We Get Further With Honey Than We Do Vinegar...

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


Business is part of life, and we do the best business when we make it a reflection of how we live our lives. First, and foremost, 'do unto others as you would want them to do unto you!!'   Play nicely with people, and you'll find that your name will spread like wildfire. 

There is always overlap with business and the way we live our personal lives. It's common to hear agents say they keep their personal lives and business separated. That makes sense, but the way we handle our personal lives is always interwoven with how we maneuver our business

We are who we are, and it radiates forcefully during the tough moments of a business transaction. Not all transactions are smoothly flowing affairs. During the bumpy times, the innermost traits of an agent are clearly visible. 

Just another quick thought for the moment.....

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

Todaro Team - Retired



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Comments (20)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Barbara - a very sweet recipe for success.  

Jul 28, 2022 06:58 AM
Barbara Todaro

and calorie free.....

Jul 28, 2022 06:59 AM
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

It is so nice to see your face come up in the blog roll again!  

Jul 28, 2022 07:07 AM
Barbara Todaro

thanks, Kristin.... nice to be here, too...

Jul 28, 2022 07:15 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Such a nice post Barbara. I think few people could argue with your thoughts here!

Jul 28, 2022 07:09 AM
Barbara Todaro

we all hope so...when the chips are down, the atmosphere might change.... those are the special moments 

Jul 28, 2022 07:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Barbara... you'd never get an argument from me on that... don't we all try and avoid those people who are difficult to deal with?

Jul 28, 2022 07:18 AM
Barbara Todaro

yes, we do avoid them....sellers, buyers AND agents....

Jul 28, 2022 07:20 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Barbara, I learn more from all your blogs all the time and this is a great example again.  Glad to see you.  Are you for New England this year again.


Jul 28, 2022 07:35 AM
Barbara Todaro

Go Pats.... LOL

Jul 28, 2022 08:33 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Barbara, 

Im so happy to see your picture pop up with such an inspirational message ( as always). Michael is right a sweet recipe for success

Jul 28, 2022 07:46 AM
Barbara Todaro

thanks, Dorie.... sugar free....

Jul 28, 2022 08:34 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning Barbara Todaro 

Absolutely, the way we handle ourselves in business will also transact into our personal lives and our personal lives into our business.  

Jul 28, 2022 07:48 AM
Barbara Todaro

Bingo.... thanks, Doug....

Jul 28, 2022 08:34 AM
Eileen Burns 954.483.3912
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

Character and integrity radiate.  We learn early to say no to negative energy, saving anguish we do not have to share at home.😎  Glad to see you enjoying the great- grands! 

Jul 28, 2022 07:51 AM
Barbara Todaro

yes to all that you said.... and I enjoy the kids tremendously....

Jul 28, 2022 08:35 AM
faye schubert
Retired - Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Love your blog posts! You provide inspiration and information for all of us!

Jul 28, 2022 08:08 AM
Barbara Todaro

it's all common sense... and it's easy to write about.... thanks, Faye....

Jul 28, 2022 08:36 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, I could not agree more, and you definitely get different results when you play fair in the sandbox.

Jul 28, 2022 10:23 AM
Barbara Todaro

we've all seen what happens to those who don't play nicely!!

Jul 28, 2022 11:59 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Barbara no matter how hard we try to keep our business life and our personal life apart, our true personality will be very obvious in both.

Jul 28, 2022 02:58 PM
Barbara Todaro

it always shines through, George Souto 

Jul 29, 2022 06:20 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

You are such an amazing person, I am so glad that you are back to blogging in the Rain!  You have so much wisdom to share with us.  I have always loved that you live your life in a manner where you are always willing to help someone in need and help them in any way that you can.  I wholeheartedly believe that the more you give, the more you will receive in return and you are living proof of that.

Jul 29, 2022 05:01 AM
Barbara Todaro

you give me too much credit, Brian England ... you, my friend, are much more giving than I could ever think of being....

Jul 29, 2022 06:22 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Character shines through. If we are a good person, it's there during business and during personal life, and people do notice.

So nice to see you here!

Jul 29, 2022 05:37 AM
Barbara Todaro

it's fun being here again.... I hope I can add something of value in the future....

Jul 29, 2022 06:22 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Friday afternoon, Barbara.

Let's continue to spread love and kindness every day.

Jul 29, 2022 11:02 AM
Barbara Todaro

always, Roy Kelley .... every single day.... 

Jul 29, 2022 12:41 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Barbara- so true. Just look at someone's face when they sip vinegar and again when they try honey. 

Jul 29, 2022 01:38 PM
Barbara Todaro

Indeed, Kathy....

Jul 30, 2022 03:00 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Barbara:

It's so nice to see you here!! You ALWAYS add something of value, and today's words are particularly inspirational...and so right on target!


Jul 29, 2022 04:07 PM
Barbara Todaro

thanks, Jeff Dowler, CRS it's nice to be remembered and welcomed...

Jul 30, 2022 02:59 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Colorado Broker / Referral Services

 ... it never really made much sense, being in the people business, to try and keep your personal life distant from your business life.  I mean you are trying your best to create new relationships, and I am sorry that includes your family, too.  One must used discretion / modesty when doing so.  BE HUMBLE!!

Jul 30, 2022 08:51 AM
Barbara Todaro

being humble is very important.... many top producers don't understand that concept, Dan Hopper 

Jul 30, 2022 09:47 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Look how happy you make everyone with your posts!! Always inspiring with a healthy dose of humor! Laughter still makes the world go round! Thank you Barbara Todaro 

Jul 31, 2022 11:57 PM
Debra Leisek

So very true! 

Aug 02, 2022 12:44 AM
Barbara Todaro

thanks, Debra... in our business, we MUST have a sense of humor or we're dead in the water....

Aug 01, 2022 01:35 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
NC Real Estate Transition & Relocation 919-602-848

Barbara, Advise that seems so simple yet more people need to follow it. Thank you for making your mark here in the Rain. Have a lovely day!

Aug 02, 2022 06:17 AM
Barbara Todaro

thanks for your kind words...it's good to be back...I hope I can add something worthy here....

Aug 02, 2022 07:05 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Barbara - that is sage advice.  My mother used to say that all the time.

Aug 06, 2022 05:05 AM