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There was a quote written this morning by Paul Henderson, and it was right on target.  “Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it all away from you!”    Mark Cuban.


We are in one of the most competitive businesses. This is not the type of business where one waits for the coast to be clear to confront a potential client.  One does not tread lightly or ask permission.

This is a kick-ass business, and the definition of kick-ass is “clear the deck, I’m coming through!” That’s the mental state that I believe every real estate agent needs to maintain, in order to weather every storm that hits them.

The storms never end. The challenges become more intense and difficult with every complex deal. Of course, we all have the easy slam-dunk sales on occasion, but those are the ones that throw you off your game!  That’s just my opinion!!!!!

Perception becomes reality in the real estate business. One can be perceived as the agent who never misses a beat.  When other agents realize this fact, it has a psychological influence on them and usually there’s no challenge!!

I love that quote. Just reading it energizes me. Ugh, just a thought to share….

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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

The minute I read Paul's post, I immediately thought of you, Barbara.  I'm glad you piggybacked onto the words in his post!

May 18, 2020 11:46 AM #1
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Barbara, a Kick Ass business for sure and some newbie miss the points and wonder why they did not make it.


May 18, 2020 11:50 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Myrl Jeffcoat  when one works 24 hours a day, it had better be to secure all of it...yours, his, theirs and more..... no one owns anything unless it's secured with a fully executed agreement.... because you know a seller doesn't mean you're better than I.... doesn't mean you can assume it's your listing.... doesn't mean squat.... 

I love that quote.

May 18, 2020 11:53 AM #3
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Will Hamm there's room in this business for everyone....but everyone will not want to go to battle every day.... that's a certain type of person.... you either have this within you or you don't....but that doesn't mean you cannot participate in the business....  there's plenty out there.... 

those who follow that quote are chameleons.... they must be or they won't be able to satisfy that quote.... 

May 18, 2020 12:00 PM #4
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi BarbaraT- this is why you always market like you mean it!  If you take anything for granted, your competitor will be right there!

May 18, 2020 12:45 PM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Kathy Streib that's absolutely right.... the first time you hesitate, you can count on someone else securing that lead or deal!!

May 18, 2020 01:10 PM #6
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - quotes can lead to a lot of different interpretations.  Finding what works best for you is key and it's been evident that you know that path well.  

May 18, 2020 01:18 PM #7
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Barbara there are a number of snakes in this business, thankfully once most of them are identified they do not last for long.

May 18, 2020 01:34 PM #8
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Michael Jacobs we each work differently to accomplish the same goal.... as long as each agent is ethical and does not break laws, go for it!!

George Souto there are poisonous snakes out there, and then there are those who just wait for the right moment and pounce on the target ......

May 18, 2020 02:50 PM #9
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

Yes ma'am, it's never ending.  Like today, there will be challenges, I know I have to conquer

May 19, 2020 01:08 AM #10
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

and I'm sure you'll be the victor James Dray 

May 19, 2020 02:49 AM #11
Rick Frissell
HomeXpress Realty - Valrico, FL
aka "The Red Baron of Real Estate"

It is a great quote and a freightning thought.  Here is a quote you reminded me from James Cash Penny, and please excuxe the "man" portion of the times:

"Success cannot come from standstill men. Methods change and men must change with them."

May 19, 2020 03:26 AM #12
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a very good reminder of what it is going to take to be successful during these challenging times.

May 19, 2020 05:24 AM #13
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

These are very challenging times Barbara and the Real Estate market has many.  Competitive business yes...and right now the challenges are getting through all the new regulations and abiding by them!

May 19, 2020 06:41 AM #14
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Thanks for sharing that very energizing quote. It's not true that all good things come to those who wait.

May 19, 2020 09:00 PM #15
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

That's an interesting quote--I wonder if he will run for office one day.  Remember-during that 24 hours to take some time for yourself!

May 20, 2020 08:38 AM #16
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

One person I never worry about kicking ass is you, Barbara Todaro 

May 20, 2020 10:03 AM #17
Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Barbara, I love the photo on your signature. You are always an inspiration for me. Yes, Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS 's quote is a good one to remember. I know some of the big producers in my market have a motto that is similar to his. 

May 25, 2020 08:56 AM #18
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Barbara Todaro 

What an awesome post!!! I hope it gets featured as it deserves!!! Your truth telling and Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS inspirational posts nails it! This is the business and agents need to get down to business!

Thank you both for your inspiration!!!

May 26, 2020 10:58 AM #19
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