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Experience in the real estate business is a key factor when potential clients are in search of an agent. Experience comes in many forms. The element of “hands on production” within the business is at the top of my list.

Many agents have been licensed for decades, and they profess to be well-versed. Beware!!  Many of them “can’t close a door” much less represent you properly with the task of securing a home. Passing the real estate exam is not the definition of knowledgeable or well-informed.

The greater the number of closed transactions by the agent, the more confident and self-assured that agent will be. The performance of an agent who knows the business is like watching an award winning performance on Broadway.  The talent radiates.

Every transaction is unique. Every successful agent is matchless. Once you find that person, you won’t want to let go. Buying and Selling are two very important real estate functions, but having a well-informed “real estate advocate” always available to you is priceless.

Just another valuable thought for the moment…..no vagabond shoes!!!!

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Barbara Todaro, Great Grandmother to Caleb, Santino, Aiden and Gianni       

Todaro Team - Retired

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Comments (29)

Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Barbara Todaro -  Great post!

To me, the sad part is that a lot of buyers or sellers don't realize they are working with an agent who does not have experience or worse, puts their needs about the client.   I am learning something new every single transaction.  This is actually another reason I love this work.  It is never, ever boring!

Jul 22, 2020 12:16 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Your absolutely right about passing a real estate exam not having anything to do with marketing and selling homes.  Preparation for the exam generally consists of legal and contractural elements instead.  I remember the horrible feeling back in 1981 when I first became licensed, and then instantly realized I knew nothing about selling real estate.  Fortunately, my first 10 years were spent in a Century 21 office, which had superb training in that realm.  And, the office was loaded with experienced agents who took me under their wing.

Jul 22, 2020 12:51 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Barbara, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Jul 22, 2020 12:53 PM
Barbara Todaro

thanks for the feature in the Old Farts Club.... I appreciate that....

Jul 23, 2020 03:05 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Barbara.

With all the issues I'm having in the Rain today, I hope this comment goes through.  You are so correct, been there seen that, what a pity

Jul 23, 2020 02:04 AM
Barbara Todaro

the longer you're in the business, the more you'll see....and even after 42 years, there's always something outrageous to  witness....  James Dray 

Jul 23, 2020 03:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - it's another example of caveat emptor - let the "buyer" beware - in aspects of life when faced with meeting/hearing/seeing "experts".   Due diligence is part of the "thought process".  Be prepared.  Be thoughtful.  

Jul 23, 2020 06:32 AM
Barbara Todaro

the issue of "buyer beware" went out with chapter 93A in MA.full disclosure is the bottom line.....it's not what you say the gets you into trouble....it's what you didn't say.......  some agents are just loosey goosey... Michael Jacobs 

Jul 23, 2020 03:02 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Prospective home sellers will be in very good hands when they seek the professional real estate advice and assistance provided by your team.

Jul 25, 2020 06:27 AM
Barbara Todaro

They are the epitome of professionalism... thank you, Roy....

Jul 30, 2020 09:42 AM
Gwen Fowler-864-638-3599 SC Mountains Lakes Homes
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Salem, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

They do say the best way of learning and mastering ANYTHING is repetition!

Jul 27, 2020 09:14 AM
Barbara Todaro

Oh, yes....that's how you work out the kinks!!!

Jul 30, 2020 09:43 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Oh, I have preached this to agents too, Barbara! The agents who profess to have been doing this for decades and claim to be wildly successful are rarely the ones who are too. I would much rather have a 5-year agent who is selling $10M/year than a 25-year agent who sells $2M a year. Each and every year our Contracts change, lending changes, the market changes and selling $2M is not going to get them the experience that the consumer is yearning for when they hire the 25-year agent. (Well, unless that 25-year agent is selling 20 $100K homes each year - THEN he/she has some experience under his/her belt! LOL)

Jul 29, 2020 05:03 AM
Barbara Todaro

we're always on the same page Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Jul 30, 2020 09:44 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

This is so true, the number of problems that arise with agents who have been in the business for a long time, but do few transactions is always high. They have not moved or kept up with the times.

Jul 29, 2020 06:20 AM
Barbara Todaro

those are the toughest transactions Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 we need to tutor as we proceed with the transaction!!!

Jul 30, 2020 09:48 AM
Erik Hiss
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Worthington, OH
You can trust me for all your real estate needs!

agreed 100%! The business changes but those consistently selling are those who know! 

Jul 29, 2020 06:20 AM
Barbara Todaro

Amen to that.... thanks, Erik....

Jul 30, 2020 09:48 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

The technology has changed so much even in door technology. It took awhile to figure out there are several different methods to close a simple door. My 5 year old grandson showed the door can have more than 1 combinations to get in.

Jul 29, 2020 07:58 AM
Barbara Todaro

technology has surely changed.... and we all know you are well-versed with everything that's related to our up to date technology.... and the acorns don't fall far from the tree....

Jul 30, 2020 09:50 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

System reliability is less than desired. Crashed. We will meet on a more reliablie platform in social media. All the best.

Jul 29, 2020 08:02 AM
Barbara Todaro

your comment was posted...

Jul 30, 2020 09:50 AM
Kris Collis, Associate Broker
Smart Way America Realty - East Stroudsburg, PA
Professional Results you Expect 570-801-5525

Barbara, your point is so important for buyers and sellers to consider. 

Licensing school that is focused on legalities does little to prepare agents for the real world of RE. How many of us have learned at least once that when a buyer's expectations met up with reality, that HGTV had set their preconveived notions.  That explains it. That's an easy one to handle.

Agents will face much more. Do they have the ability to learn and grow in the every day RE real world classroom? Learn and apply and repeat.  That's how the knowledge base is built.  The seasoned agent who has done this has a treasure chest at their disposal that others cannot compete with.  The reality shows are far from real.

Jul 29, 2020 03:08 PM
Barbara Todaro

that decision by buyers and sellers could be the difference between a successful transaction or one that hits the deck and splatters... Kris....thanks for your comment....

Jul 30, 2020 09:52 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Barbara Todaro - You are so right. I have seen my fair share of "agents", especially this year!  Every single listing whether you represent the buyer or the seller is different. It is amazing when you think about it. 

Jul 29, 2020 04:58 PM
Barbara Todaro

yes....and we all know what a fabulous job you do of every-single-one, Sheri Sperry - MCNE® 

Jul 30, 2020 09:53 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Barbara Todaro 

 Taking the RE classes only prepares you to pass the test! Watching a seasoned agent is like watching fine ice skating. The easier it looks, the more practice it takes! 

Jul 29, 2020 09:06 PM
Barbara Todaro

.....and those who make it look easy are the most well-versed.... Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 

Jul 30, 2020 09:54 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Barbara:

Right on!! Competence and being a well-informed advocate I think will always be admired, just as it is, and should be, in any profession. Considering the financial impact, a buyer or seller should expect no less.

Jeff

Jul 29, 2020 10:38 PM
Barbara Todaro

I think none of them expect less, but what they actually receive could be a major surprise... Jeff Dowler, CRS 


agents in Southern CA should just follow you around and continue to learn....

Jul 30, 2020 09:57 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Barbara, I so second your post, I have been in Real Estate 24+ years in the greater Los Angeles area, the benefits I bring to the table are the reason I have many repeat clients. Simple as it sounds I list and sell any day you reach out to me I either have some where between 15-18 listings and two or three that are being just sold or just put in Escrow... So you might say what is the secret? I answer my phone and give straight advice, some people think I am talking them out of a sale... well yes that might be true but I sleep well at night, Endre

Jul 29, 2020 10:48 PM
Barbara Todaro

I always enjoyed sleeping well at night and that comes with doing your job as it should be done...just as you do, Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jul 30, 2020 09:58 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

p.s.: I am a one man show, and it works for me, Endre

Jul 29, 2020 10:50 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I, too, was always a one woman show, until I decided to begin creating an exit strategy....and THEN I had a team... it worked well for me... Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jul 30, 2020 10:03 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Sunday morning, Barbara.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Aug 02, 2020 04:44 AM