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On Listening and Journalism…

 On Listening and Journalism…

 

On Listening…

Compassion Listening 

I thought I would share a take-off on Mimi’s recently featured post, Can You Hear Me Now?’ Something that happened to me this week and yes, at 60, we can still have ah-ha moments!! In fact, I feel we’re never too old to capture those ah-ha moments.

 

We thought social media was a great thing until users stopped listening and began lashing out, hiding behind the safety of their keyboards. Users scream, demean and bully at every turn and it really does seem to be getting worse. Besides ‘unfriending’ and blocking the offenders, what are we to do to avoid the unnecessary drama that is in front of us 24/7?

 

On Listening and Journalism…


I have often commented that I feel journalism is a lost art. It seems we are faced, not with news but, with opinions - and some pretty strong ones too. I actually stopped watching the news for awhile because I couldn’t bear hearing the slant - either way - I just want the TRUTH, the FACTS and nothing more - certainly not the conjectures!

Truth or fiction
Being in real estate, we live in a world that truth matters, numbers (the RIGHT, factual ones) matter, honesty & integrity MATTER in all that we do. Sure, not all Realtors® abide by our Code of Ethics but, we are mandated to sit for those classes every couple of years. It’s up to US to listen and soak up the rules and regulations in our CoEs. Why don’t journalists have this same requirement in their profession?

 

I digress! The point in sharing all of that is this - I started watching the news again. My favorite part of the news is always the last ‘heartwarming’ story which makes me wish that news channels would realized that most people do enjoy hearing GOOD news, rather than twisted bad news!

 

I often work while the news is on or I’m cooking dinner at the same time. I don’t look at the TV, I merely LISTEN. I challenge you to try it. After years of doing this and resuming ‘watching’ (a.k.a. LISTENING), I noticed that my husband and I, being in the same room when the news is on, were left with a totally different interpretation of many of the news stories.

 

The best example happened recently and reading Mimi’s post, made me think, I really do need to share my challenge with the world!

Ray and I were watching the news - he WATCHING, while I was LISTENING (not even LOOKING at the TV). I could easily tell which political persuasion each speaker was and I could also HEAR the slant to which the questions were asked, based on the political persuasion of the questioner.  And, because of being able to listen to the question, the answers were interpreted differently than had I simply been watching the interviews. 

actively listening

We actually disagreed on what was said during a couple of stories and when we rewound the story and re-listened. There really is something to be said about the age-old belief that we have two ears and one mouth for a reason! In recent antics on social media, one could say the same thing about two eyes and mouth...but, I'm not going there! 

 

Mesmerizing EyesI think about what I do when talking to someone - I look at their eyes; if their eyes are striking, I think that their eyes are striking. I can also ’see’ deception that I don’t think everyone can ‘see’ when looking into the eyes of others. I look at their teeth — who doesn’t love a great smile?

 

So, I notice people’s teeth; if they are gleaming white and perfectly positioned, I think, “WOW! Now, that’s a beautiful smile!  Do you see where I’m going with this? When we WATCH, we are often distracted by the people, the background (“Oh, they’re in New York and it’s snowing there!”) OR we may be keenly aware of their body language. 

Great smile!
The point is
, we are seriously distracted when we watch. However, when we give all of our energy to hearing the conversation/interview and listening intently, I think we actually hear the REAL story. 

 

It takes a special person to actually HEAR and to even go beyond that - LISTEN. Listening to what others are saying is something most people simply don't to take the time to do. I have found that recently with my husband’s journey through a very serious illness. I know which medical practitioners are listeners and which are just giving you the fake smile and not hearing a word you’re saying. 

 

Perhaps they are not listening because they are smitten with my smile! LOL

 

Seriously, thank you for the inspiration for this post, Mimi Foster

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Comment balloon 107 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • November 25 2019 12:21AM

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Debe Maxwell, CRS 
What a wonderful post. Full of honesty and good advice.
Yes, listening and HEARING. Like the idea or not, let the other person express it.
All the best - Lynn

Posted by Lynn B. Friedman, Concierge Service for Our Atlanta Sellers & Buyers (Atlanta Homes ODAT Realty Call/Text 404-939-2727 Buckhead - Midtown - Westside -- and more ...) 17 days ago

Morning Debe.

I like to watch the one giving the question and the answer.  One can tell if it is a truthful answer or a canned reply.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 16 days ago

Good morning, Debe Maxwell, CRS I had to smile when I read that you don't watch tv, you listen to it.... that's exactly what I do when I'm online.... I have CNN in the background OR one of my favorite criminal justice programs....  

we don't need to look at people to clearly understand how they think and what they're made of... it's always reflected in what they say and how they say it.... i.e., I'm always very direct but careful to not overstep my bounds...that thin line will make or break you....be careful not to cross it is my advice to all bloggers.... blog away, but in good taste, even when challenging!!!!  one can have a battle and come out smelling like a rose!!

rambling....sorry....

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 16 days ago

Debbie, I completely agree with you. I'm a very visual person and I can easily focus on what I'm seeing more than what I'm hearing. Sometimes I'll say, wait, say that again. My husband is an audible learner. It's handy because I'll discuss things with him just to make sure I didn't miss something. Either way, I agree that what is reported these days is more opinions than facts and that is probably why so many of us distrust the news. We have have an opinion and it isn't always the same. Have a great day!

Posted by Carla Freund, Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489 (Keller Williams Preferred Realty) 16 days ago

Good Morning Debe,

There is truth in the statement that we learn a lot by listening rather than by talking. What you said about journalism as the purveyor of truth has long been vanquished by propaganda, sadly. 

Happy Thanksgiving.

 

Posted by Maria Gilda Racelis, Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen! (Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington) 16 days ago

Hello Debe - this post has relevancy far beyond refining listening skills and journalism.  Hitting the pause feature when we are out and about as well as when we should be "tuned-in" is important.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 16 days ago

So true, Lynn B. Friedman! And, as Barbara Todaro said in a recent post she wrote about a similar topic, some things shouldn't even be said in the first place in a public forum!  It's business suicide in our business, if you ask me! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Hi James Dray! So many of the news stories are repeated (ad nauseum!) and if I happen to catch a visual of a story I've previously heard and not 'seen,' their body language does, indeed, confirm my original audible interpretation!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

It is important to truly listen, and so hard to do. It takes a lot of practice! And I agree that the visuals could be distracting, although at other times they could provide some clarity. Body language is often very important in knowing if someone is telling the truth or not!

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) 16 days ago

You're so right, Barbara Todaro - some tap dance on that line, others seem to take pleasure crossing it and then attempt to rally the troops by playing the martyr. As someone said recently to me, you can delete posts/comments, including your own but, the internet is forever - nastiness is noticed far more than nice too! 

Yes, as always, you're right - crossing that line (or not) can make or break you. The best way to come out smelling like a rose is to BE a rose! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Oh, that's so like my husband and I, Carla Freund - and I'm thankful for DVR this day and time, for sure! LOL

I'm okay with opinions and in fact, I love hearing different opinions and oftentimes, restructuring my own, based on a combination of the different opinions. But, gosh, we don't have to push our opinions down others throats, do we?!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Hi Maria Gilda Racelis! Oh, you're spot-on! Sadly, propaganda is what we hear in news - more than the actual news these days. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Some people are on their own planet, Michael. Their rabbit ears are no longer effectively tuning in to what others are saying, whether it be indirectly to them or in-your-face direct!!

Michael Jacobs 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

I'm so with you on the body language, Kat Palmiotti! I will say that when I'm face-to-face with someone, I count on my BS radar - it's quite accurate!!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Very good post. Thank you. I will try this at home. Interesting point. Happy Holiday 

Posted by AndreaBFerreira CRS - SRS - CLHMS, Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach County in FL (Keyes Co. ) 16 days ago

Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

We thought social media was a great thing until users stopped listening and began lashing out, hiding behind the safety of their keyboards. Users scream, demean and bully at every turn and it really does seem to be getting worse. Besides ‘unfriending’ and blocking the offenders, what are we to do to avoid the unnecessary drama that is in front of us 24/7?

 

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) 16 days ago

Thank you, AndreaBFerreira CRS - SRS - CLHMS! I think you'll be surprised at the difference. Happy Holiday to you too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Really, just not participating in it has worked for me. I often want to step in and do the 'peace-maker' thing but, having done that recently and to no avail, I think it will be a long time before this peace-maker throws her hat into the ring again anytime soon, Sham Reddy CRS

To tag on what you said, it's such a shame that social media seems to have brought out the worst in a lot of people. I think somehow, some way, the 'social' aspect of it is missed on more and more users.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

I remember when I didn't think you could read someone over the phone! LOL it's actually easier to NOT be distracted by the physical countenance.

I think The Beatles were wrong in the literal sense

Living is easy with eyes closed
Misunderstanding all you see

Smartphones and SM have rewired our brains in a not-so-good way  . . . we overreact to what we think we see and our eyes often deceive.

And I not only have TV in background, when I do watch it I have CCs on and read the words I'm seeing come out of the characters' mouths. Others say it's distracting but I absorb better that way! LOL

Posted by Candice A. Donofrio, 928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text (Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker) 16 days ago

As I mentioned previously, I recently finished reading Malcom Gladwell's book Talking with Strangers which is all about this. How people do not do well, even judges when they look at people to decide if they can be trusted, or people misinterpret things people say and the situation can go from minor to drastic very quickly. I used to view conversations as competitions, and often knew halfway through what someone was saying how I was going to respond. I was NOT listening. But, I now try very hard and have taken to placing my fingers on my lips to remind myself to not interrupt or speak but to listen. I find it helps.

Posted by Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line (Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400) 16 days ago

Good Morning Debe,

Listening is a lost art and we have the power to make it better. This is a wonderful post and very insightful too. I also quit watching the news because my ears were beginning to hurt. Now if I turn it on, I think of the media as just actors and sadly not journalists. Congratulations on being featured. I enjoyed every word!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 16 days ago

Hi Debe interesting that you listen to news like I do. I'm busy doing other things either in my office or home and it is very easy to get the 'feel' and/or 'slant' of how a so called journalist is spouting off their ideas - no facts. Listening is an art and in fact I remember one of our classes in college was the Art of Listening. That class started me on the journey of hearing, really hearing, what others were saying.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS, 602-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 16 days ago

Congratulations! You're story is being FEATURED in the BananaTude Group!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 16 days ago

I tend to read more than listen when it comes to the news.  I think the blatant biases in most sources is pretty apparent (the headlines on the stories often tell me where it's heading without even opening).

For the most part in the Rain, I think people are willing to listen on most topics (although Zillow may be a real bell ringer for some people), but some people & topic pairs are a brick wall,  not moving and their opinions become "facts" in their view, sometimes to the writer's detriment.

Posted by Liz and Bill Spear, RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton) (RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com) 16 days ago

Excellent post, Debe. I am a very visual person so get most of my cues from that. I need to practice using my ears more. Well done.

Posted by Jane Peters, Los Angeles real estate concierge services (Home Jane Realty) 16 days ago

Debe I listened and watched several of the recent hearing because I wanted to hear for myself what those who were testifying had to say.  It was amazing when on the following morning I would pick up the newspaper, or hear the evening news what was being reported.  What was being reported, did not even come close to what had been said.  No wonder there is so little trust for the so called news media these days.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 16 days ago

Oh yes Debe "Listen" that's the magic word...Before an agent went to show one of our listings, I mentioned to her that the home had a full finished basement with 9' ceiling. I told her about it because most of the homes in the neighborhood do not have them. When I called and asked her for feedback, she said her buyer liked the home, but she wanted a basement!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) 16 days ago

If anyone says Debe Maxwell is over 40, it must be fake news!

When it comes to news, I'm big on fact checking.  Independant fact checking orgs are pretty darn accurate.

Posted by Brian L. Sirota, Esq., For Solutions: (714) 501-7660 (Bristar Realty (Realtor/Attorney)) 16 days ago

The most dangerous thing you can do is 
Assume....without knowing...that can lead to libelous comments.

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 16 days ago

I passed being 60 quite some time ago, and I can attest, that I seem to have more daily "ah ha" moments now than ever before.  And, as real estate professionals the art of listening is every bit as important as talking, if not more so!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 16 days ago

CONGRATULATIONS Debeon having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 16 days ago

I totally agree with you.  Listening is very important and we tend to watch the person speaking instead of listening well to what they are saying.

Posted by Rose Mary Justice, Synergy Realty Pros (Synergy Realty Pros) 16 days ago

Debe, This is a fantastic post that hits on some great points! Like you, I stopped watching the news. I enjoy talk radio because it allows me to listen without being distracted by visual nuances when watching television. Seems like we must all trust but verify most news sources these days!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Prado Real Estate South) 16 days ago

Hi Debe, listening is an art form. One that I am trying to practice more and say less. It also keeps me out of trouble. 

Posted by Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Elite Pacific Properties Maui) 16 days ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS

If you choose to be an active listener and have really honed your listening skills, it really can make a difference.  Part of active listening is looking at the body and facial expressions, watching the eyes and the hands to help determine the reactions to and what is being said. 

Posted by Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, (928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR® (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage) 16 days ago

Oh, I really do prefer to talk on the phone - I read between the lines in texts and emails and do much better with listening, Candice! I agree The Beatles did have it wrong but, I have to give it to them - they got everything else right!!

Smartphones and social media have caused a lot of 'anger' issues and I equate it to road rage online! It's crazy how 'fake' things you see online are - it's really not just crazy, it's SCARY!

That's funny - my hubby hates that I leave cc on! It's not nearly as 'distracting' as watching the people and the scenery/background! I think that's why I prefer listening to the radio as opposed to watching TV!

@Candice A. Donofrio 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

OH, that is funny, Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543, we've been together before and I watched you be a very good listener!! I think you have gotten over your listening-to-respond mentality, without a doubt.

Yes, in face-to-face situations, I listen AND watch - I have this crazy inner drive to understand everything - the science behind anything medical, the analytics of data being discussed, how people are feeling, what they're saying, including listening between the lines (if that makes sense)...It drives Ray's doctor's crazy because I ask questions so I can listen and HEAR what they are saying!!

 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Oh my gosh, I totally agree that it's a lost art and we do have the power to change that within ourselves and hopefully set examples for others to focus on making a change in the right direction as well. 

The news used to be something I looked forward to each day, Patricia! Like you, I had to stop - the insanity of it was really starting to get to me. You're so right, the journalists have become actors; journalism is a lost art too! 

Hope you had a marvelous Monday and are feeling better with each passing day.

@Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

LOL I had no idea so many others do that, Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, GRI, WLS! I thought I was an odd ball so, I'm happy to know I'm more normal than I thought!

I've always been all about the listening too - it's not only just to hear but, to understand and to get to know more about the person you're with.

Happy Monday, Anna! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Ahh, thank you so much Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - I'm always honored to be featured in one of my favorite groups here in the Rain!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

The biases are on both sides, I think, Liz and Bill Spear and it's so evident! Our newspaper is not really journalism either though - it's slanted to one side and has been for many, many years. 

People do prefer to read or listen to facts but, I think most are okay with opinions (such as this post!), if the writers' opinions are not claiming to be facts. In a social media atmosphere, it's a great way to lose respect, for sure!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Hey Janie! Miss you dahling! 

I'm also visual but, I think I learn better listening. Ray often asks me where I heard something when we were listening to the same person at the exact same time!! 

@Jane Peters 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Hi Debe- it's interesting because I often go through the house with my headphones on listening to the news or whatever is on television. It's my way of zoning out.  I once finally saw a half-hour comedy after listening to it and realized I missed some of the non-verbal communication that went on. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 16 days ago

Oh, I did the same thing and that, in fact, is what got Ray and I talking about the MAJOR differences in what is reported. Questions are slanted and then the report of what happened later, shares the same bias as the slanted question...and that's how rumors get started! In today's climate, that's not a good thing either, George. 

How do we change this? How do we overcome the barriers that they are creating? I've sat at a dinner table before with a couple (near my age) who 100% believed what the media had been hyping and for the first time in my life, I felt like I had indigestion AT THE TABLE! I couldn't believe how wrong they were but, what they had listened to was exactly what the media WANTED them to believe. 

I would say it's not their fault but, I guess it is in a way. They're not REALLY listening. Many, many Americans have lost their individuality and become lemmings!

George Souto 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

OMG, please tell me she hadn't missed showing her buyer the basement, Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400?!  

She heard your voice but, wasn't really listening at all, was she?! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

You know I'm a fan and you don't have to butter me up, right, Brian L. Sirota, Esq.?! I love it! Oh, to be 40 again...

I digress...

Fact checking is not something everyone is interested in, Brian. They just want to watch the news and allow that to be their source for what is going on in America - or in their businesses. I think there's a bit of laziness to that, don't you?! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

That is true - people think they can hide behind their keyboards but, the internet lasts forever.

Reminds me of all of the screenshots that go around of tweets where people misspoke and then deleted. Instead of admitting they did or said something wrong, they delete the tweet. The libel is still there though - somewhere - someone screenshot those tweets!

@Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Isn't it funny, Myrl - some are more observant as they get older, others lived in la-la land their entire lives...and still do! LOL

I totally agree with you - listening is also enhanced by asking the right questions too, Myrl Jeffcoat!

And, thank you for the feature - I'm always honored to be featured in your group! ❤️   

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

I do that all the time, Rose Mary Justice - eyes and teeth get me every time! I have to bring myself back when the eyes and teeth distract me! 😝 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Boy, isn't that the truth, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!?! I am so easily distracted by visuals - as I mentioned before, teeth and eyes get me every time! 

Trust but, verify is ALWAYS a great habit! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

LOL It does keep us out of trouble when we're listeners! I also find myself being a peacemaker as I often actually 'hear' both sides and can find a middle ground. 

The last time I tried that, it didn't do a thing so, my peace-making abilities may need to be practiced a bit more!!

@Steven Nickens 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Don't even have to look as far as . twitter for libelous comments

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 16 days ago

It makes a world of difference, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - not only listening but, reading between those lines too! I have lately found some that don't think others pay attention to what is said (or written either). It's become all about the 'cause' and everyone having one! 

Personally, I'm good focusing on customer service and doing the right thing - that's more my style of 'cause!' 

Happy Monday, Sheri...

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Now, when we're talking comedy, I have to see it! I need the visual to get the joke most of the time, Kathy Streib

Ray and I used to go to a comdey house here and when I would go to the little girls room during the show, they had the audio playing in the bathroom. I would hear the crowd laughing but, it didn't seem that funny to me. When I returned to the table, I laughed with the rest of them - I had to 'see' it to get the joke!!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

No, that's true, Sally K. & David L. Hanson! There are many screenshots from members right here in the Rain that show libel is alive and kickin'! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

Reporting fax and source exactly is the first thing about it and everything else follows, but it all matters.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 16 days ago

It can really happen! You’re not kidding at all in that respect. Hang in there, guys! Cc: Debe Maxwell, CRS

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 16 days ago

It absolutey does all matter, Laura Cerrano and you're spot-on - when you report the facts, you don't get into any trouble!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

I listen to NPR on the radio all day, sometimes the news station, sometimes the classical music station. I turn on the TV news at dinner, but find it very disturbing with all the shootings being reported. So my choice is listening to public radio for analysis of the news (which is enlightening and sometimes scary) or TV for local pain and suffering interspersed with the weather reports (where they try and make a big deal of every raindrop or snowflake). And the darn commercial radio stations started playing Christmas music the day after Halloween. Well, the good news is I have choices and can always play a CD for my own curated music!

Posted by Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA, Carolyn Roland, GRI, CRS (Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate) 16 days ago

Oh, I love your comment, Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA! I'm still laughing at them making a big deal out of every raindrop or snowflake - isn't that the truth?!

And, yes, we are so fortunate that we are Americans and do have choices!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 16 days ago

I used to listen to the news while cooking dinner. But then, my husband started leaving the sound off and reading the screen instead of listening. He's hard of hearing, so in a way that was a blessing (for my ears).

I partially agree with you. We do get distracted by the visuals - I enjoy watching the fashions change from year to year, and (not nice) sometimes wonder why they let women go on the air in some decidedly unflattering clothes. However - I think if we pay attention to the person speaking, we can get a lot from body language, facial expressions, etc.

Meanwhile - news today is mostly not news, but deeply slanted opinions, so I don't care if I miss it entirely.

 

Posted by Marte Cliff, Your real estate writer (Marte Cliff Copywriting) 16 days ago

Active listening is indeed a honed skill. Thanks for sharing. As a former journalism student I was encourage by my adjunct professor who was a former newspaper editor to leave journalism because he saw the changes on the horizon back then in the late 1960s. The news was no longer about the 5 Ws but rather opinion of those 5 Ws.

Posted by Leanne Smith, Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom (Dirt Road Real Estate) 15 days ago

Great insights on being on social media the right way! Thanks.

Being in real estate, we live in a world that truth matters, numbers (the RIGHT, factual ones)matter, honesty & integrity MATTER in all that we do. Sure, not all Realtors® abide by our Code of Ethics but, we are mandated to sit for those classes every couple of years.  It’s up to US to listen and soak up the rules and regulations in our CoEs.

Posted by Sham Reddy CRS, CRS (H E R Realty, Dayton, OH) 15 days ago

When I was in Germany one time for meetings as part of my previous life - I went to an exhibition of early Picasso paintings.  Since it was in Munich and not in the US - all the notes about the paintings were in German - it was fascinating to look at the paintings and see what I wanted to see in them rather than what I was told to see by the author of the painting notes - usually when I look at a painting in the US - my perception of that painting is dictated by what the author says about it - its name, its provenance, the painter's comments - totally different experience to tune out the other stuff and just use one sense.   Rather like your experience with the TV commentators

Posted by Lise Howe, Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC (Keller Williams Capital Properties) 15 days ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS, listening with your heart and mind is an art indeed. Its something many of us have lost through the years. Sure, we can use SM as an excuse but these platforms are just tools, they should never take the humanity out of us. Many years ago, I noticed that I can go to a different country where a different language is spoken and if I'm looking at the person who's speaking, I can more or less figure out what they're talking about. It's the strangest thing. Like you, I'm not a fan of watching the news or any TV program for a long period of time, instead, I listen.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 15 days ago

Point well taken.  I can see how that can make a difference.  Admittedly, I sometimes talk more than I listen and for sure there is plenty of room for improvement.

I can totally agree that when we listen instead of watch and listen, we tend to be more in tune.  I'm hoping this post will sit with me a while so that I stay tuned into what's being said instead of what I see.  I can make all the difference in the world.

Posted by Charita Cadenhead, Serving Jefferson and Shelby Counties (Alabama) (Keller Williams Realty) 15 days ago

Great post ... honing my listening skills!

Posted by Diana Dahlberg, Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563 (1 Month Realty) 15 days ago

The older I get (am I am old) the more I can listen to what I want to hear.  Not much on local news and national news is to depressing.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 15 days ago

You've raised and excellent point about communication, and listening vs. watching. I do think that while not getting distgracted or influenced by what you see as opposed to hear, not having the body language...say in a text, phone call or email...can have a powerful influence, and of course a call is different with the voice providing some clues.

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 15 days ago

Excellent perspective, Debe. I too am a news listener who rarely watches. I totally get your sense of interpretation  in your experience with Ray. Of course, he would probably have been more sensitive to the intent if he had a beard. 

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) 15 days ago

With a background as a news broadcaster, it saddens me to see so many talking heads and reporters with an obvious agenda.  And you are right, listening can really make you hone in the topic, without the distractions. Speaking of distractions, it kills me when many of the female journalists dress as if they are going for cocktails, not delivering the news.  I digress. Lol. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 15 days ago

Great post, Debe Maxwell, CRS! First, my condolences you are having to endure "watching"/listening to the news! Seriously, I cannot recall how long ago it was when the news was simply reported and WE decided what it all meant. But to your original point, truly listening vs. waiting for someone to stop talking so you can start talking again is an art form, and it is readily apparent many folks don't possess that skill. Great reminders here, and thanks for sharing your insights on this subject. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Greg Mona, Real Estate in the 21st Century! (Faira Homes Corp) 15 days ago

I love the human interest stories, but beyond that I'm really done with news.  I can't take it.  I do my own research when I happen to read about an issue in the news to find my opinion.  But past the blurb about the weather, no news for me.  I do try to make a point to listen when I have a conversation though.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) 15 days ago

They are listening to you, not only for your beautiful smile but because you have something to say.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 15 days ago

Good morning Debe Maxwell, CRS ,

So glad to see your post featured..very insightful. Listening for many has become a lost art. Listening is so crucial these days to sift through what is being published or spoken. Journalism is not journalism anymore. The facts are not being reported..its opinions and its up to us to do more digging to discover the proof.

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899) 14 days ago

I enjoyed your insights Debe and I might add the purpose of listening isn't to note the topic and to tune the person out so you mentally prepare your answer when his/her lips stop moving.  We need to, above all, be great listeners so we can internalize what the individual is saying and then respond in an appropriate and heartfelt manner.

Your point about the outcome of watching vs listening is no better shown by the 1960 Presidential Debate between Kennedy and Nixon.  TV viewers felt that JFK "won" the debate, while radio listeners said that Nixon "won".

As a nation we must regain the lost art of listening and reading so we can respond to others we disagree with in an intelligent and civil manner.  It takes two to have an argument.

Posted by Bruce Walter (Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana) 14 days ago

Hi Debe,
What a wonderful post!  I came up with a new word recently (run through and approved by Michael Jacobs), that I think appropriate here. 

This is a Pondertunity.  There is much to ponder here.  Ironically I was just listening to an audiobook this week that dealt with the difference in "hearing" and "listening".  A big difference.   And, now you throw in "seeing", which is another realm entirely. Thanks for the pondertunity. I'm going to give that more thought. 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 14 days ago

Congratulations on your feature recognition.

Some of us need to work on our listening skills.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 13 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving Debe to you and your family. May all of life's blessings come to you always. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 13 days ago

Debe I hope you and your family had a happy and safe Thanksgiving today.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 13 days ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD & Bruce Walter - I read your comment and looked up to see this weatercaster, dressed like she is going to the prom! I kid you not - check out the date/time on the screenshot! 

I agree - it's sad that everyone seems to have an agenda - find a cause and if others don't agree with it, there's something wrong with everyone. The mindset isn't confined to only one generation either - everyone of them have guilty parties!

And, Bruce, you brought back some great memories - LOVED Roseanne Roseannadana!

 

Weather in Charlotte

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

I do have to say that I look up on occasion, just to get a visual and since Ray controls the remote, he is often asked to rewind so I can see what someone had on!

And, funny that you say the mute was a blessing for your ears, Marte Cliff - I have used the term, 'music to my ears' often when Ray turns off the TV. I love the sound of silence more and more with each passing year!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

It really is and I'm surprised at how many people you will notice don't even come close to actively listening, Leanne Smith! Oh that is too funny - that has been my mantra for decades too - it's definitely true. The 5 Ws no longer exist except in the form of opinionism!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Thank you, Sham! It's definitely up to US to listen - it's a sure-fired path to success in my opinion, Sham Reddy CRS!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Hi Lise Howe! You totally get it and I completely agree with you about the art exhibits - I get so carried away at reading the notes. EXCELLENT point!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Do you ever wonder if some people really want to take the humanity out of us? I think I feel that more from people who are all about 'marketing' themselves and somehow, it just doesn't sound or feel sincere at all; it's almost robotic. 

Yes, I love listening - I can tune it out and continue working with each commercial break or a story of which I have zero interest! 

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Beth Atalay!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Kudos to you, Charita Cadenhead - most folks don't recognize they coul be better listeners themselves! 

This can make a lot of difference - I do hope you try it and come back and tell me how you like it. I think it's a game-changer when you get in the habit of doing it all of the time!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Charita!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

LOL Good for you - it really does work...and I'm not sellin' a thing! Ha!

Diana Dahlberg 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Having the body language is also beneficial, Jeff Dowler, CRS but, for me, it's almost always a confirmation of what I had heard when I was listening and then rewound!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

I am blown away at the news listeners here - that makes me feel so normal, Mike Cooper, GRI!! And, I had to laugh - the beard! Our sons came home for Thanksgiving and one of them has a full-on beard! I will admit, he does look good with it...Ray, not so much!!

 

Fun family time!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Cute, Greg Mona! I don't 'have' to but, it's talking points that we're going to hear and sometimes it's good to be armed with counterpoints when the crazies bring up a view point in which I am in total disagreement! LOL

I love that - "I cannot recall how long ago it was when the news was simply reported and WE decided what it all meant." Don't you realize that we aren't capable of making those decisions?!! It's so frustrating and sadly, it's not frustrating to enough people because the masses continue to allow it...and participate fully too!

Listening to respond is a common malady - that's for sure! 

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Oh my gosh, if the last 2 minutes of the news was the entire news, I'd stop what I was doing and sit there and watch! I LOVE THOSE STORIES!! Every day, it's my favorite part of the news.

Yes, me too, Tammy Lankford, and I stopped watching the news a while back but, always felt ike I was missing the talking topics on the days I was far too busy to read or listen to news. So, I started listening to it more on TV and boy, it's eye-opening (or should I say, ear-opening)?!!

 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Oh, thank you, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland! I know you understand the frustration - they listen but, they don't really HEAR. I'm finally getting what he needs but, it took me over a month to get it. Hey, if they won't listen, we just have to keep repeating ourselves!

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Margaret! 😘 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Thank you so much and, of course, I totally agree, Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR! Sadly, the busier we get with our businesses, the less time we have to do journalistic work for current event topics. It's so frustrating to me. I keep thinking that someone will get tired of the opinionews - not the news - and fire them all!  

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Ahh, listening to respond - nope, not my way either, Bruce Walter! And, your point is exactly what I'm talking about - YES! Ray and I quite often come away from a story, thinking it was in a different direction than the other. We rewind and then 9 times out of 10, I win the debate!! LOL

And even the term 'debate' and 'debate team' have different meanings to some people, Bruce! I'd like to think that if you really ever did debate, you know that name-calling is not allowed. Basically calling people stupid or saying that they are libelous when they state facts in a debate, also is not proper etiquette when it comes to debate. Don't even get me started....or keep me going! LOL  

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

I LOVE your new word, Carol Williams and think it's perfect for Michael too!

I do hope you share where your pondertunity takes you, Carol! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

I agree, Roy Kelley! And, thank you! I hope you and Dolores had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Thank you so much, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP! Same to you and I do hope that you were able to spend some time with your children for the day.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too, George Souto! As 90% of the holidays, family descends upon my home and I love every minute of it!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 13 days ago

wow Debe I am comment #100:)) Happy Thanksgiving, Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 13 days ago

Thank you, Endre Barath, Jr. and a Happy Day-After Thanksgiving to you! Going to bed last night, I felt like today was going to be Sunday so, I'm also happy it's FRIDAY! ;-) 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

Very interesting post. I'd like to add that listening - really listening - is important when watching the "news" as well as in real life. We do so often get distracted by appearances that we forget to pay attention to the words.

Posted by Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl, The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate (Samsel & Associates) 12 days ago

Exactly, Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl - in fact, just like the example I cited with the medical team, we have to be advocates for those we love because those in medicine don't always hear the message we're trying to get across to them. Most often, it bears repeating - to the point of exhaustion sometimes!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 12 days ago

Debe funny you should say that, today was/is Saturday and it felt like Sunday to me until I  remembered to take Holly to the Vet:))Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 11 days ago

I love the idea of encouraging more active listening.

Posted by Lisa Weiler, Interior Design Expert & Home Stager (PM LLC) 10 days ago

Oh, I hope Holly's vet trip was just an annual check-up, Endre Barath, Jr.?  

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

Thank you, Lisa Weiler! We learn more about the other person when we do...and in our business, more about what our clients wants and needs are!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 8 days ago

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