5 Simple Ways to Get Good Service Everytime....

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Real Estate Agent with Leo Parker Real Estate & Auction

We often complain about not receiving good service but there are some things we can do to improve our chances of getting the kind of service we deserve. Granted it is not fool proof, these tips will help.

Smile... and mean it: Show some interest in the person serving you -set yourself apart from other customers.

Become a regular: Businesses like regular customers, so stick to one store and get to know the people helping you.

Say please and thank you: So many people forget to be polite that you'll give your server a nice surprise even if your order comes back wrong- be nice, people make mistakes and it isn't the servers fault anyway.

Go when it's not busy: If you can, avoid peak times so the sales associates and waiters won't be so rushed.

Know what you want: Be clear in your mind about what you'd like and you'll make it easier for the store or restaurant to give you good service.

 

Comments (4)

Roberta LaRocca
Simply Vegas Real Estate - Las Vegas, NV
REALTORĀ®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507
Melissa, Sometimes when the person who is taking care of me seems to be having a bad day, I crack a joke or talk about something happy.  That usually puts that person in a lighter mood and I get better service. 
Dec 01, 2007 04:33 PM
Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA
Broker REALTOR ,GRI, e-PRO
All good points. I waitress during my college years and beyond. Customers learn the do's and don't especially if they are regular. Lousy waitresses learn too. Like not waiting to the end to be pleasant.
Dec 03, 2007 03:33 PM
Maura Neill
RE/MAX Around Atlanta - Alpharetta, GA
North Metro Atlanta Real Estate

Hi, Melissa! What a great post - and so true! It does seem as though customer service is lacking in this country at times, but I also think customer behavior can contribute to that!

~Maura Gebhardt

Dec 18, 2007 12:23 PM
Susan Jackowski
Lake Norman NC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman NC & Hudson Valley NY
How true, diners are a great place, the waitress are a great source of information and referrals.  I did not think about going during off times, great suggestion thanks. 
Feb 07, 2008 07:38 PM