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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

If someone doesn't say "Thank You"  to me, I still say "You're Welcome"  hoping that the next time they'll not need to be prompted.  Raised by wolves is no excuse!

Sep 28, 2015 12:19 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

no, not at all....most say it....and children say it, if they are "taught" to say grandchildren are all very respectful and will absolutely say it to everyone....

Sep 28, 2015 01:02 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

"Thank you," and "You are welcome" each require observation and mindful responses. 

In the mindless, reactive society in which we live, these sweet words become increasingly rare.

Mindfulness is about observing and making recognition to those who do that which is worthy.

Sep 28, 2015 12:43 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Please and Thank You are timeless and they have more value today, than ever before. It's amazing that my mom got it right by the time I was a toddler. I was raised with please, thank you and may I? I was taught to stand up straight, look'em in the eye and be polite. I was taught to send thank you notes and use proper English in conversation & writing (I get that one wroing often). Momma knew, what 1,000's go to seminars now to learn and even more have forgotten, or never got the message.

But, like in the parable; I'm the coffee not the egg nor the carrot. The boiling water is changed by me, I don't let it change my state of being.

Sep 28, 2015 12:29 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

No, those words are not so hard to say or at least they shouldn't be.  There's always enough time to be polite enough to say them.

We're all getting old.  It has nothing to do with saying "thank you" and "you're welcome".  People who don't bother are rude regardless of their age. 

Sep 28, 2015 12:27 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Not for me but it seems to almost kill many to speak the words.  Your not old rather smart.

Sep 28, 2015 12:19 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

All it takes is a moment to seal the commitment from clients with a little sugar!

Sep 28, 2015 01:31 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

They seem to have been replaced by  "No Problem"

Sep 28, 2015 12:37 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Both terms are part of my vocabulary.

Your wife is right and that's a good thing -- consider the alternative.  


Sep 28, 2015 02:15 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I'm from the old school where it is a common courtesy.

Sep 28, 2015 01:06 AM
The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Many failed to say these things back in the old days too, perhaps we are all getting old.

Mar 11, 2019 10:36 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I'm not sure why we don't hear it more often. I think it is a generational thing and it's sad.

Aug 22, 2016 02:53 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Unfortunately those words are not a part of many peoples lexicon.

Sep 28, 2015 10:30 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

For most people that I talk with they are part of every conversation.


Sep 28, 2015 03:45 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - Well, you certainly do not hear them very much anymore. When someone helps me I make sure to thank them.

Sep 28, 2015 03:16 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It depends on who you say it to.  If it's your wife, then yes, you are getting old.  If it a client, then you are just inconsiderate.

Sep 28, 2015 09:02 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I think 'no problem' is the new way of saying your welcome. The times they do change. 

Sep 28, 2015 08:06 AM
Amanda at VA HLC & FedHomeLoan
VA Home Loan Centers - San Diego, CA
Social Media, Content & Client Relations

I'm beginning to wonder that myself, and I'm 28, so it has nothing to do with age. 

Sep 28, 2015 07:40 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Your wife is probably right that you're getting old :) but I don't agree that it's too hard to say thank you and you're welcome!

Sep 28, 2015 07:39 AM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

They should be automatic, but today they're often lacking. What annoys me is when I say thank you and the other person says "No problem."

This usually happens in retail establishments and I'm always tempted to stop and ask if serving a customer should have been a problem.

Sep 28, 2015 05:06 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Oh, Paul!  You're not old!  And if you are, there are worse things, like being young and rude!

Sep 28, 2015 05:04 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Never too hard and always appreciated; "please" too. Hate the "aha" instead of "thank you".

Sep 28, 2015 05:00 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No it's not.  And, I still use these words all the time.

Sep 28, 2015 04:39 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I don't find them hard to say at all, when they are earned and deserved.   I make a point to thank my clients, title/escrow officer, lender and other agent(s) for a job well done, on each and every transaction.  I am not the only one, I have 146 reviews on where clients thanked me for a job(s) well done.

Thank you for taking the time to write this question.

Sep 28, 2015 03:59 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Paul it is all in how we were raised.  In today's generation not so much.  We are a dying breed Mr. Henderson...

Sep 28, 2015 03:53 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

I have trouble even getting a hello from most!

Sep 28, 2015 03:14 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I do not think it is hard. It's how we are taught to say that.

And we should teach the same to next generation.

Sep 28, 2015 01:40 AM