Feb. 27, 2017

How May I Help?

 

Is there anything I can do to help you this week?
 
Do you need an introduction to someone?  A service provider?  A second set of ears on a challenge you are facing?
 
I'm here to help,
 
Todd Tramonte
 
P.S. Of course I'm optimistic that if you are ever in a conversation and buying or selling a home comes up you'll get out your cell phone, dial my number and introduce me right then.  BUT, that's not what I'm talking about above.  How can I help you make the sale, find the right guy/gal for a job, fix a problem or find the right resource.  I am pretty good at helping solve challenging problems, so take me up on this.
 
P.P.S. You really are never interrupting me.  I always make time for friends and past clients. 214.216.2161
Feb. 20, 2017

Quick Tip: Be Consistent

 

When you say you'll do something... do it.
When you say you'll stop doing something... stop.
 

Image result for bob newhart stop it 

Now, if you must email me saying how insensitive that video is, go ahead, but first realize that life has too many real problems to make that one.  Laugh!  

As I all too frequently tell my children, we get to choose.  This is America.  

Choose to be joyful, choose to be generous, choose to be healthy, choose to be free, choose to be respectful, choose to be obedient to wise leadership / teaching / council, choose to serve others and reap the dirty little secret of self gain from it. 

1. Be consistent

2. Choose Joy

3. Model #1 & Share #2 with as many people as you can and at the risk of your own exhaustion.

--You'll be glad you did.

Have a great week!

Your real estate guy,

Todd Tramonte

P.S. If you ever need me, DO NOT HESITATE to pick up your phone, dial 214.216.2161 and simply let me know how I can help.  I want to help.  Really. 

Save that number in your phone under Todd Tramonte / real estate guy or / real estate broker / or Realtor or whatever you call me (be nice!)

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Feb. 8, 2017

Morning Meeting

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Morning Meeting - 02.08.2017

 

 

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May 9, 2016

Your License

Have you ever thought about getting your real estate license? 

 

I would strongly advise against it unless you plan to work full time in real estate. If however you or a friend or neighbor are thinking about a full time career in real estate I'd say it is a truly fantastic thing to do.

 

Now, most people who get their real estate license fail in the business within 12-24 months. Sorry, that was sort of a brutal transition if you were thinking about it. It is true though. Many people have been told by friends and family that since they have an outgoing personality and love homes, they would be "great at real estate" or "an awesome Realtor."

 

I won't tell you that being outgoing is bad for real estate, but I'll tell you it is only one part of an extremely multi-faceted professional role. I'm looking for three new real estate agents in our Richardson / Northeast Dallas office, one new agent in our Fort Worth office and up to 10 new agents to help us cover all of the opportunity in and around Houston. I'm open to other markets as well. Before I hire a new agent though, and we always look for new or less than 2 years experience, I need to know that a person is tenacious, competitive, kind, a committed problem solver, almost insatiably curious, loyal, fun, ambitious, eager to learn, willing to teach and has a track record of achieving and exceeding their personal goals.

 

I'm aware that the list is long, and I usually meet with someone three or more times before hiring them. But, if you, a friend, a family member or a neighbor called or emailed me about a future with our real estate team, I'd be giving you my word that I'd honestly assess the potential of working together. If I hired you or your friend, I'd be committing to do everything I possibly can to make you or your friend successful. I do not take those commitments lightly and I do not foolishly look past the known and often overlooked barriers to success in our industry.

 

I hadn't asked yet, but DO YOU have an interest in getting your real estate license and working full time with home sellers or home buyers? Can you picture in your mind right now a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member who wants to pursue that dream? We have a blast doing that very thing here and would love to talk to you or your friend.

 

Would you reply to this email if you or a friend are interested?

 

Have an incredible week,

--

Todd Tramonte

 

P.S. Thanks to all of our amazing clients, friends and referral partners who we celebrated and thanked at the ballgame Saturday night. We had a blast hanging out with all 90 of you!

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April 12, 2016

Nothing clever

ToddsFans.comI don't have a clever thought, a challenge or a unique encouragement for you today. I do have a simple question:

 

In what way can I help you today?

 

Do you need an introduction to an insurance agent, a plumber, a roofer, a mortgage pro, a contractor? Do you need advice on a real estate transaction in another state? Do you want to reach a goal and feel I may be able to help?

 

Let me know. I WANT to help!

 

Have a great week,

 

Todd Tramonte

 

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March 28, 2016

Bunnies STILL don't lay eggs

I love Easter. I love Christmas in a huge way too, but as a follower of Jesus, Easter represents the greatest news I've ever heard. Easter, to me, means that I have nothing to fear, not even death. I believe that Jesus displayed His authority over death by laying dead for a few days and then getting up and spending time with His friends. My entire life is based on that moment in history.

 

Now, you may not hold that same belief, but I bet you have run up against the destructive force of fear in your life before. I'd bet a lot that you have settled at times for less than you are capable of due to the fear of what may happen if you failed, fell short or embarrassed yourself. I'd bet so much on that because I do the same thing when I forget about Easter. When I get wrapped up in what other people think, how much money I need to achieve all of the things that I want and what I'm "supposed to" be doing at this stage of life. I get fearful of failure. I get scared of falling short.

 

And then I remember Easter. I remember that those fears are silly, not only because all of the concern is over circumstance and very short term thinking, but because they distract me from using my gifts and my focus on doing important things like leading my family, serving my community and sharing with others.

 

How do you overcome your fears?

--

Todd Tramonte

 

P.S. Many folks fear this crazy real estate market. Either they fear selling and not being able to find a home to buy, or they fear over-paying in a hot market or worse. Call 214.216.2161 right away if you want to make a move in this crazy market and want a great custom strategy to alleviate those fears!

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March 21, 2016

ahhhh I forgot

I was in the car a few days ago and had a really great thought cross my mind that I just knew would be phenomenal to share with you in a short email. Aaaaaaaand, I forgot it. I'm sure it was my strict adherence to traffic safety laws that caused the hesitation in recording the thought.

I did however want to send you a valuable thought or tip, so there may never have been a better time to remind you or suggest to you to use what I call a master-to-do list. Take 20 minutes today to get in a distraction free place and hand write out all, yes all, of the things bouncing around in your head that you need to get done.

I'm talking ALL of them. Work, home, church, social or family related. All of it. Include major budget to do items as well as simple things like an oil change in the car or changing a light bulb on the porch light. Get all of it out onto paper. Free up the cluttered mental space that is now occupied by trying to remember everything in your life.

I'm confident that you are a good person, well intentioned to do great things for your family, friends, company, community and self. But, I'd bet a significant sum that, if you are honest, you'd say you aren't doing as much as you want. Try this. Get to a quite and private place and make the big list. Don't filter it, just list anything that you want to do. Short term or long term, big or small, write it all down.

Then you can prioritize it with whatever system you like and start to knock some of this stuff out in order of importance.

Now, maybe I wouldn't have forgotten my great point if I had cleared a little more mental space this week. I'm off to do that now. 

Have a great week,

--

Todd Tramonte  

P.S. Click here for a simple word doc that I created for our amazing real estate team to go through this exercise in detail and to be world class achievers. Feel free to share it with others and to let them know that we would love to help them sell, buy and invest in homes.

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March 2, 2016

Airport, rifle, guacamole, fire, board game, group pic, airport

Today, I'm inviting you to join me in considering the value of your friendships.

Each year, a group of my buddies from college get together to go "camping." I put that in quotes because years ago it was really camping and now we rent a very nice house on tons of land and it is potentially too comfortable. The struggle is real.

Also each year, I'm reminded of how valuable true friendships are. I leave this event every year thankful for the friends I see almost daily and also quite thankful for the guys I only get to see the last weekend in February each year. I'm challenged to be a better husband, a better dad, a better business owner, a better neighbor and of course friend. I'm reminded of just how dumb boys/men get when in large numbers without females present to impress or care for.

I'm reminded of how dangerous, risky, boring and fearful life would be alone.

I just want to encourage you to be grateful for the friendships you have, the ones that you are cultivating now and even, maybe especially, those that seem to be at risk of drifting away. Make a call or write an email to rekindle an old friendship or to keep one intact. Get the old gang back together for a night, a weekend or a trip.

If you are feeling alone in the world, know that you are not. There are folks who care deeply for you, want what is best for you and would love to get to know you more. Let us know if we can ever help.

To friendship!

-- 

Todd Tramonte

P.S. Our team here at the office are great friends and we are looking for 3 new friends / team members in the next 60 days or so. If you or a friend, co-worker or neighbor are considering a career in real estate, grab your phone right now and call 972.863.2064 or visit www.DallasHomeRealty.com/careers/

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Feb. 23, 2016

High Fives make the world better. Here's the proof

I'm a big high fiver. Before you delete this, follow me for a second. I've always been big on offering high fives to friends, but I also go out of my way to high five strangers whenever I can and I've found that it stirs up great conversations. It also cheers folks up instantly in many cases.

 

When ordering at a restaurant, I usually follow their standard "can I help you" question with "you want to start with a high five?" They virtually always smile and laugh. Then, they remember me next time I come in. Checkout lines, youth ministry kids, folks I'm interviewing to work on our team, folks who are interviewing me to sell their home, I use it all the time.

 

What is your go to move for cheering folks up and warming up relationships?

 

I dare you to give out 3 unexpected high fives today and report back to me how it works out.

 

Have a great day,

 

Todd Tramonte

 

P.S. I'm completely serious about this and here is a video to help you out further!

 

 

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Feb. 9, 2016

book recommendation

I strongly recommend that you read The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. I may have even recommended it to you before. I talk about it with my team almost daily. It is about how you can make massive progress or changes with small and relatively simple effort. Nothing "woo-woo" or over-hyped in this book, just common sense and proven thinking behind getting to the outcome or destination you want in life.

 

Have a great week,

 

--

 

Todd Tramonte

 

P.S. If you send me a great book recommendation with why you love it, I'll randomly pick a person and send you a copy of The Compound Effect this week.

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