Advice for New Agents Getting into Real Estate

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An ActiveRain Challenge- January 2018

ActiveRain attracts some of the best of the best and therefore the wealth of knowledge about real estate is tremendous. I bet if we counted the years of experience, the totals would be in the tens of thousands. Face it, sometimes you guys make it look easy because you are so good. 

As the markets across the country continue to improve and inventories shrink, the influx of new agents increases and we are again approaching record numbers of agents coming into the business. The cycle repeats itself. So what is it these agents need to know before they get into the business?

We are asking you to share what you learned along the way.  You were all new once and can be a mentor of sorts to all these new agents entering the world of real estate. They need to enter with eyes wide open. 

Here's the deal, answer all of the following questions in one post keeping in mind it may help a new agent from making the same mistakes you made.

  • What do you wish you had known the very first year you were in the business that cost you lost business or income? 
  • Was there ever a time you questioned whether you had made the right choice of being a real estate agent? What events caused you to stick with it and succeed?
  • What are 3 things you have learned along the way that have positively affected you and helped improve your real estate business? 

There you have it. Share your thoughts, advice, and experiences to those thinking about a career in real estate. You may save them from getting on the wrong path or get them through a tough spot along the way.

All those that complete a post answering these questions, post a link in the comment section below. After the end of the contest period on January 31st at 11:59 PM Pacific Time, points will be added to all qualifying members in the amount of 1500 points sometime during the month of February.

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Rainmaker
23,569
David Wright
Benchmark Realty, LLC - Brentwood, TN
Real Estate Refined

My advice to new agents:

New Agent Advice - Be a Business Person!

Jan 11, 2018 07:35 AM #44
Rainmaker
580,587
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Before you even start? My advice for a new agent.

Jan 11, 2018 01:42 PM #45
Ambassador
3,344,079
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Below is the link to my blog entry for this challenge.

"Keys To Sales Success"

Jan 11, 2018 03:25 PM #46
Rainmaker
416,168
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Specializing in Brookside, Waldo, Prairie Village
Jan 11, 2018 05:50 PM #47
Rainmaker
2,518,426
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Here is my advice to New Agents revisited for the third time    http://activerain.com/droplet/59fW

Jan 12, 2018 06:45 PM #48
Rainmaker
3,246,293
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Here is my entry into the contest. Thanks for hosting..we can all learn from the entries!

Jan 13, 2018 06:42 AM #49
Rainmaker
1,315,984
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro
Ambassador
2,600,121
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Ambassador
1,867,555
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Jan 13, 2018 06:07 PM #52
Rainer
55,231
Anthony Kirlew
Fiscally Sound - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

Always love AR challenges. Here is my entry:

New to Real Estate? Learn From My Mistakes

Jan 14, 2018 02:35 PM #53
Rainmaker
1,774,122
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Very nice contest, here is my entry:

All About Brian England - Advice for New Agents 2018

Jan 15, 2018 08:06 AM #54
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3,406,537
Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude - Carlsbad

What a great contest, and such fun to read and learn from others!

Here's my entry: Entering the Real Estate Business? Hope You Don't Mind But I Have Tips.

Jeff

Jan 15, 2018 02:20 PM #55
Rainmaker
563,183
MaryKay Shumway
The Kellstrom Ray Agency, Inc. (Est. 1948) - Sister Bay, WI
Door County Wisconsin's Real Estate Expert

This one was fun....sharing what I've learned.  Advice for New Agents

Jan 16, 2018 11:07 AM #56
Rainmaker
801,942
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

ADVICE FOR NEW SILICON VALLEY REALTORS  <-------THIS IS MY CONTEST:

Jan 16, 2018 06:40 PM #57
Rainmaker
1,242,327
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group - Alexandria, VA
Your Alexandria Virginia Real Estate Agent

This is a great contest, thank you!

Getting Into Real Estate - Advice For New Agents

Jan 17, 2018 02:26 PM #58
Rainmaker
1,092,287
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Here is my entry for this challenge - I did not specifically list 3 things I learned though, because everything I put in that post was something I learned and there were way more than three!

Jan 18, 2018 01:36 PM #59
Rainmaker
49,288
Erika Albert
E*Rae Realty- Powered by eXp Realty LLC - Austin, TX
Real Estate Agent Extraordinaire in Austin, Texas

Thanks for hosting this challenge!  Here is my entry.

Jan 19, 2018 02:12 PM #60
Rainmaker
279,335
Melissa Jackson
Riverside Homebuilders - Sales Consultant - Springtown, TX
Stylish & Spacious New Homes! Call Me, Let'sChat!

Here's my entry. Thanks for hosting! 

Jan 19, 2018 09:47 PM #61
Rainmaker
86,784
Dr. Karen Jones Lewis, Broker
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward
Ambassador
1,436,567
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

To Thine Own Self Be True  Thanks for the challenge. D 

Jan 21, 2018 11:31 AM #63
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