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We found an interesting and funny article from NAR that suggest Realtors take an improv class to improve their communication skills.  Hmmm…. not so sure about that over here.



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"NAR Suggests Improv Class to Improve Sales"

  1. mike bendebba says:

    can you send me the link to the FSBO listing that you posted.
    thank you

    1. Ruben says:

      Would love a link to the Fsbo video!

  2. Rob Aubrey says:

    Covering a magazine article, citing it must be a slow news day. What does that say about you?

    While I don’t think the NAR is perfect, I do know if the lenders had half the trade group of the NAR Dodd-Frank might not be an issue today.

    To be clear Realtor.com is controlled by Ruppert Murdoch not the Realtors.

    The best part of today’s show was the REMN ad.

  3. Mark Lemon says:

    Just to be the devil’s advocate, I found this syllabus in WA state. It may be a trend.

    “Have Fun, Make Friends and Gain Courage & Life Skills. You have wanted to try it. So take an improv class. Gain some new creative skills and have a fantastic time. Decrease your social stress. Develop your presentation skills. Enhance your career. Enjoy your life. “Do not fear mistakes. There are none.” – Jazz legend Miles Davis In 2016, Fast Company, Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine, CBS, NPR and the Huffington Post all presented stories on the amazing professional and personal benefits from taking an improv class. Come find out why… Right from the start, our students are on their feet exploring hilarious exercises and skill-driven games in an incredibly supportive and fun environment. Under the guidance of our caring and experienced faculty, you will:- Discover the joy of spontaneous storytelling – Conquer fears- Improve your job skills- Spark creativity- Meet people/make new friends- Become a better listener- Be a better problem solver- HAVE A BLAST. How do they do that? Learn the basics of improvisation. Discover how to actively listen, to use your own life to create stories, and work on the fundamental principles of improvisation. The class will focus on team building and the concept that “If your teammate looks good, then you will look good”. Emphasis will be placed on understanding and utilizing basic scene work skills and most importantly, having fun. Lots of laughs and lots of stage time. All students begin at this level. It’s a prerequisite to the other levels. Class is 8 Tuesdays, 7:00pm-9:30pm at Old Redmond Schoolhouse. **Cancellation policy: If you must cancel before the first class, we offer credit towards a future class.”

  4. Phil Nordella says:

    I love you guys, however you missed the boat big time on this one. I’ve trained hundreds of agents and some of them are blocks of wood that without drastic changes to their personality they wouldn’t be able to list their own mother. An improve class isn’t meant to get them to be court jesters like you say, It’s meant for them to handle most situations at listing appointments with ease and professionalism.
    Simple as that. However, your swing and a miss at this one comes at a perfect time, the start of baseball season!!!

  5. Steve P says:

    John Echerle hit the nail on the head… Most days, yer stuff is right on… This however? (except for the closing video) UGE Miss! 20 years ago, It was suggested to a group of 10 of us Loan Originators, near Chicago, that we take Improv Classes. I never spent better money! Improv is a communications art, in which you learn how to better control and turn conversations, for your benefit. It assists in better keeping conversations open ended, helping to overcome objections, when they are presented. What Realtor, or ANY Sales person for that matter, couldn’t benefit from that skill?? John was right about another thing too… The Dog & Pony show You Guys present daily, would be well served by an Improv lesson or two! If You’re ever in Chicago? It’s a lil place called Second City Players Workshop! Try it, You might then understand, appreciate & like it!

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