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.
New agents can’t depend on prelicensing classes or their brokers to teach them everything about real estate. Here, experienced agents offer advice on what rookies should know at the beginning of their careers.
For new agents, it can feel like a personal defeat when a real estate deal falls apart. Here’s how one practitioner learned to pick herself up and move on after her first summer in the business was a wash.