It's not what is "Taught" it is what is "Caught"!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Partners

I think this is such an important quote.  Can you think of how many times when you were a child and your parents told you one thing, but you caught them doing something else. 

Maybe it was the way they told you to communicate with your siblings.  They told you not to call names, use bad words, put them down or get physical with them.  But then you caught your parents doing a few of those things when they would argue. 

So, how does that work in real estate?  Are you telling your clients a way to handle a situation and then when you are on the flip side you get upset when it happens to you?  Maybe you kinda new about something wrong with the property, but you didn't look at the property disclosure to make sure that it was included in there.  Then when you catch somebody else doing it you are upset. 

If you think that other agents don't notice that about you, you are mistaken.  You can get a reputation for how you SAY you would handle things and how you really handle it.  I base my respect for other agents on things I see them do. 



Comments (5)

Jacki & Jerry Shafer
The Shafer Real Estate Team, Keller Williams Louisville East - Crestwood, KY
The Shafer Team, Call 502-643-SOLD

You are SO right, Brooke.  It is such a slap in the face of Christ to purport to be a Christian, but then act like the rest of the world.  I would much rather someone show me their heart for Christ and for doing the next right thing - always.

Jan 27, 2009 08:37 AM
Carol Lynne Bull
Keller Williams - Alexandria, VA

I was told "it's not what is taught but what is learned"  The do as I say, not as I do rule, is a sure way to disaster. Children and dogs can see through this and will nail you every time.


Jan 27, 2009 10:40 AM
Brooke Shepherd
Keller Williams Partners - Colorado Springs, CO
Speak With Honesty~Act with Integrity

Jacki and Jerry,

Thank you!  I agree w/ you 100%!


Jan 27, 2009 03:06 PM
Brooke Shepherd
Keller Williams Partners - Colorado Springs, CO
Speak With Honesty~Act with Integrity

Carol, you are so right!


Jan 27, 2009 03:09 PM
Craig Andriulli
Bond Street Mortgage NMLS #191351 - Paramus, NJ
Vice President NMLS #212830

You must lead by example in every aspect of life, business and personal life. Our percetion and reputations will make or break us. Good post.

Jan 29, 2009 05:44 AM