Stop, no Go!

Real Estate Agent with RE/Max Associates DE#R1-0003085 PA#RS347136

Is every state in the US undergoing as much continual road work as we see in Delaware? It makes for some challenging and frustrating moments. One section yesterday just left me scratching my head. The road narrowed from two lanes to one, so you have to take turns and follow the directions of the people with the signs. Waiting my turn and paying attention to the "STOP" turned in my direction, I realized that I was frustrating the man holding the sign who began to frantically wave at me to drive forward. So I let off the brake and slowly started. He became even more energetic so I just drove on through. I saw the cars behind me responding very similarly to how I did. And then it looked like after five or so cars, he finally flipped the sign. I have no idea if it meant slow at the at point or stop for the reamining cars but thankfully, I was on my way.



Some months ago, there had been a programmable sign on the side of the road, advising drivers about when road work would commence. Then a day later, the sign had been changed. Someone had obviously hacked into the program for it now loudly declared, "DANGER WILL ROBINSON!"  Other than the creative signs that DELDOT places over our major highways lately, that's on the top of my list for favorite road signs.

All of this got me to thinking though... what are the signs that we put up? Do we say go when we mean stop? Do we send a sign to a client that we're not listening to what they're saying or are in disagreement with them by our words, our body language, our tone of voice? If you're not sure, have a trusted colleague listen to you and ask for a critique. Or just take the time to analyze yourself. Ask yourself if it's worth winning a fight, being right on a small point, stating your case all the time. Will all of that help in the long run?


That classic by The Five Man Electrical Band summed it up well. Signs, signs, everywhere a sign. Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign? 

Just make sure the sign you're holding up is the one you intended to show. 



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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Monica - now that song is playing in my head thanks to you.  Your message regarding communication and the methods we use is an important one to remember.  Stopping often and yielding when necessary is often a good indication of staying on the right path.  

Jun 09, 2019 08:35 AM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Monica. I hate road stops such as the one you described. Your point is well made.

Jun 09, 2019 09:47 AM #2
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