Create a Culture of Kindness!

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Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000

At a time when so much is going on around the world - be kind! 

 

This time in our lives when peoples differing opinions create such catastrophe - be kind!

 

In every day life, choose the high road.  Choose to be kind!

 

At today's Women's Council of REALTOR® final leadership zoom meeting, a story was told by a realtor who is running for the office of National Treasurer. 

 

Her message reminded me of a time when my daughters were little.   One of my daughters was crying and upset for being mistreated by another classmate in school.   Taking her by shoulders and dropping to eye level, I told her, "You never know what's going on in that little girls' life.  She may have had a bad day or been mistreated herself and she took it out on you.  Remember that when you see her again."    And then I hugged her and told her everything would be alright. 

 

 

So the next time someone mistreats you, ask yourself, what is going on in that person's life that is causing them to react as they do?  

 

Whether in your personal life or in real estate, be kind.  If an agent acts in any other way but kind, don't overreact.  Take a breath, state what you need or the intention of a phone call and wish them a good day.   It takes seconds to react so make sure you are reacting positively to what might be an over-reaction or misunderstanding.    

 

Be Kind too

 

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Comments (39)

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

You offer some good quotes. You didn't offer how your daughter fared with her friend.

Oct 21, 2023 09:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Oct 21, 2023 06:38 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Would that the world were so simple. We should always be kind but not gullible. Sometimes righteous anger has its place too

Oct 22, 2023 04:32 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ ,  I love seeing these positive posts!  Kathy Streib was spot on to feature yours this week!  Thank you!  Kathy

Oct 22, 2023 02:17 PM
Jeanne Dufort
Coldwell Banker Lake Country - Madison, GA
Madison and Lake Oconee GA

Good reminder - responding with kindness can often shift the dynamic. 

I choose kindness.

Oct 23, 2023 12:48 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Love your attitude Marte Cliff !  If everyone felt that reaction, we'd conquer mountains! 

Oct 24, 2023 12:07 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

You are so right Dorie Dillard Austin TX !  It's important to live this mantra with everyone - creating more with every conversation.  Good for you!

Oct 24, 2023 12:08 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for commenting Wayne Martin !  I appreciate your insights - have a great week!

Oct 24, 2023 12:09 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC , thank you for your heartwarming comments!  I think children can emulate this easier than adults.  As adults we have to re-learn what we already know sometimes!  Appreciate your wise words!  Thank you!

Oct 24, 2023 12:10 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Indeed Kat Palmiotti !  Thank you for commenting!

 

Oct 24, 2023 12:11 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for the feature Kathy Streib !  I am humbled your chose this one to share!

Oct 24, 2023 12:11 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

True Lise Howe !  Defending a position with anger might be wise, depending on the audience.  I attended a public meeting for our local utility wherein the Arizona Corporation Commission was about to vote to re-open a rate case.  3000 people commented and I was in one of 2 rooms where people were able to comment publicly.  One solar company I remember vividly commenting with factual data in an angry tone held everyone's attention.  Afterward people clapped, when we weren't supposed to!  

Oct 24, 2023 12:13 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you Kathy Schowe !  I appreciate your review! 

Oct 24, 2023 12:14 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Good for you Jeanne Dufort !  That is a much better way to go about the world on a daily basis!  

Oct 24, 2023 12:14 PM
Gloria Todor
Premier Property Sales & Rentals - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686 in SE PA

Jan, Yes how different things would be in the world if we could all act out of kindness, which could mean just backing off and away from a bad situation.  Easier said than done....

Oct 25, 2023 08:59 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

That's true Gloria Todor ! Not everyone has that type of patience, including me.  I've been working on exiting a situation that I know will turn volatile and that works well.  But my main focus is people I run into for every day situations.  If a waiter or server approaches me asking how I am, I always smile at them and say great and how are you?  They are always surprised!  Works every time!  

Oct 25, 2023 07:09 PM
Gloria Todor

All the best with your situation Jan.  
And yes that is a great response from strangers! A smile is a great influencer.

Oct 25, 2023 07:25 PM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

I totally agree!  It's easy to be snide, complain about stupid little inconveniences -- and too many people do it.  I appreciate the agents in my office who let me "vent" every so often about a particular deal; that is pretty rare though and every day Im grateful!

Oct 26, 2023 08:50 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Thank you for commenting Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR !  It's very easy to get wrapped up into the weeds when those negative conversations take place!  Good for you!

Nov 01, 2023 02:50 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

As Michelle Obama so famously said (and I know the words I am using are probably not an exact quote) "when they go low, we go high".

Dec 07, 2023 01:01 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Love that quote John Juarez !  She was such a powerful first lady and now a powerful, famous public person.  Thank you for stopping by and commenting.  Happy Holidays!

Dec 07, 2023 01:18 PM