PAULA'S SOUTHAMPTON BLOG: WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THE NICEST THING...It's Music To Our Ears!!

WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THE NICEST THING...It's Music To Our Ears!!

WHEN SOMEONE SAYS THE NICEST THING...It's Music To Our Ears!

Rarely do we get to hear compliments in this profession--at least in my experience.

A while ago however, I read a compliment that was written by our new Regional Vice President of The Hamptons, Carl Benincasa. It was an article that he wrote to introduce himself to the community and this is part of what he said:

"My experience with Douglas Elliman has completely dispelled any negative perceptions that some may have of real estate agents. As a lawyer by trade, negative perceptions are something I can empathize with. Elliman’s agents are incredible, community conscious people. They’re a great group of professionals who are not only amazing at their jobs, but are also good people. It’s refreshing."

That statement completely blew me away--how often do we get to hear such good things?

Of course, it put him right up there at the top of the list when it comes to my favorite manager! 

He has been with us now for about 10 months and he has maintained that respectful attitude toward all of us. He is the kind of person who expects professionalism, and in the process, generates that kind of spirit in us as well!

I thought that I would share this with you to let you know that there are those who care about the agents who make up most of this profession...There are even some who are very impressed by our work!

There is nothing better than a word of praise to make you want to work even harder to make the best of whatever it is that you produce!

 

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Paula I. Hathaway, Senior Broker Associate, Douglas Elliman Real Estate

Southamtpon Village Real Estate Specialist since 1995;  Also Specializes in North Sea, Noyac, Water Mill and Bridgehampton, New York

Diamond , Gold and Chairman's Circle Awards; Top Producer since 2005

 

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Comment balloon 12 commentsPaula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA • January 23 2018 08:23PM

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Hello Paula,  I am all for hearing good things about our profession.  We help make the American dream come true of home ownership.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 2 months ago

Hi Will: Yes, that is so true---and we do  it better than other sources--We do not get to hear these nce things--ever! It was such a sur[rise for me to read that article that I told Carl that he may not realize it but he is one of the first people I know to ever have complimented our profession!

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) 2 months ago

We agree, we are fans of slathering the praise in every direction that needs it.  It is so much more fun to praise than to criticize in my very humble opinion.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) about 2 months ago

Hi Paula- We all want to hear or read compliments. Money is nice and needed but recognition is the icing on the cake. He also set the bar high for you all, and you're living up to it. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) about 2 months ago

Hi Alexandra: You are so right! If you can't "slather" (love that word) praise then please don't say anything! That's what my motto is...It works for all around when it is done with good intention! Thanks for reading and commenting....

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 2 months ago

Hi Kathy: Thanks for reading this little acknowledgement--It comes from the heart and because of that he saw it and was so humbled by it! Carl is a rarity himself and because he is who he is, he makes all of us so proud to be a part of the company...Thanks for your heartfelt comment too....

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 2 months ago

Even a sincere Thank You is very welcomed.  So many act like they did us a favor

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) about 2 months ago

Hi William: Yes, so much like what I remember! They were doing us a big fat favor!! Who gains from that way of thinking? No, I prefer the basic humanity that it takes to be what is needed and to say what you think--nothing fancy. Just plain and simple human respect. 

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 2 months ago

Morning Paula.

What a great statement.  It's seldom, if ever, that we even get a thank you.  Nice read, thanks for posting

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 2 months ago

High James: It is nice to hear compliments, especially when they are from the heart! I can always tell, I think if someone is just blowing smoke or if they are sincere...Its's always so nice when it is!! Thanks for reading and commenting here!

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 2 months ago

Respect, kindness and professionalism produce more of the same! A win-win!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com) about 2 months ago

Kat: So True! Thanks for reading this post and commenting Kat...Rarely do we find this level of professionalism in this profession---He sees in us what he, himself, is! Interesting, no? 

Posted by Paula Hathaway, REALTOR, LBA, ...The Most Informed Agent In The Hamptons! (Douglas Elliman Real Estate) about 2 months ago

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