I’m going to stay ahead of the pack… The lead dog eats first!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Respect Realty LLC 200311024

Photo Courtesy of Scoll22Over the past three years I have done a lot of lease options and owner financing deals. Now the market has changed and so is everyone else. I'm starting to get lost in a sea of idiots. But, as they play catch up, I'm preparing myself for the next wave in real estate and when the road turns, I will be faced in the right direction while they are behind me once again playing catch up.

Now, will I ever be the number one agent in Washington County, Oregon? Probably not, but that isn't what it is about for me, it is about my family and the families of my clients. But, I do know that if I want to keep food on my family's table, than I need to change with the times and be the lead dog when it comes to the ever changing market.

I will still continue to do lease options and owner financing, but what will be on the horizon for me? I guess my 2009 business plan will set that tone. But I don't plan to go to pasture trying to follow someone else's lead like so many have done in the past six months.


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Richard Shuman
The Only B.S. I Have is from the University of Massachusetts - Lake Mary, FL
Real Estate Broker - Orlando Area - Love Referrals

great - that's the only way to run a business.

Nov 30, 2008 09:10 PM #1
Jeannette Neerpat
CondoDomain.com - Coral Springs, FL
e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate

That's why you always be the leader of the PACK! Good for you!!

Nov 30, 2008 10:25 PM #2
Cindi Couture
Better Homes & Gardens / The Masiello Group - Dover, NH
Realtor in Dover, NH

Good for you, Todd.  Be a trail blazer and stay on the cutting edge of things, always keeping family first.  You can't fail with that in mind!  Happy holidays!

Nov 30, 2008 11:02 PM #3
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner

If the lease/options work you are really setting yourself up for a good year! Best of luck with it, seems like a good plan.

Merry Christmas!

Charlottesville Santa

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Nov 30, 2008 11:24 PM #4
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Eat I love to eat!! I have to be at the head of the pack!!

Nov 30, 2008 11:35 PM #5
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


Whichever fish are biting at the time is what you're gonna catch...Keep all options open!!! Thanks,   Fran

Dec 01, 2008 12:31 AM #6
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional

Todd - it seems that you are a natural born leader with new and innovative ideas to help you stay ahead. Keep it up and 2009 will be a great year for you.

Dec 01, 2008 12:40 AM #7
Tom Braatz Waukesha County Real Estate 262-377-1459
Coldwell Banker - Oconomowoc, WI
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent. SOLD!


Duty for the future. If your going to run with the big dogs you have to learn to lift your leg a little bit higher.

All my best!

Tom Braatz

Dec 01, 2008 07:34 AM #8
Colleen Cooley
The Corcoran Group - Jupiter, FL
CRS - Jupiter Florida

Todd... you  woofin real estate dog!! Go get'em!

Dec 08, 2008 01:46 PM #9
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