WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THE NICEST THING...It's Music To Our Ears!!

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WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THE NICEST THING...It's Music To Our Ears!

Rarely do we get to hear compliments in this profession--at least in my experience.

A while ago however, I read a compliment that was written by our new Regional Vice President of The Hamptons, Carl Benincasa. It was an article that he wrote to introduce himself to the community and this is part of what he said:

"My experience with Douglas Elliman has completely dispelled any negative perceptions that some may have of real estate agents. As a lawyer by trade, negative perceptions are something I can empathize with. Elliman’s agents are incredible, community conscious people. They’re a great group of professionals who are not only amazing at their jobs, but are also good people. It’s refreshing."

That statement completely blew me away--how often do we get to hear such good things?

Of course, it put him right up there at the top of the list when it comes to my favorite manager! 

He has been with us now for about 10 months and he has maintained that respectful attitude toward all of us. He is the kind of person who expects professionalism, and in the process, generates that kind of spirit in us as well!

I thought that I would share this with you to let you know that there are those who care about the agents who make up most of this profession...There are even some who are very impressed by our work!

There is nothing better than a word of praise to make you want to work even harder to make the best of whatever it is that you produce!

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Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Paula,  I am all for hearing good things about our profession.  We help make the American dream come true of home ownership.

 

Aug 22, 2018 09:35 AM #1
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Hi Will: Yes, that is so true---and we do  it better than other sources--We do not get to hear these nce things--ever! It was such a sur[rise for me to read that article that I told Carl that he may not realize it but he is one of the first people I know to ever have complimented our profession!

Aug 22, 2018 09:48 AM #2
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We agree, we are fans of slathering the praise in every direction that needs it.  It is so much more fun to praise than to criticize in my very humble opinion.  A

Aug 22, 2018 02:17 PM #3
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Paula- We all want to hear or read compliments. Money is nice and needed but recognition is the icing on the cake. He also set the bar high for you all, and you're living up to it. 

Aug 22, 2018 03:36 PM #4
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Hi Alexandra: You are so right! If you can't "slather" (love that word) praise then please don't say anything! That's what my motto is...It works for all around when it is done with good intention! Thanks for reading and commenting....

Aug 22, 2018 03:45 PM #5
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Hi Kathy: Thanks for reading this little acknowledgement--It comes from the heart and because of that he saw it and was so humbled by it! Carl is a rarity himself and because he is who he is, he makes all of us so proud to be a part of the company...Thanks for your heartfelt comment too....

Aug 22, 2018 03:48 PM #6
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Even a sincere Thank You is very welcomed.  So many act like they did us a favor

Aug 22, 2018 05:33 PM #7
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Hi William: Yes, so much like what I remember! They were doing us a big fat favor!! Who gains from that way of thinking? No, I prefer the basic humanity that it takes to be what is needed and to say what you think--nothing fancy. Just plain and simple human respect. 

Aug 22, 2018 08:07 PM #8
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Paula.

What a great statement.  It's seldom, if ever, that we even get a thank you.  Nice read, thanks for posting

Aug 23, 2018 02:41 AM #9
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

High James: It is nice to hear compliments, especially when they are from the heart! I can always tell, I think if someone is just blowing smoke or if they are sincere...Its's always so nice when it is!! Thanks for reading and commenting here!

Aug 23, 2018 02:04 PM #10
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Respect, kindness and professionalism produce more of the same! A win-win!

Aug 25, 2018 02:53 AM #11
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Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA
Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Southampton, NY
...A Local Expert in all The Hamptons

Kat: So True! Thanks for reading this post and commenting Kat...Rarely do we find this level of professionalism in this profession---He sees in us what he, himself, is! Interesting, no? 

Aug 25, 2018 07:55 PM #12
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