Bitten Tongues And Deep Breaths

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 SAL.2002007747

Real estate life can be an up and down life.

And part of that life means you'd best develop an elephant caliber skin thickness.


Daily life involves (to borrow a bit from Hamlet) a decision to be made:

"Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take Arms against a Sea of troubles"


Each day offers opportunities to exercise patience or unleash the tongue.

  • The potential buyer that you KNOW is lying when they say they'll call you back
  • The agent who calls during her showing of your listing and tries her best to make herself look better to her buyer by trying to make YOU look bad
  • The agent that tells you "that home is overpriced and needs updated" and you've done your homework and know there are only THREE homes priced cheaper in the entire school district and every one of them is inferior to your listing.


The challenge is taking the day's fatigue and stress and put it all aside for the benefit of your clients.  Biting the tongue, taking a couple of deep breaths, and never letting the other person know just how much you'd like to unload.

Nope, better to keep the professional outlook, provide what is needed to keep things favorable for your clients and go home and pet the dog :)

It might not be what you'd like to do, but you just never know who you're going to cross paths with more than once.  The person you flame today might be tomorrow's gatekeeper to something you need.


And now, it's time to feed the zoo of furry ones :)



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Elizabeth Spear, ABR, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2002007747

William (Bill) Spear, CRS, Ohio License SAL.2004011109  Kentucky 77938
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Bill - Ah, Shakespeare today...what's on the tomorrow's quote list?  Keep 'em coming.  

Aug 21, 2019 07:21 PM #1
Edward Gilmartin
CRE - Boston, MA

It's best to move on. Put one sour transaction behind you and out of your mind.

Aug 21, 2019 07:50 PM #2
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

So true Liz and Bill Spear .  Sometimes you just have to say "next" and move on. 

Aug 22, 2019 05:05 PM #3
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

slings and arrows it is.

Aug 22, 2019 07:23 PM #4
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
United Real Estate - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

Yep. That next transaction could be with the agent causing you to bite your tongue today.

Aug 23, 2019 06:42 AM #5
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Absolutely Bill! Zip it up!! I used this photo in a couple of the CE courses I teach and it says it all!


Well sorry Bill I'll try to upload the photo - I'll try again later.

Aug 23, 2019 11:39 AM #6
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

Excellent advice, as always Liz and Bill Spear ... it's just not healthy to get all worked up over these things.  That is said with an extremely calloused tongue, I will add ...


Aug 23, 2019 12:33 PM #7
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Aug 23, 2019 02:50 PM #8
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Thank heavens for the furry ones in our lives - the ones who run to see us and make us glad to get up every morning

Aug 23, 2019 07:56 PM #9
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Bill- biting your tongue is one of the hardest things anyone does, whether it's in our personal or professional lives. And yet, it's so often the best thing to do. Doesn't feel right but something we have to do. 

Aug 24, 2019 12:46 PM #10
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