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Rainmaker
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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

Run forrest run Memes

 

May 22, 2020 10:11 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Best advice I can give any agent - work your sphere.

Call them, mail to them, break bread with them...Love on them and they will take care of you your entire career.

May 22, 2020 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
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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

Along with all the other suggestions, I say keep learning. Become an expert in a niche you can be passionate about and never stop learning. 

May 23, 2020 07:33 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Join a team with a great mentor as the leader and absorb like a sponge!

May 23, 2020 05:24 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We start them out with Ignite bootcamp.

 

May 22, 2020 11:50 PM
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Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Find an agent they like and respect and go suck their brain!

May 22, 2020 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

New agents need to establish a data base and work it. Sphere of influence. Door knocking. Mail. Internet.

A new agent needs leads and the new agent needs to learn to turn leads into clients and into buyers and sellers.

Ongoing training is needed.

May 22, 2020 09:00 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I do not give any advice to new agents.  I fly solo and work alone. 

May 23, 2020 09:00 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
May 23, 2020 07:58 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

If they are on my team I am there for them with the answers to their questions. I've recently helped a team member negotiate a tough price negotiation & inspection. 

For everyone else I am not as positive. Take a look at the % of new agents who fail. If you really want to do this then I  would say have a good backup plan & make sure you have atleast 6 months of expenses saved before starting. 

May 23, 2020 07:56 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Find a lead gen activity that "clicks" with you and commit to it. Ad those leads to some form of a CRM that already includes your sphere. Add to your data base daily, work the database daily, role play/scripts for at least 10-15 minutes daily and spend at least an hour a day on business related education. During the first week write at least two "Joe Buyer" practice offers so they feel confident when someone says "yes".

May 23, 2020 07:11 AM
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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

Don't start until you're sufficiently capitalized to float for a year. Have more than one income stream. Get community involved. And while you're ramping up, drive every street, learn every subdivision, get acquainted with ccr's, zoning, learn your product.

May 23, 2020 06:33 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The client isnt always right but they are never wrong. Learn to listen, submit, dialog and converse always finishing what you start. That conduct sells....

May 23, 2020 06:18 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Get a corporate job with full benefits and a matching 401k. 

May 23, 2020 05:51 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Stay positive. Time management is essential. Ask lots of questions. And remember, you have a license, you need experience. Hang in there.

May 23, 2020 02:46 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Get a real job!  LOL!

 

Actually I've suggested to many new agents that they begin the GRI series right away and learn how to build a business - really build a business and not rely on leads from a broker (that could end at any time).

 

May 23, 2020 10:31 AM
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Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA
Builder

work for a great broker who is available.

May 23, 2020 09:13 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Never Give Up!

May 23, 2020 08:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Find a niche and become the best in that sector.

May 23, 2020 07:16 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Depends....

have the already signed on with a broker?  If yes, the fatal errors may have already been made. However.....

I think the best advise to a new agent or for on-boarding a new agent is to take measure of their commitment. Do those things that everybody hate, in other words make the face their fears. . If they can not overcome those fears, don't invest in a situation that leads to a slow death and costs many others in the process.

May 23, 2020 11:10 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I am with Debe Maxwell, CRS 

May 23, 2020 02:45 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Learn your market!

May 24, 2020 10:22 AM
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Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Treat your customers like you want to be treated. Care for all.

May 25, 2020 07:41 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Listen to old one

May 23, 2020 08:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Dominick Dina, MA, REALTOR®
Christian Realty San Antonio - San Antonio, TX
GRI, e-PRO, TAHS, SFR, Notary Public

Be honest in all you do.  Being a professoinal means you do not cut corners.  Do not over sell yourself.  Admit if you do not know an answer.  NEVER try and BS yourself through a situation.  Have fun!  

May 23, 2020 06:45 PM
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Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

1. Get a mentor with a solid game plan. (The mentor may be you or you may assign them to another veteran agent.)

2. Follow the plan to the T, regardless of what you know or think you know.

3. Ask questions, never assume anything.

4. Don't go broke. If you need to supplement your new business with a PT job, then do it. A broke agent often makes bad choices out of desperation.

5. Remember you are "always prospecting." Let everyone know that you are a real estate agent. Leave your cards everywhere (respectfully and appropriately) and give them to everyone.

6. Realize that you will have to work more for yourself than you likely have for anyone else, while you are getting started.

May 25, 2020 05:51 PM