Yesterday, I had the priviledge of attending a Women's Council of REALTORS® broker limo tour. What a treat to see 6 homes in 3 zip codes with professionals! But of course I would say that as a WCR member (wink, wink!)
Being a true professional requires discipline, care and concern for others. We all know this but how often do we stop and consider the use of the word "I?" I did this; I saw that; I tried this or that. Being a true professional is putting others first so when hearing the word "I" repeatedly in a sentence, to me, does not a professional make.
I've seen this tpye of behavior before from others, not those in attendance at the limo tour It makes you pause when someone repeatedly says "I." "Get out of your own way" I think to myself. Would you use an affiliate sponsor who repeatedly said "I?" "I" think not!
Word of advice. Put yourself in that real estate agent's, client's shoes. Provide something of value to another that makes you seem indespensable. Make sure not to use the word "I" so much and see what happens! Chances are the person you're speaking with has enough going and may need your advice.
Be the positive force in someone else's life. It's not about you!