Advice to New Agents entering the Real Estate Profession: from Endre Barath a Beverly Hills Realtor.
Just to give you a quick background, I started my Real Estate career in Boston, MA and after about three plus years we relocated to Los Angeles. Although I understood that this would create additional challenges from starting over, I have not truly understood the full implications. In some respects, it was good, because necessity forced me to just deal with the challenges. My most important advice is, when you decide that this is your career move, try to stick to a location you are familiar with and have a sphere of influence. It will make settling into this profession easier.
As soon as you start taking the courses to become a Realtor, start focusing what you want to have as a niche. As you are studying for your real estate license focus on learning everything about the niche you choose. At the same time have a second and even a third niche. If you do that, you will be ahead of your peers and your competitors.
Sighting an example, if you are considering buying or selling vacant land in Los Angeles, most people know, that I am the go to person. When it comes to International buyers and sellers, I am up there in the minds of potential buyers and sellers in Beverly Hills as well.
I still remember, just as it was yesterday, I received an inquiry from an individual asking for advice and I responded to him. Later I shared my response on this platform on October 17th, 2008, since I thought it would be a great public service to others who were considering becoming a Realtor as well. Interestingly, there was no contest, just a serious question and a serious response back ( Advice to New Agents ).
A few years later the same question became an Active Rain Challenge and here was my response to that on October 25th 2015 ( Advice to New Agents revisited ).
So, with that said what has changed? Well the seasoned Veterans of Real Estate like me have many stories to share about the changes, that is due to the fact, that we went through an economic meltdown and not only did we survive but we prospered.
One main theme was consistently in all the posts I have read, that this is a tough business. If you treat it as a business, you will be fine. One needs to develop a thick skin and perseverance must be the middle name of every agent.
It is imperative to keep up with the technology as it is changing by leaps and bounds, if you do not keep up, then you will be left behind. Equally important is to know your local rules, regulations and ordinances. Clients will be relying on your expertise; hence you need to know your inventory inside and out.
Last you must believe in yourself and have a strong emotional support and it does not hurt having a financial support either.
If you are looking for a pet friendly Beverly Hills Realtor who can handle and sell the most difficult properties that no one else could, please reach out to me directly!! If you are considering buying or selling a home, a luxury home, luxury investment real estate, luxury vacation homes, or luxury beach properties in Southern California, Los Angeles, Century City, Westwood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Venice or Malibu, feel free to contact me at 310.486.1002 (m) or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit one of my websites at http://www.endrebarath.com. I contribute a portion of my commission to local animal rescue organizations.