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Is there an expiration of time on your word?

Posted on May 25, 2011 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

Is there an expiration of time on your word?

I have been reading on another social network a thread about Integrity is it learned or is it something you are born with. Then the other day I read a blog and it made me wonder: is there an expiration of time on your word and integrity?

I was raised by my parents and thought to be honorable. They instilled in me, that my word is my bond and it can be counted on. I went to a school where the Motto was: Duty, Honor & Country. So with that said I am somewhat biased as to what my notion is of keeping my word.

What brought this to the forefront to me was that the blog raised the question about addressing a referral and the party was wondering because he worked a number of years with the potential client should he honor his word about a referral agreement that was not signed?

My answer was: maybe I am old fashioned and have an honor code. No one asked you to continue showing the buyers or work with them for this long……you chose to stick with them, seems to me you are the one who has to look in the mirror everyday saying, justifying why you did not honor your agreement. Just my two cents. PS put yourself in the referring agent’s shoes if it is comfortable

Since I did not get a response to my comment on the thread, or in private, I kept wondering what the general consensus is on Active Rain about this subject. So with that said here is my post to you and let me know your thoughts. What do you think?



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