The Power of a Smile

Real Estate Agent with Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty S44645

Let's just say that today has not been a good day.  Too many surprise fixes on a house that is trying to close this week...unreasonable sellers that won't listen to the market...and of course the gloomy rainy, sleeting day that makes Spring not LOOK LIKE Spring at all!

I am working at the model home today for Skogman Homes and a couple came in with their grown grandson.  I was on the phone when they came in, so I just waved and then caught up with them a few minutes later.  They told me that they had visited over the weekend and wanted to show their grandson as well.  They could not remember the name of the agent that had assisted them, but that is okay.  I am sure that they will find her card and call and let her know that they stopped back in today.  In fact, I introduced myself, but did not give them my information at all.

I chatted with them for a bit, answered some questions, and even offered them a couple of additional floor plan options to meet their needs.  Very nice folks and I am here to help.  Before they left, the husband stayed behind for a moment and shook my hand and told me that he appreciated a smiling, happy face on such a gloomy day.

So no matter what may be going on in your world, remember to smile and be kind to those around you.  Chances are, they could be having a worse day than you and your smile could make their day!

Keep smiling!




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Karen Feltman, REALTOR®, ABR, AHS, CHMS,                                                                           CNE,CRS, e-Pro, green, GRI, SRES, TRC

Skogman Realty

411 First Avenue SE, Suite 500

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52401

Office  319-366-6427

Mobile  319-521-0701

Fax   1-888-370-3108

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John Howard
Century 21 LeMac Realty - Mountain Home, AR
GRI, Mountain Home, Arkansas 870-404-3614

Karen,   Good for You!  You never know how you might make a difference with a smile and a kind word!

Mar 22, 2011 05:23 PM #1
Shar Giard
REMAX Equity Group - Gresham, OR

Just a small reminder that our face says it all!!

Thank you for the has been a real challenge...but I'm presenting an offer in thirty minutes and I'm walking in that door with the biggest smile I can muster!!!!

Mar 22, 2011 05:31 PM #2
Kerrie La Guardia
ActiveRain, Community Manager - Kirkland, WA
Let it Rain!

Smiles over the phone and in person go a long way!  Always do it!

Mar 22, 2011 05:37 PM #3
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Karen - Always a good reminder. Most people respond with a smile when we smile, so there's a happy loop we can easily bring into being!

Mar 22, 2011 05:37 PM #4
Nancy Conner
Managing Broker - City Realty Inc - Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA

And I've noticed how contagious smiles can be!

Mar 22, 2011 05:48 PM #5
Mahesh Mike Patel
First Team Real Estate - Anaheim Hills, CA
Call Me And Consider It Done!

SMiling always helps. My wife is always smiling..she has more friends than I have!!

Mar 22, 2011 06:15 PM #6
Peg Barcelo
Fluff My House! Home Staging Inc. 250.486.6369 - Summerland, BC
The FlufftasticStager from Summerland, BC

Karen, a smile is free and it gives more than it takes! ;)

Mar 22, 2011 06:28 PM #7
Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA Skogman Realty - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist

@John-A smile costs nothing.  It takes too many muscles to frown anyway...

@Shar-Good luck on your offer!!!

@Kerrie-I agree, it always come through on the phone.  I take a deep breath after I dial and smile when the other person picks up.

@Judy-It is difficult to frown at someone that is nice to you.  I agree that we can all make a difference in someone's day.

@Nancy-Hard to be a sourpuss when someone smiles at you!

@Mahesh-Maybe you should practice what she is doing!  It could do wonders for your business.

@Peg-You are absolutely right about that!  Thank you for reading.

Mar 22, 2011 07:36 PM #8
Lora "Leah" Stern 914-772-4528
Coldwell Banker, 170 N Main Street, New City NY 10956 - New City, NY
Real Estate Salesperson

A smile goes a long way towards spreading good cheer.  People usually respond in kind.

Mar 22, 2011 09:55 PM #9
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