12 Reasons to Go the Extra Mile

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Amazing what just a little more effort on your part makes in either closing a deal or getting closer to one.  Or gives you a solid reputation for being special...

There are many ways you can go the extra mile and good reasons to do that.

1.  When your clients are on the edge of a decision and may back down because they do not know their options, but you can fill them in with a little effort.

2.  When they are asking for more information that you don't really need to provide but can, for just a very small investment in time.  Even if that is 'not your job'.

3.  When you have done just about everything you can think of and fulfilled your normal obligations but need to put in just a bit more effort or time to make things work.

4.  When your clients are floundering and it's their responsibility to act, to make a good decision -- the right one -- and you step in and keep things on track to completion.

5.  When your patience has run thin and you have had to draw the line -- but you realize that if you don't yield a bit more, nothing will happen.  You believe you have done everything possible and per your contract.

6.  When you can lose a deal completely if you don't offer a concession.  This may hurt time wise or financially and may require a lot of renegotiation even.

7.  When you have to close the deal and may have to lose some of your own money to do it but you have no other choice except to walk away -- and end up with nothing.

8.  When you know you will lose a little now, but in the end, gain much more in the long run.  And pave the way for more work from a trusting client.

9.  When you realize that that extra mile you may have to tread means that you will be recognized for your commitment, honesty, and excellence.  And that effort is priceless.

10.  When the extra mile helps those who cannot quite help themselves and goodness results.  You could stop and turn back, but you don't.

11.  When going the extra mile maintains your integrity and conscience.  Nothing hurts a conscience more than thinking you could have done better.

12.  When you realize going the extra mile is the right thing to do even though you may not even gain from it.  There are many 'rewards' for exemplary services.  Money is just one.

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Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

The extra mile works out 99 % Of the time. It’s always worth it to do your best to show that you care about the final product.

Oct 23, 2018 11:54 PM #20
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I agree that you have to stand out you have to be yourself in order to do that to the exact best of your ability, Debe Maxwell, CRS

Oct 23, 2018 11:56 PM #21
Cathy Starkweather
La Rosa Realty, LLC. - Celebration, FL

Going the extra mile for me is simple if I always treat others as I'd expect to be treated. Thank you for the post! :)

Oct 24, 2018 05:10 AM #22
Gordon Crawford
Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team - Morristown, NJ
Your Morris County Specialist!

John,  great post!  This business always requires going that extra mile!!

Oct 24, 2018 05:25 AM #23
Robert Hicks
United Country River City Realty - Savannah, TN

Most often, I find going the extra mile is what separates the winner's from the loser's. Example after example in my life proves it. Thanks for sharing John..


Oct 24, 2018 06:39 AM #24
Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

And, if you're lucky, others will walk that extra mile with you!

Oct 24, 2018 06:46 AM #25
John Dotson
Preferred Properties of Highlands, Inc. - Highlands, NC - Highlands, NC
The experience to get you to the other side!

Someone always notices when you go the extra mile.  It may not be the person you are making the effort for, but folks do notice - even when you think they don't.

Same goes for not taking that extra step - someone notices.

Oct 24, 2018 06:48 AM #26
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The origin of the "extra mile" started with Roman legions on long marches having the authority to recruit anyone & make them carry goods or provide assistance for one mile. Imagine going about your daily business & out of the blue being recruited like this. It may further interest you to know that Christ said if they ask for one mile give two mile. Why? The giver benefits

Oct 24, 2018 07:17 AM #31
Robert Sole
REM Inspections LLC - Winter Springs, FL

I get frustrated sometimes when I see how little some home inspectors provide their customers, reports that are all canned comments and really tell the client nothing.  I start to think that maybe I am over thinking things and should do simpler reports like those so I could save time and effort. 

Then I get a comment from one of my customers telling me how helpful the report was and how it is better than any they have seen.   That is when I realize that going the extra mile is worth it.

Oct 24, 2018 08:11 AM #32
MaryBeth Mills Muldowney
TradeWinds Realty Group LLC - Braintree, MA
Massachusetts Broker Owner

How very true, we should post this at our desks for that positive reinforcement we sometimes need to make it "that extra mile".  Thank you.

Oct 24, 2018 10:06 AM #33
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi John

Congrats on a well-deserved feature. These are all good reasons, and most people will notice and appreciate iy when you do go the extra mile. And even if they don't, knowing you did do so is rewrd enough.

Love your daily photos!


Oct 24, 2018 12:22 PM #34
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Going the extra mile works great with clients.  They do not forget your effort and usually you have made a friend for life.

Family appreciates your more as well.

Oct 24, 2018 12:30 PM #35
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

I've worked with some great real estate agents and I've worked with a few who shouldn't be in the business. The items you list are the types of things that make the difference between the two.

Oct 24, 2018 01:52 PM #36
Kat DeLong
LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate (

Great tips ! Congrats on the feature. 

Oct 24, 2018 03:57 PM #37
Chris Lima
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
Local or Global-Allow me to open doors for you.

Congrats on the feature, John Henry.  Great information and fairly "easy" steps that will make your service memorable.

Oct 24, 2018 04:38 PM #38
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Thanks Chris Lima   This is really a small summary of some of ARs best thinking.

Oct 26, 2018 03:46 PM #39
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

So few people go the extra mile these days, that the ones that do get noticed and remembered for it.  

Oct 29, 2018 01:07 PM #40
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

So very true!  Sometimes we just have to decide how far we'll willng to go in a real estate transaction.  My oldest daughter just became a realtor in another state. I've been counseling her on this very topic.  Lucky for her she has a great broker!   

Oct 29, 2018 01:55 PM #41
John Henry
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Hello Joyce Marsh, Daytona Beach Florida   It's a shame but I think you have to do this more and more and not put a cap on what you think you are expected to do.  Thanks

Jan Green Hi Jan, we all know the minimums and maximums out there.  Your daughter has a great mentor!

Oct 29, 2018 02:25 PM #42
faye schubert
Branson, MO
technology and marketing specialist

going the extra mile shows you really care about the person or their family.

Jan 09, 2019 11:51 AM #43
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