Trust can be blown away in seconds!

Reblogger Krista Lombardi
Real Estate Agent with Prudential Calfornia Realty

Good morning everyone. I decided to re blog Nick and Trudy's post today beacuse It touches on the subject of being honest and keeping your integrity. Personally, I find that things work out best when I try to stay in the truth. What are your thoughts?

Original content by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 PA License - AB067198

Trust can be blown away in seconds! One of the things I value most in my life is my integrity, I have been accused of being stupid when asked questions where I give an honest answer, but to me it is all about protecting my integrity. I would rather be considered stupid but honest and therefore trustworthy, than smart but shifty.

I value this same quality in others, there are some people when you meet them you just feel straight away that you cannot trust a word they say, or anything they do, sometimes their body language belies the words coming out of their mouths, sometimes their words are just unbelievable.

Who do we choose to do business with, but those we know and trust. Be it a Doctor, a car salesman or mechanic, or even a Realtor. I often will say to clients we are on the same team, if you don't feel you can trust me then you need to find another Realtor whom you feel you can trust because you are going to reveal things that you are trusting me to hold in confidentiality for the rest of my life, be it your social security number, your date of birth, your situation, etc. So you really need to have a high level of trust in me not just to do my job but to abide by the code of ethics that my membership in the National Association of Realtors calls me to uphold. 

It is always easy to be honest, but it is equally easy to be dis-honest, trust can be blown away in seconds when you have taken months if not years building it. It really is a matter of choice whether you want to be considered as someone trustworthy or if you will put your interests ahead of those you serve as their agent. If being trust-worthy is one of your core values it really is not difficult to give honest answers to even the toughest question even if you lose a sale and you sleep better at night as well.

 

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Rainmaker
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Morris Massre
Pembroke Pines, FL
Real Estate Instructor Broward County Florida

All you have in this world is your integrity and self-respect.  Without it you're just another bum.

Jan 05, 2012 04:06 AM #1
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James Lyon
LyonSF - San Francisco, CA
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Great re-blog, and I couldnt agree more. Being honest may cost you a client along the way but it will never cost you your integrity.

Jan 05, 2012 04:07 AM #2
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Malinda Montgomery RSPS AHWD-Realtor
Adams Cameron & Company - Port Orange, FL

Hello Christa,  This was a good post to reblog. Our integerity is so important in our work and our personal life. Honesty is the best policy and I like to sleep at night.:) Have a great day

Jan 05, 2012 04:16 AM #3
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Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

You can be an honest person but still lose your customers trust by saying something improperly and in the wrong way. You have to use your words carefully.

Jan 05, 2012 04:18 AM #4
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Krista, thanks for the re-blog appreciate it. 

Jan 05, 2012 04:29 AM #5
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Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

You have to be aware that a customer is looking very carefully at anyone trying to sell anything...looking for the slightest sign that the agent is not being truthful.

Jan 06, 2012 12:27 AM #6
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