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Do you treat people well?

We all have had those people who are just plain mean.

No matter what you  say  it is wrong.


But, lets us turn the tables and look at ourselves.

When we are looking for help and it may be a little slower at coming than you wold like...

Do you still show those giving the service some respect?

Do you treat those people the same way you want to be treated?


Some self examination cold be in order




Comment balloon 26 commentsWilliam Feela • June 07 2018 09:14AM


Seems of late....the mean has been raising its head/hand in this forum...and that is most unfortunate.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 9 months ago

Morning William.

The hateful people are out in force lately.  They really need to be censored, but that would violate their freedom of speech.

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 9 months ago

Good morning, William Feela do unto others works best.... when you're nice you get great service....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 9 months ago

I work very hard William Feela to treat people the way I wish to be treated. Sometimes it's hard... and I've learned to listen to my gut and to stay away from the mean people.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 9 months ago

I am waiting for a menu like that in the joke!  LOL! William it is true, treat people with respect and the Golden Rule.

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 9 months ago


Those who are mean are really striking at themselves...it is not intended to the person.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 9 months ago

Good morning William. It is a great question and important to remember. Love the cartoon.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 9 months ago

There seems to be an agenda in this country to keep folks divided.  I have a few ideas as to why it may be.  I suspect the advent of "Citizens United" in 2010, made it so profitable to the political party system to have diabolical opposing views, in order to tap special interest money. The lunatic fringes now prevail.  The center, and common sense have no lobby in Washington.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 9 months ago

Now is a very good time to share some kindness.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 9 months ago

We should all look in the mirror before we start pointing fingers William...

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority! (RE/MAX Northwest.) 8 months ago

William Feela 
Yes, all the way back to the Scots poet, Robert Burns in 1786, "Would the power [G-d] give us to see ourselves as others see us." How do we see ourselves behaving versus how do we really behave? All the best - Lynn

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) 8 months ago

Customer service can and will dpeend on your attitude towards the person providing the service

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 8 months ago

I don't think you can go wrong by being nice to others.

Attitude counts.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) 8 months ago

William, when given the choice of being right or being kind...choose kind. I heard this "precept" in the movie Wonder, spoken by a child in the classroom. 

I embrace that daily! 

Love your photo of Minnesota, by the way. It's so inviting. 

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) 8 months ago

Hil William- this is so true. If we would stop and think of the Golden Rule, we might change some of our actions. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 8 months ago

I was a bit quick tempered in my youth, but these days I tend to be laid back treat everyone as well as they allow me to.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 8 months ago

I'm usually pretty calm and diplomatic, even when I am feeling stressed. Being nasty, rude, or hurtful to others accomplishes nothing!

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 8 months ago


                              Thank you William. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 8 months ago

Some days this is a real struggle, but I try to do my best, William.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 8 months ago

If I'm grumpy, it's ususally with myself, not others.  There is no way I'd ever be rude to someone else - there is always a choice of walking away. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 8 months ago

No matter my mood I always try to remain civil to those around me. I cannot imagine taking it out on some innocent bystander or even worse someone who is trying to help me.

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) 8 months ago

Hi William,
For the most part, I can say yes but I do find myself getting impatient with incompetence.  I need to realize I don't know the backstory and to just be patient.  Thanks for the reminder. 

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 8 months ago

My mother is that person that I never want to emulate.  I spend all of our time together striving to make up for the harshness she leaves behind.  As such, I will never be mean to anyone.  I see the reactions from the people she interacts with and it isn't pretty.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 8 months ago

When I am really angry with a company I always try to convey to the person on the phone that I know it's not their fault and that I'll appreciate any help they can give. I know those customer service people must get an earful of anger on an hourly basis. 

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 8 months ago

At a community on computer help, I was one of the 3 in the room. A very late hot head- #3 wanted to know something, I pointed at the guru behind as he was volunteering for Q&A. The volunteer asked her a question please take a number. She interrupted and other lady told her not to cut in.  I offered my answer and she said I don't look like I know anything. PC is developed a couple miles away and a lot of these folks like us actually pioneered the internet and computer. So I got up and walked away. The volunteered said to her you do not provide me with enough information we can not help you.  

Everyday we meet these folks. 

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) 8 months ago

Bill I try to treat all people equally but I have decided for many people they  are getting more stupid every day.

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) 8 months ago