Random Acts of Kindness .. When Did You Last Perform One?

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Real Estate Sales Representative with BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE
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Several year ago I posted a quote on my Facebook page which read:

 

“Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest…. Mark Twain”

A few moments later I received a message from another realtor who told me that our board, The Toronto Real Estate Board actually encourages REALTORS to perform a “Random Act of Kindness” and TREB has produced cards to hand out to the public after the deed is done.

 

The card does not identify you per say, just that you are a REALTOR. For instance, if you are at Tim Horton, buy a cup of coffee for the next person in-line ! If you are in line a the grocery store, and the person behind you has only a few items, and you have a cart full…. let them go ahead of you….

It really encouraged me to call my Board and have them send me some of these cards. What a great way to promote our profession, and at the same time perform a kindness for others.

It really prompted me to think of one of my clients whose home I currently have listed. Despite many showings, no offers yet, and I knew it needed a fresh coat of paint in one particular area. I brought this to her attention, and because of financial restrictions, she could not afford to buy a gallon of paint.

I called her and told her I would be happy to buy the paint for her if she would be willing to paint. I met her yesterday and we selected a neutral colour paint.

Prior to meeting her, I had also stopped for a bite to eat in a store that sold fresh cut flowers and they had just reduced the fresh flower bouquets from $14.99 to $3.99… I bought two bunches of flowers to help brighten her day, and to have them displayed for her Open House this Sunday.

She couldn’t have been more grateful, but I’m not sure which she appreciated more… the paint or the flowers!!!

One thing I do know.. it made me feel really good that I helped someone today and showed her some kindness and compassion….her smile and gratitude was all the thanks I needed to make my day..

I’m not sure who was happier…me or her!!

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Harry F. D'Elia
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My last one was the other day when I bought a person cup of coffee out of the blue. Give back

Jan 13, 2017 09:58 AM #1
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Excellent, Harry!  I am a firm believe that what you give out.. you get back ten fold...

Jan 13, 2017 10:06 AM #2
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Will Allen
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Gloria,

It's so easy to be kind and nice to others around us . . .  and unfortunately it usually catchs them off guard . . .  but I do it at least twice a day.  Great post!

Jan 13, 2017 10:27 AM #3
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Thank you Will, that's the best part, they don't expect it and are so surprised... I try to perform an act of kindess at least once a day or more, depending on how often the circumstance presents itself..  Driving always presents an opportunity to be kind to others... Have a wonderful day..

Jan 13, 2017 10:49 AM #4
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Chris Ann Cleland
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I wouldn't feel comfortable handing any information out after a random act of kindness.   I've had a few random acts recently and don't let them know I'm an agent or anything.  If we expect credit, even to our industry, it's a calculated move...or at least, that's how it feels to me.

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Hi Gloria - doing random acts of kindness benefits us as well; we know we've made a connection with another human being.  I've received several of them in the last week -- I hope I've passed them forward.

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Hi Lottie, I agree with you.. it does benefit us.. and makes us feel good that we have done something nice to another person.. we never know what that person might be going through.. and its nice to put a smile on their face.

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