Habits Start With Motivation | Carved In Stone When Done Consistently

Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763

The word “habit” is one that complements the word “marketing” for me and is the catalyst to successful marketing. How does one form a habit? It’s formed when a pattern of behavior is “repeated consistently.”


Now, when one thinks about habits, often those habits are not good ones!  Habits such as smoking, eating, drinking and drugs are some of the most publicized and easily established by the many people. Each of these habits began with one attempt of trying it. One try became two, and the ball rolled and gained momentum.



Those bad habits were carved in stone, and depending on one’s strength of mind, the efforts to break the habits may or may not have been successful.   


All habits are not bad habits. Staying fit and eating properly can become a good habit; working out consistently can become a good habit; and marketing everyday can become a habit that results in more income. Marketing IS a habit.


Whether online or offline, the task needs to be addressed. It must be a priority. “At any one time, one thing is more important than another.”  That’s the determining factor in creating a habit.  Do you want to work (market) at that moment or do you want to put it aside and do it later (procrastinate?)



The factors are plentiful for breaking habits, and our degree of discipline will determine whether one breaks the habit or carves it in stone. With marketing, working it consistently with no voids will eventually create a habit. Having a routine in place and feeling a sense of obligation to maintain that habit will make it easier to retain it.



Just as I do “mindful eating,” thinking about marketing and making the phone ring is enough incentive for me to never have a gap or void.  The degree of importance of the “habit” is the determining factor.  How important is marketing in your game plan? 



Just another thought for the moment…..

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Barbara Todaro, sales manager of RE/MAX Executive Realty 

Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

308 W. Central St...suite E

Franklin, MA 02038



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Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Your posts about marketing are always so encouraging.

Sep 13, 2017 10:43 AM #43
Laura Filip
RE/MAX UTOPIA , Serving all of Texoma - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on keeping up the good work that is needed to stay busy and the phone to ring. Always a good read, have a blessed day

Sep 13, 2017 11:23 AM #44
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

You're absolutely correct when you point out that not all habits are bad, Barbara Todaro ... habits get a bad rap!!  Pair good habits with consistency and you get success ... 


Sep 13, 2017 01:17 PM #45
John Wiley
Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty - Fort Myers, FL
Lee County, FL Real Estate GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA

Habit is not a bad word as you have stated. Thanks for encouraging good habits for body and business.

Sep 13, 2017 03:03 PM #46
Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
Long Realty West Valley - Anthem, AZ
Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate

You walk the walk Barbara.  Keep up the great work.  One of these days will meet and compare notes.  Best wishes.

Sep 13, 2017 03:24 PM #47
Ron Aguilar
Continental Mortgage - Saint George, UT
Mortgage & Real Estate Advisor since 1995

Barabara, another fine piece of information to share with us. This is why I follow you since time is limited.

Sep 13, 2017 05:15 PM #48
Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

I have empowered my assistant to enforce a team morning routine and most importantly, keep me on track and accountable. Cats need to be herded sometimes.

Sep 13, 2017 09:10 PM #49
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

I'm all about motivation and the more you post these, the more likely to repost them.

Sep 13, 2017 11:31 PM #50
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

This is very empowering and very very much something I'll use all the time probably

Sep 13, 2017 11:33 PM #51
Patricia Feager
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Barbara Todaro - Congratulations on an excellent motivational feature post!

Bad habits can be detrimental to ones financial, mental, emotional and physical well being.

Good habits can turn failure into success!!!

Sep 14, 2017 08:13 AM #52
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Barbara Todaro, the word "habit" is often viewed in a negative way. Not all habits are bad, some can add to our success in life and business. Awesome post, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Sep 14, 2017 08:24 AM #53
Caroline Gerardo
Eagle Home Mortgage, LENNAR HOMES Home Loans - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady

Like Malcolm Gadwell's 10000 practice rule - keep going and it works!  PS love the photo of you in the bottom with long dress- #gorgeous!!

Sep 14, 2017 02:16 PM #54
Sharon Kowitz
Fonville Morisey-CRS-SRES-ABR-GRI-E-Pro-CREN Cary, NC - Cary, NC
Cary, NC Relocation Specialist ~ Buying or Selling

You got it, 7 great habits of successful people is a good read as well. 

Sep 15, 2017 04:40 AM #55
Luke Acree
ReminderMedia - King of Prussia, PA
Making Agents Memorable

It is rarely about accomplishing something once, but accomplishing it over and over again.

Sep 15, 2017 07:14 AM #56
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Thanks, everyone, for your nice comments.... they're always appreciated....

Sep 15, 2017 09:33 AM #57
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Thanks Barbara, the habits we keep whether good or bad have a powerful effect on the person we become.

Sep 22, 2017 11:16 PM #58
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am back to comment again!  Thank you for being who you are my dear friend!!!

Sep 28, 2017 06:37 AM #59
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Barbara Todaro "How does one form a habit? It’s formed when a pattern of behavior is “repeated consistently.”.....Marketing IS a habit."

Right on target - and - re-blog!

Oct 10, 2017 04:36 AM #60
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Barbara. You have said it well. Consistency can make a career. Well done.

Oct 10, 2017 06:10 AM #61
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

thanks, Tony....

Sheila Anderson and lack of it can break it....

Oct 10, 2017 06:18 AM #62
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