...to admit them!

Real Estate Agent with Fathom Realty Washington LLC

Paul Henderson, REALTOR®, Fathom Realty WA LLC, Mason County, Washington's preferred real estate Agent & Broker


Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them!


Attributed to Bruce Lee


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Paul S. Henderson, Residential Real Estate Broker 

Tacoma Washington 

Realtor ® BPOR, CRS, GRI, CDPE

Fathom Realty WA LLC


South Puget Sound in Washington State





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Comments (12)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Paul - making mistakes is a part of life.  So is the care and handling of them.   

Apr 28, 2022 04:22 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You must have been a detective in a past life Michael Jacobs 

Apr 28, 2022 05:05 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I agree with the quote and Michael Jacobs 's comment!

Enjoy your day!

Apr 28, 2022 04:34 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Michael Jacobs’ deductions are beyond approach Kat Palmiotti 

Apr 28, 2022 05:06 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

So true, Paul... when I managed large staffs I always told my people if you make a mistake, admit it quickly and let's figure how to fix it. Sweeping it under the rug only makes things worse.

Apr 28, 2022 04:41 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

That dirt always comes to the surface, I had a boss who told me the same exact thing Nina Hollander, Broker 

Apr 28, 2022 05:08 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Paul. So true with the exception of those mistakes being made in Washington DC! Enjoy your day.

Apr 28, 2022 04:48 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

Thank you for sharing Wayne Martin 

Apr 28, 2022 05:08 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Everyone makes mistakes and I respect those that hold themselves accountable much more than those that don't.

Apr 28, 2022 05:37 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

I can see the logic in your decision Brian England 

Apr 28, 2022 05:09 PM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

It is hard to admit a mistake sometimes, it encompasses so much of our ego that has to be let go of to admit a mistake. But, we grow so much by being able to do so.

Apr 28, 2022 07:43 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS  I must agree with that remark 

Apr 28, 2022 09:21 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

You are too kind my friend Hannah Williams 

Apr 28, 2022 05:10 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Paul - people should realize that mistakes lead to growth.

Apr 28, 2022 09:22 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

A timely confession usually helps your case if you are the guilty party Grant Schneider 

Apr 28, 2022 05:12 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

That's the key - just admit it and move forward.  So much growth comes from learning and enjoying the ride up Paul!

Apr 28, 2022 09:38 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

There is too much time wasted when somebody covers up a mistake Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker 

Apr 28, 2022 05:13 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Paul- what a good quote. Very few people will not forgive you as long as you're willing to admit your mistake. 

Apr 28, 2022 04:58 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS

One of my bosses told me that he would never fire me for making a mistake however he would fire me on the spot if I tried to cover up a mistake. He believed in learning from mistakes Kathy Streib 

Apr 28, 2022 05:14 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

An apology or accountability will never come for those who continue to make them. I have lowered my expectations when it comes to that, Paul!

Apr 28, 2022 06:17 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Mistakes are often lessons in disguise.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Paul.

Apr 29, 2022 08:58 PM