Are You So Concerned With Paying It Forward That You Neglect to Pay It Back(ward)?

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Real Estate Agent with Lanier Partners

We see a lot of blog posts and comments about "paying it forward", planting the seed and waiting to get a harvest from it in the future. I agree, great concept and everyone should make a practice of it. Just think of how pleasant the world would be.

But, at the same time, are some people so focused on "paying it forward" that they don't pay it backward? How often do you thank the person that reblogged your post? How often do you comment on others blog posts? How often do you read the posts of those that read yours (I will admit, I don't do this very well. I only have so much time set aside for reading posts and commenting).

There are some people out here who are very good at this. For instance, there are a few that I know who will, when I comment on their post, in return read one of my posts and comment upon it. There are some who will always come back and read my re-blog of their original post and thank me in a comment. Even though there are no AR points involved in comments on re-blogs, the thank you means something to me.

Or how about those that have sent you referrals, whether other agents or your friends, your clients, your neighbors, etc. Do you keep them posted of the status. Do you go back and thank them?

Or how about your family for standing by in these difficult times? Do you show your appreciation for their support.

I know that too often I fail to express my thanks or appreciation, although I try a bit harder to do it. How about you? Do you Pay it Forward and Backward?

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Rob Arnold
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Important to spread the comments around and comment on people that comment on you.  At the same time though, you could spend way too much time on these social networking sites and not enough time selling properties.

January 30, 2011 09:11 AM
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Kevin Robinson
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Mike- Hopefully things are good for you. How is the GA market these days?

January 30, 2011 09:56 AM
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners

Ted - thanks for dropping by

Sardi - I bet he is a stealth reader of your posts

Rich - I would think at your age, which appears to be similar to my age, now what was I writing about?

Rob - balance is very tough

Kevin - thanks, Ga might be picking up, how are things for you?

January 30, 2011 10:48 AM
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Lee & Pamela St. Peter
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Mike, what a great post!  It's so important that we do say thank you!  And not forget to look back once in a while too!

January 30, 2011 12:39 PM
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Mike Saunders
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Lee & Pam - thanks. We do need to remember those who helped us along the way.

January 30, 2011 05:27 PM
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