Quotes by American Businesswoman Barbara Corcoran


Don't you dare underestimate the power of your own instinct. Barbara Corcoran

I have a theory and I really believe it. I think your worst weakness can become your greatest single strength. Barbara Corcoran

No one tells salesmen what they can and can't do. Barbara Corcoran

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. Barbara Corcoran

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. Barbara Corcoran
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If a house is priced appropriately, make a bid 10 percent below that amount. Barbara Corcoran

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. Barbara Corcoran

If I could set a world record, it would be that I have 150 business partners, all with thriving businesses of their own that started with nothing and I made the difference to make them all billionaires. Barbara Corcoran

I love myself. Anything that has my name I'm tickled to death. Barbara Corcoran

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. Barbara Corcoran
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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. Barbara Corcoran
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My greatest strength as a child, I realize now, was my imagination. While every other kid was reading and writing, I had seven whole hours a day to practice my imagination. When do you get that space in your life, ever? Barbara Corcoran
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Most great entrepreneurs I know are nothing like the other kids. They're almost like tangent lines - those lines that seem to go nowhere. Nothing connects them, until they get out in the real world. Then they connect just fine. Barbara Corcoran

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. Barbara Corcoran
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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. Barbara Corcoran

I built the business exactly the way my mother built and ran her family. I wanted a replication of the big, happy family I grew up in. I wanted happy people having fun. Barbara Corcoran
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I got along with people very well at every job I had, people liked me and I liked them and I loved being on my feet. Barbara Corcoran
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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. Barbara Corcoran
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People stayed with me and worked extra hard for me because I could see the potential in them - I'm not so sure they could see the potential in me. Barbara Corcoran
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I wanted to be a 150% entrepreneur and a 150% mom, and I found that I was having a very hard time doing both. I was about 75% and 75% - still better than 100%, but not what I was accustomed to at work. Barbara Corcoran


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