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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I can't stop laughing.   


All I have to say is ....


Go Get Um ... Tiger! 

Nov 08, 2021 12:17 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Newbies need to take advantage of all floor and open house opportunities.  Plus they need training on how to grow a referral base.  A good managing broker should be able to help them.

Nov 08, 2021 11:13 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Ignorance is bliss:) When I got my license I thought I'd get rich and successful fast. Who does not? I've seen brand new agents who landed bougie listings almost immediately after passing a test. As they say here ~ and I agree: it is all about who you know. 

Nov 08, 2021 10:48 AM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is not how it worked out for me.  It took me some time to figure it all out.  Actually, I am still working on figuring it all out. It is part of the fun. 😃

Nov 08, 2021 10:25 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

I think a newbie in any business is still trying to figure things out.  I don't blame them for having expectations that may or may not line up with reality.  When I first got into the business, I didn't have everything figured out either.  There is a learning curve with any new venture.

Nov 08, 2021 10:14 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Dear newbie, Congratulations on getting your license and choosing a brokerage.  

No matter where you are, or whatever brokerage you join, here is your training for your very first day in the office:

"Here's your desk. Here's your phone.  Good luck now, you're on your own."

Nov 08, 2021 11:25 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

And how is that working out for him?

Nov 08, 2021 10:48 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

That used to be sort of true back in the days when we did "floor time". Not anymore.

With the approach that you mentioned Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, that newbie will be one of the statistics of failed real estate agents fairly shortly.

Advertizing...fraternizing...socializing...mixxing...and other active outgoing activities are needed to be successful.

Nov 08, 2021 10:41 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       Tell him to stand at an intersection and hold a cardboard sign that reads, "Will work for Real Estate commission".

Nov 08, 2021 03:45 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

LOL!  That's like me saying "I've been single almost my entire life.  I'm still waiting for marriage quality women to approach me!"

Nov 08, 2021 12:18 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Arogant on his part. No one told him how he should or will get business evidently. 

Nov 08, 2021 11:26 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I do know someone who was brand new and went out and met with every single expired right away, got a $2M listing in his first month because the seller liked his energy - sold that and sales just kept coming to him.

It can happen. In the case above, I hope that agent has a great broker, support system, marketing plans and energy level to make it happen as soon as possible. If not, he may be starting a new career soon.


Nov 09, 2021 05:00 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

The operative word is EXPECT.   One can expect all they want, can't they. I'd probably be saying this to a newbie agent that 'expects' whatever..... So tell me, how is that working out for you. 

Nov 08, 2021 02:35 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

That may be some optimistic thinking on his part, of course I dont know what he is doing in the marketing spectrum to push them towards his door.

Nov 09, 2021 04:52 AM
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

He can expect all he wants to but in reality it's most likely not going to happen.  As others have stated getting your license does next to nothing to prepare you to being a Realtor. (In most states it seems)  About the only thing I remember from real estate school is that an acre is 43,560 sq. ft.  Everything thing else I learned from my broker or by taking classes.  Good luck to him!

Nov 08, 2021 03:57 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

"Soon to be former agent" bahahaha!
They don't even KNOW you dude!

Nov 08, 2021 03:05 PM
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

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Nov 08, 2021 01:21 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Are those "expectations" "thoughts" that are put into meaningful "action"?  Or just random thinking?  

Nov 08, 2021 12:38 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If its by faith yes to this. By arrogance? NO. In any case, put legs on it

Nov 08, 2021 12:12 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Yes, I feel they should believe that people would come to them after using the same techniques the rest of us use: social media, relationships, referrals, and the full backing of their brokerage.  I don't know what your real estate schools are like, but up here we're ready. We know our contracts, and have a full understanding of the procedures and transactions. Any curve ball thrown can be handled with the assistance of the Broker.   They're fresh up to date on any educational matters unlike many of the seasoned agents too! 

Nov 08, 2021 10:50 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

hahahaha Maybe a lot of newbies think that

Nov 09, 2021 07:39 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

What? I just read an ad about a newbie introvert getting 6 figures in 6 weeks.
The ad said you get to wear nice clothes and shoes, see fancy houses, work at your leasure. And it assured homeonwers would be CALLING ME!
Where do I sign up?

Newbies CAN get busines right away but it is unlikely they will do so following the advise of those who have been in the business 30 years and their getting started memories have faded.  A young newbie is more likey more aligned with how youngish home buyers want to do business. They simply need the good fortune of having a mentor who can exploit this desire with proper messaging and infrastructure. Lacking this good fortune, todays newbie is bascilly tasked with analyzing what they have the most to spend, time or money.

Nov 09, 2021 05:13 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Is he applying for work as a member of Joey the joke's cabinet? Sounds like he is qualified!

Nov 09, 2021 04:01 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

That's a great expectation, this along with hard work and knowing how to find potential clients will surely payoff.

Nov 08, 2021 10:31 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Lol,  all these yearsandi did not know that!


Nov 08, 2021 08:42 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Wishful thinking.

Nov 08, 2021 11:26 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Of course they should but they won't!  🤣

Nov 09, 2021 07:44 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

When I attended real estate school, they told us 80% of us would not make it, and we would have to work very hard to stay in the business.   I didn't take that lightly.

Nov 09, 2021 05:43 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

He may be waiting a long time. I hope his office is getting sponsors for free lunches. Someone should guide him in the right direction before he becomes another new licensee casualty.

Nov 09, 2021 05:41 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Illusion number one!

Nov 09, 2021 05:17 AM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Wouldn't that be nice but unfortunately for those who think like this new agent, it's not the reality. 

Nov 09, 2021 09:39 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Most newbies have never been Self Employed

Nov 09, 2021 01:59 PM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

That's super cute of him...!  

Nov 15, 2021 05:24 AM