William's Places: What Do You Do To Keep And Draw People Into Your Circle? Show Them This!

What Do You Do To Keep And Draw People Into Your Circle? Show Them This!

What Do You Do To Keep And Draw People Into Your Circle? Show Them This!

I am a teacher in an urban high school, as well as a realtor, and I really don't believe that I didn't think of this before.

I was reading and commenting on a recent post by Matt Stigliano about Growth Leader's response to a suggestion he made on his blog. I do believe that their response made Matt's day.

How many opportunities do we waste or fail to grab because of overlooking this one simple rule?

I do believe that Dale Carnegie, in his book How to Win Friends and Influence People, gave us this particular maxim, and provided plenty of examples to prove how well it actually works.

We all know from personal experience how well it works on us. A person who expresses gratitude for something we've said or done for them or on their behalf is probably going to remain in our circle far longer than those who do not, or who do the opposite - nothing but criticize.

Showing genuine appreciation can take many forms, as Matt's post demonstrates. I show appreciation to my students every day by giving them praise on their strengths and accomplishments, both within and outside of my class. I show appreciation to my broker and colleagues by acting on their excellent advice and telling them so. I show appreciation to my wife by eating the food she cooks for me and telling her that I appreciate her.

Showing appreciation doesn't cost anyone a dime, is easy to do, and the rewards are fantastic.

Want to get, and keep, more clients?  Show them appreciation for giving you the chance, the opportunity to serve them.

Want to get more agents? Show appreciation to the ones you have. They'll do the recruiting for you.

Want more referrals? Show appreciation to past clients on a regular basis. They'll be more likely to refer their friends and colleagues to you.

What do you do to keep and draw people into your circle? Just show them this: appreciation!

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Comment balloon 4 commentsWilliam James Walton Sr. • March 24 2009 12:56PM

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Very good point! One that we should do on a regular basis, but a very nice reminder!

Posted by Melissa Sall, Realtor ~ Belmont County ~ Ohio (Sulek & Dutton Real Estate) over 11 years ago

Simple, yet free, SOMETHING I CAN DO!

Thanks for the reminder. I appreciate that!

Posted by Marilyn Harrell, Wixom Lake - Beaverton MI (ReMax Riverhaven) over 11 years ago

William,

I appreciate your reminding me about this simple truth.  It is easy to forget when your caught up in life's hectic schedule so thanks for the reminder.

Tim

Posted by Tim Rogers (Coaches Corner Radio...The Real Estate Guy) over 11 years ago

I wish you taught my 10 year old son. His current teacher has never heard of this. But , back to real estate , I do need to remember to do more contact with past clients and customers. Thanks for the reminder!

Posted by Shelly Fisher, Property Specialist - Lake Burton Club, Rabun County (Lake Burton Club Realty-Clayton Ga) over 11 years ago

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