A Gratitude Attitude Creates Prosperity

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Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

       Gratitude and the whole overwhelming emotion of being grateful for all each of has is a popular theme at this time of year. The barrels come out at the grocery stores for food donations, the snail mail multiplies with corncopiarequests from non profits, Facebook pages are dotted with appeals from a variety of sources,..there is no shortage of places who need and appreciate the help they need to function and expand the good they do for the people they serve.

   Our real estate practice is a little...maybe a lot, different from many both in the ways we choose to market our husiness and in how we continue to foster the business thru our past clients. We work with interestingestates, divorces, homeowners upsizing and downsizing...just starting out and some starting over...the communities and price ranges vary widely. The variety is a conscious effort. It's what keeps life interesting ! 

 Recently we had three clients in the same hour shift to crisis mode for things that required immediate "mechanical attention". Our practice is not always about listing and buying...,it is sometimes about sourcing the updates, finding the contractor to repair and replace and our clients have come to rely on us for these services. We were glad we were able to offer solutions/contractors to solve the issues with the immediacy that was required.

    We have done our marketing give back practice on a smaller level in the past and as the requests for a variety of updates and repairs/replacements has grown we are expanding this service as well.

   To show our attitude of gratitude to our reliable sources, we meet with gratitudeeach of them individually and learn more about their business. What are their marketing goals. obstacles...how can they improve their service and expand their business.  We come back with written suggestions for ideas we have to grow their business.  We had a contractor invite us to lunch recently as she was so pleased with a referral we had given her...and the referral very pleased with her product/service as well. We are now showing the contractor and an emploiyee new homes and meeting with a group of which she is a member to talk about real estate opportunities in the area.  What began as a referral...blossoms Get giveinto benefits for both the "Giver and the Getter" as roles are reversed.

    Show your contractors, service suppliers, lenders, title and legal sources "a little gratitude love" and you may be surprised at how this "thanks giving" becomes ...thanks for getting !  You don't give to get...we believe it is the natural order of the Universe. It may not be from the same source or in the same way...but know that positive prospers positive...find ways to be exactly that...and you will find that you have multiplied all the good for which you are thankful every day.

      This has been an atttiude of gratitude post which for everyone, should know no season, from Sally K. & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with EXP Realty, honored to be of service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Sally. You and David have made listing and selling real estate an art form for others to emulate. Enjoy your day!

Nov 08, 2019 04:31 AM #1
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I don't know about the prosperity angle, but a lack of gratitude might be one of the universal sins.

Nov 08, 2019 04:38 AM #2
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sally. This is a beautiful post. I love the attitude you and David bring to your work and to life.

Nov 08, 2019 05:00 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice.

Nov 08, 2019 05:36 AM #4
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Finding a buyer can be the easy part, it is getting it to close and solving those issues as you discuss that can be harder. I love the good attitude and willingness to always do what is needed

Nov 08, 2019 06:01 AM #6
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Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morniing Sally K. & David L. Hanson - this is what giving is about.  Don't to it to expect but it will come back to you.

Nov 08, 2019 06:03 AM #7
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sally and David - you understand that real estate is a unique partnership of ideas, sharing and gratitude.  It blends together to create wonderful relationships.  

Nov 08, 2019 06:42 AM #8
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It sounds like your business has a management component to it, which I am sure your clients appreciate!

Nov 08, 2019 06:59 AM #9
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson,

I couldn't agree more with your post.  I treat all my service people with the respect they deserve and I take care of them.  

This is most notable during the hunting season. My vendors will find a way to accommodate me and it does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. 

Nov 08, 2019 07:20 AM #10
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Sally and David- your kindness doesn't surprise me!  We rely on suppliers, contractors, and vendors. Taking that extra step to show them just how much is not just a good thing to do but you just never know what it will bring. 

Nov 08, 2019 10:29 AM #11
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

In my experience, the most satisfying acts of giving are those with no expectations of getting anything in return. Yet, Karma never seems to fail.

Nov 08, 2019 11:23 AM #12
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George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
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Sally and David like you said the motivation to give should not be to get, however, many times we end up receiving more than we give.

Nov 08, 2019 01:22 PM #13
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sound advice for any time of the year...

Show your contractors, service suppliers, lenders, title and legal sources "a little gratitude love" and you may be surprised at how this "thanks giving" becomes ...

Nov 09, 2019 08:40 AM #14
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Sally, Others can learn so much from you and David on how to run a successful business, and give back at the same time. You two take the extra step in everything you do!

Nov 09, 2019 03:09 PM #15
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Aw shucks Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400  thank you...it's the extra steps that keep a business running !

Nov 09, 2019 03:11 PM #16
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