Being Kind Can Have Great Rewards
Being kind may be the greatest gift you can share with someone these days.
In a world of increasing complexities, depersonalized communications and even remote operations, some folks are missing the human connections that are the foundation of our service oriented real estate industry.
The pressure on consumers and agents to simply find a home in these market conditions can cause frayed nerves and frustration. Your most powerful characteristic during this time period might just be your positive attitude and willingness to listen and be empathetic toward consumers, customers and colleagues.
Who are the agents you admire and prefer to work with? Oftentimes, we seek out colleagues who are pleasant, enthusiastic and supportive. A few kind words, a smile or a nice gesture might well be remembered for years.
We’re fortunate to be in an industry that continues to thrive when many businesses and people across the U.S. are struggling. Appreciating our industry and colleagues provides each of us an opportunity every day to make a long lasting positive impression in the easiest possible way… simply by being kind :-)
Associate Broker, Director of Operations
Real estate can be a very intense business. Extreme market conditions just exacerbate the intensity. Today’s market is one of those times.
Take a deep breath...or two. Communication with every agent who you are in dealings with can go a long way to helping ease the daily pressures and it will leave a lasting impression. That positive impression may end up helping you and your clients in the long run.
Make a conscious effort to do and be better each and every day. Waking up and spending 2-3 minutes accounting for the things you are grateful for is a great start. Throughout the day make an effort to smile more, communicate better and just be kind. You will end the day knowing you improved today a little over yesterday.
Live the life of the REALTOR® you wish we all were! Set the example and raise the bar. Let us all aspire to be great, kind, and empathic people. People you and I would truly want to work with!