Every day, I send a love letter to my team

Realtors inherently crave human to human connection.

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded, I knew that isolation (quarantine) would be excruciating for our team of active Real Estate Sales Professionals. I wondered what I could do to take the edge off during this time of quiet solitude.

After some contemplation, I arrived at the conclusion that any form of daily contact would be the right salve.

For the past 10 weeks, I have sent everyone on our team an email early morning for them to see 1st thing,

Today’s message is :

“Just sayin’ . . . Y’all are doing some great stuff out there as you help Buyers and Sellers navigate their life changes.
I was thankful to see Pottery Barn unscathed this morning after being wary of their decision to cover all of the glass with plywood yesterday.
Meanwhile, the violence continues in many other cities.
Yet another “distraction” that has potential to have us all slightly off balance.
Remember this as you go through your days. When people get anxious and angry over things that seem insignificant, consider the impact each and everyone of us is experiencing.
Let’s adopt more of a “benefit of doubt” and be sensitive to others’ tension.
Don’t react . . . Take a deep breath and respond.”……

Robert Schwartz offered this amazing response:

“Barry’s words remind me of the Prayer of St. Francis:

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:

where there is hatred, let me sow love

where there is injury, pardon

where there is doubt, faith

where there is despair, hope

where there is darkness, light

where there is sadness, joy

O divine Master, grant that:

I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console

to be understood as to understand

to be loved as to love

for it is in giving that we receive

it is in pardoning that we are pardoned

and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.


THIS is the engagement that invites mutual support and higher levels of productivity.

Wishing you a smooth Tuesday! 
Let’s GO!

Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

Join the Conversation


  1. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s both educative and amusing, and let me tell
    you, you’ve hit the nail on the head. The issue is something which too
    few men and women are speaking intelligently about.

    Now i’m very happy that I stumbled across this during my search for something regarding this.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *