Risky Business Can Apply To Many Facets Of Life Not Just The Extreme!!

Reblogger Brian England
Real Estate Agent with Vacasa SA634540000

It is no secret that Barbara Todaro is not just one of my favorite people in the Rain, but also in the world.  She hasn't been as active as she used to be which leads me to one of my new rules of reblog.  Pretty much anytime she posts, I will reblog it for a couple of reasons.  First and foremost, all of her advice is very worthwhile.  Secondly, I really like that gal, haha.

Original content by Barbara Todaro 104763


It's  been a significant amount of time since I've written a blog post. I've been thinking about the word "Risk." Writing this post is Risky Business. If I didn't "step up" and make the decision to jump in, I'd be the queen of commenting with nothing more to contribute.                                                 


In thinking back to when I was active, I think about all the risks I took. Risk is a word that every real estate agent understands starting from day one.  We take risks every day.   Every real estate agent starts from the beginning and works his/her way up as far as that agent is capable of climbing.  In order to do that, it takes risk.


Marketing is risky business!!  It’s not free.  Anytime a real estate agent spends money, that real estate agent is taking a risk.  We can research the method we will be investing in; and search for the results of how others have used the method; but it’s still a risk.  Nothing is guaranteed.


If everyone was willing to take the risks that some of the highly productive agents have taken, everyone would have a chance to become a “highly productive agent.”  This is the one factor that will always separate the “women from the girls.”


Most agents spend very conservatively, and it’s one small degree of spending at a time.  There are large gaps within the spending time frames.  There are many inconsistencies in the marketing pattern. 


We all talk about the risk involved with having a career in real estate, but how many have actually experienced that risk?  There are ways to diffuse that risk to a certain degree.  One common method is by selling space to others in related fields such as mortgage brokers, home inspectors and those in the trades.  Springtime is a great time to partner with a landscaper; and early winter is the perfect time to ask a plowing service to partner with you for a MASS MAILING. 


By using other people’s money, your risk can be reduced.  Not enough real estate agents take advantage of that concept of sharing the expense to get off the ground running. 


This is a business with high risk and spending money is a game that each of us will learn to play.  Some will play better others.  A select few will pull all of the stops and go for it.  The risk is great for them, but the results can be overwhelming.  That’s what I call making a “score.”


Barbara Todaro, Great Grandmother to Aiden, Gianni and Caleb       

Todaro Team - Retired



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Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Everybody loves Barbara Todaro.  Thank you for sharing her post.  I learn something each time she writes an article.

Jan 16, 2021 07:37 AM #1
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Brian, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Jan 16, 2021 08:29 AM #2
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Brian, and you can never go wrong with a reblog from Barbara Todaro here in the rain, she is a smart person.


Jan 16, 2021 09:03 AM #3
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Brian in this business we need to spend, but dollars are limited so it is a must to stay on top of those dollars, and what the ROI is.

Jan 16, 2021 10:24 AM #4
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I am and continue to be one of Barbara Todaro 's biggest fans...And I agree with you 100%. A

Jan 16, 2021 11:30 AM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Brian England thank you so much, my dear friend.... you're a delight.... always have been....

Jan 16, 2021 12:04 PM #6
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian, great choice for a reblog, and Barbara ALWAYS has some sage advice to give us.

Jan 16, 2021 03:57 PM #7
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You can never go wrong rebloging a Barbara Todaro blog post. Thank you for sharing Brian England 

Jan 16, 2021 08:40 PM #8
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Brian.

Barbara Todaro, is a work of art in my opinion.  I always look forward to her posts.

Jan 17, 2021 12:22 AM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Yes, I think you're pretty safe reblogging anything and everything Barbara posts. Like you, I've been a big fan for years - there's no one like her! ❤️ 

Jan 17, 2021 12:58 PM #10
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

We all agree here that Barbara Todaro is worth reading, reblogging, and revisiting frequently.

Jan 18, 2021 07:08 AM #11
Ralph Magin
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Miami, FL
Miami Homes For Sale

Great information. Thanks for sharing. Much success.

Jan 18, 2021 07:31 AM #12
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

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