Got couth? If not, get some.

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Real Estate Agent with Prado Real Estate South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00
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Got couth? If not, get some.

 

Growing up in rural Georgia back in the day was a simpler time, endless days filled with playing tag and hide-n-seek, picking muscadines off the vine, wiping them off on your shirt before popping them in your mouth. Evenings spent chasing lightning bugs and putting them in a jar so you could extend their magical glow.

 

Got couth? If not, get some.

We were taught manners very young, there were no exceptions made for smart aleck responses or snarly attitudes. Please and Thank You were a main staple and you learned it, durn it! My grandfather said that people lacked couth when they were rude, obnoxious or showed selfish ways.

Got couth? If not, get some.

 

That still stands today as I see people struggling for control at all costs. No need for that really, especially in business. An agent called to express her opinion about an offer to purchase she sent. Someone submitted ahead of her and the seller accepted. As she began ranting, I politely told her I was hanging up now...

 

She could definitely use some couth but does she care? Most likely not. Couth would look very good on her but she is not about self-control, only self-results, however gained. Her number is keyed into my phone, a little notice, prior to letting it go to voice-mail. Much more pleasant that way.

 

Got couth? If not, get some. It'll do a business good!

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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Your grandfather was very wise like mine!  Thank you and you are welcome ... a few words and can make such a diffierence.

Aug 28, 2013 01:03 AM #37
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Dana, Couth is a word that once you know the meaning, stays with you, at least it has with me!

Rebecca, Well then thanks to your Gpa too! Mine made a huge impression on how I conduct myself. I honor him by adhering to his lessons, even though I have fallen short a few times.

Aug 28, 2013 01:28 AM #38
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Terry McCarley
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Love your title and your post!  I have several numbers stored in my phone as "reminders" and they come in very handy :)

Aug 28, 2013 01:47 AM #39
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Thanks Terry! It helps to know how some conversations may start and end!

Aug 28, 2013 02:06 AM #40
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Margi Popp
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Great post and we can all do better in being curteous. Yes the generation my parents and I grew up in were taught to be thankful in all things, respectful and always acknowledge an act of kindness.

Aug 28, 2013 02:30 AM #41
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Margi, Those things should always be in use as we go about our days. At least WE can continue to be better, do better!

Aug 28, 2013 04:01 AM #42
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Marte Cliff
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"You're welcome" also seems to have gotten lost. It drives me nuts when I say "Thank you" and the person answers "No problem." Grrrr! They definitely need some couth! 

Aug 28, 2013 04:49 AM #43
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Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
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haaaa - I need to get that App where you can send certain people to certain messages JUST for THEM!!

Aug 28, 2013 05:29 AM #44
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Marte, Or if nothing is said to acknowledge...I am with you! Grrr!

Travis, Hmmm...when you find it, let me know! :) Haha!

Aug 28, 2013 05:40 AM #45
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Bob Miller
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Hi Wanda, we agree.  And it is yes sir/madam, no sir/madam for all our clients.

Aug 28, 2013 05:57 AM #46
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Kimo Jarrett
WikiWiki Realty - Huntington Beach, CA
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Imagine if every RE agent in America acted and performed like a professional?

Aug 28, 2013 06:50 AM #47
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Bob, Very good sir!

Kimo, Yes, imagine that. Wow!

Aug 28, 2013 07:04 AM #48
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Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
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Ms. Wanda - I think this is the app. It's been recommended on a few webinars that I've been on. I have an idea that I'm going to call them about tomorrow to see if it will work.

www.bettervoicemail.com

Aug 28, 2013 09:24 AM #49
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
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Some people never learned  the secret of success...it is all about relationships - not skill.  Of course for some I guess couth is a skill or lack there of!

Aug 28, 2013 09:27 AM #50
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Alesia Rapkin
Berkshire Hathaway Georgia Properties - Grayson, GA

Wanda,

I am an Atlanta native.  This doesn't make me above the fray but I grew up with Southern standards and I adhere to them to this day as do my children (unless they are arguing with each other!).

So in the South we are known for our hospitality and manners.  So when in Rome/Atlanta do as the Atlantan's do and show your couth and manners daily. When in the trenches, killing the opposition with kindness always seems to befuddle them

Otherwise we will be speaking with each other saying "Bless her heart she just doesn't seen to know she has no couth" and her reputation will be set for years yet to come.

Good Evening Y'all!

Aug 28, 2013 10:18 AM #51
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Thank you Travis, I will look into it!

Gary, You do have the secret and it really is simple! Thank you for sharing it.

Alesia, Just like effective marketing and advertising enhances a business, using your manners gains positive results. Thank you for stopping by today!

Aug 28, 2013 10:52 AM #52
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Sharon Parisi
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Great post, Wanda!  Sometimes it is difficult to maintain one's couth!  In Texas many use the fitting phrose, "Bless his or her little heart...," as well.

Aug 28, 2013 01:18 PM #53
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That is such a gentle phrase Sharon that can say so much in the right situation!

Aug 28, 2013 11:22 PM #54
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What an amazing blog!  Thank you for saying it how it is. Manners and pleasantries can go a LONG way and people seem to be forgetting these little details.

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Thank you Landmark! I appreciate the support!

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