Professional Courtesy Pays

Real Estate Agent with Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

Typical mid week work day. Doing my morning searches and seeing what else came in overnight when the phone rings. It is someone asking about a parcel close by but they were missing quite a bit of info. Turns out it was an agent from South West Michigan that didn't know the area well and one of her clients has property adjoining the parcel she was looking for. Between the two of us we managed to find the parcel which was listed by one of my competitors. I went ahead and gave her the phone number of the listing office and we said our good byes.

Few days later I am showing a house and my cell phone rings. It is the clients of the agent I had helped wanting me to represent them in the purchase of the parcel I had helped her find. They wanted to meet and write up an offer. We met that afternoon and will be closing this coming Wednesday.

Shows how a little professional courtesy can pay in the long run. I get calls all the time from appraisers and other agents asking for help finding parcels and have no idea how many times it turned into a referral. We are all in this together and by helping each other we can create a better workplace for everyone. So the next time a fellow agent asks if you can help it may pay to play nice.

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107 N. Michigan Suite B
Big Rapids, MI 49307
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Adrian Willanger
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Randy-good job, thanks for the reminder about going the extra distance. It pays!



Aug 20, 2011 02:51 AM #1
Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA


Congratulations on your success.  Professional courtesy is so necessary. As your post proves it doesn't cost, it pays.


Aug 20, 2011 02:58 AM #2
Kwee Huset
Kwee Huset Realty - Venice, FL
Venice Florida Homes For Sale

Randy, it is great that you go extra miles to help others, sooner or later it always pays.

Aug 20, 2011 01:22 PM #3
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner

It always pays to help others and go that extra step

all the best

your friend in Charlottesville

Sep 11, 2011 09:17 AM #4
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Randy, just because we do not always get recognized or rewarded, I find that treating people the way I would like to be treated works. If nothing else I sleep better. Congrats that you actually benefited from being Professional, that is extra special!

Sep 12, 2011 06:57 PM #5
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