How To Deal w/ Annoying People by Leander McClain, MD Realtor

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Annoying person, realtor, leander Mcclain, maryland realtorHow To Deal With Annoying People

by Leander McClain, Realtor

If you are looking for a quick and easy solution, stop reading now.  What I am going to tell you is not easy to implement, but it is effective.

As we go throught life, we all come across some annoying people.  If you are a Realtor and you have never encountered an annoying may be because the annoying person is you.  But I digress.  So how do you deal with these annoying people?  The easiest way is not to deal with them at all.  Walk away from the situation, get some air, do something that you enjoy. I am typically not the best Realtor for every person that walks into my office.  And that is ok.  In order for us to work together, you must trust me, like me and want to work with me.  If all of that is true, you won't annoy me.  But I digress once again.


 Especially if you are in a business where you constantly deal with the public.  So Leander, what do I do?

  • Put yourself in the shoes of the annoying person.  Most people who are annoying have no clue that they are annoying.  Life deals all of us harsh blows at times.  An annoying person may be dealing with a situation which causes them to act the way they do.  That is not your fault.


  • Focus on the needs of the annoying person.  Say something like "it looks like you are having a bad day, is there something that I could do to make things better".  It does not matter what business you have with them.  The fact that you took the time to notice they may have an issue will go a long way.


  • Excuse yourself from the situation.  Say something like this..."if now is not a good time, maybe we can meet at another time or place that would be better for you.  Again, you are focusing on the needs of the annoying person. 

 The key is to take the focus off of yourself

This is not easy to do.  Annoying people aggravate, upset and irk you.  This happens because you are focusing on how they make you feel.  Once you take the focus off of you, I believe the results will change drastically.  Try it and tell me what you think.



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Leander McClain, Cecil & Harford County. Realtor & Real Estate Consultant, Integrity Real Estate, 121 South Main Street, Northeast, MD 21901 443-406-6778 (direct), @leemack912,

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Comments (3)

Malcolm Johnston
Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario - Trenton, ON
Trenton Real Estate

It's true Leander, I too have realized that perhaps I'm not the best agent for everybody. I think it's best to concentrate on the people who I will be able to dio an awesome job for, it saves a lot of negative feelings in the end.

Oct 03, 2012 03:19 AM
Gene Riemenschneider
Home Point Real Estate - Brentwood, CA
Turning Houses into Homes

I think generally that is really good advise.  I have also found that I cannot take it too personally.  

Oct 03, 2012 03:24 AM
Ilyce Glink
Think Glink Media - Chicago, IL
Best-selling author, award-winning TV/radio host.

Leander- This is really simple yet effective advice for realtors and people in general. It's easy to get irritated and affected by annoying people, but sometimes you have to take a step back and really look at the situation. Thanks for sharing!

Oct 03, 2012 03:32 AM