Prevailing Thought for Today: Ezekiel's Call

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

"You must speak my words to them, whethey they listen or fail to listen......" (Eziekiel 2:7).

Sometimes when working with both buyers and sellers, how many times does it feel like you are talking to your children? 

You know how it is:  sometimes you feel like the more you talk, the less they listen.  But with our children, we know that we MUST keep talking, and talking and talking.  And by the Grace of God, know that when that crucial moment comes, they will remember what we told them and as they grow older, they will tell others Momma (or Dad) always said........

HOW THIS RELATES TO REAL ESTATE

The above stated effect (light bulb moment) may not always reflect our buyers and sellers, but never the less, whether they listen or not, we must not let that stop us from doing our jobs.  We must not let that stop us from being the advisors (counselors) that they have hired us to be.  When it comes to our children, we don't have to go the extreme of documenting our courses of action.  But when it comes to dealing and working with the consuming public, we must continually protect our a$$ests and looking out for their best interest, by doing the right thing and give proper counsel whether they listen or fail to listen.

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Katy Cardinale
First National Realty, Inc. - Kings Park, NY

Thank you for the dose of wisdom!

Oct 29, 2010 06:40 AM #1
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama)

We work in one of the most libelous industries that exist.  Our best course of action is to always take the knowledge that we possess and let it be our guiding principle.

Oct 29, 2010 06:43 AM #2
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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Just keep planting them seeds and hope they grow. Great advice Charita.

Oct 29, 2010 06:46 AM #3
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Charita Cadenhead
Keller Williams Realty - Birmingham, AL
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Thanks Randy. That's what we do on so many levels.

Oct 29, 2010 06:50 AM #4
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James Dray
Wise Custom Realty - Bentonville, AR
AR., MO., or OK. I can find the home for you.

Good morning Charita, thanks

Oct 29, 2010 06:51 AM #5
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Charita Cadenhead
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Good morning James.

Oct 29, 2010 06:53 AM #6
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Tish Lloyd
BlueCoast Realty Corporation - Wilmington, NC
Broker - Wilmington NC and Surrounding Beaches

Charita ~  Such excellent advice; thank you.  Have a great day!

Oct 29, 2010 07:01 AM #7
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Donna Paul
Keller Williams Realty Gold Coast - Dix Hills, NY
Long Island Home Specialist, Search for Long Islan

Thanks Charita.. I totally agree with you although they may not listen .. it doesn't stop us doing our job... It's about being and doing your BEST  everytime...

Oct 29, 2010 07:03 AM #8
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Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Charita, thanks for the wise words.  

As a blogger of about one month old now, I have already learned to watch for your posts.  Have a wonderful Friday!

Oct 29, 2010 07:17 AM #9
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"New Franklin MA Homes"

Charita.....from what I've seen of some buyers, if my children acted that way, they and I would have HUGE ISSUES.....some buyers are outrageous.

Oct 29, 2010 07:20 AM #10
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Maureen Fukumoto
Help-U-Sell Realty Pro - Mililani, HI
Maureen

Great Word for the day. I never would have thought of applying Ezekiel to Real Estate.

Oct 29, 2010 07:20 AM #11
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Liz and Bill Spear
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RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

BDAMB from Bham, We try and try, some will listen, some won't.  If it gets bad enough, we may cut them loose for our own self-protection!

Oct 29, 2010 08:25 AM #12
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Charita Cadenhead
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Tish you have a wonderful day too.  Thanks.

Donna -- Being and Doing!  Exactly

Thank you Barbara H.  I really appreciate that.

Barbara T I know what you mean.  They can put you to the test.

Maureen the good thing about the Good Book is that it applies to EVERYTHING.

BLiz the main thing is that you TRY.

Oct 29, 2010 08:33 AM #13
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Phil Weaver
PRUDENTIAL - Quarryville, PA

You are correct !  I know that the truth must always be provided for myself, my family, and my clients.  I can't control what they do, but I can control what I do.  Thanks for the post !

Oct 29, 2010 06:51 PM #14
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Charita Cadenhead
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Hi Phil.  All you can do is provide the information.  You can't make them accept it.

Oct 29, 2010 07:11 PM #15
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Scott Hayes
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As usual, the best self help book of all time has words of wisdom

Oct 29, 2010 09:48 PM #16
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Charita Cadenhead
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Scott every other book is just a best effort, while the Good Book is simply the best.

Oct 30, 2010 11:03 AM #17
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