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
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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                             ADVISE and ADVICE FOR REAL ESTATE AGENTS

Jan 27, 2018 04:13 PM #76
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David Martin
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality

Here is my contest blog entry:  Advice To New And Prospective Agents

Jan 28, 2018 11:28 AM #77
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Here is our post on advice to Newbies...hope that it is of benefit to someone !

Jan 29, 2018 04:25 AM #78
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
PK Real Estate Utah South - St. George, UT
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Jan 30, 2018 06:34 AM #80
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Peter Mohylsky
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Your Bucket List Broker in Destin, Fl..

This seemed like a history lesson but I really liked participating and reading My first year or what I can remember many years later.

Jan 30, 2018 07:09 AM #81
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!
Jan 30, 2018 09:32 AM #82
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Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Thank you for the fun contest - a great learning tool for new agents!  Here's my entry:

Advice for new agents

Jan 30, 2018 10:07 AM #83
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Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Marysville, WA
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Okay Lynn B. Friedman You convinced me to join! Here's my Advice for New Agents

Jan 30, 2018 02:06 PM #84
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Jenna Dixon
DRA Homes | Cobb County Real Estate - Marietta, GA
Empowers You With a Better Real Estate Experience

Being An Agent

 

My entry is all set!

Jan 31, 2018 07:49 AM #85
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Emily Medvec
Realty One of Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Better late than never! Here is my entry Stay Calm and Carry On: New Real Estate Agent Advice - Thank you for this opportunity to help.

Jan 31, 2018 08:44 AM #86
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Abby Stiller
Premier Realty Homes of SWFL - Cape Coral, FL
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Jan 31, 2018 09:25 AM #87
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
Jan 31, 2018 03:56 PM #88
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Alliance Real Estate - Minot - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Broker Associate, Alliance Real Estate
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Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)
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Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Oops... almost forgot to post this Advice For New Agents 

Jan 31, 2018 06:10 PM #91
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Ok....so Liz and Bill Spear beat me by getting their entry in first, but here's my post. 

Jan 31, 2018 06:46 PM #92
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Diana Zaccaro
Veterans Realty of Brevard - NOT just for Veterans! - Cocoa Beach, FL
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Jan 31, 2018 09:35 PM #93
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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It is a good thing to learn what to do - and WHAT NOT TO DO!

Here is my post for this contest.

A Guide For A Newbie!

Jan 31, 2018 10:21 PM #95
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