Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

PC - I am so over this - I may not be perfect but I am professional

Jun 13, 2016 09:16 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

It is best to do the right thing all the time.

Jun 20, 2016 12:12 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'm always saying: I'm not perfect;  and I am not afraid to be vulnerable. People do not like perfect. It is ok to tell that you do not feel good or you had a bad day or you are upset and why. I'm open and honest. Why not? 

Jun 13, 2016 05:42 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It shows in how you practice your business. Saying you are honest are just words but your actions will provide the truth. 

Jun 13, 2016 11:39 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Honesty is paramount and what you see is what you get...I don't try to be anything else

Jun 13, 2016 11:09 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

I think being honest encapsulates far more than simply revealing your flaws and vulnerabilities. Honesty is being truthful in your dealings - it's more the lack of subterfuge than the presence of the opposite.

We're like layers of an onion, I've heard it said. We reveal different layers to different people. It's instinctive to hide your limp - it's an evolutionary disadvantage to reveal your weaknesses.  

 

Jun 13, 2016 08:20 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I bought something expensie online and received a double shipment by mistake. I shipped the extra package back to the company with an explanatory note and was surprised when I received a thank you letter.  They actually said "Thank you for your honesty." 

Jun 13, 2016 07:15 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

There is an interesting book out called The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty by Dan Ariely.  An interesting read.  

As for myself, I'm a fairly honest person.  "Fairly" in that I will not reveal all or, like Ryan, purposely expose weaknesses that can be taken advantage of.

I am far from perfect, but not revealing my weaknesses or imperfections doesn't make me dishonest.   It makes me a self-preservationist.  Who is going to protect me if I don't?

I can't say I agree with any finding that people are getting more honest.  

Jun 13, 2016 07:07 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I remember when I was in New York at Grimaldi's Italian Restaurant.  I went to the head and watched as a guy's wallet dropped from his pocket as he left.  I chased him down (had to follow him throughout the restaurant) and gave it back to him.  He was SHOCKED (as was his buddy and their ladies), even to the point of saying "You're not from around here, are you?"  It was all the money they had for their date night.  They were most thankful.  They stopped by after my party was seated and thanked me again and even sent my family and I a dessert.  One of my best memories of that trip!

 

As far as showing a limp/vulnerability/weakness absolutely not!  I am humble and show humility, but I do not expose any weakness that can be taken advantage of.  Being yourself and honest in your business dealings is the best way to establish trust and integrity.

Jun 13, 2016 03:35 AM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

We are only human, after all! Honesty is key to longevity in all dealings with others. Definitely a trait better learned at an early age.

Jun 13, 2016 03:27 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

The link goes to "That Page Can't Be Found"...

Jun 13, 2016 01:06 AM
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

You can only hide the dirt so long then it will either come out in the wash or rain!

Jun 13, 2016 12:23 AM