Are You a Buffalo or a Cow When it Comes to Problem Solving?

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Real Estate Agent with Hillscape Properties, Inc. DRE#01452976

Here in San Francisco, one of the most important roles your real estate agent plays for you is in being a problem solver.  From preparing to sell your San Francisco home, or preparing to buy your first property, the best agents will guide you in ways that prevent problems down the road.  And while prevention is best, when issues challenge a transaction, great agents will tackle those as they arrise to keep a transaction as smooth as possible.  I really appreciate Debbie's take on sharing this metaphor of our attitude and behavior as we address problem solving. 

Original content by Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties TN Broker: 208698

Are You a Buffalo or a Cow When it Comes to Problem Solving?

CowI heard a great story at my state convention about problem solving. The speaker was referring to problems solving, procrastination and putting off dealing with them.

Here is how the buffalo and the cow deal with the storms in their lives. When a storm is approaching the cow hunkers down. When it is finally near and there is no chance of escaping it's wrath he moves with the storm in the same direction the storm is traveling. By doing this he is prolonging the agony and brings more pain and discomfort upon himself.

The buffalo sees a storm coming and runs into the storm. By doing this, he travels through the storm faster cutting down on the time of his discomfort. Soon the storm is behind him and the skies are blue again.

Are You a Buffalo or a Cow When it Comes to Problem Solving? Do you tackle the problems first in your day or dwell on them and let them ruin your day? Are you  putting them off hoping that they will go away? By dealing with the problems first, you get them off your mind so you can handle the rest of the day with ease.

How do you handle your problems? Are you a Buffalo or a Cow when it comes to problem solving?

 

 

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Comments (12)

Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Melanie, thank you for the reblog . . . I missed this excellent post! I am definitely a buffalo!

Sep 22, 2013 04:28 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
Melanie, Thank you for the reblog. Hearing the story at the convention really struck home with me. We have a lot of fellow buffaloes.
Sep 22, 2013 04:42 AM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert

It is a very moooo-ving story, Debbie! ;)

Sep 22, 2013 06:07 AM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert

You're so welcome, Pamela!  Debbie is a font of inspiration.

Sep 22, 2013 06:30 AM
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Sounds like it's time to act like a buffalo instead of a cow-and that's no "bull".

Sep 22, 2013 11:25 AM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert

Thanks for the pithy comment, Michelle!  And a good laugh :)

Sep 23, 2013 05:53 AM
Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

This is certainly a thought provoking post.  As I read about the cow, I was thinking 'that makes perfect sense'.  Then I read about the buffalo and that made even more sense.

Sep 24, 2013 03:43 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Melanie,  Most of the time I am a buffalo but I do have my cow daze (denial) when I hope the storm will pass without me having to do anything (LOL)!  I will get up and storm through the storm before it is too late ... that is for sure!

Oct 16, 2013 05:21 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Melanie,

Great reblog on Debbie's cow and buffalo - I wonder how many answered buffalo?!!

Dec 02, 2013 08:24 PM
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Melanie, we've missed you here! I just stopped by to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

Dec 20, 2013 04:04 AM
Debbie Walsh
Shahar Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Definitely a buffalo but I think we all have our cow days!

Jan 24, 2014 10:05 PM
Melanie Narducci
Hillscape Properties, Inc. - San Francisco, CA
Your San FranciscoBay Area Real Estate Expert

I'm with you, Debra, there are definetely buffalo days and then there are those cow days!  Hope all of you back East are managing the cold and snow like true buffalos!

Jan 29, 2014 07:12 AM