Is your attitude good towards others?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Alayne Brooks, Re/Max Elite Group, Wichita Falls Texas

No? Then you are losing a lot of business. rottenapple2copia.gif rotten apple image by seximamiruckazEDITED ... QUOTE BY BARBARA HERSHEY; "So let them be rotten apples...they'll fall off the tree soon enough!"

Yes? Then you are a wise person.

We have all experienced the Agent with an attitude...

What good does this do anyone?

Does it help the client?

Does it encourage a deal?

Does it build a good relationship?

Does it create a strong sphere within your "professional" relm?

Could you have made contracts work if you had not run across the bad attitude?

 

 

 

It just seems to me that we should all support one another, work with an agreeable attitude, give more than we get and it should all come back to us in the end.

Have you delt with an Agent with a bad attitude? Did the deal work? How many years did it take off your life? Was it worth it?

Will you deal with them again?

A bad apple can ruin our whole bunch. Later in the rain~Deb

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So let them be rotten apples...they'll fall off the tree soon enough!

BARBARA...BRILLIANT.

Oct 25, 2008 12:20 PM #12
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Hi Deb, I work with a mutual friend of ours, Russell Lewis and he told me about you and some of the other good people he's met at Active Rain. This is a very good article and it's true that our attitudes can help us or hurt us! Thanks!

Oct 25, 2008 12:20 PM #13
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Audrey June-Forshey
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Deb, Don't ya just want to smack some of the agents who are so nasty and negative?  I just smile and try to look on the bright side.  I watch them roll their eyes at me, but I know I am doing better all around than they are.

Oct 25, 2008 04:53 PM #14
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Hi Deb - They're not worth the emotional drain....

Oct 25, 2008 06:19 PM #15
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C Tann-Starr
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Deb, I would not deal with them again. I'd do my very best to finish the current project and then move on. There are too many other agents out there to work with than to subject oneself to the emotional trauma of watching another contract fall apart because someone refuses to work well with others.

Oct 25, 2008 06:32 PM #16
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Jane Page Thompson
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I have found that sometimes shyness can be mistaken for rudeness.  People see my face on A LOT of ads and see what type of business I do and have an expectation of what I will be like when they meet me and truth is, i am very shy.  Now, once I know you Bar the door.  But I get comments from agents about how they thought I was tough or a snob at first and then realize that I just did not know them as well as they thought they knew me.  i am not a rotten apple, but maybe a crab apple.

Oct 25, 2008 07:21 PM #17
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Sally, you are one person in the rain that I knew would have a positive attitude towards this. Bad attitudes and negativity rub off on us...so I'll just deal with it.....and then move on. quote by Sally;

I so agree with you. It's all we can do. I like what Tom said too...Kill them with niceness...I started that process today. We'll see how that works. I'm always willing to give it a try.

Thanks for the response...Later in the rain~Deb

Oct 25, 2008 07:33 PM #18
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Michelle, I love Russell. If you are a friend of his then you are a friend of mine! Tell me more!

Audrey June...yep. Yes I have ... in the past. I am trying very very hard to not let them get to me.

Linda, these are words from the wise. For sure.

Oct 25, 2008 07:37 PM #19
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C-, I have a list of no-no's. I don't think we could rectify the problem but I am open for most anything.

Jane, Marchel Peterson was telling me that just the other day. I feel Marchy is a very good friend of mine and I had never seen her as shy! She overcomes it with flying colors and a big beautiful smile. I'm sure you do the same...

Later in the rain~Deb

Oct 25, 2008 07:40 PM #20
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Erik Hitzelberger
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Deb - Nice analogy. I can deal with the bad apples, but biting into a worm is really annoying.

Oct 25, 2008 09:31 PM #21
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Erik, eeeewwwwwuuuu..... yeah, biting into the worm would be discusting...and I've run into a couple of them. Analogy is a good word...I would like to step on the worm.

*smile* Deb

Oct 25, 2008 09:43 PM #22
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The name.... the reputation that follows it.... something we should all keep in mind... all the time....   It's so much better to live all "helping each other out" !! 

Oct 25, 2008 09:56 PM #23
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Kim, yes. It is so much better to live helping each other out. I do agree wholeheartedly...

Remember when we use to fold our hands together to provide a rung of the ladder? It took work and a little discomfort but it was worth it. We were a unit and the target survived...that's a team. Thanks.

Later in the rain~Deb

Oct 25, 2008 10:03 PM #24
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Judi Morgan
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Deb. when I have to work with one of "the bad apples", I usually go the extra mile to be my sweetest and nicest -- I say "Kill 'em with Kindness"!!!   :)

Oct 25, 2008 10:06 PM #25
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Its important to work nicely with others.  No need to turn nasty because they are nasty.

Oct 25, 2008 10:08 PM #26
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Yvette Smith
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HI DEB!!

Great post!  Rotten apples...Yuck!!  Gross soft spots!!  I like that...they eventually fall off the tree!!

Oct 25, 2008 10:39 PM #27
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Yvette, I liked that too. That is exactly where I think God will put them...thanks for stopping by my friend...I am beginning to depend on you. Please catch us up on how the boys are! Hugs,

Later in the rain~Deb

Oct 25, 2008 11:22 PM #28
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John, that's a real job. Staying nice and cordial is a true step forward in our humanity...it's not easy but I'll try.

Later in the rain~Deb

JuJu, you too? ugh, What a horrible hic-up in the scope of happiness. Sorry.

Later in the rain~DEB

Oct 25, 2008 11:26 PM #29
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To me "Real Estate" is not about sales. It's about marketing and RELATIONSHIPS. Thankfully many bad Realtors have fallen off of the tree.

Oct 26, 2008 10:39 PM #30
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Deb - I am never eager to do business again with an agent who has treated me poorly during a transaction, or any other business situation.

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