Riddle Me This

Real Estate Agent with RE/Max Associates DE#RA-0003085 PA#RS347136

A man jumps from an 8 story building. It's a long way to the ground, but when he lands, he's unhurt. He lands on solid ground with no parachute, no bungee cord. How is this possible?



When I was younger, I remember enjoying riddles like this. Maybe you did, too.


Remember this one?

When he walked into the room, John found Mary dead on the floor in a pool of water. An empty glass lay shattered beside her. What happened?



Lately, between reports in the media and posts on facebook and other social media sites, I think we’ve lost out ability to stop and critically think about what we’ve been presented. A 10-second video clip doesn’t represent the whole picture, just as a quote out of context doesn’t represent the conversation in which it occurred.


Be cautious. Don’t assume you know what the other party is thinking, or their motivation, or that they’re going to do something, or that they’re not going to do anything. Be proactive. Listen before you speak. Get the facts. Get it in writing. And.. Get out of the way of the transaction.



And the man who jumped? I never said where in the building he was WHEN he jumped.



Comments (2)

Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Monica, I for one am hoping we all grow some critical thinking cells in our brains!  It's becoming a lost art.

Aug 11, 2016 11:21 AM
Monica Hill

Couldn't agree more. And I appreciate it when someone gives me a nudge if I'm not doing just that!

Aug 12, 2016 01:55 AM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Monica, I believe we need to be good listeners to do our job to the best of our ability.

Aug 12, 2016 12:31 PM
Monica Hill

So true. It amazes me when I listen to broadcasters who sometimes are so intent on the next question they're going to ask that they don't listen to the answer just given... and that answer sometimes renders their next question unnecessary. Listening is vital!

Aug 12, 2016 01:15 PM