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.
When you’re new to real estate, prospective clients may question whether you have the skill to represent them. These scripts emphasize your drive and work ethic over transaction history and will help put clients’ minds at ease.
You may think you should start spending right away on big-time marketing and expensive lead-generation tools. But when you’re starting out in real estate, it’s best to keep things simple and save your cash.
Agents often think of open houses as a waste of time because they don’t always attract serious buyers. But if you use it to showcase the lifestyle a home offers, it could do the trick. Here are three instances where open houses closed the deal.