Haters will Broadcast Your Failure but Whisper Your Success

Reblogger Barbara Todaro
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Words of wisdom here from Debe....

Original content by Debe Maxwell, CRS 228209

Haters will Broadcast Your Failure but Whisper Your Success

 haters whisper success
One of my dear friends - actually, the very first #1 in North Carolina on ActiveRain - recently ran for public office. As soon as she announced, I reached out to see how I could help her with her campaign - I adore her and would do anything in the world to help her. 


Fast-forward just over a month, my friend didn't win the bid for the elected office. I personally don't feel that it was a total waste of time for her thought - she had wonderful RPAC support and spent a good chunk of change to advertise and got lots of great exposure. She did a wonderful job of advertising, ran a good, clean campaign and, as far as I'm concerned, shone an incredibly bright, positive light on our profession. 


I remarked about my friend's campaign in a group of other local agents, many of whom I would consider to be personal friends of mine. I was quite surprised at the backlash about my friend's campaign - quite frankly, I was the only one in the group who supported her!


Seriously, comments were not at all what I would have expected from my peers about someone who has done SO much for our local and state associations, NAR, CRS and is well known all across the nation. Quite frankly, it was pure jealousy! In fact, one agent asked me specifically how I could support my peer - how stupid of me because I "sent business to her because I supported her!" According to one agent, my friend actually "cost all agents in our MLS business" because she ran for political office. Yes, that was actually said. To me. In a public forum. 


Many quotes came to mind but, these two really hit home as I read all of the negativity. It's so true - if you shine, you're going to get a few rocks hurled at you!


throwing rocks at those who shine


Hence, the quote - 


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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

In partisan races...choosing sides can alienate people...not just realtors.

May 19, 2019 03:56 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Babara - that is unfortunately a fact in this deeply diveded country.

May 19, 2019 04:21 AM #2
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

How sad it is that someone who is a Realtor and runs for office triggers that kind of crab pot mentality! 

May 19, 2019 05:24 AM #3
Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Oh my gosh - so true!

May 19, 2019 06:10 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again Barbara. This is telling and really sad. I think it is a jealousy thing.

May 19, 2019 06:16 AM #5
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Debe Maxwell, CRS always has wise words to share with us.  As they say, haters gonna hate.

May 19, 2019 06:40 AM #6
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thank you so much for sharing this, Barbara. It means a lot to me! I was just telling someone privately that she had all of the qualifications that the #1 guy did but, in my area, the 'good ole boy' network wins far too often.

What was the most mind-boggling about the entire group exchange, the women were the loudest in protest of support for her. Go figure!

Thank you again and Happy Sunday, Barbara...

May 19, 2019 07:29 AM #7
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