Lisa and Jim's Northern Nevada Real Estate Blog: Let's Leave The Head-Butting To The Goats

Let's Leave The Head-Butting To The Goats

Goats like to butt heads ... like some agents we know.  Check out the picture of our niece and nephew playing with one of our goats.  They were on the teeter totter when the goat came over to play.  The nephew is a bit antsy around farm animals so he started crawling up the teeter totter as the goat appangel at playroached.  His cousin did the same and soon they were in the middle.

As they continued to make the teeter totter go up and down the goat got in to the action.  Goats being goats, Angel, the goat, butted the one end as it came down.  Again, and again, and again, and again.  She kept it up at one point even showing her pleasure by backing up, turning sideways, raising up on two legs, moved forward with her head cocked and butted the seat from above!  It was hilarious.

I couldn't help but think of the typical "head butting" real estate agent that intimidates the timid agent to get her way.  How often others are on the sideline laughing at the situation, but it isn't as harmless as a goat doing what comes naturally ... people's lives and financial futures can be on the line.  Let's leave the head-butting to the goats and work for the customer.

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 Lisa Wetzel and Jim Valentine are the authors of this blog.  Lisa, Jim and Jessie are experts in Carson Valley , Carson City and the tri-county area of Douglas County, Carson City and Lyon County. Call our team anytime at 775-781-5472 or 775-781-3704.  To Search for Homes go to: Carson Valley Listing Book or visit our website at

Comment balloon 7 commentsLisa Wetzel • May 12 2009 10:13AM


Lisa - What a blast ... and good insight!  Thanks for the laugh.

Posted by Jim Valentine (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 10 years ago

You are so right. Now is the time to put our egos aside and help our clients!

Posted by Tina Maraj, Top Agent in Fullerton 2016-2018 714-403-7901 (RE/MAX Cornerstone) over 10 years ago

I have found that instead of butting heads it is best to walk away

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia!

Posted by Charles McDonald, REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner (Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions) over 10 years ago

Thanks Jim!

Tina - Absolutely, let ego go and do the right thing for the client!

Some time walking away is best, thanks Charles!

Posted by Lisa Wetzel, CDPE, SFR (RE/MAX Realty Affiliates) over 10 years ago

Hi Tina, nice post, and very insightful. We'va all run across a few agents for which this should be a mandatory read....

Posted by Cheryl Powell - The Powell Team, Concord,Harrisburg & Charlotte NC Area Real Estate (Southern Homes of The Carolinas - The Powell Team) over 10 years ago

I believe Bill D has a paperweight on his desk with a quote from Ronald Reagan on it reading: "It is amazing what we can accomplish when we don't care who gets the credit."  One thing they don't teach you in real estate school is conflict resolution.  But, I know that Lisa and Jim, and other well experienced agents have (hopefully) learned this skill.   Let's remember who the transaction is really all about- the client.

Cute picture by the way!

Posted by Lisa Vocelka (Realty Executives Nevada's Choice) over 10 years ago

Lisa - I really like the post and the pic is great, featured at ...........


Vegas Bob

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) about 10 years ago