOLIFE L O Life, as in Loan Officer Life. Josh’s high energy interviews and content have been a staple every day. Thats right, when Josh decided to start his FB Show he made a point of going live EVERY Day!

How do you come up with enough content to do a show everyday? You learn to “Steal like and artist”. As Josh explains, Stealing is not plagiarism. Stealing idea’s OK👍 Plagiarism NOT OK👎🏻.

As a Realtor or Loan Officer we consume a lot of content from people we respect in the industry. We watch videos, we listen podcasts, read articles and attend conventions. How much of the content that you consume is a NEW and ORIGINAL idea? It may be new to you, but I will venture that most of the ideas you have heard somewhere before.

Take the ideas that you consume, let them swoosh around and then write your blog post, record your video or podcast with your spin on it! Thats the difference maker. Your spin! You may hear something 100 times but its that 101st time from a different speaker that clicks and makes sense.

How do you get started? You stop worrying about being perfect and you start. Although Josh does reference a recent interview with Trish Leto who coaches her clients to “Press Play with Purpose” when they record the “5 Minute Lives” . Don’t just do a live video to do a live video. Have a purpose, have a message you want to get across and then go live with a purpose! But as Josh mentions don’t get hung up on the equipment. Many times when Josh is on location somewhere his phone and earbuds are all he uses.

If you want better equipment go for it, but dont wait for professional and dont try to be perfect. Remember “Imperfect action is better than perfect inaction” (We can thank Coach Hank Avink with eXp Realty for that little nugget)

In hopes to motivate some of you guys to get started Josh through down a challenge to any of you out there who have been thinking of starting a podcast, or a youtube show or a facebook live show…Go LIVE on Facebook right now…yes RIGHT NOW! Grab your phone, plug in your earbuds, open facebook, press “GO LIVE” and go for it. Keep it short but talk about something…your weekend, you finally overcoming your fear and going LIVE…and then tag @JoshPittsLive and @ModernAgentPodcast in the post so we can check out the video and share it out.

If you have any questions about how to create/curate content for your show, or how to get started with your show please head over to our facebook page and let’s have a discussion. I’m sure there are other agents and loan officers out there that have the same question and will benefit from our conversation.

Remember guys and gals, helping agents and loan officers is the point of this podcast. The podcast is fun but I would love nothing more than to engage with you in real conversations on FB or if you find yourself in NW Florida, In person.

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Ep#010 Professionalism, Code of Ethics, Contracts and future guests.

Episode #010 Professionalism, Code of Ethics, Contracts and future guests.

February 04, 2019

Rick Gonzalez

As part of my Professional Development Committee duties I volunteer to monitor some of the classes that are offered at our local Realtor Association.  Last week I had the pleasure to sit in on 2 days of GRI 100 classes being taught by Ms Patti Ketchum who is a Florida Realtors Instructor out of Tallahassee and someone with great experiences that really made the class fun.

While I was in class and we were discussing the Code of Ethics, the document that separates us from common real estate agents, I began thinking..."How many Realtors have actually read the code of ethics, start to finish?  Of those how many understand it? Of those how many have a solid handle on how it should be interpreted in our new social market?

As we discussed the 17 articles and all of their Standards of Practice (SOP) I realized that Article 12 which deals mostly with the marketing side of things, when explained to the class there was no mention of social media, or online marketing.  The examples were mostly about signs and postcards.

So if it isn't being brought up in classes....are our agents, new and seasoned being made aware of the pitfalls and potentially harmful situations that may arise when using new systems.

Are we taking the time to learn the contract and addenda being used in our markets?  I mean really taking the time to learn the contracts?  Do you take the time to sit down with your clients and walk them through the contract so that THEY understand what they are signing?

I hear too often that we as Realtors are concerned about Zillow or some algorithm replacing us yet many of us are not willing to put in the time to make sure we are educated enough to provide the level of service our clients and customer want and deserve.

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Rick Gonzalez is a Realtor with eXp Realty in Florida.  Rick is also the founder and creator of Freeport Insider which is an online community for his City of Freeport Fl.