Ross Reinhart, The Sarge completes every Mission!

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I had a strong push off the blocks with many family members in the right place to feed me business.... my first sale was a listing that I was set up with the first week in real estate and I sold it myself with the buyer that was fed to me.... the point of this story is, make sure you have plenty of "bird-dogs" out there delivering business to you...this is a business of, first and foremost, who you know....the rest will fall into place...

Jun 16, 2015 07:19 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer
Arizona Resource Realty - Payson, AZ
NRBA ~FORCE~ Over 1000 REO Assets SOLD!

It happened fast for me. A lucky strike? Not sure but, deals do fall out sometimes though and you have to just be patient and never count your chickens till the eggs are hatched and in your hand..nothings for sure until that Sale is actually closed. You learn as you go through trial and error or just bad timing. Hang in there, Ross, and never give up.

Jun 16, 2015 07:16 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

About a day, and priced at a higher price than my broker thought it would sell for.

Jun 16, 2015 06:59 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It took me 5 months for my first sale, Ross.  (Two hurricanes came through after I started which didn't help.)

Jun 16, 2015 06:42 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I started on July 1st 2009 and closed my first sale in October and had 3 closings by the end of the year. The other two were November and December, one each month.

Jun 16, 2015 01:10 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

About 5 months Ross, listing was where I began and 90 days was the term of our contracts. I must have been doing something right because the first 4 did not need extensions. 

Jun 16, 2015 06:45 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I jumped in 2000 the market was smoking hot and I had a buyer week one.  The rest as they say is history.

Jun 16, 2015 11:38 PM
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

way back when in the early 1990's in NYC, it took six months--but they had warned us to be ready for a four to six month time frame.

Jun 16, 2015 11:33 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

About 4-5 months.  

Jun 16, 2015 09:06 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Ross. In my first month I had my first sale and it fell apart at the closing. Within 4 months I was making a decent living.

Jun 16, 2015 07:40 PM
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I think it was about 2 weeks. My first month I had two sales and a closing the next month. There have only been a few months when I didn't have a closing over the last 35 years. 

Jun 16, 2015 04:50 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ross Reinhart - my first closing was within 2 months of my getting license! 

Jun 16, 2015 03:34 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

got my license in August of 94, wrote my first offer on labor day weekend just two weeks later.  Haven't missed a month writing at least one contract in 21 years.

Jun 16, 2015 03:12 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

5 months Ross, it was a friend. They knew I was green and it gave me the confidence to learn I could make it as a Realtor. Excellent question.

Jun 16, 2015 01:10 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

31 days.

Jun 16, 2015 01:00 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

6 months.  You might wish to consider a more professional picture.

Jun 16, 2015 07:52 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

10 months....I was letting go all potentail buyers. The aggressive agents just grabed any one say you sign it....

Jun 20, 2015 12:12 PM
Christopher Couzens
Fort Lauderdale, FL

About 4 months. I have my first closing scheduled to occur within the next two weeks, pending second FHA appraisal. Fingers crossed.

Jun 19, 2015 01:00 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I think everyone goes through that.  I don't remember if mine was 30-60 days.  My buyers looked at every house in town then decided on new construction.  I had lots of experience showing houses by the time I was done with them.  I think times are different now also.  The lenders are tightening up, all of the changes in legislation are making things a little harder to get through.  Keep shaking the tree, the leaves are going to fall!

Jun 17, 2015 11:23 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

1 week I was lucky. 

Jun 17, 2015 09:15 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Till it closed, 4 month. I knew no one in the area so it was all my marketing, finding the lead, working it and closing.

Jun 17, 2015 04:10 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA

The day I passed my RE Exam, I received a call from a childhood friend. It was great to reconnect with her as we havent heard from one another in years. She told me that her Dad was looking to sell his home and move down south. 

The home sold the first time within 2 weeks, but did not make it to closing. The house sold the second time 3 months later and make it to closing. 

Jun 17, 2015 02:09 AM
Harry Smith Jr.
Keller Williams Realty Northville Market Center - Detroit, MI
Realtor, Southeastern Michigan Homes For Sale

It took me a few months to sell my first home. I started out working with investors so we had to work together to find a sweet spot but after that things flowed like clockwork. Stay focued and persistant, it will happen. Good luck!

Jun 17, 2015 12:54 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

I cant remember. Back in the late 1980's the interest rates were high compared to today it seems 1-2 months. 

Jun 17, 2015 12:13 AM
Richard Robibero, e-Pro, ABR, SRS
Panorama R.E. Limited - Toronto, ON
Selling Your Home as if it were My Own!

I don't remember but I believe it was relatively quick.

Jun 16, 2015 11:54 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I got 5 listings almost immediately, 2 months for my first sale!

Jun 16, 2015 11:36 PM
Brian Coleman
Main Street Home Loans - Baltimore, MD
NMLS #1324500

Hang in there Ross, it took me about 3 months to get to the settlement table.  After that and working really hard, I started to get around 2 deals a month. 

Jun 16, 2015 11:03 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I was lucky I had a friend who wanted to list right when I got my license.  She gave me a chance and we sold it it 2 weeks.  If you are new in the business I suggest you have a business plan, a daily schedule, follow up on all leads, and that you prospect for business every day

Jun 16, 2015 09:29 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I had a listing in two weeks, my first buyer in July with an August closing.  I started in April.

Jun 16, 2015 01:15 PM
Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

30 days after it went under contract .  I know I'm being a smart a-- so I will tell you it took me almost 30 days in the business before I found a buyer to write an offer and then another 30 days until it closed so thsts 60 days and then I had to split 60/40 I think with my office.

Jun 16, 2015 11:00 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

3 months

Jun 16, 2015 08:47 AM
Jeff Gould
Kings Realty & Property Mgmt. - Lithia, FL

I believe it was about 3 weeks to write my first offer and another 30 days or so for it to close. This business is a marathon not a sprint. Find your niche, build your farm area and cultivate it. It takes time but it is worth it.


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Jun 23, 2015 05:16 AM
Katrina Wooten
Keller Williams Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Listing your home is easy, Let me Sell it!

I haven't gotten there yet!  Signed on with KW on March 23rd 2015 and my first client is in the process of being pre~qualified for a purchase as we speak.

I  stopped by a childhood friends home to see if she still lived there (working on my SOI) and to my surprise she did. After catching up on everything I gave her a few cards and she made a call to a friend introduced me over the phone and that was my first client! Just do not give up!!

Jun 22, 2015 03:42 PM
Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

About 2 weeks.   Turned out I was really  good on floor converting calls into buisness.  

Jun 22, 2015 01:07 PM
Amy Gutschow
RE/MAX - Sheboygan, WI
Professional Real Estate

In all honestly is probibly took only 2 months to have my first sale  but it took at least 2 years until I was making a profit at this business and not losing money every month.  It was hard.  Harder than I ever thought it would be.  It took 5 years before the leads were coming in without asking or begging for them - 

Jun 22, 2015 04:10 AM