I think this is a message we can all benefit from

Managing Real Estate Broker

How would you like a magic phrase that will stop arguments, eliminate ill feelings and create good will as well as make the other person listen attentively?

Here it is: “I don’t blame you one iota for feeling as you do. If I were you I would undoubtedly feel just as you do.” 

I think this is a message we can all benefit from both in our personal lives and in our business lives. It comes right out of “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” 

It is truly a magic phrase that is guaranteed to soften the most cantankerous old cuss alive. And you can say it and be 100 percent sincere, because if you were the other person you, of course, would feel just as they do.

The next time someone gives you a cantankerous attitude feel sorrow for them pity them, sympathize with them and quietly remind yourself that: “There but for the grace of God, go I.”


Comments (4)

Charles Ross - eXp Realty LLC
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Beth and Richard, your insight on the importance of empathy in real estate and beyond is truly impactful. Embracing the perspective of others can transform interactions and build stronger relationships. This approach is essential in our industry. Thanks for sharing this wisdom! 🏡💬 #RealEstateTips #EffectiveCommunication

Nov 26, 2023 03:32 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Nov 27, 2023 02:58 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Good point. If we were that person, of course we would feel like they do - we're not and we don't, but we would!


Nov 27, 2023 04:57 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Beth and Richard... love your approach and I know it works, as I've used that phrase more than once in my life.

Nov 27, 2023 06:06 AM