Fairfield County Homes for Sale: Craig's Crossroads - October 2011

Craig's Crossroads - October 2011

Craig Daniels hasn't been posting much lately as he was involved in a huge project that just ended.  I'm reblogging this because someone may need his help and he certainly is knowlegeable.  Having made the shift myself from a corporate career to real estate, I know the beginning is the hardest part.

flickr images by Brian Hillegas and 'Sarah/Mike'

New day... New challenge

Life just threw me anther curve ball yesterday. I was cut from my full-time job.

Long story semi-short...
I'm an IT guy for an Architectural company. The company was recently bought out and merged with another. For the past several months, we've been working ultra intensely to marry the technologies of two companies. And happily it is a successful report. Now that things are merged and budgets are tight, a three man IT staff cannot be supported. So the man in the buyee side of the equation gets the short straw. I've got one more week.

Glass half empty? Glass half full? I'm hoping the latter, but you can imagine the stress!

Wende and others are encouraging me that "doors closing so a window can open." I know that forced change sometimes 'nudges' us into a better position that we would have been otherwise afraid to take.

You guys know me because of another curve ball a couple of years ago. Economy downturned, company cut all our hours, to supplement my income, I had to find a second niche besides architecture so I found it in technology coaching for the Real Estate industry. About fifteen months ago I rediscovered blogging in the form of the ActiveRain network and what a great time here! I had a recent milestone I'm proud to share that I made the top 10 in the list of most subscribed to bloggers on AR with over 1400 subscriptions.

Sandra's New Blog Page Theme

Now's the test! Can I come up with a business model that will work? I'd really like a foundation part time position two or three days a week somewhere (ideally Real Estate or Architecture) and then build the rest of my income in consulting and teaching. I have in the past worked with agents where we blocked out a regular 6-10 hours per month of my consulting time to cultivate their web marketing strategies. That is also a good foundation to have. I'd need to build as many of those accounts as I could.

Besides that, I like to do small pick-up projects like the page theme (banner/footer/background) that I recently just completed for Sandra Mathewson.

Craig's Virtual Classroom
(on the drawing boards)
each class 10 modules of
about 15 minutes each
playback online and podcast download

GB101 Graphics for Bloggers
AR101 ActiveRain for Newbies
GC101 Google Cloud - Gmail and Docs
PC101 Picasa Photo Tool for Presentations
PW101 Becoming a Power User
RV101 Video for Real Estate
SM101 Social Media (FB, twitter, G+)
HT101 Basics of HTML in your Blogging

Also in the works, I've been busily building a list of online courses that I want to record and put online. Craig's Virtual classroom! These are a combination of what I have been teaching in my blogs and webinars but with a more comprehensive syllabus. So far I've got several courses outlined in detail and several more on the drawing boards beyond that. I'm thinking of a fair price (what are your thoughts?). Each class has 10 modules outlined of 15 minutes per module. Nothing is recorded yet, but it looks like I'll be starting sooner than I thought!

Well that's news from me. I'm looking for feedback and ideas. Your turn! I'll look forward to your comments below.

About the
is a Technology Manager residing in NYC who specializes in applied technologies in the fields of Architecture and Real Estate. Craig focuses on finding the best uses of tech as can be used to help a business be more successful. He is keen on always seeing the perspective and viewpoint of his audience and he tailors his teaching to be easily understood. He teaches by means of this blog, by means of regular webinars, as well as one-on-one remote sessions with persons located throughout the country and beyond.

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Comment balloon 4 commentsGail Robinson • October 25 2011 11:51PM


Craig's one talented guy. I think he'll find the right audience/opportunity through his wide reach here. Go Craig!

Posted by Karen Crowson, Your Agent for Change (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) over 7 years ago

Thank you Gail!! Great information!

Posted by EMILIA B COOPER, REALTOR® SFR.NCHSE.AHWD, Short Sales, Foreclosure & Bank Owned Real Estate (LAROSA REALTY) over 7 years ago

Hi Gail....Thanks for your re-blog, I missed this one. Off to read Craig's post.


Posted by Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant (RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate) over 7 years ago

Gail - how awesome of you to reblog my status update - thanks! Yes I did go from one huge project to another one starting NOW! That you understand the 'predicament' is nice to know. My last day on the corporate job is friday and then I'm cut free to see what comes next! Stay tuned. thanks again :)

Posted by Craig Daniels, Technology Instructor/Project Consultant (Tech Training for You!) over 7 years ago

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