Reach Out and Touch Someone - It's Like Magic!

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Home Stager with Transition Stage LLC

Reach Out and Touch Someone - It's Like Magic!

There are just some times when a comment on a blog post won't do what I need it to. Tonight, I read a blog post that got me a bit sad for the writer, and I waffled for a bit about just what kind of comment I might write, I gave up on that idea.


Old Bakelite phone


Instead, I picked up the phone and called. And, like magic, the connection we've already formed grew as we spoke. Now, I like to write, and often communicate by email and in my comments, but I have to say that, there's nothing quite like hearing someone's voice, enjoying their laugh, and knowing that I've connected a bit more deeply.

Have you connected with someone in the Rain lately?  Try it - and watch magic happen!


Photo Credit: Old Bakelite phone

Reach Out and Touch Someone - It's Like Magic!

Comments (70)

Scotti Jowers
CENTURY 21 Shackelford French, Search West Monroe Homes - West Monroe, LA
Realtor - West Monroe, Louisiana Homes for Sale

Judy,

Great post. What a thoughtful thing to do.

As a side note: Boy the smammers are active the last couple of days, huh?

Aug 18, 2011 05:02 AM
Judi Boad
ACCURATE REALTY GROUP - Seattle, WA

Hi Judy~  The Power of the Human Touch will never be replicated. What a great post!

Best regards from Seattle,

Aug 18, 2011 05:48 AM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I love such stories. We've spoken to a couple AR contacts and it feels so great to have this option to turn to.

Gretchen

Aug 18, 2011 06:46 AM
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I had to come back to comment on the fact that you remembered that she is Chief Cook.  That is quite a memory you have there.  And, I think we could have managed a pretty good conversation, too, knowing that you have the gift of gab like I do! 

Have a wonderful weekend.

Aug 18, 2011 09:34 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Bryan - It really changes the whole dynamic, doesn't it? I'm glad you're reaching out.

Aug 18, 2011 12:21 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Kathy - Wow! What a nice thing to say! Thank you.

Aug 18, 2011 12:23 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Cheryl - Talking is way more efficient when you have a lot you want to say.

Aug 18, 2011 12:24 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Sandy - Thanks very much! I appreciate that.

Aug 18, 2011 12:24 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Collen - I agree. There are always those moments when I feel my shyness starting to hold me back, but I know I'm just about always happy when I do it in spite of those feelings.

Aug 18, 2011 12:25 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Julie - Thank you! I don't know why this post has attracted quite so much spam, but there it is. I haven't yet met anyone - on the phone or in person - from AR with whom I didn't connect. I think you're right - we're a like-minded group!

Aug 18, 2011 12:28 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Scotti - Thank you! Yes, those spammers have been busy little bees... It's OK; I like getting 10 points for every one I report!

And I see that the AR gods have now removed all of them! Woo Hoo!

Aug 18, 2011 12:29 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Judi - That's so true, and I love it when that happens!

Aug 18, 2011 12:31 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Gretchen - It's fun, isn't it?

Aug 18, 2011 12:31 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Ron - I think I remember because it always tickles me that you call her the Chief Cook. I'm sure we'd have a great conversation!

Aug 18, 2011 12:32 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Judy,

This is GREAT advice! You really need to put a name with a face and a voice. I need to follow your advise and reach out and touch someone. Building relationships is the best way to earn other people's business. What a great lesson! A definite suggest but when I scrolled back up there, I saw suggest was no longer there... I'm assuming you were featured and if so, I'm sorry I missed it. You definitely deserve the recognition!

This post is refreshingly good for the sou!

Aug 18, 2011 03:43 PM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Patricia - Thank you! I'm so glad you liked this and tried to Suggest it!

Aug 19, 2011 12:42 AM
Not a real person
San Diego, CA

Hope you have a most wonderful weekend!

Aug 20, 2011 04:38 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi Russel - Thanks very much! We're away for the weekend, visiting friends in upstate New York. The weather is gorgeous, the company divine.

A very happy weekend to you. too.

 

Aug 20, 2011 11:13 AM
David Popoff
DMK Real Estate - Darien, CT
RealtorĀ®,SRS, Green ~ Fairfield County, Ct

Hi Judy, you must be on vacation, I have just caught up to you and am 2 AR points ahead... you gotta love the relationships on AR, peace .......

Aug 24, 2011 07:27 AM
Judy Klem
Transition Stage LLC - Shelton, CT
Home Staging, Senior Move Management, Fairfield/New Haven counties

Hi David - Well, not on vacation, just working on a very last-minute move for a client and having very long days as a result.

Aug 25, 2011 12:12 PM

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