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Rainmaker
1,366,991
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Don't buy leads and every shiny object that comes your way.  PT Barnum is alive and well in the real estate industry.

Jul 21, 2017 11:55 AM
Ambassador
5,257,356
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Make it rain, dont wait for business to come to you.

Jul 21, 2017 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
1,627,282
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hold on to your wallet very closely and only spend a dollar when you can expect a measured ROI of more than you are spending.

Jul 21, 2017 12:54 PM
Ambassador
3,305,191
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Business doesn't just show up when you get licensed.  Don't sit back and wait for it.  Go get it!

Jul 21, 2017 12:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,059,504
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Find a mentor and stick to them like glue!

Jul 21, 2017 11:08 AM
Rainmaker
1,027,335
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Choose a broker for quality and ethics, with training and/or a mentor program, not because of the commission split.  This is - but should not be - "on the job" training to some extent, which is a shame because we are "playing" with other people's money until we figure it out.  Find a broker who can provide a mentoring program and or agents in the office who are amenable to allowing a new agent to shadow them. 

Understand that this is a business which requires an investment of time AND money;  this is no different than if you decided to run any other kind of business - you need capital for marketing and expenses (business and living), so figure out a budget from the beginning.  

Learn the market and learn the contract.  Learn everything you can. 

Figure out how you are going to get business - online?  paid leads? friends and family?  door knocking?  What resonates with you?  Make a plan.  If your broker pushes a way of prospecting that is not YOU, find another broker or find a way to make it work for you. 

Above all things, remember your biggest competitor will always be yourself. 

 

Jul 21, 2017 12:56 PM
Ambassador
3,231,224
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I have always suggested to new agents that they begin taking the GRI classes right away, Getting the GRI designation (or CRS)  is an excellent foundation on  creating a sustaninable 'real' business built on excellent customer service and referrals.

Jul 21, 2017 12:29 PM
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2,551,350
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Please see my Blog Post for New Agents

Jul 21, 2017 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
533,321
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Get out there and treat your business as a full time job!

Jul 21, 2017 11:32 AM
Rainmaker
6,417,584
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Build your referral network, every day.

Jul 21, 2017 11:11 AM
Ambassador
3,009,230
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

In addition to what Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA and others have said, be real, be honest, be professional.  Avoid selling your soul for a buck. 

Jul 22, 2017 09:58 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,734
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA nailed this one!

Jul 22, 2017 05:57 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,599
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

You have many excellent suggestions from our Rain friends. Good luck

Jul 21, 2017 03:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,950,072
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Have a crm ready to go. Shadow an experienced agent.

Jul 21, 2017 11:28 AM
Rainer
2,930
Kevin Schaefer
RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Oradell, NJ
Investor Friendly. Sales in Bergen, Passaic, Essex

Great question. As a new agent myself this is valuable. 

Jul 21, 2017 11:07 PM
Ambassador
4,117,905
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Work your sphere, network and market yourself 40-50 hours each week! As Bob Crane said, you have to seek the business, it won't seek you! 

Jul 21, 2017 10:30 PM
Ambassador
4,312,628
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Luke Acree - 3 words! 'Just Do It'!

Jul 21, 2017 10:26 PM
Rainmaker
1,189,259
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

#1 Business Plan that you will follow!

Jul 21, 2017 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,398
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Have the financial ability to live should you not have a closed transaction in the first six - nine - twelve months of being an agent.  You should also be able to fund marketing activity during this time too.  

Jul 21, 2017 10:04 PM
Ambassador
3,986,554
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Don't chase programs that promise to get you rich and make you a top agent. You have to build a database and connect with people. That is how you succeed and it takes lots of hard work and time.

Jul 21, 2017 04:52 PM
Rainmaker
3,879,632
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hire a coach and be accountable to them.

Jul 21, 2017 04:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,707,347
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Pull out all the stops on opportunity both online and offline. If it takes 70 hours a week so be it.

Jul 21, 2017 01:13 PM
Rainmaker
2,618,540
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Don't guess...know or don't know AND do or don't do... not best efforts

Jul 21, 2017 01:02 PM
Rainmaker
1,448,327
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Luke Acree Find a good mentor.

Jul 21, 2017 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,302,826
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Make things happen, do not sit and wait for things to happen

Jul 21, 2017 12:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,908,091
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Prospect everyday.

Jul 21, 2017 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
4,777,223
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Generate business every day, and expect to work many hours a week.

Jul 23, 2017 05:46 PM
Rainmaker
598,434
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Find a mentor and find a way to provide your services in exchange for partnering with them on some deals. You'll learn a lot more a lot faster.

Jul 23, 2017 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,240,366
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

As a home stager, I have to say that finding an experienced professional stager for your team is a priceless marketing move!

Jul 22, 2017 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
872,331
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

....and there is no data regarding the agent!

This means a 'one size fits all' mentality regarding a new agent. 

My advise: "Stay far away from 'one size fits all' brokers."

 

Jul 22, 2017 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,406
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Get a mentor.

Jul 22, 2017 06:14 AM
Rainmaker
1,511,229
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

My broker does not take agents with no experience. But boxed do since there are a lot of money can be made on those fresh fees. 

Jul 21, 2017 11:57 PM
Rainer
86,464
Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Lead generate 3 hours a day. Get the Millionaire Real Estate agent and read it and IMPLEMENT it!

Jul 21, 2017 07:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,813
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Call people you know...be personable!

Jul 21, 2017 07:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,016,530
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Most belong on a Productive Team

Jul 21, 2017 06:10 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,533
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have given you good advice

Jul 21, 2017 03:01 PM