Failure to Communicate!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.265.3004 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

Technology!  You've got to love it, but you've also got to hate it!

One of the hazards of operating in an electronic, non face to face environment is sometimes the intent of your email, post or comment MIGHT not come across the way you meant!  It seemed perfectly clear to you, right??

Perhaps that's why emoticons... :)  ... came into being!  We're just kidding...see.... :)

We WILL periodically have differing opinions, but let's not have that difference be because we didn't understand the WHAT we were trying to say, or YOU were trying to express! 

So if you're NOT absolutely positively CERTAIN that the comment in that blog post or email was meant to be an attack, give them a break and assume "what we have here is Failure to Communicate"! 



Keep on Blogging!

Liz and Bill

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Liz and Bill Spear
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Donne, Emails have their own level of complexity, and sometimes the English language just can't be clear enough...the eyes of the beholder thing! 

Even after having the phone or face conversation, later you may get the "But I thought you meant....".  ARRGH!!

BLiz

September 15, 2010 01:34 PM
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Lisa Orme
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The Master's Key Realty LLC -Windsor, CT - HARTFORD COUNTY

Well, one thing I can say is that as real estate agents it is often necessary to be very precise in our communications, especially by e-mail, for the very reason you state: tone can easily be mis-interpreted. Regular blogging is actually very good for our writing communication skills and thinking clearly at the keyboard. One more reason to appreciate AR. 

And when we're reading someone else's content, always best to presume the friendliest intents possible and give people the benefit of the doubt whenever possible. Not everyone has the skill or vocabulary to always say exactly what they mean...

September 15, 2010 03:37 PM
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Lisa, I think you nailed it!

September 15, 2010 03:51 PM
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And don't you just love the CAPITALS!!!  Did you just shout at me?  I am so careful I put a :) or a :( after almost anything.  I am sarcastic enough.  Don't need any more problems.

September 15, 2010 04:24 PM
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Jane, A Brit and sarcasm?  You been hanging out with Simon in L.A.?  Tell me it ain't so!!!

September 15, 2010 08:30 PM
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REALTORS(R) serving Warren County Ohio and surrounding areas. Observing and reporting on real estate and related topics to help your quality of life! And if you're asking where is Warren County Ohio? We fill the space between Cincinnati and Dayton. Perfect for enjoying the bigger cities without living in them. Places like Mason, Lebanon, Springboro, Waynesville, Franklin and more. Plus lots of rural properties available too. We work with both residential homes buyers and sellers.