Imran Poladi is vice president of California-based NextHome, Inc. He was previously director of franchise development for Harcourts USA, and he served as president of the Central Valley Association of REALTORS® in 2011.
As a 23-year-old moonlighting as a bartender, I jumped into the business without a clue what I was doing. My mentor, a more experienced agent, taught me how to get more serious about being a successful practitioner. These are the key lessons he helped me learn, and I still use them to this day.