Richie Alan  Naggar, agent & author  (people first...then business Ran Right Realty )

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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I think with your writing skills, Richie, you can turn that into a marvelous marketing piece - I love it!

May 23, 2020 06:49 AM
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Bob Crane
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I think that code is just a myth, they use all sorts of excuses to not deliver the mail.

May 23, 2020 06:27 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
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I believe it comes down to each individual's commitment to their level of service - there are excellent examples of the "the mail must get through" in all industries and of course plenty of examples of those that have lots of "good" reasons why it can not.

May 23, 2020 07:04 AM
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Peter Testa
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Postal workers here drive around in Mail Trucks. The mail boxes are in line with the street. I don't know that they have it that bad here. If the snow prevents them from sticking their arm out the window & placing the mail in the box then they take it back to the PO & you have to go pick it up. 

May 23, 2020 07:38 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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super REALTORThe League of Justice and The US Post Office watched REALTOR* and came up with their slogans based on what the best of us were already doing...and beyond. We bust our asses when we're in full-tilt-boogie service mode.

 

May 23, 2020 07:25 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Motivations are changed when you risk your health and your life when showing properties and meeting with prospects.

May 23, 2020 07:09 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
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No, I often feel that way when I'm waiting for someone in a blizzard. 

The postal folks should up their ante or at least read it once in awhile. What a lazy bunch they are & then I have to hear how they are loosing billions.

I send bulk mail regularly & when I go inside behind the scenes it is truly unbelievable. Our local PO no one is there at all. Just a giant cavern with no workers.  In our giant PO it is 50 times larger with again - no employees to be seen. Everyone moves like a snail so I'll never pay extra for speedy delivery that's for sure.

May 23, 2020 06:59 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
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I am meeting a prospective buyer to show a house today and I will be masked and gloved. When I leave the house, I get to sanitized the entrance doorknob and lockbox. While inside, we are instructed not to touch any surface. Of course, the buyer has to be masked and glove, also.

May 23, 2020 08:31 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
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I prefer super agent.  Out here if there's a trash can within 3 feet of the mailbox the postal drivers will skip your house.  They hate getting out of their cars.

May 23, 2020 08:35 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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All jobs have instances where going above and beyond can occur

May 23, 2020 08:22 AM
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have certainly performed in some conditions that I didn't necessarily want to be in, but we do what it takes for our clients, at least I do.

May 23, 2020 07:28 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
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PEOPLE! Just as "ALL" agents are not sleezy creepoids, all postal employees are not lazy do-nothing slugs. Geez. I rarely take offense to anything anyone says, but come on! When my son was a mail carrier, he worked his butt off. He went to work in a blizzard more than once, and did NOT go home early. His truck got stuck more than once. Did you know those things often don't have heat. And they don't have front wheel drive. They suck in the snow. He was FROZEN all day long. His toes were white, his fingers were white. So they do not all sit in a nice truck and stick their hands out the window. AND he was working seven days a week from November through the end of December with only a day off every few weeks. So let's remember that in any industry there are hard workers who are ethical and do the right thing, and there are those that don't. So we shouldn't ever lump people into some category based on their job. Rant over.

Real estate agents who want to work do so no matter what the weather/catastrophes/etc. 

May 23, 2020 11:46 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do like a good slogan. Like ....'home of the free and the brave."
Long ago I learned do verify if you don't want to be disappointed.

The truest one I've read is from Abam Auto Service - If our brakes don't stop you something will.

And let's not forget 'Ful service agent."  Don't look behind that curtain.

May 23, 2020 10:25 AM
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Richie not sure I'd compare real estate agents to the postal service.  The Postal Service has continually losts billions of dollars a year for years. That's not us guys by any means!!  As for the  postal couriers themselves......many great people. 

May 23, 2020 10:11 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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Weather has never stopped us from working.

May 23, 2020 09:54 AM
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Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
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no one goes out when it snows in GA on the roads.  That's not happening.  And don't believe it when they say they deliver mail in the south when it snows.... no they don't.

May 23, 2020 09:12 AM
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Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
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I guess the simple answer your question as to why real estate agents don't use the postal code of conduct is safety.

If the fire engines won't drive on the road (which happens whent he wind speed it too high during a hurricane), then we're going to postpone your closing.  If you can't see the road because it is flooded, then yea, I'm not going to show you that house.

When powerlines are hanging down in the road (near the water!), I'll risk losing the commission before I risk going through that to get to an appointment.

Mother Nature is stronger than I am.  I can handle the rain, which happens all the time here.  I can handle the heat, which happens more often than the rain.  But when there are times when it makes more sense to cancel. 

You can be super agent, but I'll be smart agent.  

May 24, 2020 06:13 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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Some areas allow business and some do not. The creative agent can overcome anything. It is a personal choice.

May 24, 2020 05:25 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
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As Debe said, you should be able to use this in your advertising due to your writing skills Richie!

May 23, 2020 03:48 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

It's all about the people behind the job.  Some will go the extra distance and do with a smile and a happy heart and others will not. 

May 24, 2020 07:52 AM