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Is your attitude good towards others?

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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Comment balloon 31 commentsDeb Brooks • October 25 2008 11:03AM

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More good attitude. We can't get enough in times like this. Good Job!

Posted by Thomas Santore Lic Associate Real Estate Broker, Realtor®-ABR-Land, Residential & Commercial Sa (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage/Coldwell Banker Commercial NRT) almost 10 years ago

Hi Debra

It's all about attitude. I often wonder why people just can't simply kill someone with kindness; it goes pretty far, and the reciprocal actions are nothing but pleasant.

Sincerely

Tom Braatz

Posted by Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459, Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD! (Coldwell Banker) almost 10 years ago

Hi Debra,

I can't remember if I ever ran into one of those agents.  I have been blessed not to have to deal with someone like that.  You are right, what do they get out of being rude, meanspirited,etc?

Posted by Angelia Garcia (Pure Realtors) almost 10 years ago

Hi Debra!  I totally agree! We're all in this together...I just don't see why some agents can't "play nice"!   I've run into the "bad apple" agents, and inwardly groan when I see their names on a contract.  But I try to keep a good attitude and just concentrate on getting the deal to closing.  So let them be rotten apples...they'll fall off the tree soon enough!

Posted by Barbara Hershey, Realtor, Maine Real Estate almost 10 years ago

Deb, attitude is EVERYTHING. We all like to work with those with good attitudes.

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) almost 10 years ago

There are good and bad in all communities, professions and in personal life as well. I suppose that no matter who we cross paths with...it's up to us....how we handle it. Bad attitudes and negativity rub off on us...so I'll just deal with it.....and then move on.

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) almost 10 years ago

Thomas, you're so right about that!

Tom, I agree. I have not met anyone that could kill me with kindness! That's a good idea though.

Later in the rain~Deb

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Deb,

I too wholeheartedly agree...And in view of the fact that we are to serve our clients first, in seems to me that the agent involved is doing a disservice to their current client and future clients if they are rude etc.  Word like that gets out!

 

Posted by Lori Churchill Cofer, Realtor - 509-330-0086 - Pullman, WA (Beasley Realty) almost 10 years ago

Hi Debra;

Great Post!

I am always honest and positive, people do appreciate you for that.

Posted by Anthony Stokes-Pereira, Realtor (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) almost 10 years ago

Good morning Debra!

Thanks for the great post. We all have to remember that sometimes to help someone else will really help you as well. Recently I helped a friend with a huge task of coping a bunch of files for a custody battle. We spent about 20 hours over two days in Kinkos to get it all done. Don't you know I was wearing my KW nametag, so people thought I worked there and repeatedly asked me for help. I helped whenever I could and directed some people to the real Kinkos employees. I had two people ask me for a business card!! I think they were impressed with my positive attitude and I have a listing appointment scheduled for Monday. If you put good out into the world it will come back to you. Just be nice and do the right thing.

Betina Foreman, Realtor Austin Texas

Posted by Betina Foreman, Realtor, C.N.E., with WJK REALTY (WJK Realty) almost 10 years ago

Betina,you are something else...you are the type of person I like to be around. When you put out an honest effort and good vibes they will come back to you ten fold. How wonderful of you to spend the time to do that for her. Im surprised that Kinko's didn't offer you a job! Of course selling that listing will more than pay you for the time there and that's how it works. Awesome.

Anthony, thanks. In times like these it's more difficult to put the client first for many. We must do that even if it hurts...

Lori, EXACTLY!!!!

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

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

BARBARA...BRILLIANT.

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

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!

Posted by Michelle almost 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD (RE/MAX Realty Services) almost 10 years ago

Hi Deb - They're not worth the emotional drain....

Posted by Linda Scanlan (A Consumer's View) almost 10 years ago

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.

Posted by C Tann-Starr (Tann Starr & Associates, Inc.) almost 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Jane Page Thompson (Aiken Properties) almost 10 years ago

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

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

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

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

Deb - Nice analogy. I can deal with the bad apples, but biting into a worm is really annoying.

Posted by Erik Hitzelberger, Louisville - Middletown Real Estate (RE/MAX Alliance - Louisville REALTOR-Luxury Homes) almost 10 years ago

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

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

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" !! 

Posted by Kim Wood, Kim Wood ~ The Tech Byte (The Tech Byte) almost 10 years ago

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

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

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"!!!   :)

Posted by Judi Morgan, San Antonio, TX Real Estate (RETIRED) almost 10 years ago

Its important to work nicely with others.  No need to turn nasty because they are nasty.

Posted by John Cannata, Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance (214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com) almost 10 years ago

HI DEB!!

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

Posted by Yvette Smith, Realtor In Williamsburg VA, Homes for Sale (LONG & FOSTER) almost 10 years ago

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

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

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

Posted by Deb Brooks (Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas) almost 10 years ago

To me "Real Estate" is not about sales. It's about marketing and RELATIONSHIPS. Thankfully many bad Realtors have fallen off of the tree.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) almost 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Carol Culkin, Overland Park (Reece & Nichols) almost 10 years ago

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