ActiveRain Tutorials: Embracing Change for the Future of Your Business~ Are You Willing?

Embracing Change for the Future of Your Business~ Are You Willing?

Technology is constantly changing the way businesses act and conduct business daily.  How willing are you to adapt to the changes as they come along and incorporate them into your business plan?  If you are not, you may want to re-think before your all your business has been captured by your competitors.

This is a movie review of Transformers 2, but since I didn't care for the movie that much, it turned more into a lesson on how to embrace change for your business. In fact, if you want, you can skip right to around 1:24.

I reference Blockbuster Video and how they have not been able to embrace change as fast as competitors like Redbox which are not slowly putting them out of business. You need to embrace change in your business and integrate social media into your plan if you have not yet. If you refuse to embrace change, you will end up just like Blockbuster in a few years....an empty building with a for lease sign in front of it. Please take a few moments to watch:

The Moral of the story?   Technology is constantly changing the way we handle our day to day businesses.  Be alert to these changes and be willing to embrace/implement them into your business plan. Even if you feel you do not like it, or feel it is a waste of time, you need to at least test out the new technology to see if it will help or hinder your business before you form an opinion on them.  Assuming they won't work because of something you hear from somewhere else could be fatal to your business.  Plus, we all knows what can happen if we just assume....

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Comment balloon 14 commentsJeremy Blanton • December 01 2009 09:34AM

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So true Jeremy, and excellent advice. I just noticed your webinars in the widget. Good to know about as maybe next year more people from my area will get on board.

Posted by Susie Blackmon, Ocala, Horses, Western Wear, Horse Farms, Marketing about 9 years ago

Susie- I am really looking forward to heading your way in early 2010 and teaching those about ActiveRain & how to Blog for business!  Lets get something set up soon!

Posted by Jeremy Blanton, Myrtle Beach REALTOR®- myrtlebeachhomesblog.com (Myrtle Beach Homes Blog) about 9 years ago

Great advice Jeremy. Even if  you can only embrace 1/8 of what's out there, it is better than digging your heels in and saying you refuse to do it.

Posted by Barb Szabo, CRS, E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes (RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio) about 9 years ago

Hi Jeremy: Your post reminded me of the saying: "The only things that is certain is change itself".

:)

Posted by Matt Listro, Your Credit Repair Expert (National Credit Fixers - Matt Listro) about 9 years ago

Jeremy, I believe this new year 2010 we will see many old and maybe not so advance in years agents get out of the real estate business. The day of rounding around and burning gas is a thing of the past. Agents will embrace or have embrace things like video the listed property will be more successful and have more time to do more business.

Posted by Frank Rubi, FrankRubiRealEstate.com (Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC) about 9 years ago

Great post Jeremy.  I appreciate your insight and advice!!!

Posted by Lewis Beynon, Triangle Real Estate 411 (Norris Team of Century 21 Triangle Group) about 9 years ago

Jeremy..You look a little tired..I love Red Box the Block Buster Video in the shopping center is going out of business where the Red box I go to is located ... very good analogy ..great post ..Thank you

HELPFULHANNAH

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) about 9 years ago
The only thing constant is change. I think if you want leads, you learn social networking as part of the equation.
Posted by Cheryl Ritchie, Southern Maryland 301-980-7566 (RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com) about 9 years ago

This business is all about change.  If not, we would still be lugging around huge MLS Books and hiding them from our clients.

 

Posted by Linda Lohman, Former Teacher/Broker (Fonville Morisey Realty) about 9 years ago

And Redbox will be put out of business by Netflix. Wonder who will supercede Netflix?

Posted by Tim Bradley, Commercial Real Estate Expert in Jackson Hole, WY (Contour Investment Properties) about 9 years ago

Jer - Great points here.  I agree with Cheryl above - "the only constant is change".  

Posted by Jason Crouch, Broker - Austin Texas Real Estate (512-796-7653) (Austin Texas Homes, LLC) about 9 years ago

David Jeremy...

At one point I resisted the changes that needed to be made. But, eventually I caved. We now run a virtual RE Office because we embraced that which we thought we were too old embrace. Turns out we're NEVER too old for change. Just too stubborn :)

P.S. Who'd have thought I could learn HTML and love it? :)

TLW...ROAR!

Posted by "The Lovely Wife" (Broker Bryantnulls Wife) The One And Only TLW. (President-Tutas Towne Realty, Inc.) about 9 years ago

Jeremy ~ Great post! It is ever changing and thank goodness for you and ActiveRain to help keep us informed. Happy holidays to you and your family!

Posted by Monique Hailer, South West Florida & Southern Maryland Homes (Schooner Bay Realty., Inc. & CENTURY 21 New Millenniun) almost 9 years ago

Change is happening so rapidly that it's hard to keep up with everything. I could spend 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, just testing new technology. At some point I have to get down to work and making money to pay the bills. LOL

Happy New Year!

Posted by Not a real person almost 9 years ago

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