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Rainmaker
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

WE were born with 2 full ears to listen and two eyes to see. We are equiped with 1 mouth to talk.... Some can not even keep it shut.

Feb 08, 2016 11:43 PM
Rainmaker
2,164,857
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Many times I recognize the intent of their question BEFORE they've finished asking it !

Feb 08, 2016 11:38 PM
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3,338,299
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

NO. How could I?  I may even need to ask clarifying questions before I answer. 

Feb 09, 2016 03:27 AM
Rainmaker
759,893
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Yes, at times.  A debate or discussion are often just a competitive game in which we want the ball so we can score.

Feb 09, 2016 02:56 AM
Rainmaker
152,561
Chrissi Chapman Topoleski
Coldwell Banker Realty - Woodbridge, VA
Helping agents live an exceptional life!

I am guilty of it at times.  Sometimes one part of the question strikes a cord so the rest of it gets lost. Other times, it seems there is not enough information to fully answer the question.

Feb 09, 2016 02:05 AM
Rainer
150,416
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I really try to listen, I swear that I do! 

Feb 08, 2016 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Most of the time and its a very bad habit.  I'm trying to listen first before formulating a reply.

Feb 08, 2016 11:36 PM
Rainmaker
979,296
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jack - I would have to agree with that statement. I actually feel that most people just don't listen in general, and can't wait to start talking about what they want to talk about, ignoring what they just heard.

Feb 11, 2016 01:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,226
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Listen, Listen, LISTEN; then think, Think, THINK; and REPLY!

Feb 10, 2016 10:04 PM
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6,348,383
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sometimes yes, sometimes they need to ask it first.

Feb 10, 2016 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
5,187,910
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Learning to listen is a difficult assignment. Once learned it is priceless!

Feb 09, 2016 08:02 PM
Rainer
68,845
Sandra Graves
Keller Williams Realty - Folsom, CA
Realtor

I'm a listener. I always let the other person finish before I respond. 

Feb 09, 2016 02:45 PM
Rainmaker
4,969,111
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

No..I need to hear the question first..then reply!

Feb 09, 2016 11:51 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

This is a really accurate adage.  I try to stay aware of my tendency to want to be preparing my answer.  Listening is so important.

Feb 09, 2016 10:56 AM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

That's a great saying, Jack. 

Feb 09, 2016 10:53 AM
Rainmaker
4,894,546
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

My x partner would sat that I always do.

Feb 09, 2016 08:19 AM
Rainmaker
530,966
Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

I have always tried to listen and understand before responding  -- whether it is an answer to a question, or a comment, or even another question to clarify things.

I hope i have the answer beforehand so that I can answer -- but if I do not have the answer, then I usually go in search of an answer.

Feb 09, 2016 07:18 AM
Rainmaker
637,434
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I try to answer their question before they even have the need to ask them. That's my excuse.

Feb 09, 2016 06:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If you ask my wife then yes!!!

Feb 09, 2016 05:19 AM
Rainmaker
4,272,199
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I think I make the mistake of trying to reply first because I am most often asked questions. But how can that be wrong???

Feb 09, 2016 04:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,618,781
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I am blessed with a talent of listening to people:) but it is true, most of people like to talk, and they usually talk about themselves:)

Feb 09, 2016 04:32 AM
Rainmaker
891,971
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

So true. Intuition is a strong player too. 

Feb 09, 2016 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Absolutely, and I wrote this before I even read your question!  

Feb 09, 2016 03:38 AM
Rainer
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Michele Lussier
Michele Lussier at John L Scott Real Estate - Seattle, WA
Residential Sales Seattle to Whidbey Island

No , I think if you have the answer, you are not listening to the full question . Listening to Clients is key for Client Satisfaction 

Feb 09, 2016 03:21 AM
Rainmaker
1,497,558
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I always have the answer before I hear the question.  I just don't know what it is until I hear the question.

Feb 09, 2016 01:55 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well I try but sometimes it's a challenge

Feb 09, 2016 01:34 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

guilty, more often than not!!!!

Feb 09, 2016 01:13 AM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

BIG EARS little mouth

Feb 09, 2016 12:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Last I checked, we have 2 ears and only 1 mouth. They should be used in proportion, in my opinion.

Feb 09, 2016 12:58 AM
Rainmaker
907,978
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

People get on my nerves that start talking before I even finish asking the question.

Feb 09, 2016 12:47 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,822
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

I go with Sam Shueh answer as it reminds me of what my mother used to say.

Feb 09, 2016 12:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I annoy people by asking them for clarification sometimes multiple times. :)

Feb 09, 2016 12:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If you understand neuroscience, the answer is easy.

Feb 09, 2016 12:03 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I always listen.

Feb 08, 2016 11:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,513,143
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

assume as I am not a mind reader not until the question has been asked!

Feb 08, 2016 11:51 PM
Rainmaker
921,404
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

....it just so blooming frustrating....

patiently to wait..and wait...

their lips do move, too much time they take.

GET to the point for the sake of all that's Holy.

There isn't time to hear your whole story.

Hope burn brightly, the lips close thightly

"What is the question? you ask politely.

 

Feb 08, 2016 11:47 PM