Politically Correct? Forget it!

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Real Estate Agent with ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES mitch@prostead.com NC License #115457

I was born and raised in the south. In fact I was brought up FAR from having a silver spoon in my mouth. If anything, it was fine china from the local Goodwill or Kmart back then.

So, when I got into real estate, my first broker, who was a very nice lady btw, was very polished, well dressed, nice big Mercedes, and she lived in a golf course country club community. I was impressed, but not intimidated.

I recall one of the things she told me was, I needed to polish up my language a little and put on a "show face" when talking to clients. Hmm... I'll have to think about that one I thought.

It hit home when she told me I should tell people "Happy Holidays" verses "Merry Christmas". Sorry, not happening. I recall my real estate instructor (who was very southern, and a very successful broker) telling me, just be yourself in this business, don't try to be something you are not.

So, it is not my intention to offend anyone, and I respect all people for who they are. On the same token, I am who I am!

So it's December (can you believe it!), it's the holiday season, and for the rest of the month I plan to wear out the phrase, MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

 

 

 

 

 

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Mitch,

I was always brought up to be honest; as a president from my grocery days told me once that is what I like about you.

Make yourself a great day.

Nov 30, 2013 11:30 PM #1
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Wayne Johnson
Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS® - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale
Mitch-Seems to me it's always easier to be yourself. I have little patience for those who are irritated when people say Merry Christmas.
Nov 30, 2013 11:50 PM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Which is probably one of the reasons I like you so much Mitch.  It's Christmas whether someone celebrates it or not, so you won't hear me saying Happy Holidays either.  Merry Christmas it is..............

Nov 30, 2013 11:56 PM #3
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Mitch, Merry Christmas to you. I am comfortable saying it and meaning it. Have a good Sunday, too.

Dec 01, 2013 12:36 AM #4
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Merry Christmas, Mitch. I agree with you. Be who you are. I had a broker that wanted to change me...I left the office.

Dec 01, 2013 04:54 AM #5
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Mitch Muller - Charlotte NC Real Estate
ProStead Realty Charlotte, NC CRS SRES mitch@prostead.com - Charlotte, NC
Certified Residential Specialist

Raymond, Thanks, you do the same!

Wayne, Couldn't agree with you more!

Roger, That's right!

Debbie R, Dittos!

Debbie L, She (broker) left, so I didn't have to!

 

 

Dec 02, 2013 05:39 AM #6
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Lisa Friedman
Great American Dream Realty - Essex, VT
30 Years of Real Estate Experience!

Merry Christmas Mitch! I am glad to see you speak your mind. No tiptoeing around.

Dec 10, 2013 01:10 PM #7
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