Getting the blood pumping and listing more, marketing full throttle and pulling down more real estate closings was how Active Rain sold the Zumba for everyone idea.Does AR's Bob Stewart Zumba too every day? A more fit real estate agent, broker, REALTOR is a "happy, healthier, be around longer industry professional" the brainstorm from one AR executive retreat to the middle of nowhere deduces, concludes. "Z" is the new "R" someone coined, spun.
Zumba..the word you see everywhere..in fact it was probably weaved in to the State of the Union address from the President last night as a powerful buzz word. Like Prego sauce, to "be in the there" says the speech writer team in unison. You see Zumba this, Zumba that through blogs, social media tweets and texts. And when I hear the "Z" word, part of my early childhood memory brain cortex section starts singing "We're gonna zoomba zoomba zoomba" for some unknown reason. Images of vivid flashback to sitting in front of the television watching Sesame Street. With the full living color recall, whip lash lightning reaction on the same level of "the wheels on the bus go round and round" and other parts like the wipers, passengers reading all following in the same order in predictable succession. With no mental off switch. Or someone broke it off by mistake.
So I asked, probed on Facebook one of my zillion new friends who is a Zumba instructor in southern Maine what type of music do you zumba to? Knowing it can not be Barry Manilow or Abba or Travis Tritt. She said Latin music. That nailed it down for me succintly. Not. So I googled Zumba music and got a lead on a catchy little song that stays with you. Like sticking to your ribs so to speak with a belly full of refried, home made beans on a western cattle run to market trail horse ride. Sitting high in the saddle, twitching, humming, horse neck reining all the way to market.
Weee Weee Weee.
Anyway, I search youtube and find this simple Zumba dance - work out video with blank living room stage or home dance floor. I think, being a full time real estate broker nice stone work fireplace and tile floor. Then a tune cranks up in the background, the volume gets jacked. And a lady wanders in to the frame. Saying nothing.
Smiles, starts to animate and then really cranks it up, gets down to business to full throttle Zumba.No slick intros, outros and continuous until song ends and she as a lone wolf performer saunters over to extinguish the blinking red video camera light. Simple right? I still have the tune and the energy branded to my brain, playing in the background on an endless loop. Zumba must be addictive like the sport, affliction, condition called real estate where you and I daily rise and shine to wear the blue and gold "R".
So, welcome to the Active Rain Zumba class. Stretch, pick your music and Zumba, Zumba, Zumba to get rid of the sleep cob webs. Blow out the dust, pollution, crap in the lungs. And stretch those "list more, sell" more property muscles 180 degrees, in opposite ways, to be more limber, agile and perky. Have fun and go easy on that knee still smarting from an old down hill ski injury. Or maybe a car accident on the way back from a college fraternity Halloween party when you were wedged inside a VW bug with a dozen rowdy classmates and left the road in to the pucker brush. Maine, simple living, low cost properties and you always know where you stand. What's up and shaking.