What Does Your Marketing Contribute To Your Community?

Services for Real Estate Pros with RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired 104763


Let’s talk “marketing!” All listing agents are “marketing agents,” and when they don’t realize that fact, they become buyer agents! Learn to market. It’s a learned skill!! 

Whether a buyer agent or a listing agent, making the phone ring is the ultimate goal. I was always a listing agent. I’m now fully retired and loving it, but I also enjoy adding my “two cents” to the conversation. 

My daughter, Tammy, runs with the business now.  Her focus is online marketing, but she continues to participate in offline marketing in the form of “print.”  

There’s a mailing and a full-page newspaper marketing piece provided every month. Yes, I use the word “provided” because I define what we do as a contribution to those who live in our marketplace.  

We’re adding a service to those who live in our community. Our service is based on Experience, Education and Dedication. Trite? Maybe, but it’s true, and the magnitude of business reflects it.  

Hone those marketing skills and “provide” them consistently. Whatever your marketing plan consists of, provide it consistently. You’ll be glad you did!! 


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

Todaro Team - Retired



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Comments (17)

Sham Reddy CRS
H E R Realty, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Thanks for sharing Barbara!!!

Hone those marketing skills and “provide” them consistently. Whatever your marketing plan consists of, provide it consistently. You’ll be glad you did!!!

Mar 03, 2021 04:12 AM
Barbara Todaro

Thanks for stopping by Sham Reddy CRS 

Mar 03, 2021 04:46 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Barbara. When you accept the fact that your "contribution" is an "obligation" to be taken seriously, you are on your way! Well put by a true pro. Like you I am enjoying retirement.

Mar 03, 2021 04:39 AM
Barbara Todaro

we are both very fortunate.... I love retirement....  Wayne Martin 

Mar 03, 2021 04:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Contribution is one of those natural tendencies, we all have as humans.  It is a matter of honing those!  A

Mar 03, 2021 04:43 AM
Barbara Todaro

...and that's a skill worth sharpening.... Ron and Alexandra Seigel (A)

Mar 03, 2021 04:47 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I always love hearing your two cents and I believe that your two cents are more valuable than most people's two dollars, haha.

Mar 03, 2021 04:44 AM
Barbara Todaro

You're a funny guy.... you make me laugh every day.... Brian England 

Mar 03, 2021 04:47 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I for one enjoy your "two cents" so keep on sharing and also fully embrace and enjoy every minute of retirement!

Mar 03, 2021 05:31 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Barbara... I've told prospective clients for more years than I can count that they hire me first for my marketing skills and expertise and second for my negotiating skills and expertise. Home sellers often don't realize that what we do is market... ourselves and our listings.

PS your two cents are worth a lot more than that in my mind!

Mar 03, 2021 05:31 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - information is service.  And when that information is locally based, consistent and knowledgeable - it becomes a valuable source for the community that helps keep the area connected and in-the-know.  

Mar 03, 2021 05:40 AM
Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Thank you for all of your great marketing tips.  I wish I was on your team!

Mar 03, 2021 06:20 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Barbara Todaro great tips as usual. You are definitely someone that most of us can learn from.

Mar 03, 2021 06:30 AM
Barbara Todaro

LOL... I doubt if I could teach you anything you don't already know, Rocky Dickerson 

Mar 03, 2021 09:40 AM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

Good Morning Barbara, Because of what you have contributed to your communities throughout the years is only  one of the reasons you, and now Tammy are so successful!

Mar 03, 2021 06:53 AM
Barbara Todaro

I just gave your name to an agent in my office.... hope she calls you and good luck with it....

Mar 03, 2021 09:41 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Barbara and thanks for another great blog from you and sure do miss them.  Always learning from you!


Mar 03, 2021 07:42 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Barbara, you do always give us tips that we can run with and succeed.  We have to be consistent! 

Mar 03, 2021 08:08 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Mar 03, 2021 08:17 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

thanks, everyone, for all of your nice comments.... nicer than I deserve for that post... 

Mar 03, 2021 09:42 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

H BarbaraT- what you are providing your community is local information that is what any buyer or seller or someone who might be in the future would want. 

Mar 03, 2021 12:22 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Well, in MHO, your 2¢ is truly priceless, Barbara - and ALWAYS welcomed! 

As always, I'm in agreement with you and do believe that consistency and pulling in the community in your marketing is so important. Prospective buyers are thirsty for local information - why shouldn't we be the ones to provide that for them?!

Mar 04, 2021 08:43 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

You have always taught consistentcy in your blog and I am a true believer Barbara Todaro 

Mar 05, 2021 08:40 AM

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