A little kindness goes a long way...

By
Real Estate Agent with Chase Realty LLC

     In the future ,when someone opens a door for you..just say thank you! I cannot tell you how many people I have opened doors for that would run you over if given the chance. Most of them are of the younger generation as if they have no manners or do not know how to interact with the public.

   I am sure most of the Realtors I know were brought up to respect their elders. This is just not the case in the current society.

   When most of us see a person that is struggling to put on a coat or open a car door or building door.Do you not step in to assist?

    We are appalled at the way we see younger people treat  those in need. What do you think?

Comments (8)

Christopher Pagli
William Raveis Legends Realty Group - Tarrytown, NY
"I Stay Open Until You Close"

I used to get mad at people that I've held a door for and didn't say thank you, not anymore.  I find that people can be so self absorbed and if I got annoyed at everything thtey do wrong I'd drive myself crazy.  I huess we can just be the change we want to see in the world.

 

 

Oct 19, 2014 09:50 PM
Sharon Miller
RE/MAX Platinum - Crane Hill, AL

Bill,

It was shared with me many years ago by a seasoned sales trainer....."to be interesting, be interested". Great words of advice for those whose livelihood depends on interacting with the public.....

Oct 19, 2014 10:29 PM
Steve Kantor
BEST AGENT BUSINESS - Bethesda, MD
Best Agent Business - Virtual Assistance

Hmmm...what do I think...I think today's generation seems to have much less experience interacting with people but plenty looking down interacting with their phones. I don't get mad either, but I do wonder who will be opening doors for all the people looking down at their phones in the future.

Oct 19, 2014 11:02 PM
Dale Bledsoe
Crown Key Realty - Tracy, CA
Realtor in Tracy, California

A smile will always get you fartner than a snarl. Thank you was an often heard phrase when I was growing up but now, not so much.

Oct 20, 2014 01:29 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

The important point of being courteous, is doing it, without any expectations.  It does make life a little easier for you, too!

Oct 20, 2014 06:05 AM
Bill Lauler
Chase Realty LLC - McLean, VA
Associate Broker,CIPS,CRB,SRES,GRI

Good Afternoon, Christopher,Sharon,Steve,Dale and Dan , I guess I am to old to change.So, I will keep opening the doors to those who might need the gesture and helping those that I can.

Oct 20, 2014 06:42 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Bill I run into so many good people and lately even more so. With a broken foot a big boot I've gotten many doors opened for me and other kindnesses as well and I am so appreciative. Little kindness along the way each day can make a huge difference in the world.  I also let people in in traffic...and guess what...it comes back to me often.

Oct 20, 2014 08:36 AM
Bill Lauler
Chase Realty LLC - McLean, VA
Associate Broker,CIPS,CRB,SRES,GRI

Good Evening Anna , You are so right in what you say. I often tell people everyone has options on a daily basis. If you have learned a better way to do something and do not share it with someone that it can make better ,what have you really achieved in life.

Oct 20, 2014 11:36 AM