People Are Just Like A Bunch Of Carrots

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

CarrotsMany of us that aren't real farmers or backyard vegetable gardners are not experts on carrots. But I wonder what the early cave man or woman must of thought when weeding around the cave one day. They pulled up on that green top and low and behold below the ground were these orange vegetable thingys.

People Are Just Like Carrots.

In working with people in a real estate business or in interacting with them in life, what appears on the surface is so almost never what people are truly all about. I think in the not judging the book by its cover, your best approach is time. Hold out on what appears to be for awhile. Ask lots of questions, listen to the answers people give you. Watch their mannerisms. Watch behavior and correlate that behavior to others you've seen in life with similar behavior. Above all watch actions over words. Actions usually do not deceive you.

People are much deeper than just what is on the surface. Much can be buried initially. But with a little digging them out, you'll find in the depths people really can be part of a very flavorful stew that is life.


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Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

Hi Gary-Great post. This paragraph I like the best

Above all watch actions over words. Actions usually do not deceive you.

People are much deeper than just what is on the surface. Much can be buried initially. But with a little digging them out, you'll find in the depths people really can be part of a very flavorful stew that is life.

In my book actions ALWAYS speak louder than words. While words are powerful. They aren't nearly as powerful in my eyes, if there isn't the action to back up the words.

You are right people are much deeper than is what is on the surface. If you care enough to dig a little deeper as still waters run deep. But like the seeds that you plant in a garden if you plant a seed, nuture it with unconditional love, then that seed will blossom into a strong,healthy and beautiful flower or tasty veggie or fruit or a quiet person grows, blossoms and you get to witness their inner beauty and strength.

A tune which is so true if people just look at the surface and don't take the time to go below the surface. The inner being is where there core is.

Apr 13, 2009 12:14 PM #12
Peggy Wester
Realty Executives Integrity - Grafton, WI
Real Estate Agent Ozaukee & Washington County

So true, isn't it? Actions do speak louder than words. And they do show the true character of someone. Another fantastic post.

Apr 13, 2009 12:23 PM #13
Mara Hawks
First Realty Auburn - Auburn, AL
Inactive-2012 REALTOR - Homes for Sale Auburn Real Estate, AL

I do often see how having a business is very much like having a garden...I am only lacking a nice, garden path and a restful place to sit (besides in front of my computer!) It's always a good reminder to look beyond the initial appearance of things...and to observe the actions more...a bunch of wisdom here...thanks for the post!

Apr 13, 2009 01:01 PM #14
Lynda Eisenmann
Preferred Home Brokers - Brea, CA
Broker-Owner,CRS,CDPE,GRI,SRES, Brea,CA, Orange Co

Hi Gary,

Great coaching "Above all watch actions over words" true.

Apr 13, 2009 01:42 PM #15
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

A tomato is definitely a fruit.  I don't think carrot could be a fruit, no matter how hard it tries.  It's a root.  Never had a client that looked like a carrot, yet.

Apr 13, 2009 02:28 PM #16
Carol Culkin
Reece & Nichols - Leawood, KS
Overland Park

Gary - I wonder what the early cave man or woman must of thought? Why would anybody even ever think of eating one of those orange vegetable thingys?

Apr 13, 2009 03:08 PM #17
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Lexington KY - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty,Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes -

My dog is a carrot eater. I have her convinced that broccoli, carrots, sweet potatoes and ice cubes are special treats.

Apr 13, 2009 03:14 PM #18
Renée Donohue
Savvy Home Strategies Realty, LLC-REALTOR®-Estate-Probate - Las Vegas, NV
Las Vegas Real Estate Broker -

Another splendid post by Gary!  I never judge a book by it's cover!

Apr 13, 2009 03:19 PM #19
Debbie Hutchins
Birmingham, AL

I just love it when you have these thoughts!  And it is so nice to combine the thought for the day with a happy chuckle!  The "orange vegetable 'thingy'" got my giggle going on!  Sometimes I look at the pot of stew that I have been served and wonder why I did not "see" what is really there.  Don't they say that carrots are good for your eyes?   hmmmm

Apr 13, 2009 03:51 PM #20
Bo Hussung
Bell Title /Triserv LLC - Nashvle, TN

Love the analogy Gary


Apr 13, 2009 03:51 PM #21
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Gary, I loved this and it's TRUE.  The first few minutes of a consultation are sometimes subdued...and then clients start to come out and really open up!  It's a wonderful feeling and we often have a laugh over it later on!

Apr 13, 2009 04:42 PM #22
Sally Dunbar
Lyon Real Estate, Fair Oaks CA (Sacramento Area) - Fair Oaks, CA
Fair Oaks Realtor - Fair Oaks Homes for Sale

Kind of like still waters run deep. 

Apr 13, 2009 05:07 PM #23
Steve Shatsky
Dallas, TX

Hi Gary... I have done a couple of vegetable themed posts lately... but yours, not surprisingly, is much "deeper" than mine! :)

Apr 13, 2009 06:25 PM #24
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

ToulaRosebrock.comHi Gary:

Great analogy...

People are like carrots. 

We all have "roots"...some deeper than others.

Apr 13, 2009 11:41 PM #25
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Gary,

You never cease to amaze me! What a great analogy...people are like carrots and you should never judge them by their covers. There is always so much to uncover and discover.

Apr 13, 2009 11:50 PM #26
Mike Hendren
Mike Hendren Photography - Cloudcroft, NM

Gary, that is a great - and perfect - analogy.  You usually have to dig a little to get to the good stuff.

Apr 14, 2009 01:21 AM #27
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

This is a great one, how do you come up with this stuff! 

Apr 14, 2009 06:34 AM #28
Kristin Moran
Owner - RE/MAX Access - - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio,TX - Real Estate - 210-313-7397

While I am not a huge carrot fan I do like your analogy of people having deeper roots like carrots do.  Whenever I have something with shredded carrots in it I give htem to my dog.  He gobbles them right up.  KM

Apr 14, 2009 08:58 AM #29
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA

Our roots are the source of our substance!  Great posts-you are the best life coach Gary! 

Apr 14, 2009 11:41 AM #30
John Cannata
214-728-0449 - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Gary.. have you written a book that I am not aware of?  You have a lot of great analogies.  Im not sure why this is not featured.  Im flagging it.

Apr 15, 2009 04:28 AM #31
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