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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Know your product.

Know your demographic.

Know the process-- the forms, what can go wrong and how to fix it.

Know when to say no.

Do your job in such a way that everybody involved in the transaction wants to work with you again.

Feb 25, 2020 11:47 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Shake hands. If you are counting on social media to bring in clients for get it. Get out in your community Shari Burke and become an active part of it.

Feb 25, 2020 11:31 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Knowledge...above and beyond getting a license.

A good agent knows the answers to all the hardest questions related to Real Estate...without having to look it up or ask someone.  There is "0" competition at the top.

In addition, as Kevin J. May says: "grow a thick skin".



Feb 25, 2020 10:58 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Keep a stiff upper lip and grow a thick skin. Be knowledgeable and the

expert of your domain.

Feb 25, 2020 09:33 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

1. Real estate is a life style, not a career.

2. Fall down 6 times, get up 7.


Feb 25, 2020 12:26 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Prospect every day

Have a business plan

Have a written daily to do list

Feb 25, 2020 12:01 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

1. Right out of the gate you should be compel/inspired to face your fears. Avoiding them means spending $15,000, drinking the Kool-Aid and leaving the business before you 2nd year anniversary thinking you could not cut it.

2. Have a plan. I mean a business plan. Without it you will be clueless in creating the narrative anyone wants to participate in. By default the narrative is "Buying? Selling? Call Shari." or even worse...FREE CMA!

3. Only work with a broker who will commit to executing your well conceived business plan. Otherwise, pour to Kool-Aid.

4. From the 10 year data around the 10 communities identified in your business plan, create the story told in your voice that does not reflect the advice of armatures but the diagnosis of a professional.  You will know exactly what I mean when you crunch those numbers and juxtapose the local situation to bring something of value to those who need real estate guidance. 

5. What do you have the most of, time or money?  Do not expect big results by spending small.  Your currency is time or money. What ever you choose, do it BIG.

Best of success,


Feb 25, 2020 11:31 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Prospect every day and be resilient.  This is a tough job and you need to be able to bounce back from not being the chosen agent, not having buyers get their offers accepted and having deals fall through.

Feb 25, 2020 10:01 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Buckle Up.  Buckle Down Too.

Feb 25, 2020 01:14 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

See my blog post  "Advice for New Agents"

Feb 25, 2020 12:40 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Be the best in your niche.

Feb 25, 2020 09:07 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

learn to market yourself .....  and brand your name..... people need to know who you are and what you do.

Feb 25, 2020 12:00 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


You already have great advice.  I would also say that you have to LOVE the profession.  A

Feb 25, 2020 10:45 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I'll say the same things that Candice said but add a glass of wine to it.

Feb 25, 2020 01:02 PM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

Work hard and be good to people.

Feb 26, 2020 04:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Knowledge, ability to prospect (work your sphere), operate with integrity and good old fashioned hard work! Put in the time and focus and you'll do great! 

Feb 26, 2020 09:07 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

M-F 8:30-11:30 needs to be Time Block for Lead Generation ( to fuel your business) The General Public can see you from 12-9 on those days 

Feb 26, 2020 05:06 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Success is finishing what you start...whatever the chosen subject is

Feb 25, 2020 07:15 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We start our agents out with Ignite, a four week bootcamp to get them up and running.

Feb 26, 2020 04:14 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Communication is key, only surpassed by reputation.

Feb 28, 2020 05:49 PM
Florenco Biava
Florenco Biava Realty - New York, NY
Florenco Biava Realty
  • Prioritize; Maintain your schedule and to-do list; Spend most of your time prospecting for new clients and contacting current ones.
Feb 27, 2020 06:15 AM
Joey Zarrillo
RE/MAX Heritage - Blue Springs, MO
I'm a Navy veteran serving Eastern Jackson County

Serve others every day. When you put the interests of your clients above your own and work hard for them every day it all builds from there. The experience they have will spread to others when they refer you to their friends and family members.

Feb 26, 2020 12:52 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Work like it is your first day on the job, everyday!

Feb 26, 2020 10:27 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Work hard and follow up every lead; know your market and know what you're doing.

Feb 26, 2020 09:06 AM