Did you know? You possess sprezzatura!

Reblogger Debbie Reynolds
Real Estate Agent with Platinum Properties TN Broker: 208698

This is a new word to me and I so relate to it. Does it describe you, too?

Original content by Marte Cliff

One of my vices is that I read too much, primarily mystery novels. My excuse is that I don’t watch TV – I read instead. I also read while I’m cooking dinner, riding in the car with my husband (who doesn’t talk when he’s driving) or waiting anywhere. When I leave the house, a book goes with me.

The interesting thing is that I often learn things that I would never have thought about.BOOK AND COFFEE

Yesterday, for instance, I learned about Edgar Allen Poe’s childhood.

Today, I learned that top real estate agents and talented stagers possess sprezzatura.

What is that?

It’s an Italian word that means, in essence, the art of making something difficult look easy.

And isn’t that why so many people think your job is easy?

  • You work hard behind the scenes to get things done.
  • You study your market and your craft and know things other people don’t know.
  • You make contacts and know where to turn when you need the solution to a problem.

According to Wikipedia, sprezzatura has also been described "as a form of defensive irony: the ability to disguise what one really desires, feels, thinks, and means or intends behind a mask of apparent reticence and nonchalance".

I believe you do a bit of that too – whenever you’d like to pick a client up and shake some sense into them.


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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Debbie, I had to take a second look at the word but I think I definitely possess some of that. Just the other day, I had a conversation with prospective buyers who thought that showing a house or two is all that is required. They were amazed to find out that that is just the beginning of it all!

Nov 27, 2017 06:04 PM #1
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES, That is how it goes. It is a mystery all we do and we need to educate and let the public know.

Nov 27, 2017 06:12 PM #2
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

I learned a new word today!  Thank You Debbie Reynolds and Marte Cliff !

Nov 27, 2017 06:41 PM #3
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Debbie what an awesome reblog I missed this from our friend Marte, I will have to stop in and praise this post, Endre

Nov 27, 2017 10:39 PM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

I'm glad you posted the meaning of this because I was going to check into the nearest hospital otherwise Debbie Reynolds. Nice reblog!

Nov 27, 2017 11:11 PM #5
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
your real estate writer

Thanks for the reblog, Debbie!

Nov 27, 2017 11:57 PM #6
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Debbie, I just learned a new word, thank you to you and Marte Cliff!

Nov 28, 2017 04:27 AM #7
Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
Front Gate Realty ~ 601-991-2900 Office

Sprezzatura even sounds Italian. And yes, I think most real estate agents have the knack of making our job look easy yet there is skill, knowledge, and preparation behind the scenes.

Nov 28, 2017 05:53 AM #8
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much, Debbie, for sharing this interesting reblog.

Nov 28, 2017 06:54 AM #9
Shahar Hillel
Augusta Financial Inc. - Stevenson Ranch, CA
Mortgage Consultant, Loan Officer.


Great post to re-blog, have missed this one the first time around.

Nov 28, 2017 09:58 AM #10
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon again Debbie. Nope nev er heard this term before. Now off to tell Marte.

Nov 28, 2017 11:35 AM #11
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