Neigh, neigh! I say.
Taking a humorous approach in business has kept me from becoming a cynical person, especially when unforeseen or contrived circumstances present. Let's face it, not everything that happens in real estate is positive and uplifting!
Things may go south, sellers become frustrated, buyers get agitated, their agents quite often carry the brunt of the situation. Preventing unnecessary drama in a transaction can be done when everyone remains to the professional side.
Hold onto what makes you happy. If it tries to
buck you off, just hold on tighter!
Unwise for those that get caught up in the transactional drama along with their buyer/seller clients. It’s uncomfortable to be anywhere close to that. My guiding role is to be a solve problem-solver rather than add to chaotic conditions.
That is why good communication and listening skills rate high in working relationships. Along with remaining positive, it's important to:
1. Be sincere. There are always skeptics in the audience that will heckle you if puffing or fluffing on information, it's almost guaranteed.
2. Show integrity. This shines through on all actions perceived by others and by taking an ethical route, you will become respected.
3. Have a sense of humor. The ability to laugh at yourself or to engage in laughter with others carries value and helps cement relationships.
Laughing is contagious, it also reduces stress levels. It's good for the heart, releasing endorphins into the body plus elevates mood and thought processes, also giving the lower belly a good workout. That's why I have abs of steel. 👀
Be wary of the horse with a sense of humor. ~ Pam Brown