Mentors Need Mentors | Who Puts Water In Your Watering Can?

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Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty 104763
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The real estate business is a profession that demands every participant to secure and maintain a constant flow of new information.  There are consistently new methods of marketing surfacing. There are new laws and procedures continually being introduced.

Education in the real estate business must be fed to every agent in every office in order to have a smoothly running existence in our industry. This is ideal but not typical.

This is where mentors come into play.  Mentors are “do as I do plus do as I say” individuals who are in great demand. Who needs a mentor? Everyone needs a mentor. Mentors need mentors. Mentors are not solely for new agents. New agents need training first and then mentoring. Seasoned agent also need mentoring. Once you have a mentor, that mentor is forever.

I managed a real estate office 30 years ago and trained new agents. One agent went on to owner her own office; bought a franchise; and through the decades of her owning it, I continued to be her mentor.  She has sold it, and now works for another RE/MAX office in a different marketplace. To this day, she continues to call for a second opinion, including asking me for a price for a home she will be listing in the future in MY TOWN. All I can do is chuckle, shake my head and give her the price range!!! I take that as the greatest compliment.

Eventually, the agents being mentored will be on the same level as the mentor and that agent will go forth and become a mentor to another agent.  With this new scenario, mentor #1 will be needed more than ever.

Mentoring never stops, but if it should, learning will have also ceased.  Mentoring is an ongoing program that allows the mentor and the mentee the ability to gain strength in their respective roles, and for that reason, it should never end.

This is my last thought for today…. It’s been a long one.

Did I mention my day began at the gym this morning? Back and biceps today…pulled 150 pounds on a seated mid row…. That’s a lot of weight!!! Could only do 3 reps….

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Barbara Todaro, sales manager of RE/MAX Executive Realty 

Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

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Franklin, MA 02038

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Kathy Streib
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Hi BarbaraT- We should never stop learning...it's what keeps us fresh!  And no matter your age or how long you've been doing something, you can always learn something, even when you're the one doing the mentoring. 

May 07, 2018 06:39 PM #1
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William Feela
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I have a higher power that keeps me on an even keel

May 07, 2018 07:13 PM #2
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Opening your mind and knowing no matter HOW long you have been in the business...you don't know it all.....and things change !

May 07, 2018 07:16 PM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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"The real estate business is a profession that demands every participant to secure and maintain a constant flow of new information." 

That first sentence of your's is important to understand, Barbara!

May 07, 2018 08:03 PM #4
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James Dray
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Morning Barbara.

The day isn't over unless, I learn something related to me being able to do a better job.  Just like today, I've already learned something.

May 08, 2018 02:33 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Barbara. Mentoring is about learning, listening and sharing. This is an ongoing thing. Great post.

May 08, 2018 06:26 AM #6
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Brian England
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Would it be ok to put wine in the watering can or not so much?  I am thinking that you could likely bench press me, haha.

May 08, 2018 06:34 AM #7
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This is excellent advice to share. I will schedule reblog on August 1st.

May 08, 2018 07:10 AM #8
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
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I have had such bad luck with mentoring Barbara. I went to a retreat this past weekend and this was the main topic. I might give it another chance to share and learn life experiences...

May 08, 2018 07:45 AM #9
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Curtis Van Carter
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Barbara

I could use some mentoring right now, especially someone with a big boot. cheers cvc

May 08, 2018 07:46 AM #10
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Ha, YOU, Barbara! Can only do 3 reps. I'd still be sitting there staring at the bench and moving NOTHING!

May 08, 2018 08:06 AM #11
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Barbara Todaro
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents if you were in my area, you and I would be at the gym and you'd be lifting weights you would never have imagined doing....

May 08, 2018 08:30 AM #12
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Having someone to bounce ideas off of that is at or above your level of knowledge is key.

May 08, 2018 08:33 AM #13
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Barbara - I consider ActiveRain to be a mentor of sorts which I can consult on a regular basis. 

May 08, 2018 09:24 AM #14
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Barbara Todaro
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Yes, Chris Ann Cleland everyone needs a mentor...including mentors.

May 08, 2018 09:24 AM #15
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Will Hamm
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Hello Barbara Todaro,  I was at a BRC meeting this morning and pick up 4 new items I did not lnow about our MLS and learn more about arm loans are making a comeback.

 

May 08, 2018 11:45 AM #16
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I think we all need or at least should have someone in this business to speak with and bounce ideas off. None of us have seen it all and sometimes a quick talk can lead to a great idea or an easy solution we would not think of alone.

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Mentoring is a great experience...and can be a learning experience for the Mentor as well !

May 08, 2018 01:41 PM #18
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Lise Howe
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congratulations on your physical training success  that is AWESOME! 

May 09, 2018 05:12 AM #19
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Barbara Todaro
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thanks, everyone, for your nice comments.... and for your support....

May 09, 2018 01:02 PM #20
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