I am Back!!!

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Alliance

OK, I dropped out of ClubNet back in July.  I admit that I was not doing the work.  I love my coach, Molly Pereda, but I just did not do what I was supposed to.  I am scared to death of pop-bys, I can never get anyone on the phone, price of postage was not helping my budget,& I don't know that the Items of Value really help to build relationships.  SEE...THERE IT IS...ALL OF MY EXCUSES IN ONE PLACE!!!

The truth is...I have had enough referrals to cover the cost and then some.  I guess I can also say that the motivation I received when going to a Turning Point got me fired up to call on expired listings also (although that is not what the program is about).  Maybe I even learned some new ways to talk to Buyers & Sellers which helps to build business. 

I know there are lots of systems out there and you can take bits and pieces from each but, in this business, you need to have direction, accountability, & focus...whether it is prospecting, farming, or relationship building.  I hate to cold call (I think it is rude & distasteful),  I am by no means a farmer, but I do like to keep in touch with people who like me... so Buffini systems it is.  


Effective today I am now a Buffini-ite again!  I am a Blitzer!  I am a Successful Realtor and I will make 2009 my BEST YEAR to date!  I have signed up for the Lead Generation kit (can't really afford coaching now but I will get there).  I am registered for the Baltimore & Philly Turning Points also.

WOO HOO!!! Do the Hustle! (I wonder what this years song will be?)

Kathy Manganello

P.S. If anyone feels the need to give me a nudge once in a while and remind me of my motivation at this moment...please do so! :-)

If you are interested in learning more about the Buffini program go to www.Buffiniandcompany.com .

Another website that I enjoy is www.SellwithSoul.com Jennifer Allan has a great attitude and talks about nurturing your relationships in, what I think, is a similar nature.  Enjoy.


Comments (12)

Larry Bettag
Cherry Creek Mortgage Illinois Residential Mortgage License LMB #0005759 Cherry Creek Mortgage NMLS #: 3001 - Saint Charles, IL
Vice-President of National Production

Make it happen.  Go hard or go home.  Buffini rocks...now just do it!

Jan 14, 2009 12:06 AM
Michelle Anderson

WOW! You are back, congrats! Sometimes we have to lose some things to be able to see its true value. I know and always knew that you were great at what you do. Now I am glad you are a believer too! Sure the market and the business is tough, but you have what it takes and Buffini Company does too and what a combo you make!!! Best of Luck to you! I hope we get an opportunity to work together again!


Jan 14, 2009 12:38 AM
Mary Pat Dolan-Keller Williams Advantage Realty-State College PA

Congrats on the move to CB and being back with Buffini! Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore and Phila.

Jan 14, 2009 01:00 AM
Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

Awesome!  Welcome back to our family!  That is the best decision that you could have made for yourself and your business!  I will be at the Maryland TP, so, I will see you then!  Whoo Hoo!

Be sure to get on the home site and register in the Community Connect Site.  Connect to me on there and join some of the groups! 

It's a Good Life!


Jan 14, 2009 01:40 AM
Nancy Pav
Century 21 Redwood Realty - Ashburn, VA
Nancy Pav, Your "GottaHave" Realtor

Welcome back!!  Are you ready to do 35 pop-bys???  It'll be easy!!

See you in Baltimore

Jan 15, 2009 12:30 AM
Kathleen Harron
Century 21 Alliance - Wildwood Crest, NJ

Larry- Thanks for the comment. Failure is not an option! I will JUST DO IT!

Michelle- I promise my next referral to you will be  good one.You know what they say...you can't choose your family!  : )

Mary Pat-Yes, I will be your Blitz Buddy! ( Tee- Hee...i feel like I was just asked out!)  I hope you are ready to laugh while we do this!

Fran- When do you have time to work???? You are so committed! Thanks

Nancy- How nice to hear from you. I have to get most of my pop-bys but I am ready (mentally).

Jan 15, 2009 12:03 PM
Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

Kathleen, I start early, get it done, and move on!  With the BLITZ, I am packed up and ready to go!  Did you find a BLITZ Buddy?  The next 90 days are going to ROCK!

Have a good weekend!

Jan 16, 2009 11:26 AM
Stephanie Pitel
Smart Referral Network, LLC - Glendale, AZ

That's awesome Kathleen.  I hate to admit it, but they are right at Buffini and Company.  In an up market AND in a down market, my % of proactive goals done is eerily close to the % I make of my income goal!  That takes the steam out of my good excuses.  The Blitz is a good way to the start the year.  Best wishes!

Jan 17, 2009 07:26 PM
Simone Bercu
Metro Referral - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Not state specific Real Estate - GRI, e-PRO, AB

Kathleen, welcome back!  I will be in Baltimore.  Let's connect there.

Jan 18, 2009 12:42 PM
Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

Kathy, Are we connected on the BLITZ Community Connect Site?  Tim Ireland found me.  I was glad to see him come back to the Buffini Family, too!  I'll be in Baltimore, too!  Hope to finally meet you in person:)

It's a Good Life!


Jan 20, 2009 10:29 AM
Charlie Arthur, CCIM
RE/MAX FIRST, INC. - Port Townsend, WA

I BLITZED all last week.  35 pop by's, I couldn't believe I could do it. I can't wait for Monday:)

Jan 24, 2009 09:24 AM
Bonnie Johnson
Remax Realty 100 - Milw, WI

Kathy glad you made it back! how did your first week of Blitzing go? It was rough, but I made it throught with 40 popbys! I know it will pay off in the near future!



Jan 25, 2009 02:22 PM