An Adrenaline Rush | The Thrill Of The Kill Competing To List Property

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I can remember when I was actively listing property, and how much fun I had securing listings.  It was a different time and marketing was done offline and with open house events to network for more business. Networking was as significant marketing method, along with direct mail marketing.

Competition was always a factor, and I loved it. There were times when I wanted a listing just because I knew I was in competition with others, and I loved the thrill of “the kill.”  Yes, “the kill” is the adrenaline rush that I experienced when I closed that seller or builder.  It’s the feeling one gets when the game is over, and one has given it his/her best and won!!

The problem with winning a prize I didn’t want was that I now needed to make sure it sold. It was a situation that happened on occasion.  I usually did like what was in my inventory, but there were properties that were not my favorite.  

It could have been an ugly home with no curb appeal; a piece of land that had many issues; or a subdivision of homes in a tough location.  I’ve had them all and marketed each one to completion. 

Was it worth the effort?  It always required more effort to accomplish something I did’t like as opposed to something about which I was passionate.  Once I won “the kill” of the close, I was committed, like it or not.  Remembering the thrill of “the kill” is what gave me the strength to finish the task.  Unless one follows through and sells the product, one didn’t win anything!!! 

I often miss that fun. Mentoring is as much fun as I get now. The attitude of “the kill” somehow sneaks into the conversation. No one seems to like that phrase!!   It still gives me a rush to just think about competing with other listing agents!!"

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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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JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
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I used to work with a guy that referred to it as slaying a lion and he would get pepped up each time he said it.

May 14, 2018 05:50 PM #1
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Barbara Todaro
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Just thinking about it make me smile.... I loved it JL Boney, III that guy and I competing would have been a blood bath!!!

May 14, 2018 06:00 PM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

"The problem with winning a prize I didn’t want was that I now needed to make sure it sold."  

I love that line, Barbara.  I can fully relate.  More than once when I would procure a less than desirable listing, I'd wonder what the Hell, I had just gotten myself into.  Oddly enough, those listings often sold easier than those in better condition, better location, or some other more desirable marketability. 

May 15, 2018 02:08 AM #3
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Barbara.

Sage advice, from someone who has been there done that.  

May 15, 2018 02:28 AM #4
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Myrl Jeffcoat if we're going to be in the game full force, we need to accomplish the ultimate goal of selling the product....

James Dray without the fierce competition, it would not have been fun....

May 15, 2018 04:16 AM #5
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning Barbara.  I used to feel the same way a few years back.  I am now in a position that I am just going to take what I want to take and not try for everything out there.

May 15, 2018 04:31 AM #6
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Barbara Todaro
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Gabe Sanders it's not that I wanted the listing.... I wanted "the kill"..... that's what kept me going and created that adrenaline rush.... it was how many I could close.....

May 15, 2018 04:37 AM #7
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Ginny Gorman
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Oh Barbara, you are fearsome competitor and would have done well in the Coliseum...I am sure I would not want to go up against you!

May 15, 2018 04:51 AM #8
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Barbara Todaro
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Ginny Gorman you can handle anyone in any situation.... and I can hear your last one-liner:  "Send her back to the coliseum".... that listing would be yours!

May 15, 2018 04:57 AM #9
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
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Hello Barbara.  I know what you are saying although I don't phrase it exactly like that. It's whatever works for you. 

May 15, 2018 12:19 PM #10
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Barbara Todaro
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Michael Jacobs I think you'd knock all the members on their butts if you quoted me.... ha.... I quote you!!!!!!!!!!

May 15, 2018 01:06 PM #11
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Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
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Winning a listing is a major rush.  And carrying that enthusiasm to our marketing is not always easy.  

May 15, 2018 06:57 PM #12
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