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How do you stand out?

Now this is one pretty outstanding weed! If I had a choice, I would intentionally plant this one in my yard as much as I like purple and green. But the point is good, too. How do you stand out? What is special in your services and market plan?

Beauty berry

The photo is of a very common weed in our area.  It is found throughout the forests and vacant land.


This one is new to our back yard.  In all the years we have been here, it has not!


When I sighted it a few days ago it seemed to be a welcome sight.  Not that it is particularly pretty, but it does have bright purple berries.


I can only guess where it came from.  It really does not matter.  What does matter is that it stands out from the other plants in that part of the yard.


What do you do to stand out from all the competition in your area?  Is it outstanding production?  Clever ads?  Lots of referral traffic?  


In the current market, each of us needs a niche.  Working on finding an outstanding part of our business to dominate should be a definite priority as we head into year end.




Ralph and Jeanne 

Ralph and Jeanne Janisch Brokers/Owners

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Comment balloon 7 commentsCheryl Ritchie • August 26 2012 06:30AM


Thanks Cheryl!!  We appreciate your comments.

Posted by Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Broker, Selling Northwest Houston to good people like you! (Janisch & Co.) over 7 years ago

I tried to look this one up.  It looks like it may be called Callicarpa Americana, Callicarpa Giraldii Proffusion, Beauty Bush (according to a website named treknature).  I could be wrong, but it looks like a photo that was posted by someone.

Posted by Linda Blumenthal, NYS Licenced Real Estate Salesperson, CBR (Hampton Crossing - Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - 631-466-4087) over 7 years ago
Outstanding weed. It's only a weed is growing where you don't it.
Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 7 years ago

Cheryl, what a great post to re-blog, and this DOES definitely stand out!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) over 7 years ago

That is the Purple Cow principal. . you have to stand out to be noticed!

A great book btw

Posted by Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group, 301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA (Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001) over 7 years ago

Good selection for a re-blog.

Enjoy the final days of summer with your camera in hand.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 7 years ago

Hi Cheryl.  Knowledge will set you apart from the competition.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 7 years ago