Today’s post is a little meta.
Recently as most of you by now, that is if you are a cult-like follower of my blog as you should be, I passed my real estate exam two weeks ago and now I am a licensed Real Estate Agent in California. Further, I signed with Movoto Real Estate as my brokerage of choice.
Movoto has been around I believe since 2005, but it was not until rather recently that they decided to expand from being just a tech company to having brick-and-mortar real estate offices as well.
I like their vibe, their commission structure, and most importantly the team leader Tad Kondo, who is in charge of the office I signed with. I have to tell you, you cannot put a price on liking your boss. At least that is my opinion anyways.
A few days ago I was contacted by a person from Movoto Corporate up in San Mateo in order that they may conduct and interview of me for a short blog post for other Movoto Agents to read about me. I was fed some of the questions a few days ahead of the interview so that I might be able to think them over.
By the time the day for the interview had came I had concluded that not only would I have my answers prepared for the interviewer, but I would also have some other things to say for her.
After all I wanted to make an interesting read.
We have all been there before. Reading something about a friend, family, co-worker, or news, regarding something decently important (or at the very least professional) but the end result is often the same;
It is flat-out boring.
That’s not to say anything bad about the people or topics that are in question, but rather to say that the article itself was just not that interesting. And articles about me are no exception, they can be boring as well.
That is if I let them.
So I had a few things to chime in with the interviewer that I thought might make the article a bit more human. Sure, I answered all of the main, necessary questions regarding the career and why I chose it etc. but I also added some spice by telling her about my interests, namely music:
Blues and Death Metal.
I already know that if she includes that in the article that is going to be a head turner! Certain words and phrases have an effect of sorts of waking people up or at the least sparking their interest.
“Death Metal” is definitely one of them.
And that’s just one thing! But I do hope it does the trick at keeping people interested and making my article more memorable. It may sound silly at first, but little tid bits like that can mean the difference in someone remembering or forgetting you. Later on I would not be surprised if someone who read the article recognized me at some function in the future and say something like,
“Hey! You’re the Death Metal guy!”
And there we have it. That would be a total win. The short blog post about me would have been something worth reading that made people laugh, smile, or at least remember me.
And making fun moments, is what life is all about. And bonus points for whoever knows the album and band I posted above.