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Don't Remember The Active Rain Mandatory Zumba Classes, Training Participation When I Signed Up.

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.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers 

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Comment balloon 8 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • January 26 2011 07:30AM

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Good morning Andy, wow, now I am exausted! But comparing AR to Zoomba classes is really brilliant! And now I won't be able to get that tune out of my head.... :D

Posted by Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties) over 9 years ago

Andrea...burn baby burn. Shake it don't break it. I'm not buying Spandex no matter how much Bob or the other AR boys and girls insist. I like the tune too. Good luck turning it down in your head. This lady loves what she does and is good. We all should run our real estate operations with this much high energy and having visibly this much fun. Her actions, the music do all the talking. Is your real estate blogging, video production, website, local ad layout and everything you do this obvious? It would stand out if it was! Be creative.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

Andrew, I need a break already....I thought AR was addictive, You may have created a monster here.

Posted by John Howard, GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614 (Century 21 LeMac Realty) over 9 years ago

Leaner, meaner with a Zumba song in our heart. Maybe Bob Stewart's memo is the shot in the arm we all need to become nimbler, sharper, able to run real estate marathons no matter how high the daily mountain range facing us with dealing with happy and some not so happy real estate campers. Blog on John!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

Hi Andy-

I love Zumba.  ha ha-  I think the next video you do should be of you doing a Zumba class, tights as all!!  lol  Cindy

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 9 years ago

Cindy...I like to dance, but.... Neat song huh and energy from someone that loves, is good at what she does that I don't know from Adam (or Eve) Makes you think your marketing should be just as hard charging, passionate. Without fear of over the top. Not just falling in like how everyone else does it, or has been done for decades. Shake it up, shake that money maker so to speak!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

That video looks like fun, but I don't think I can get my body to move in some of those ways.

Posted by Leslie Prest, Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson, (Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ) over 9 years ago

Leslie, she is good and has moves faster than a REALTOR getting to a real estate closing. She is skilled and she makes it look easy. Imagine all of us in a line dance formation, ZUMBA bright and early each morning!

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

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