December Dreams & Best Practices

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"The only way to have a friend is to be one." 

---Ralph Waldo Emerson



Welcome December with the implementation of your dreams. May you begin this month being mindful of common courtesy using Best Practices. 


Think about everything going on in your life that would be of interest to others. Check your calendars. If you're marketing your business, make it interesting. Being unique draws people in. Photos to the eye are like candy to a child. Be sweet when you write. 


Use proper spelling and grammar. Keep posts and sentences short. Answer questions and respond to comments as quickly as you can. Be careful about using the right name. For example, "Thank you for sharing, (Name) may be nice but when you respond to everyone the same way and say no more, there is no real connection and people get bored.


If someone asks a question that you don't want to answer, a response may start like this: Great question, (Name). Please contact me directly for more information and I'll get in touch.


Keep your personal, political views to yourself. Writing a comment and throwing in a political slant when the topic had nothing to do with politics is rude. Enjoy the camaraderie of ActiveRain by connecting in a social and friendly way. Welcome December and dream well!



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Raymond Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Proper spelling is my shortcoming.  I have my wife read almost every post and I see her roll her eyes frequently.  Thank goodness I have her.  She is better than auto-correct!  

Thank you for your reminders.  I always need the political reminder.  I have rid myself of almost all political posts, except Twitter and I am working on that one.

Happy December!

Dec 01, 2019 08:03 AM #1
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

Happy December Patricia,
As much as we're taught not to judge people, we are judged based on grammar and spelling, aren't we?  I love your suggestion on how to deal with questions you don't want to answer in the public forum. Great advice. 

Dec 01, 2019 08:28 AM #2
Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

What a delightful post, Patricia. I often think social media will be our downfall. Now more than ever we need to maintain our manners. Thanks for sharing this, and here's to a joyous December. 

Dec 01, 2019 09:11 AM #3
Anna Banana Kruchten Broker/Owner, CRB, CRS
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP all great thoughts and ideas!  Being genuine is the gift that keeps on giving. As for politicics that's why for years it's been banned in BananaTude group....go nowhere fast stuff!!!!

Dec 01, 2019 09:12 AM #4
marti garaughty - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...



Dec 01, 2019 09:19 AM #5
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP great post for the best practices. Have a the best December.

Dec 01, 2019 09:24 AM #6
Abby Stiller
REMAX Realty Group - Cape Coral, FL
Professional Bilingual Realtor (239) 284-8637

These are great tips Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I have learned to stay away from politics posts and comments long, long time ago. Have a wonderful and productive December!

Dec 01, 2019 09:30 AM #7
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI, MRP - There is something about this holiday season that always warms my heart and your post just reinforces it. Thank you!

Dec 01, 2019 09:53 AM #8
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - ah, the best intentions.....  Well, when we put things into action, the likelihood of achieving "success" however that is defined becomes closer.

Dec 01, 2019 10:58 AM #9
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia I love that quote.  It is wise and very true advice.

Dec 01, 2019 10:05 PM #10
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP sage advice throughout your post.... some posts are very hurtful and there's no reason for it.... it stirs emotion and nastiness on the site ..... we must all be mindful of what we write and how we say it.

Dec 02, 2019 03:34 AM #11
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Good morning Patricia!  These are great reminders of things we should be doing all the time.  Being kind is the way to go..

I hope you have a great week!

Dec 02, 2019 05:23 AM #12
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Great post, Patricia. Bad spelling and grammar are major pet peeves of mine. I always say they "hurt my eyes" when I read. And as that song goes... "shut up about politics!"

Dec 02, 2019 06:12 AM #13
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

You are a wise wise woman!  I love your advice as always!  Happy holidays!

Dec 02, 2019 06:35 AM #14
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You always have great advice and I will always listen to what you have to say!  I hope that your December is being enjoyed so far!

Dec 02, 2019 06:52 AM #15
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

What an amazing quote - I'm so glad I found your post!   

"The only way to have a friend is to be one." 

I'd never thought of finding more friends by starting out by being a good friend.    And you applied the quote thoughtfully to some useful advice on how to play in the rain....thank you!

Dec 05, 2019 07:53 AM #16
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