March 22, 2017

Be Inspired

https://youtu.be/CzEmv0sVE5M

March 20, 2017

Down By The River...

This past week we took our kiddos to the sprawling metropolis of Bandera, TX for a little getaway in the country.  We ate locally grown apples, apple pie, apple ice cream and some of the best hamburgers we've ever head. (I know we always talk about food around here.)  
 
We went in to San Antonio for a day at Fiesta Texas, including my son and I riding the insane reverse slingshot thing 200 feet in the air, we watched a bunch of movies in the condo and we read a lot.  
 
But, the single most memorable part of our trip was walking along the river bed and finding rocks and fossils.  We skipped rocks across the river and we threw hundreds at random targets in the water. 
 
Here's your $2.00 takeaway.  
 
It is almost never the "big things" that make the most impact.  
 
It is almost always the "little things" that happen in between that make life exciting and rich and meaningful.  
 
What are the "little things" you're overlooking, forgetting, or speeding by in life that you could celebrate, slow down in, and create to find more joy and purpose?
 
That's a thinker, I know.  Let me know what you come up with right here by replying.
 
Have a great week in the "little things,"
 
Todd Tramonte
 
P.S. Next time you are in a conversation and the topic of buying or selling a home comes up, would you feel comfortable introducing me and our team? If so, please put my number in your cell phone under Todd Tramonte - Broker or Realtor and call me ANYTIME!
March 9, 2017

Be comfortable, being uncomfortable!

Be comfortable, being uncomfortable!

Ask for a special discount when you buy something today. 
Use this dialogue: 

I would like a $1 discount on my drink today – 
because I really love your coffee and I want to 
save an extra dollar, please.

Then leave the savings as a tip! The action can help  
you get out of your comfort zone. The intention is so 
that when something occurs in your life to create 
discomfort, you are familiar with the feeling 
and can teach yourself to be comfortable being 
uncomfortable.

 

Have fun and stay inspired.

Courtesy of Joe Stumpf 

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March 6, 2017

Your Real Estate Questions Answered LIVE

Do you, your friends, neighbors, co-workers or family ever have a real estate question?  I'd like to invite you to connect with me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/richardsonrealtor or just search for my name, Todd Tramonte, so you can be a part of our Friday morning Broker Q & A.  
 
Each Friday at 8:30 AM CST I field questions live on Facebook and from throughout the previous week about everything from buying, selling and investing to crazy neighbors to the future of our market in Texas as well as other markets in the USA.   

Of course, if you don't do Facebook or don't want to wait for Fridays, you can always call our office at 214.216.2161.
 
Last week you would have seen great questions about the "Spring market" and my daughter telling everyone what she wants to do when she grows up.
 
Let me know if I can help in any way!
 
I'm here to help,
 
Todd Tramonte
 
P.S. Even if you are not buying or selling soon, please take me up on my offer to help.  We want to be a valuable resource for you!
Feb. 28, 2017

Think About Such Things

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things.

Posted in Words from Todd
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!)

Todd Tramonte

Feb. 8, 2017

Morning Meeting

 Click below to see the video:

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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Posted in Words from Todd
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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