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was recently asked by a newly licensed agent how they are going to
compete when they are up against agents with years of experience over
My answer: EVERYONE HAS TO START SOMEWHERE, we have all had our First.
I remember when I started real estate back in 2001. I was surrounded by
agents who were in the business longer than I was alive and some of
these "seasoned" agents could be very intimidating. There were even a
few agents who tried scaring the newer agents by saying things like "real estate is changing and
you'll never make it" or "there is no way I'd get into
real estate today because it's too difficult." Instead of
curling up into a ball and quitting like most of the newbies after a
month or two I became even more determined to prove them wrong, which I
My advice to newly licensed
agents is the following:
a brokerage with a hands-on manager
out in the office and listen
a mentor who will allow you to follow them around
up with an experienced agent even if it costs you a portion of your
commission or all of it, consider it an investment in your future
be afraid to ask questions or admit you don't know the answer
NOBODY knows everything about real estate, which is constantly changing
and will continue to do so
And here is the advice my mentor
business is all about referrals, never take on more than you can
handle, it will cost you more in the long run
reputation will last a lifetime, good or bad, stay professional no
out of the office gossip and politics
your energy on you
be defensive or make excuses
will have to spend money to make money
New agents should never be
discouraged; anyone can make it in this business if they are driven.
always been more than happy to help fellow agents, new or experienced
and so should you. Why? Karma for one, but guess who these agents use
or refer their business to when they are too busy, move out of the area
or leave the business?
my opinion there is more than enough business to go around and I've
always been a firm believer in paying it forward. I've never
looked at anyone as a competitor, but rather an associate. If
I lost a listing because another agent gave a better presentation then
I need to work harder. Be confident in your abilities, not
defensive and never fake it until you make it unless you want to get to
know your E&O insurance agent.
If you are a new agent
and need some advice don't hesitate to contact me.
Michelle Gibson REALTOR® HANSEN REAL ESTATE GROUP INC. 561.333.0446
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.