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Catch Them Doing Something Right

 

How can we make the Real Estate business better?

How can we highlight and show appreciation for the best of the best.

 

It so easy to say something negative or point out flaws about MLS remarks, bad photos, inaccurate information, mistakes, poor communication and the list goes on.

 

How can we help the other professional?

 

Nothing better than being complimented by one of your peers.

 

Just think of the impact we could have by noticing when another agent or vendor or stager or lender or title attorney or inspector.. does a good job or goes out of their way to make a transaction pleasant and gives that bit of extra TLC to the most important person..the client. 

 

We have all heard..

criticize in private compliment in public.

 

 

praise in public Margaret Rome

 

 

Let's catch others doing something right!

 

Let's have some positive ways to highlight others in our industry. 

 

Blog about that special person.

 Help them  make a better contract.

Give a well deserved testimonial.

Compliment, when deserved,  in front of their client.

Share what you have learned from a colleague and give them credit.

 

How many ways can an AR contest make our industry better?

Please check out  Debe's contest ideas

 

Margaret Rome

 

 

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Comments

Oh, what a wonderful idea, Margaret! You know, I have a couple of reviews that I need to post - perhaps I'll do that here and just write a blog about them. Sharing those types of compliments goes a long way to help someone's business and I love helping others grow their businesses too!

Thanks for your entry - I love this challenge!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 6 months ago

Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland that's "the Margaret Rome" way.... and I think it's a great indea for a contest.... it's a contest....only a challenge if you're not accustomed or comfortable with doing it.... 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 6 months ago

Good morning Margaret. The "Margaret Rome" way is to give compliments daily! We thank you for it!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 6 months ago

This has your name all over it Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  This is a perfect idea for a challenge. Bernie and I write thank you notes each week and we enjoy taking time to express gratitude for a job well done. D

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 6 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS Your challenge is the best ever...getting ideas from all the members..brilliant.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Barbara Todaro You live by this concept...." it's a contest....only a challenge if you're not accustomed or comfortable with doing it."

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Wayne Martin Acknowledging the positive  in others make us all better. Thanks for always being so positive.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD You are way ahead of the game by writing  ''...thank you notes each week and we enjoy taking time to express gratitude for a job well done. ''

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Margaret I so agree. Other agents are sometimes surprised to receive a compliment or thank you note and even more so a compliement in front of their clients.  It's the best way to do business!  Love this one!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 6 months ago

One of the nicest compliments I remember getting on line was a lovely Linked-In review from a local agent that I did a deal with stating how nice and helpful I was along the way.  This is a fantastic idea.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 6 months ago

Hi Margaret- it's like the nightly news, isn't it? Sometimes we want to turn it off and look for something more positive. We should spend more time highlighting the positive things that those around us do.

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 6 months ago

I like this post, Margaret.  It reminds me of a little ad ran by the "Values.com" website, which is now "Passiton.com".  The ad promoted the idea of, "Encouragement - Pass it on!"

https://www.passiton.com

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 6 months ago

I have done this in the past and will definitely do it again, thanks to your reminder.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 6 months ago

 

Myrl Jeffcoat I just got caught up in passiton. Such an inspiring site. I use an app good news network. Only positive news all day.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, Broker I just watched your prospecting master video. That is so good and I enjoyed it again after a few years.

Like how you are using it on you AR home page!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Tammy Lankford, What a joy to recieve that praise from another professional. I am sure you shared it! It would make a great post!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

 

Kathy Streib This is my kind of news... I use an app good news network. Only positive news all day.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

 

Chris Ann Cleland You are welcome. Are we on for the 15th???

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Margaret your wisdom is much appreciated.... there is a person who does what you on this platform when she is intermittently writing a negative post and  she gets lots of laughs and comments for pointing out the negatives....it takes real character to help others... funny two doors down from my house the neighbor just got her license and I am her unofficial mentor... she did not realize how hard this business is because she always saw me and thought I made it look easy:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 6 months ago

My shot of inspiration for the day, thank you! Just imagine how powerful this could be if we all put it into action!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 6 months ago

Whether a contest or not, your's is a thought we should always be incorporating into our lives, both personal and professional.

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Serving San Francisco and the Silicon Valley (Pacific Union International) 6 months ago

Endre Barath, Jr. Just like an ice skater...the easier it looks the more proficient they are. If we all had a mentor and we all were mentors...what a great industry this would be. Congratulations on mentoring the new neighbor/agent.  You have just sparked another idea. May have to give you a call when you have a few minutes.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Sharon Tara Let's all put it into action. Inspiration is something we all need! You, my dear, are inspiring!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

 

Lottie Kendall And I love your comment:

''Whether a contest or not, your's is a thought we should always be incorporating into our lives, both personal and professional.''

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

What a tremendous thought you have posted. I love it!!

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland is an agent that does it right.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) 6 months ago

John Wiley And I love your comment. Thank you!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Sometimes criticism is necessary but without a solution or alternative action that would improve performance, being critical IMO is useless and a waste of invaluable time. Sometimes remaining silent is the best option, especially if all the facts are not readily available. 

From my experience, beginning every conversation with a sincere compliment builds rapport and friendliness especially if eventually discussing adverse topics. Great post.

Posted by Kimo Jarrett, Pro Lifestyle Solutions (WikiWiki Realty) 6 months ago

Kimo Jarrett I think you have this concept down pat! Thanks for taking time to comment in such a positive way.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 months ago

Dear Margaret,

Great idea! Love it.

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 5 months ago

Dörte Engel So good to see you!  Why are we up so late?

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Hi Marget

I think it's not only an excellent idea for a contest, but something for us to always keep in mind...and pass it on whenever possible.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 5 months ago

Jeff Dowler, CRS  For sure and I love how you think..." something for us to always keep in mind...and pass it on whenever possible.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Always try to lift people up or criticize upward and be willing to fail and have somebody else have the answers when the time is right

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 5 months ago

Pass it on and pay it forward is kind of what I say, in reference to that comment you said earlier. really good, good ideas have to come from somewhere.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 5 months ago

Laura Cerrano Always good to see you. Good ideas have to come from somewhere! Hope you are doing well!

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 months ago

Participate