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Listen Up!

Real Estate Agent with Metro West Realty GA RE#258608

I’ve never considered myself a good listener, because if I meet you for the first time and you tell me your name, I probably won’t remember it correctly because I’m thinking of my next question or response to you. I’ve worked at this for a long time and I may very well be improving.  Listening is a crucial part of communication with our family, friends, clients, customers, colleagues…everyone.

I once heard a preacher say that the good Lord gave us two ears and one mouth, so we should get a clue – we must listen twice as much as we speak. I believe that it is of paramount importance that we learn to listen attentively and actively to those seeking to communicate with us.

I mentioned this at sales meeting this past week and later one of my partners reminded me that we have 4 listening devices. Not only do we have two ears, but we have two eyes! Listening for the “non-verbal” communication is huge and cannot be overstated. Sometime people will speak with their body language something that never comes out of their mouth. If we have all our listening devices working – we will catch all the facets of the communication between those and ourselves we are communicating with.

Listening is a skill to be learned not necessarily a gift that others don’t have. I do think that some people learn listening faster than others, but there is certainly an art to it. I want to be a better listener because then I will be a better communicator.


Press On!


Posted by

Dwayne Hicks, Broker

Metro West Realty
850 Cedar StreetCarrollton, GA 30117
www.wgahome.com (custom home search)

Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I read just this week that most of us spend our time waiting to speak rather than listening to what is being said. So true.

Jun 01, 2012 09:46 PM
Fernando Herboso - Associate Broker MD, & VA
Maxus Realty Group of Samson Properties - Clarksburg, MD
301-246-0001 Serving Maryland, DC and Northern VA

Well said.. and the better you are in this area. the more you will sell. . .

Jun 01, 2012 09:50 PM
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

It is a good idea to listen and remember the persons name. It helps to repeat their names when you are speaking with them.

Jun 01, 2012 10:31 PM
Rob D. Shepherd
RETIRED - Florence, OR

I write their names down immediately, it helps me from embarrassment a few minutes later.

Jun 01, 2012 11:32 PM