Always Remember To Be Curious

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Always Remember To Be Curious.

It seems we can get dull with our curiousity as we get older compared to our highly questioning self that we had as a child.

The key is continuing to ask the "why" question. Why is what is in front of us is adequate, correct, properly completed, etc.

Curiosity allows us to double check things, wonder how things can improve, and just overall remove blocks of fear and learn. Remember that image of a child enthusiastically asking questions and be like that as an adult. It is such a key to clarity, understanding, and learning.


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Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Gary:  I have been "curious"... all my life.  At least that's what those who really know me have said... :)

Dec 22, 2009 02:28 PM #4
Daniel Bennison
Reece & Nichols Mission Hills - Prairie Village, KS

Git R' Done

Dec 22, 2009 02:28 PM #5
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

By the way... that is a really cute picture... the little girl raising her hand.  Is that one of your daughters ?

Dec 22, 2009 02:29 PM #6
Sara Homan
Coldwell Banker Ellison Realty 352-209-4044 - Ocala, FL
Realtor, Homes, Farms & 55+

The "W's" create a bouquet of understanding regarding your buyer or seller that face value could never give.  Great post!

Dec 22, 2009 02:32 PM #7
Heather Chavez
Second Self Virtual Assistance - Caldwell, ID
Real Estate Virtual, Assistant (928) 692-3235

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but I'm not really a cat person, Gary, so...  I think that curiosity can be a good thing, too.

Dec 22, 2009 02:51 PM #8
Russ Ravary ~ Metro Detroit Realtor call (248) 310-6239
Real Estate One - Commerce, MI
Michigan homes for sale ~

Nothing like a small child asking why all the time.  Drives you crazy sometimes but the kids are still cute.

Dec 22, 2009 02:53 PM #9
Guy Thomas
WR Starkey Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO

Gary, this a great trait to keep developing. Without this new ideas would disappear and we would definitely be stuck in a rut

Dec 22, 2009 02:55 PM #10
Lana Robbins Realtor ® Licensed Real Estate Broker
Aloha Kai Real Estate - Clearwater, FL
Florida and Washington Real Estate

Hi Gary. Excellent reminder. In this profession this quality is often lost in transactions. ~ Lana

Dec 22, 2009 03:15 PM #11
William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Gary, One of my favorite people , told me once to always remember this, to "Get Out of Judgment and Into Curiosity. I have tried my entire adult life to abide by that. It is hard sometimes and sometimes we slip up but it is sage advise.

Dec 22, 2009 03:37 PM #12
Diane Rice
Rice Prprty Mgmnt & Rlty, LLC, South Holland, IL - Lansing, IL

We have not because we ask not..... simply ask!  Good post as usual Gary!

Dec 22, 2009 04:28 PM #13
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Gary, yeah.  Curiosity is a good thing!  I remember the nuns at my grade school discouraging it.  It did after all kill a cat!

Dec 22, 2009 05:33 PM #14
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

Great thing to have for sure, Gary. But sometimes a 3-year old could "Why" you to death. There's so many things we can learn from children.

Dec 22, 2009 09:54 PM #15
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro's the small things we forget about....great reminder! Have a great day!

Dec 22, 2009 09:57 PM #16
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Gary, great point.  Keeping ones' curiosity also keeps the mind fresher and more open to new things.  Have a great Holiday.

Dec 22, 2009 10:47 PM #17
Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904

GARY- excellent reminder (as always) when we stop asking questions we stop learning.  Thank you for the reminder to always be in touch with our inner child.

Dec 22, 2009 11:16 PM #18
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Gary,

Yes curiosity is a good thing. Especially in today's real estate environment. If we don't ask that "why" or "when" question we could find ourselves with some closing issues!

Dec 22, 2009 11:53 PM #19
Toula Rosebrock
Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ - Lacey Township, NJ
Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township,

ToulaRosebrock,comHi Gary:

Very important to always be courteous when being curious!!!

Funny...I still raise my hand, to this day!

The little girl does it a bit cuter though...

Dec 23, 2009 01:05 AM #20
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Gary:  I feel like an investigator when I'm working with buyers.  Asking tons of questions of them, and the listing agents of the properties they are interested in.  You can never have too much information.

Dec 23, 2009 02:02 AM #21
Cherise Selley
Selley Group Real Estate, LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Colorado Springs Realtor

Gary...curiosity sure trumps premature judgment...Love the cute girl.

Dec 23, 2009 03:53 AM #22
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale
I am just naturally curious. It has served me well.
Dec 25, 2009 12:12 PM #23
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