Yes, but . . .

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty One Group # S.0190863

Tonight I spoke in a group of friends. The subject was about relationships. We had all just heard a talk where it was said for successful relationships, we must be humble and look to serve the other person.

 

Funny thing is how many of the people said, “I agree. But, you have to start by saying that, I must get ______”. In other words, they said I agree, but it was wrong. They were after all, looking after themselves first.

 

How many of us will do the same to our customers? How many times do we say “yes, but no” or an “Always, but never”.  That lack of consistency can cost us integrity.

Comments (20)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Rocky  having been around for a while I learned everything before BUT is meaningless see what they say or right after BUT:)Endre

Apr 11, 2021 10:38 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Rocky.

In this market crazy is just another word for what the?  Anyway, you get the picture.

Apr 12, 2021 01:26 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Rocky - after a while you get to know those persons.  It is always them and they forget about others.

Apr 12, 2021 03:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Brian... I like to pride myself that I "tell it like it is" to my clients. If it's white, it's white (no ands, ifs or buts). If it's black, it's black (no ands, ifs or buts). And if it's a shade of grey... I clearly explain why it's so. People don't always like to hear what they are being told, but at the end of the day they will respect you for being a straight shooter.

Apr 12, 2021 04:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Rocky - It seems there are those who endure the "Big But" issue for far too long.   

Apr 12, 2021 05:12 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

Rocky,

I swear my honesty and frankness gets me in trouble.  If I could just learn to filter my comments better.   Great post, thanks for sharing.  Make it the BEST Monday for you.  Bill Salvatore 

Apr 12, 2021 05:38 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am of the belief that to make a relationship successful, you must each give 100%. That doesn't leave room for "but"

Apr 12, 2021 05:49 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Endre, and some people do have absolutely huge buts

Apr 12, 2021 05:53 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning James. It seems so many folks forgot common sense

Apr 12, 2021 05:54 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Grant. Yes, there are a lot of folks who forgot what community is

Apr 12, 2021 05:55 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Nina! Got to keep shooting it straight for sure

Apr 12, 2021 05:56 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Michael. Some folks seem to like big buts and they don't know why

Apr 12, 2021 05:56 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Bill. Compassionate integrity can be hard to master at times

Apr 12, 2021 05:57 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Kat! Yes, no 50 - 50, instead give 100 percent at all times

Apr 12, 2021 05:58 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Rocky,  interesting blog and over time we all learn about each other and things change.

 

Apr 12, 2021 08:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Rocky, is that why I have been single so long???   NOPE, my choice!   With my clients, you guide them, but they make the decisions that work for them!  

Apr 12, 2021 08:59 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Will. And I hope to keep sight of the other's point of view

Apr 12, 2021 09:19 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good morning Joan! Many single folks do find being humble and selfless challenging in this current society

Apr 12, 2021 09:20 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Rocky my butt is big enough already, I don't need to add buts to it  😋

Apr 12, 2021 03:16 PM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
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Good evening George. Some folks do have enormous buts in their life

Apr 12, 2021 10:27 PM