"Trust Is Like A Vase...Once It's Broken You May Fix It...But It's Never The Same"...unknown

By
Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty

After reading a members only post written by my dear friend, Loreena Yeo, I thought I'd share a few of my thoughts on this very important topic.  Sharing is not a common task performed by most real estate agents either with potential clients or with co-workers.  Our business is one that has a reputation of agents being trained to focus ahead but to simultaneously keep one eye on their backside too!!  Tricky maneuver, to say the least!!

My thoughts are the same now as they have always been from day one, 33 years ago.  If we can't share our thoughts and ideas, we are stifling our growth.  If we are forced to supply our potential clients with "partial information" for fear of them not being faithful and doing business on their own or with someone else, we are not showing our true worth and we are not brokering real estate as it should be. 

Sharing information with other agents is an ideal way for you to confirm that you have an understanding of that information.  It gives you an opportunity to pass that information along to others, and their business may provide you with an opportunity for more business.  We never know what will result from any of our actions.

When one agent learns a method or new task from another agent, the results will never be the same.  Everyone works differently; each person has a different interpretation of information; each person has a different level of intelligence; each person has a different personality and all of these factors have a role in developing the end product or method to be used. 

If one is worried that the other person will do it better, it may happen!!  Maybe you will be fortunate enough to have that person give you some new direction in how to improve your own program.  Let's hope that person likes to share, too!!!

close

Re-Bloggged 1 time:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Charita Cadenhead 05/13/2011 04:08 PM
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the woman to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
Massachusetts
Groups:
31 Days of May Challenge 2011
BananaTude
POSITIVE ATTITUDE for the Weary Soul
RE/MAX Active Rain Bloggers
Tuesday's Treasures
Tags:
the value of trust and sharing

Comments 81 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the computer to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
676,123
Ruthmarie Hicks
Keller Williams NY Realty - 120 Bloomingdale Road #101, White Plains NY 10605

I do share about 85% of the time. BUT a couple of times I got stabbed in the back.....The people who did that DO NOT have my trust -  nor wil I share with them again. However, for the most part, what I share is either put to good use or it isn't.  But that is up to the person I give it to!

I'm still learning too.  This is a learning process... in order to learn from others they need to be able to learn from you...

May 14, 2011 01:30 PM
Anonymous #78
Anonymous
Anonymous

Hi Barbara...Your philosphy is exactly why you have not only been in the business for 33 years but have been successful.  The more we give the more we receive. You are a giver.  May you receive an abundance.

Kate

May 14, 2011 07:16 PM
Ambassador
470,881
Kate Elim
Realtor 540-226-1964, Selling Homes & Land at LA
Dockside Realty

Hi Barbara...I'm the Kate above. Guess I was too anxious to comment.

Kate

May 14, 2011 07:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,827,977
Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Michael....yes, what goes around, comes around....

Ruthmarie.....I dislike hearing those stories of how one gets stabbed after helping and sharing....how absurd and really insecure of that person....no matter how many years we've been in the business, we're always learning....I have so much more technology to learn but I am diligently addressing it.....and my online presence is improving daily.....Google likes the Kuney-Todaro Team!!!

Kate....thank you so much for your kind words....I truly appreciate your reading my blog.....and I hope you comment again....thanks so much.

 

May 14, 2011 07:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,827,977
Barbara Todaro
"New Franklin MA Homes"
RE/MAX Executive Realty

Kate....you weren't logged in....I thought you were from the public...that's funny....I was wondering how you knew I was a giver....ha!!

May 14, 2011 07:28 PM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the robot to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainmaker
1,827,977

Barbara Todaro

"New Franklin MA Homes"
Ask Barbara Todaro a question...
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the umbrella to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information

The Kuney-Todaro Team is the "#1 team in Franklin's #1 office." Our expertise is in marketing new construction and resale properties. New construction is our niche and we have sold 40 subdivisions in the area of Franklin MA.