Being A Harmony Snoopy Is Easier Said Than Done

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Harmony SnoopyI have often said a real estate agent in the middle of a contentious transaction is like a conductor of a symphony trying to get all the pieces to work together. Whether in real estate or a heated discussion with politics, religion, or controversial topics at lunch or a dinner party or social media you want to be a

     Harmony Snoopy.

Guidelines to get to "harmony" remember to:

  • you don't have to give in to get along, surrendering, but be better at understanding
  • as I said in New Year New Ways, practice suspending judgment
  • Do not escalate things with inflammatory or profanity laced language
  • YOU be the calm adult person in the room. I know it can be hard sometimes especially when maybe a personal attack flies your way, but these adult people do really exist
  • Maintain your long view of what you are trying to accomplish, where you are attempting to get to. Chaos never ends in anything good.
  • Add some structure to the discussion, with ideas that start with what if? have you thought of? how does this sound?
  • Finally, remain at inner peace, the water off the duck back while paddling fast underwater.

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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Gary - you nailed it with that analysis making the the parties play the same notes.

Jan 22, 2017 12:53 PM #1
Ed Silva
RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally
Too often agents let the deal get out of hand for allowing emotions to get in the way. We have to maintain our position as an arbitrator and let the personal feelings stay out of the way.
Jan 22, 2017 01:20 PM #2
Sondra Meyer:
Star View Real Estate - Colorado Springs, CO
See It. Experience It. Live It.

Gary, I think YOU are a harmony Snoopy.

In real estate, it is critical to be able to understand what is going on when the other parties to the transaction are displeased or confused about something.

Jan 22, 2017 01:46 PM #3
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Love this sentiment and think that it should be required reading.

Jan 22, 2017 02:16 PM #4
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Exactly right.  It is so easy to escalate.  Keep the feet paddling like heck while all else is calm.  Mark

Jan 22, 2017 04:27 PM #5
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

We could learn a lot from our friend Snoopy Gary Woltal 

Jan 22, 2017 09:55 PM #6
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

Stay calm. Know this too shall pass. Keep a sense of humor and dance in your heart!

Jan 23, 2017 08:35 AM #7
Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Gary, Yes, we need to practice Harmony the way Snoopy does. Staying calm helps to get more done in any transaction.

Jan 27, 2017 11:03 AM #8
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