Candor & Integrity a double edged sword wielded by a Beverly Hills...

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Candor and Integrity a double edged sword wielded by a Beverly Hills, CA Realtor: Endre Barath, Jr.

This post was inspired by one of my Active Rain friends  Carol Williams , she asked us to share our strengths and weaknesses.

  For me this was  not an easy challenge to take on, since I am busy with five escrows as we speak. So with that said let me share: I had a father who instilled in me that “candor and integrity is not only a requirement, but a must in life. I can still hear my father saying it, as if it was yesterday. “...if you want to be able to look yourself in the mirror and sleep good at night, you must have integrity and be candid in life as well as in the business world...”

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Having studied at the United States Military Academy where the Motto was “Duty, Honor, Country” this motto has continued to resonate with me for the rest of my life. When I served as a United States Army Infantry Officer this message was continuously instilled in me as well. Integrity was the essential attribute of the Army and its members. The Nation placed their trust in the US Army officers in order that they could sleep peacefully at night, knowing that their security was protected by the military.

This way of life, or should I say philosophy has stayed with me in the business world as well. I have been a Realtor in the greater Los Angeles area for the past 20+ years and the tradition of taking care of my soldiers was transferred to taking care of my clients. My clients know that I am very candid in my advice and my integrity is one hundred percent and my objective is to take care of their wants and needs without a doubt.

 This has been one of my biggest strengths in my business practice as a Beverly Hills Realtor, as well as in my life. It has translated to the fact that I have repeat clients, who buy and sell investment properties, build on vacant land and appreciate my Candor and Integrity. They return year after year and ask me to represent them either buying or selling their properties.

Now when it comes to weaknesses that is a bit harder to verbalize, because it is difficult to face it and even harder to share with the rest of the world. This of course is due to “the fear” of how others will react when they find out our “weaknesses”. I believe what Eleanor Roosevelt said:

We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do that which we think we cannot…          

Naturally it is still hard to confront those fears and overcome them. Now with that said my weaknesses are my strengths. I am candid to a fault. When I finish explaining the potential challenges and disclose all the issues, that a potential Land Buyer will face in the greater Los Angeles area, during the approval process, I sound like I am trying to talk them out of buying land. The reality is, many clients have no idea of the pitfalls they will be encountering during the building approval process. Some thank me and I never hear from them again. Others turn to me and as if I could represent them in buying a house or a condo instead.

The many who fade away do so, because I “scarred them away” with my Candor and Integrity.  That is fine with me as well. My take is, it is their loss. I am a believer of what Marcus Aurelius said:

You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength

www.endrebarath.com

 

If you are looking for a Realtor in the greater Los Angeles area who is Candid to a fault, please reach out to me directly.

 

 If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or homes@endrebarath.com or visit one of my websites at  http://www.endrebarath.com.  I am a Pet Friendly Realtor and I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.

 

 

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Dick Greenberg
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Hi Endre - Very nice post, and a set of impeccable strengths. Knowing a bit about land development in LA, I can certainly understand why some buyers may be spooked - and theyn should be - it's not for the faint of heart. But it's always better to know.

May 13, 2017 04:12 PM #1
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Endre excellent post and it's truly who you are through and through. I find candor to be a strengh and while it may appear you're trying to talk them out of it it's quite the opposite - your giving them top notch service. It's what you do consistenly.

May 13, 2017 04:16 PM #2
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Kathy Streib
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Endre- what I love about your post is that you showing us a little more of who you are. Your strengths are the kind of strengths I would want in any professional I am working with.  I was asking someone for a referral for a medical doctor and was told how really nice this particular doctor was.  I told them that that is secondary to me.  My priority was someone who was good at what they did and honest with me. That's you!

May 13, 2017 04:37 PM #3
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Dick Greenberg  yes since you know what the Santa Monica Mountain range is like, I do not have to tell you:))Endre

May 13, 2017 06:37 PM #4
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Anna Banana Kruchten, CRS  always appreciate your kind words, Endre

May 13, 2017 06:38 PM #5
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Kathy Streib I refer a lender and he can be gruff but if he can not help a buyer no one in my market can:) Endre

May 13, 2017 06:40 PM #6
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Really nice post, Endre and I do totally see candor & integrity shining through in everything you do. As far as candor to a fault - I think that makes each and every one of your clients incredibly fortunate to be working with you! When buying or selling, I want the know the good, the bad and the ugly - that candor gives your clients the full picture and allows them to make educated decisions.

I hope you and the fur babies are spoiling Diane today for Mother's Day!  Have a wonderful Sunday!

May 14, 2017 05:27 AM #7
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Endre -- the Marcus Aurelius quote is quite appropriate for this post and your philosophy to business and to life.  

May 14, 2017 08:26 AM #8
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Mary Yonkers
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Absolutely what I would expect from graduate of US Military Academy, Endre Barath, Jr. and those lessons along with your father's words have served you well in life and as real estate agent.  I hope our paths cross someday.

May 14, 2017 01:08 PM #9
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Hannah Williams
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Endre Barath, Jr.  I do not find honesty and integrity in any form a fault .Great post  and quote by  Marcus Aurelius .You  can fight for me anyday

May 14, 2017 05:45 PM #10
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Debe Maxwell, CRS  I left her with the furry kits:) I had to meet a buyer and a seller that took up most of the afternoon....Endre

May 14, 2017 06:36 PM #11
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Michael Jacobs  when I was in HS you could order the Classic Book series and Marcus Aurelius was one of the books and I loved reading it....Endre

May 14, 2017 06:38 PM #12
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Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
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Hannah Williams  always enjoy your visits on my posts:) Endre

May 14, 2017 06:40 PM #13
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"candid to a fault" seems like an oxymoron.  Integrity and honesty can never be over utilized in my book. Carry on.  LOL   Thanks for the entry!  

May 17, 2017 07:29 AM #14
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We've talked about this before in posts Endre Barath, Jr. about sounding like we are talking the buyer out of what they are doing.  I don't think that is the case, I think buyers should go in knowing exactly what they are getting into, and after all the facts are layed out, if they don't want to do it that is a good thing, not a bad thing, even if you lose business from it.  They shouldn't get into something they can't handle.  I can tell your candor & integrity just from reading your blog posts.  Love it.  It would be nice to meet you in person sometime.  And maybe it will happen, as I went to college in Santa Clarita and visit L.A. every once in a while to see old friends.  Have a great Sunday! -Kasey

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