Pay It Forward - Thankfully

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775

Thank YouOnce when my husband and I were dating…he said to me (with confidence), “honey, the world doesn’t revolve around you”.   And my response (said with equal confidence), “sure it does and if you get a little closer to me, it will revolve around you too!”   And so, he began to teach me to think more about others…big task since I was the baby of my family and spoiled rotten.

Improvements have been made for sure but still plenty of room for more.  Dan and Amy Shuman wrote a post titled “Are you Turning Off Your Subscribers” that got me thinking and more importantly acting.

Today, I went through and sent a personal email to several of my newest subscribers.  If they think I’m worth subscribing to, then it should be worth it to me to acknowledge that vote of confidence.

Wednesday I went to my quarterly Bible Study Fellowship luncheon hosted by one of our peeps in the group.  And I just sent her a hand written note thanking her for hosting (Lord knows, I don’t want to have to clean and bake!)

On Thursday, it snowed a bunch here in Indy and my husband ALWAYS has to shovel.  But I was done with my tasks for the day at about 4:00 and was able to shovel 75% of the driveway before he got home.  He was so thankful.

Paying it forward by just saying thank you is easy and available every day.  While I am still hoping to post a great story with a great impact…I am thankful that I have an opportunity every day to pay it forward even in a small way.

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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Good morning Cindy it does and will pay off later enjoy the day

Jan 21, 2011 11:11 PM #1
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

More often than not it will be the simple gestures that people will remember, long after all the hoopla has disappeared.  A "Thank You" card, verbal acknowledgement, or good deed are often enough to make all the difference.

Jan 21, 2011 11:11 PM #2
Kimberly A Norgard
Devlin McNiff Halstead Real Estate - East Hampton, NY

Great post.  I just recently sent emails to my subscribers and it received positive responses.  I think it's a good idea.

Jan 21, 2011 11:12 PM #3
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Thank you for the tip about contacting the subscribers.Have a good weekend.

Jan 21, 2011 11:13 PM #4
Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
Maxus Realty Group - Broker 301-246-0001 - Gaithersburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Great post. .yes, that is a revelation for a lot of people as they grow older. .the world does not revolve around them. .

Jan 21, 2011 11:50 PM #5
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Cindy, Nice work!  The personal touch carries a lot of weight when so much is automated.

Jan 22, 2011 12:35 AM #6
Glenn Roberts
Retired - Seattle, WA

I liked Amy's post as well and it made me think to start doing a better job with subscribers. BTW, thanks for the tip in the Ambassador thing.

Jan 22, 2011 12:58 AM #7
Melissa McKinney
McKinney Realty Group - Fayetteville, NC

Cindy~I think that people are way too busy and do forget that there are people all around and a kind word or a little note means SO much!

Jan 22, 2011 01:46 AM #8
Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

Hi James, good morning to you too!

Anita...I once heard that just a smile can sometimes make a difference in a person's just never know what anyone is going through.

Kimberly...that suggestion goes to Dan and Amy and it was a good one.

Hi is a good tip.

Fernando...what are you saying...that I'm getting !!

Bliz...automation has gone amuck in many ways.

Glenn...and thank you for the tips you gave me too!

Melissa...and it's so easy to do that...takes virtually no time.

Jan 22, 2011 01:55 AM #9
'The Diamond Group' 'A Cut Above The Rest'
The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams - Lubbock, TX
Lubbock Texas Real Estate

Hmmm, spoiled rotten baby.........and the world revolves around you too?  Oops, I thought I was reading my own post for a minute.  hehehe.  Cindy you really make AR fun and I bet there isn't a dull moment in your office either. 

Jan 22, 2011 02:57 PM #10
Dawn A Fabiszak
Private Label Realty ( Denver metro area, Colorado - Aurora, CO
The Dawn of a New Real Estate Experience!

Cindy ~ I love to hand write personal notes to clients.  I love receiving them also!  Good for you,

Jan 22, 2011 04:28 PM #11
Pat Haddad, ABR, CRS, ePRO, GRI
Keller Williams Indianapolis Metro NE - Carmel, IN
Carmel, Fishers, Westfield IN Real Estate Expert

Cindy--And I still owe you a handwritten note.  You should have it by Tuesday!!  Only a month late....

Jan 22, 2011 05:54 PM #12
Cindy Marchant
Keller Williams Indy NE 317-290-7775 - Carmel, IN
"Cindy in Indy" , Realtor, Fishers Real Estate

Ah Elizabeth...that means a lot to me.   You and Dawn are always here late at night and I always know I'll have a comment or two when I wake up (you all stay up so late)! thank you necessary; but would love to hear your thoughts when you finish it.

Jan 23, 2011 12:00 AM #13
Marilyn Boudreaux
Marilyn Boudreaux, Century 21 Bono Realty - Lake Charles, LA
Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

It is amazing what a little Thank You can do!

Jan 23, 2011 05:47 AM #14
Ellie Penaranda
239.776.5077 Downing-Frye Realty - Naples, FL
Naples Florida Real Estate - Waterfront & Beach Co

Cindy, Great post, we can't say enough Thank You to so many people that make our life special.  I know I get very excited when I receive one. 

Jan 23, 2011 03:35 PM #15
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