Common Courtesy

Education & Training with Ludwig & Associates


Motivational Power Quote


Common Courtesy

“Life is not so but that there is always time enough for courtesy.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet, lecturer, writer


As I see it . . . . . . .


Common courtesy


We recently had an experience with a co-operation sales associate in a transaction that was a nightmare.


It stated out with the MLS information being incorrect. In attempting to reach the sales associate there was no respond to the call or the e-mail. Finally I resorted to calling the broker to get the information the broker said he would contact the sales associate and have him return the call.


It was over 24 hours between my first call to the sales associate and a return call.


The call from the sales associated started with “why did you call my broker?” and I explained to him that I had called him and send him e-mail requesting the information. He responded with it’s in the MLS and I explained to him that it wasn’t and that’s why I called.


He said he was too busy to get the information and hang up on the call.


My buyer moved on to another home and purchased it, the listing that I called the sales associate on is still on the market and the information in the MLS is still incorrect.


People are professional or their not. People have common courtesy or they don’t. In this case the sales associate lacked both.


©2012 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Real Estate Sales and Marketing
The Lounge at Active Rain
Out Of The Box!
Diary of a Realtor
code of ethics
success tips
common courtesy
ralph waldo emerson

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

It's always better to try to make someone's burden less -- even your enemies.

Apr 05, 2012 01:14 PM #1
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Common courtesy seems to have gone by the wayside with so many people............sad.

Apr 05, 2012 07:39 PM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Some people do not let the facts get in the way of a good decision. I feel sorry for those people!

Apr 05, 2012 08:56 PM #3
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Good morning Lou,

Common courtesy seems to be going the way of personal responsibility...two important traits that need to be taught again to adults and youth alike.

Happy Easter!

Apr 05, 2012 09:09 PM #4
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?


Lou Ludwig

Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC
Ask me a question
Spam prevention

Additional Information