Random Amanda Thoughts Week of November 5, 2018

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Random Amanda Thoughts Week of November 5, 2018

Listing remarks that state “priced to sell” always make me think as opposed to what? Priced not to sell? Another one I always shake my head at – “Will not last” and the house has been on the market for months.

Real Estate Marketing 

Agent egos seem to have been on steroids this year. I always wonder if it’s the pressure of the market or if they just think they’ll get their way by being rude and borderline a bully. It’s always so wonderful when you connect with an agent on the other side who understands they’re part of a team with a common goal of finding a win-win solution. Always makes me hope we cross paths again. Which leads me too…

Angry Agents 

A little kindness goes a long way. We all have struggles and we never know what someone might be going through. Doing something kind for someone else every day has been something I’ve made a priority. It can be something as small as holding the door. Just doing something to spread kindness is the focus. If we all show more kindness we can make a big impact.

Teamwork Makes A Win Win 

With Thanksgiving less than 3 weeks away I’ve been working on a menu. This is the first year I won’t be able to spend it with my parents. One of our dogs is extremely old, not in good health and can't make the trip to see them. My Mom is an incredible cook and I hope I can pull off some of her recipes.

Thanksgiving 

That’s all the random thoughts I have for now. Make it a great day everyone!

 

 

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John Henry
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And I thought I only had random thoughts... ha!  Good post Amanda, thanks!

Nov 08, 2018 04:06 AM #29
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Joan Cox I had a couple this year where the sellers just refused to be in the same room as the other agent at closing. So awkward!

Nov 08, 2018 08:24 AM #30
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson there sure are! Makes me extra appreciative when I have the opportunity to work with an amazing agent. 

Nov 08, 2018 08:25 AM #31
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Amanda S. Davidson
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John Henry LOL you're not alone!

Nov 08, 2018 08:26 AM #32
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Lottie Kendall
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I like your random thoughts, Amanda, especially those about working for a win-win. When two agents cooperate to enable a buyer and seller to come together, everyone wins. Maybe you can join your mother's Thanksgiving Day via a Zoom call! 

Nov 08, 2018 08:45 AM #33
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John Wiley
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Amanda, you may consider your thoughts to be random, I see them as timely.

Listing descriptions can make or break a sale. It is amazing how agents produce the exact opposite thought in the mind of the reader from the one they intended.

Much thought should go into a listing description.

Happy Holiday.

Nov 08, 2018 09:14 AM #34
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Roy Kelley
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Let's spread some additional kindness this week.

A little kindness goes a long way. We all have struggles and we never know what someone might be going through. Doing something kind for someone else every day has been something I’ve made a priority. It can be something as small as holding the door. Just doing something to spread kindness is the focus. If we all show more kindness we can make a big impact.

 

Nov 08, 2018 04:00 PM #35
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Lottie Kendall I agree, when everyone is working together mountains can be moved! I'll definitely call her if I need help which is highly likely! Beautiful new profile picture!

Nov 08, 2018 04:11 PM #36
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John Wiley I agree, it's such an important part of the marketing and it takes a lot of thought to write a good one. Happy holidays to you as well!

Nov 08, 2018 04:12 PM #37
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Roy Kelley I like the way you think!

Nov 08, 2018 04:12 PM #38
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Nina Hollander
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Good morning, Amanda... as I read each of your thoughts, all I could think was yes, yes, yes. Hope your Thanksgiving dinner is delicious!

Nov 12, 2018 05:46 AM #39
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Jan Green
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Good thoughts Amanda.  It's so frustrating when agent egos get in the way.  I'm sorry to hear you won't be attending your family's Thanksgiving dinner.  This year I'm heading to a girlfriend's house with other single girlfriends.  With no family in AZ, it's an easy option. But there's nothing like a family Turkey day.  Hope you can make one of your own!

Nov 13, 2018 07:04 PM #40
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Jan Green it really is frustrating and unfortunate but, I know we've all dealt with it and just have to persevere. Thanksgiving with girlfriends sounds like a great time! I agree there's nothing like family but, sometimes our friends become family :) Paul and I will have a quiet day and I'll be doing my best to cook a nice meal. 

Nov 14, 2018 04:51 AM #41
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I'm sure your Thanksgiving meal will be wonderful!  Somehow those dishes always come together.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Nov 14, 2018 08:09 AM #42
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Mike Cooper
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Great thoughts, Amanda. I dealt with a bully from your area early this year. It was annoying. I hope that furry family member that isn't doing well isn't my friend, Sir Walter. 

Nov 17, 2018 04:22 PM #43
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I agree with your sentiments, Amanda! First of all, I have no doubt that you'll be able to replicate your mother's recipes. I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving. 

Also, I'm so sorry to hear about your fur baby. I so admire you for staying home with him/her - the baby needs mom - YOU - by his/her side.

Nov 18, 2018 09:45 AM #44
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Mike Cooper I'm sorry to hear that, gives us all such a bad name. They've been running rampant in this area this year. It is your friend Sir Walter, he has been declining in health this year but, within the past couple weeks, it has become clear that I need to make the kind decision for him. We're going to enjoy Thanksgiving all together and then I'll do what's best for him. I know you know the feeling of wanting them to be with us forever <3

Nov 18, 2018 10:47 AM #45
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Debe Maxwell, CRS  I hope so! We keep laughing because they decided to just go out for Thanksgiving, so she'll be available for emergency calls during the day lol! I wouldn't have it any other way, he's my first baby and it was just me and him for SO many years. They're just plain a part of the family. 

Nov 18, 2018 10:49 AM #46
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Amanda I have often had random thoughts, some I chose not to share... hope your fur baby is doing OK... been there many times and it does not get easier... as to Thanksgiving Dinner, look forward to see your menu and the results, Endre

Nov 18, 2018 10:22 PM #47
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Endre Barath, Jr. I don't share all of mine either, it's better that way : ) I am so heartbroken about it but, like you have been there before. You said it best, it doesn't get easier. I will share my results from Thanksgiving. Just got back home from doing my grocery shopping.

Nov 19, 2018 01:02 PM #48
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