Welcome to what I think might be my first official video blog post. It’s probably not perfect and my guess is that I will not be receiving any calls from Hollywood any time soon but that’s okay. I’m not looking for a blockbuster motion picture deal. I’m looking to share with you in a different way than normal.

If you don’t see the video below, click here.

I hope you’ll connect with the guests I speak about in this video. They are neat people and tremendous Realtors and I’m sure if you start to follow them on Twitter or “Like” their business pages on Facebook or subscribe to their YouTube channels.

Nicholas “Niko” Apostal is from Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Chicago. You can follow him on Twitter (@NikoApostal) or his Business page on Facebook 

The Seattle Divas – more formally known as Kim Colaprete and Chavi Hohm, are from Coldwell Banker Bain in Seattle. They love Twitter (@seattledivas or @chavih) and keep an active Facebook business page, they blog and are active Yelpers as well. If you want to see a really cool e-Newsletter chock-full of relevant content, sign up for their Team Diva newsletter and get ready to get a taste of the Seattle lifestyle.

Michael Ackerman is also with Coldwell Banker Bain and is certainly someone you should be following if you want to expand your marketing to video to capture more business. Check out his video blog on his website or you can see him on YouTube and be a subscriber. He’s also on Twitter (@m_ackerman) and has a Facebook business page for you to Like.

Special thanks to some of my friends who helped connect me with these great people including Debra Trappen, Linda Aaron and Virginia Thomas as well as some additional assistance from Stefanie Hahn, Cindy Hamann, Victoria Baker, Gary Kopco and Matt Case.

It’s great example of using the relationships you have built to solve some of your problems and have a lot of fun along the way. I hope you’ll continue to do the same all year long.

4 Responses to Sharing
  1. Linda Aaron
    May 20, 2011 | 11:03 pm


    Love your first effort on your video blogging. One of the fastest ways I know of to build business is through the use of video.

    Keep em coming and thanks for the shout out.


  2. Mike Patton
    May 21, 2011 | 3:07 pm

    Great first effort!

    I started using video a few months ago and can assure you that they just keep getting easier and easier to shoot.

  3. Sean M. Carpenter
    May 23, 2011 | 1:41 am

    Linda & Mike – Thanks for the comments. I am excited about the response to the video blog. It's kind of funny how easy it was so look for more from me and The Realtor's Toolbox.

  4. John Stewart
    May 24, 2011 | 2:03 am

    Great post! Even for those of us who see the Divas and Michael every day it is great to hear about their sharing activities. They came back very excited about your meetings last week. You are influencing us in Seattle! And by "you", I mean all those who attended and exchanged ideas with our co-workers.
    Thank you,

    John Stewart