Are You SURE You Want Your Name on Everything?

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Are You SURE You Want Your Name on Everything?

 

OK, I couldn’t resist.  On our daily walks, there is an agent who walks and rides a bike.  How do I know that this person is an agent?

 

They arrive and get out of a car with signage on both sides that bears their photo cluelessand name. 

 

The agent and friend are friendly and always wave and say “hello” to all they pass.


HOWEVER...with physical distancing being practiced, this agent seems clueless. As they walk in the middle of the path, everyone they pass is forced to go off the path onto the grass and dirt. 

 

The rest of us walk single file if there are others on the path so that everyone feels comfortably distanced from each other. I’m not paranoid about it but I also respect others that are on the path. 

 

And yes, I know that there are many others who act as if they don’t know or don’t care, but they don’t have their names and business names emblazoned on their cars!

 

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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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If people see how this person acts, I am sure that her car with her picture on it leads more people away than to her, haha.

May 19, 2020 07:30 AM #9
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Roy Kelley
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There will never be a shortage of inconsiderate people.

When you promote yourself, your actions should create positive impressions.

May 19, 2020 08:04 AM #10
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

It does not matter what the profession is, courtesy and thoughtfulness should be a given...I often have this thought; "What would we talk about if everyone behaved the way we think they should?"  LOL. Happy Tuesday!  A

May 19, 2020 08:09 AM #11
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Kathy:

You have to wonder whether the behavior extends to their driving as well?!

Jeff

May 19, 2020 08:23 AM #12
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Lottie Kendall
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I see that behavior too often in my area, Kathy. The agent you mention probably has no clue of what she's doing, and the negative impact she is making on others.

May 19, 2020 08:56 AM #13
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Kathy Streib - I absolutely will not put my name or business information on my car.  I personally don't think it is professional. Depending on how it is displayed, it can oftentimes be rather tacky as well. 

And your example makes my case!

May 19, 2020 09:08 AM #14
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Will Hamm
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I have my madnet signs on my car if I am driving ti to a listing or showing homes because I know I drive responsible then.  Other times I take them OFF!@

 

May 19, 2020 10:42 AM #15
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Oh I so get this one.  For years there was an annoying agent that hiked up the hill saying she was the local neighborhood expert and passing out flyers.  Good grief.  The kicker was she lived no where even close to my area. Yack! Yack! Yack.  Most hikers enjoy the peace and quiet of the preserve not yacking sales people!

May 19, 2020 01:07 PM #16
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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You make an excellent point, Kathy.  When I ride my bike, I sometimes come upon small groups of walkers, who are almost shoulder to shoulder talking while blocking the bike path.  Add to it, they are on the wrong side of the street walking the opposite direction they should be in that lane!

May 19, 2020 02:04 PM #17
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Kathy it is obvious this Agent feels they are very special 

May 19, 2020 03:18 PM #18
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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I have never quite been able to understand why people act like idiots and label everything they own with their phone number...

Happy Tuesday Kathy Streib 

May 19, 2020 04:28 PM #19
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Kathy Streib
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Barbara Todaro you have to be who you are but watch that finger of yours. 

Grant Schneider this agent should be judging by the looks some of the walkers give the agent. 

Donald Urschalitz I don't know where you found this but it's perfect. 

May 19, 2020 07:24 PM #20
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Kathy Streib
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Wayne Martin I don't know where he finds his funny photos and clip are but they're perfect. 

That's for sure Kat Palmiotti If you have it, just don't shoot that finger at anybody!!!

 

May 19, 2020 07:27 PM #21
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR  it doesn't help the industry either!!

LOL Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI  We see a mixture on our path. Most are aware but there are many who take up the whole walk and when they approach other walkers no effort is made to make room. 

May 19, 2020 07:29 PM #22
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Kathy Streib
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Michael Jacobs ok...you lead, I'll follow. 

It definitely can make people think twice Brian England 

Perfectly said Roy Kelley 

May 19, 2020 07:32 PM #23
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Kathy Streib
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Excellent point Ron and Alexandra Seigel there would be no one to give us food for fodder. 

Very good point Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Lottie Kendall with all of the hiking you do, you must see it!!!

May 19, 2020 07:34 PM #24
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Kathy Streib
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Precisely Sheri Sperry - MCNE®  As a consumer, I would wonder about the sincerity of the person.   Is how they treat others how they will treat me?

Will Hamm that's a good way to do it. 

Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! that would be incredibly annoying!!!  No one wants to be confronted with that when you're out enjoying nature. 

 

May 19, 2020 07:38 PM #25
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Kathy Streib
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Myrl Jeffcoat and since you're on the bike, I'll bet you get the blame and the looks. 

George Souto maybe they do!!! Not sure why but maybe they do. 

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS attribute it to the dumbing down of society. 

 

May 19, 2020 07:40 PM #26
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

Unless you know me, you would never guess I'm an agent.  Hardly ever wear a name tag.  

May 20, 2020 12:33 AM #27
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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I messed up, nothing major, but didn't stop when I should have once while driving with my signs on my car. Never used the signs again after that. I just didn't feel comfortable with my name and contact info on my vehicle. I wasn't meant to be a public figure. LOL

May 20, 2020 01:44 PM #28
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