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Thankful Thursdays…For the Staff at Alan Murphy Salon

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Thankful Thursdays…For the Staff at Alan Murphy Salon


This post was inspired by a question William Piotrowski      asked.  It was a gentle reminder that Wednesday, January 24th was National Compliment Day.


I know that unless you live near me, you’ll likely never go to Alan Murphy Salon but I wanted to share the wonderful experiences I’ve had there. 

Every phone call is upbeat and friendly. As soon as you enter the salon, you can feel the positive energy.


I noticed from my first visit at Alan Murphy Salon that everyone smiles and says “hello” to you. It doesn’t matter if you’re their client or not. You are a guest in their salon.

Recently they began offering a complimentary neck massage if your stylist is running late.  And the icing on the cake...when I complimented the lady who was checking me out, she acted as if I'd given her a million dollars.

What does this have to do with real estate? That’s up to you. But I know that treating every client/customer/guest with graciousness is key in any business.


We all love compliments, whether about something we did or said, our business, or even how we look!

The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon forgotten charities of a kiss or a smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge


I can live for two months on a
good compliment.

Mark Twain

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Comments (15)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Kathy. You can't do any better than a quote from Mark Twain. That in itself is a compliment. Enjoy your day.

Jan 25, 2024 05:12 AM
Kathy Streib

Wayne Martin I've never read anything from Mark Twain that did not tickle my fancy. 

Jan 25, 2024 04:37 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Kathy - what does it have to do with real estate?  Well, to me, everything is interconnected.  While reading your post those words of wisdom by Mark Twain were in the back of my brain.  You helped pushed them forward.  

I was also thinking of this quote:  People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.  Continuing to make compliments complements any day in my opinion...

Happy Thursday.  

Jan 25, 2024 05:15 AM
Kathy Streib

Beautifully said once again Michael Jacobs If we open our minds there are lessons for us throughout the universe. 

Jan 25, 2024 04:41 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Kathy, This salon's positive attitude is truly uplifting. A perfect way to keep a business on your referral list!

Jan 25, 2024 05:47 AM
Kathy Streib

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 I referred my niece and friend there and they raved about it. 

Jan 25, 2024 04:42 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I love going to get my hair done - I love the man who does my hair and I always come out with a smile.  It is easy to gi ve compliments there because they make everyone feel good.

Jan 25, 2024 06:02 AM
Kathy Streib

Lise Howe don't you love places that make you feel uplifted when you walk out?!

Jan 25, 2024 04:43 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I think anytime we get great service (or witness it), we can use it to make ourselves better.

Jan 25, 2024 07:39 AM
Kathy Streib

Could not have said it any better Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty 

Jan 25, 2024 04:44 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy and it is great when they offer something if they are running behind and now you may pay for it next time as a add on.


Jan 25, 2024 08:57 AM
Kathy Streib

Will Hamm LOL I hope not!!!! It's a great service. 

Jan 25, 2024 04:48 PM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Everyone likes to have good work acknowledged and this offers that as well as some promotion.

Jan 25, 2024 11:20 AM
Kathy Streib

Ed Silva, 203-206-0754 I agree. When we receive excellent service, we should acknowledge it. 

Jan 25, 2024 04:48 PM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

My brother has been my stylist for many years now. I always enjoyed going to the salon and being treated like a VIP every time I was there. Since my parents moved to NH he has been going there to do their hair and rather than make the trip to Boston, I now join them and combine my hair cut with visiting my parents.

Jan 25, 2024 11:41 AM
Kathy Streib

Sharon Tara That's convenient!!!  Saves you a trip into the city. I would love that kind of convenience. 

Jan 25, 2024 04:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Your post is a good reminder for all of us to try to give move compliments.

Jan 25, 2024 12:34 PM
Kathy Streib

Roy Kelley I think we all try but let's face it, we all get in a hurry. 

Jan 25, 2024 04:52 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy I have been going to the same salon, and the same hair dresser for the last 42 years.  It is where I get my fill of politics and solve all the worlds problems.  ☺️

Jan 25, 2024 04:12 PM
Kathy Streib

George Souto I would love to be able to say that. we've moved a lot so in each city I had to find someone I liked. 

Jan 25, 2024 04:53 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I had to smile at Mark Twain's quote, Kathy.  All I can say is, me too!

Jan 25, 2024 05:09 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Kathy Streib  you are so right about treating everyone graciously, but in all fairness, I cannot always do it.... when they call you on the phone and act like..... or when they text you with no manners.... anyway, you get the idea, Endre

Jan 25, 2024 10:49 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I love that, it sounds like they do a great job at Alan Murphy Salon!  Now I am craving a neck massage, haha.

Jan 26, 2024 04:23 AM
Joyce Marsh
Joyce Marsh Real Estate LLC - Daytona Beach, FL
Joyce Marsh Homes

We remember the way we are treated long after anything else. So important!

Jan 26, 2024 08:48 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Kathy:

What a nice shout-out to Alan Murphy Salon!

There are lots of opportunities to let others know how much we appreciate their services whatever they might be, in life and in business. Just a few complimentary words and a smile can mean so much.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Jan 26, 2024 11:53 AM