Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

The American GeniusThe American Genius

Opinion Editorials

Bribe Me!

Bribe: 1 : money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust Here’s the thing – I won’t and can’t be influenced to like or recommend a service or product if it’s given to me for free. … If a vendor offers me six months free of a service that benefits me and my clients, will I take it?

Bribe: 1 : money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust Here's the thing - I won't and can't be influenced to like or recommend a service or product if it's given to me for free. ... If a vendor offers me six months free of a service that benefits me and my clients, will I take it?

Bribe me!

Bribe me. Seriously. I’m good for it.

Bribe: 1 : money or favor given or promised in order to influence the judgment or conduct of a person in a position of trust

Here’s the thing – I won’t and can’t be influenced to like or recommend a service or product if it’s given to me for free.

I can’t be sold, but I can be enticed to try something of value.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Simple.

If a vendor offers me six months free of a service that benefits me and my clients, will I take it? Yep. (especially if I’m already a paying customer)

If I’m offered a one-year free service for a service that enhances my marketing, will I accept? Surely.

Will I disclose such bribes? If I write a review or comment about a product in a public forum or in conversation – Absolutely.

Will I write a favorable review just because I received something for free? Nope.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Will I write a negative review? The likelihood of this is the same as whether I write a positive review.

Do my clients or customers care? Nope. They don’t care if I pay five, ten or no thousand dollars for something that helps to effectively market their homes.

It would be irresponsible of me to not try a tool that might benefit my clients.

Everything I do is focused on the client, on trust and honor.

Photo Source

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Written By

Dad, Husband, Charlottesville Realtor, real estate Blogger, occasional speaker - Inman Connects, NAR Conferences - based in Charlottesville, Virginia. A native Virginian, I graduated from VMI in 1998, am a third generation Realtor (since 2001) and have been "publishing" as a real estate blogger since January 2005. I've chosen to get involved in Realtor Associations on the local, state & national levels, having served on the NAR's RPR & MLS groups. Find me in Charlottesville, Crozet and Twitter.

2 Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

The
American Genius
news neatly in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list for news sent straight to your email inbox.

Advertisement

KEEP READING!

Business News

(BUSINESS NEWS) Bill Gates thinks every robot that takes a job should be taxed. How does he plan on executing that?

Business Entrepreneur

(ENTREPRENEUR NEWS) Sustainable investing is for investors seeking to capture the returns associated with the seismic shift from an industrial economy to a sustainable...

Business Marketing

For some corporations, ethics has become a big business. Companies have turned their focus on more than just the bottom line. But does it...

Business News

EthicalBox wants to change your shopping experience by allowing you to choose vendors based on your personal values.

The American Genius is a strong news voice in the entrepreneur and tech world, offering meaningful, concise insight into emerging technologies, the digital economy, best practices, and a shifting business culture. We refuse to publish fluff, and our readers rely on us for inspiring action. Copyright © 2005-2022, The American Genius, LLC.