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See The World Through The Eyes of Your Customers

"The golden rule for every business man is this:

Put yourself in your customers place."

Orison Swett Marden, American Writer


As I see it. . . . . . . .

See the world though the eyes of your customers    

When we put ourselves into the customers place we see the world through the eyes of our customers.  

By seeing the world through our customer's eyes, we gain insight to the way the customer thinks their true motivation and their needs. As a result we gather invaluable information about our customers and we are better able to service their needs.  

As you see the world through the eyes of your customers you create a strong business relationship with the customer one where we create the bond of rapport. That rapport grows to where the customers have confidence in us and they trust as a person.  

Our rapport with becomes the foundation our relationship with the customer.  

What starts out as building a relationship with our customers with the philosophy to see the world though the eyes of your customers, grows into a successful business relationship.     

©2010 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



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Phil & Celeste Pafford, Corona CA - Corona, CA
Corona Short Sale Broker

I guess I think back to when we were looking for our home.  Unfortunately, we had a "horrible" agent at the time, and I learned what "not" to do!  ;-)

Dec 15, 2010 04:03 AM #7
Catherine Ulrey
Keller Williams Capital City - Salem, OR
Equestrian and Acreage Property Specialist

I never had the opportunity to have an agent when I bought and sold, (to be able to learn from) because I was already licensed and handled my own.  Maybe I should go buy a house with someone else so I can see how they operate!

Dec 15, 2010 04:09 AM #8
Allison Stewart
St.Cloud Homes - Saint Cloud, FL
St. Cloud Fl Realtor, Osceola County Real Estate 407-616-9904

LOU- great advice.  I think we are always evolving and changing. That can be an asset.

Dec 15, 2010 04:22 AM #9
Kimberly A Norgard
Devlin McNiff Halstead Real Estate - East Hampton, NY

Great advice.  It's something I like to believe I do automatically, but this is a good reminder.  Thank you for the post.

Dec 15, 2010 04:29 AM #10
Brent & Deb Wells
LivingWell Properties - Prosper, TX
Prosper TX


I agree, its all about perspective. You have a heart for service or you don't.


Dec 15, 2010 05:17 AM #11
Britney Elizondo
Keller Williams Realty - Dallas, TX
Your Dallas Home Buying Specialist :: 940.453.5308

Great blog!! I think this is why it's so important to do the buyer consultation before putting your client in your car and showing them a million houses.  It allows you to truly get to know your customer and have a true understanding of not only what they're looking for, but why, when and how.

Dec 15, 2010 05:54 AM #12
Blatt + Cutino
Keller Williams Coastal Estates - Monterey, CA
Broker-Associate 831/206-8070*Call today*

This is one of the first things that I learned being a Realtor and dealing with clients. Thank you for yor blog.

Dec 15, 2010 08:04 AM #13
Jeremy Gryvatz
RealWorks Residential Brokerage - Manalapan, NJ

That is very true. Sometimes I am thankful that I am in my own shoes and not in the clients! sometimes even a brief moment in their shoes can be a lifetime.

Dec 15, 2010 09:17 AM #14
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

My motto, Lou, is the customer is always right!  I learned that years ago and it has served me well. :) Gail Harris

Dec 15, 2010 10:25 AM #15
Gail C. Harris
Resource Network, LLC SFR, AHWD, ACRE, SMAR Board Director - Chesapeake Beach, MD
Reach the BEACH with Gail C. Harris (cell: 703.868

My motto, Lou, is the customer is always right!  I learned that years ago and it has served me well. :) Gail Harris

Dec 15, 2010 10:25 AM #16
Christine Donovan
Donovan Blatt Realty - Costa Mesa, CA
Broker/Attorney 714-319-9751 DRE01267479 - Costa M

It is important to look at life from other people's viewpoints.  We learn a lot from it, and can also better help our clients.

Dec 15, 2010 12:30 PM #17
Steve Hoffacker
Steve Hoffacker LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Instructor


Congratulations on the feature. This was the motto of JC Penney when he founded his stores. :)


Dec 15, 2010 02:58 PM #18
Stanley Stepak
Howard Hanna - Avon Lake, OH - Avon Lake, OH
Realtor - Avon Lake, Avon, Bay Village, Westlake,

Such a great point here. The only way you can sell is position yourself as the buyer and you will know what directions you need to make.  You want to sell that home quickly think like a buyer.

Dec 15, 2010 03:02 PM #19
Tammie White, Broker
Franklin Homes Realty LLC - Franklin, TN
Franklin TN Homes for Sale

Trust is the key to success. If our clients don't trust us, they shouldn't use us.

Dec 15, 2010 03:50 PM #20
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Lou, congrats on another great feature post. Walking in those others shoes is invaluable to see it from their perspective...

Dec 15, 2010 04:13 PM #21
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

I tend to do this all too often!  I am such an empathic individual! 

Dec 15, 2010 04:34 PM #22
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Congrats on the feature!  This is excellent advise.

Dec 16, 2010 12:53 AM #23
Mark Quaintance
Windermere Real Estate - Utah - Draper, UT

Great Advice and it is always good to be on the move and ready to evolve

Dec 16, 2010 05:26 AM #24
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

Very profound and true statement. That attitude should be internalized and should shine through in everything we do.

Dec 17, 2010 02:14 AM #25
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing ( - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Great advice.  Congrats on the feature.

What's that old saying!  Treat others as you would have them treat you!  A great rule of life.

Dec 30, 2010 05:36 AM #26
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