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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Used a lot in the south...

Jan 05, 2018 09:38 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I like the old fashioned way. But I digress:

"I wish I could help you, but sadly, I cannot. You may try (this person I don't like) . . . I truly wish you the best (bald effin lie, just get the hell out of my orbit)"

Jan 05, 2018 09:19 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I do not believe in violence of words in business, I just have no interest being around toxic people. Do you know that anger, sadness, etc. negative emotions empower those you direct them towards and weakens you. 

Well, I do use F.U. but not in RE conflicts. 

Jan 05, 2018 11:38 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Bless your heart comes to mind.  It's our go to term here in the south and it has so many meanings.

Jan 05, 2018 10:05 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Bruce Walter and others.  We only empower others and harm our self.  I've said things like ... this is not working for me .... this is not a good fit.

Like Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank is known to say ... you are dead to me. However, I have never and doubt I would ever, say that to someone's face. I think it and say it to myself ... they are dead to me. 

Jan 05, 2018 12:24 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

What about "Let's agree to disagree"? 

I am digging on Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM's "Bless Your Heart." That is a pretty good one. 

Jan 05, 2018 10:35 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Move along, nothing to see here.  That is about as close as I want to come to that.

Jan 05, 2018 09:57 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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So, I JUST (minutes ago) checked in on FB with one of my friend's daughters who is attending Furman University and that is what came to mind! Great minds, Fred GriffinDorie Dillard!

As for a polite way to say FU, I just say a little prayer for them & say something like, "I'm sorry you feel that way." - it's their loss but, I won't get caught up in drama or their negativity. 

Jan 05, 2018 07:34 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

You can just say it straight to family or a friend & they'll get your point. Generally, I don't like getting baited into verbal altercations when there's no depth to the relationship. 

Jan 05, 2018 10:31 AM
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Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

I respond with  GBU:      GOD Bless You!

If you retort back in anger you have given the power to that person plus you will have your stomach in a knot for hours.  It is not worth it!    

 

Jan 05, 2018 10:21 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM  took the words right out of my mouth!

Jan 05, 2018 10:17 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sorry but I have no F'ing clue

Jan 05, 2018 09:38 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

If you are going to say it then dont worry about being classy.

 

Jan 05, 2018 09:25 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I've seen some great ones lately but they can't be repeated here.  I'm with Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM with "Bless your heart" though.  I've used it many, many times.

Jan 05, 2018 08:07 PM
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Libby Cousins
Extraordinary Processing - Spokane, WA
Contract Mortgage Processor, licensed in WA

"You have a nice day!" with a huge smile!

Jan 05, 2018 05:14 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM ~ has your answer! Except it might not be understood outside of the South where people think it's a positive.

Jan 05, 2018 01:56 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

What part of "NO" don't you understand!

Jan 05, 2018 12:19 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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John Bear 

Why would you allow someone in your life that would need this to be said?

BTW I do have a few cute responses that will remain only for close friends.

 

 

Jan 05, 2018 11:01 AM
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Many believed Dick Cheney's debate with John Edwards contained a clever diss when Cheney briefly KILLED John Edwards with kindness, some say that was legendary.

Another time was when George H.W. Bush looked at his watch (...basically his actions says; I have no time for this, I have more important things to do) in a debate with Bill Clinton. That action backfired.

Can't forget the legendary put down that Lloyd Bentson delivered to Dan Quayle. https://youtu.be/O-7gpgXNWYI

Jan 05, 2018 10:17 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Bear There is no classy way of saying it. Lyn Sims has a good response. Out side of real estate just ignore them and walk away.

Jan 05, 2018 09:48 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

"FU"is a pretty clear and definitive statement.. I don't think there is any "classy" way to say it..  Why not just say it if that's what you mean???

Jan 05, 2018 09:23 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm with Anthony.  Bless your heart!

Jan 06, 2018 05:22 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM nailed this one!

Jan 06, 2018 03:24 AM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
Granite Bay Luxury New Construction...For Less

if you have a real statement to make, say it with class .. the best revenge is honesty , a fu wont make any impact. just my thoughts

Jan 05, 2018 09:11 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Bear - I have a friend who knows how to 'Kill With Kindness'!

Jan 05, 2018 07:22 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I had to laugh at Fred Griffin 's comment. I knew a young lady who played soccer there and she called it FU!!

Jan 05, 2018 06:33 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Go with God, we don't have the time.  A

Jan 05, 2018 03:15 PM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      My cousin graduated from Furman University in Greenville, South Carolina.  

Jan 05, 2018 01:59 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Just walk away and let it go.

Jan 05, 2018 10:09 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Usually "Why do you ask?works.  Or you can just say "I'm sorry that is classified information disseminated on a need to know basis.  I don't acknowledge that you need to know." 

Jan 05, 2018 09:58 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Be aware, what you are trying to avoid is the shame associated with a punch in the nose.

It seems for most of society, there is no shame in being vulgar. But you want to be vulgar a better way. That does not fix the rot within.

So, the proper response must me one that only after departing do they realize they have been diss'd.  I advise being keenly aware of ones ability to flee should the other choose to 'stand their ground' and shoot your *ss.

Then, it is of value to understand other non-lethal or violent consequences that may result from a lack of self control.

I would look them directly in the eye....with that look that says "I've already won' and say 'Sure."

That's the American way of saying NO.

 

Jan 05, 2018 09:51 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a classless thought.

Jan 05, 2018 09:25 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I'm afraid that we're not a good match here (throw in goal, objective, whatever). Then just keep shaking your head yes while they are looking at you.

Jan 05, 2018 09:24 AM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Really like Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM's reply, and I would be 'one' who would have taken that as a compliment - HA!  Good to know!!  I have never said this to anyone, be it friend, family, or client.  I do not know of a classy way to say it, so I'm not much help.  Considering I'm at most appointments, meetings, and Open Houses with Roger, my 'reply' would be to just turn around and walk away.  Yup!  'Chicken' here.  Since I know Roger would not say that, I would be better off just leaving, knowing he would not think that was professional . . . 

Jan 06, 2018 08:46 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You have unrealistic expectation. Good luck to you.

Jan 05, 2018 04:13 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Not really a classy way to say some things.  "Whatever" works for some.

Jan 05, 2018 03:10 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I like what Lyn Sims said....most reasonable...

Jan 05, 2018 03:08 PM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Find yourself a good complisult and work it John. Even those have a limited exposure time of class though. Best of luck!

Jan 05, 2018 11:15 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I say always go for the gold.

Jan 05, 2018 10:55 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Perhaps the classiest way as you put it is to abstain

Jan 05, 2018 10:26 AM
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

As others have said, what we say in the south is "Bless your little heart." and of course we do it with a smile. 

Jan 06, 2018 05:26 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Being kind can do more than more anger

Jan 05, 2018 05:06 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I believe those words are not useful in real estate, but with friends, could be.

Jan 08, 2018 06:05 PM