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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It is always best to be generous anonymously and not for show.

May 08, 2015 01:32 AM
Robert May
Robert W May - Lethbridge Real Estate - Lethbridge, AB
Real estate consulting

just reading some of the older questions and answers here at AR, looks like you got several great answers here, so I wont repeat them.

May 08, 2016 04:58 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

oh yes,....yes, yes.... many are not generous with anything including knowledge and direction for others....

May 08, 2015 06:24 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Real estate professionals are lucky because a generous supply of advice leads to a better quality of life for our clients.

May 08, 2015 05:24 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Yes I think it does. A stingy person is stingy with their time, kind words, money, etc. In other words they are selfish and it can't help but show in the way they live their life.

May 08, 2015 05:05 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"...do you think generosity defines us...."


Generosity is the manifestation of more deeply rooted attributes. It is those core values, we hold dear, that define us. Those values are the basis of our emotions, shame, scarcity, or abundance, (tangible and intangible) from which generosity emerges.

May 08, 2015 03:22 AM
Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras
With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate

Yes, our generosity strongly defines us.

There are many forms of generosity...it's not always about giving money.

Sometimes, when another agent you're doing a transaction with is having a bad day, it's about encouraging them - pointing out their strengths, appreciating their successes.  And if you are working with a newbie, it's about encouraging them as well, giving them some tips and pointers that you picked up along the way.

If your seller is under pressure to sell from their spouse having just been given a horrible medical diagnosis, or if they have to sell because of a gut-wrenching divorce, it's about being a sounding board, letting them talk about their fears and frustrations...

If your buyer is a nervous Nellie who doesn't feel comfortable yet writing up an offer, even though they have found 'the one', it's about hearing them out, guiding them to sleep on it, and giving them the time they need to make a right decision.

If you ask me, a good real estate agent is among the most generous of souls, because he/she is giving their time (among other things such as their experience, their knowledge, their skill, their care) - and time away from our families is something we can never replace. 

May 08, 2015 03:12 AM
Diane Lipps
DA Rock of Homes - Broker/Owner/REALTOR (469-879-1301) - Rockwall, TX
Broker "Lake Ray Hubbard Real Estate"

Yes it does.  However whatever the motivating factor behind it determines whether it is in a positive or negative way.  For accolades: negative.  From the heart and discreet: positive.  Just like when someone "pays it forward", don't tell everybody what you just did.  

May 08, 2015 02:15 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I think the sum total of our actions and experiences defines us.

May 08, 2015 01:58 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I think it does.

May 08, 2015 01:55 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some of us.

Nov 24, 2018 06:29 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

John nailed this one!

Nov 13, 2017 02:49 AM