Just getting into the business?

Real Estate Agent with Crye-Leike Realtors

I was walking the halls the other day and overheard someone saying something along the lines of "God, I'm glad I'm not a new agent during THIS market."  My stomach rolled!  I couldn't believe that anyone would assume two things: one, that it would ever be an easy time to start a business that totally relied on your expertise on something that you clearly had never done before, and two, that they saw the market as what controlled their destiny instead of their actions!

I started in the business in 2004 and was able to make money on any open house.  It was a great time, but nothing has changed.  People who started in the business with me then didn't last but a few month to a year because they didn't apply themselves, and I've seen so many currently do the same...BUT those who WORK stay.  I have recently recruited a fire cracker.  She is working diligently on her list of contacts to begin her drip mail campaign, she comes to work, sits down and works, and already knows to avoid the hall chatter boxes.  How many of us that have been in the business and are experiencing success can say we do that?  I'm proud of her, and she's inspiring me to do best practices as well.

I want to encourage new and old agents.  There is work to be done.  Complaining about a poor market certainly isn't as profitable as calling expired, fsbo's, or your SOI.  We can all learn from the new...get to work and enjoy this great career we get to be a part of!



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Stanley Barsch
Realty Executives Premier - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor, GRI - 240.882.8512

Jason - I am with you on this one.  Actually, this is THE MARKET to become a new agent in.  If you survive this market, you will be flying high when the market picks back up.  Why in the world would anyone think that it is better to learn and fall down in the fast paced market?



Jun 08, 2010 08:37 AM #1
Lesley Wagstaff
Re/Max Results Realty in Vancouver, BC - Coquitlam, BC
For Real Estate and Mortgages

Negativity creates Negativity, and keeps going around.  I was taught from the time I first entered the selling profession you need to be positive, positive, positve and surround yourself with positive people.  We all have our bad days, but good will outweigh the bad and you will just be happier in life!!!

Jun 08, 2010 08:47 AM #2
Dee Mayers
Covina, CA
San Gabriel Valley, CA

A complaining attitude, a positive or negative attitude, can influence how a person deals with situations and how people react to each other.  With a good attitude one can be happy even in difficult situations and also be productive. 

There is a plaque in the above somewhere for the office :)

Jun 08, 2010 02:14 PM #3
Gary Radulski
Legend Realty - San Antonio, TX

Jason I agree dont walk, run from anyone who in spreading negativity there is nothing that can kill a real estate career faster just like anything else in life find the people in your office who are successful and get to know them and what makes them successful and listen to a couple Zig Ziglar CD's he can motivate anyone.

Jun 14, 2010 04:58 AM #4
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