Hawaii Randy's Real Estate Opinions: If You Don’t Like Someone, You Can Still be Nice!

If You Don’t Like Someone, You Can Still be Nice!

Just Be Nice!

This is something I learned early I life.  I have heard it from several motivational type folks over the years and try to live it.  Sometimes it can be hard, if the person we are speaking about is particularly obnoxious.

As Realtors® we are in a business where we have to deal with people from all walks of lives and with all types of problems. We work with people who have tragedies in their lives and are in a time of change.  They may be dealing with anything from divorce, to death, to loss of a job.  We are there to help them and not add more stress to their lives.  The other professionals we are working with may not all be the nicest folks either. 

We have to deal with many who for lack of better words are emotionally or socially retarded.  At times, we have to deal with those who are less than honest.   To best serve our clients, we need to keep things moving forward and with as positive of an attitude as possible.  This will also keep our own reputations intact.

The best way to do that, is just be nice.  You don’t have to like the other person, but treat them the way the way you would like to be treated and just be nice.  A great way to diffuse a toxic situation at times is to kill them with kindness.  Being nice to someone you don’t like is not being phony.  It is being civil and professional. 

So my thought for day as repeated in a Patrick Swayze movie Road House, to his bartenders, ”Be Nice.”



Randy L. Prothero, REALTOR®

Broker-in-Charge, ABR, AHWD, CRB, CRS, e-PRO, GRI, MRP, SFR

eXp Realty

Team Leader - "The Prothero Group"

Randy Prothero is well established as an expert in working with military / VA clients and first time home buyers.  His home seller's (listing) campaign is one of the most aggressive marketing programs in the area.  His luxury home listings sell faster and for more money.

Based out of Mililani, Hawaii. Randy services the island of Oahu (Honolulu County) Performs mediations and ombudsman services for the Board of Realtors.  To improve overall professionalism in his area Randy also offers classes for real estate agents. 

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Comment balloon 7 commentsRandy Prothero • March 16 2013 06:18PM


Randy...I work with people all the time that I really don't like.  I work with them, I just don't go out to dinner with them.

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) almost 6 years ago

Aloha William - So I am guessing inviting them to your home is probably out of the questions.  LOL

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 6 years ago

William says it well, I never seem to have this issue but I don't work with people I don't get along with

Posted by Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc) almost 6 years ago

Treat others as you would have them treat you...Great thought Randy..I do stop here every now and then....

Posted by Eric Bouler, Listening to your Needs ( Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La.) almost 6 years ago

Joyce - You can't control the agents and clients on the other side of your transactions.

Eric - Haven't heard from you in awhile.  I hope business is strong.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) almost 6 years ago

Hi Randy It was "nice" to meet you in person today. I enjoyed talking to you.  It's great to hear you have been busy.

Posted by Julie A. Black, CLHMS, CRS, GRI, Realtor, Broker (KAUAI DREAMS REALTY Kauai Real Property Specialist) over 5 years ago

Aloha Julie - It was great meeting a fellow blogger and CRS agent.

Posted by Randy Prothero, Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645 (eXp Realty) over 5 years ago

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