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All Quotes by author - Barbara Corcoran
" A complainer is like a Death Eater because there's a suction of negative energy. You can catch a great attitude from great people. "
" A funny thing happens in real estate. When it comes back, it comes back up like gangbusters. "
" A whopping 89 percent of buyers start their home search online. How your house looks online is the modern equivalent of 'curb appeal.' Rent a wide-angle lens and good lighting, get rid of your clutter and post at least eight great photos to win the beauty contest. "
" Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they're interested in buying it. Get out of your car, walk in their shoes and see what they see within the first eight seconds. "
" Buy with your heart, not your head. You can look at all the aspects that make a purchase practical, but that kind of thinking makes it an investment rather than a home. "
" Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct. "
" Everybody thinks that they're going to time the market, they're going to sharpshoot the market, and buy right at the bottom. The truth of the matter is that nobody is good at it. "
" I became a larger than life figure for one reason only. When you're quoted in the 'Wall Street Journal', the 'New York Times', constantly as the expert in the business people assume you're a lot bigger than you are. And then I had to run like hell to catch up with my own image. "
" If a house is priced appropriately, make a bid 10 percent below that amount. "
" If you get labeled a winner, people come along for the ride. Might as well enjoy it and they should too. "
" I hadn't learned to read by third grade, which wasn't unusual for some kids. I knew something was wrong because I couldn't see or understand the words the way the other kids did. I wasn't the least bit bothered - until I was sent back to the second-grade classroom for reading help after school. "
" I had probably seven agents by the time I became a legitimate real estate broker. "
" I have a theory and I really believe it. I think your worst weakness can become your greatest single strength. "
" In business, you're the Chief Salesman. Create a sense of demand, rather than waiting to have demand. "
" In New York City, the meek don't inherit the earth. The big mouth does. "
" It's rumored that doing well in real estate is to be able to close a deal. I did not find that to be the case for myself, I was probably the worst closer out there and I didn't find that was true of my top super stars either. "
" I've been in real estate for my whole life, I've been trying to sharpshoot the market with my investments, I'm never right. All you need to do is get near the bottom. That's good enough. "
" My husband had a very strong identity and was successful in his life. Thank God for that. There's no way I can control him. I wouldn't stay married to him if I felt I could. I can readily take my business personality into the home. But he forces me to be a partner rather than the boss. "
" No loan is free. The costs are in your loan somewhere, maybe rolled into the amount to be refinanced or even coming at a higher interest rate. "
" Sex appeal is in the workplace every day of the week. I'm not saying that's the only calling card, but it's a whole crayon box. "
" The best mistake I ever made was believing that I was stupid. It was a childhood thing, but it played out big-time as an adult. It scorned me the rest of my life - in a good way. "
" The best time to expand is when people are asleep at the wheel. "
" The joy is in the getting there. The beginning years of starting your business, the camaraderie when you're in the pit together, are the best years of your life. So rather than being so focused on when you get big and powerful, if you can just get the juice out of that... don't miss it. "
" The most expensive hobby a rich man could have is a boat, and the second most expensive hobby he could have is a very old house. "
" What people ask for has nothing to do with the value of a property. You might see a listing for $300,000 and think you should make a $250,000 bid. But hyper-focus on what the house is worth. You should know what the house is worth by looking at comparable properties. Base your bid on that. "
" You may not like the idea of putting money into a home when you're moving out. But it's demanded by the market. You need to show it off. You don't have to rip out the kitchen and bathroom. But maybe replace the tiles or the countertops. Get professional advice. "
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