Smart Starts: Rookie Success Stories

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Smart Starts: Rookie Success Stories

 The first couple years in real estate can be tough. These rookies share their success secrets.

Taking the leap into the real estate profession can be tough even in the best of times.

While each new sales associate approaches the business in a different way and many rely on past experience in other careers, the successful rookies share two attributes: enthusiasm for real estate and a dedication to their clients and customers. Whether painting a Web site logo with chalk on a sidewalk, blogging at all hours, delivering gas or pressure washing a house, these sales associates all go beyond the norm to sell a house, help a buyer or develop their network.

Comments (5)

Mary Lockman
Windermere Real Estate Methow Valley - Winthrop, WA
Methow Valley Real Estate

I look back to my rookie days to refresh my approach.  Great comment

May 02, 2009 07:10 AM
Jim Curry
Re/ Max Achievers - Hagerstown, MD

Actually it could take more than just a couple of years - I've seen it live and in person.

May 02, 2009 07:15 AM
Connie Lou Barnett
Real Living/Home Realty - Owensboro, KY

Good reminder,  when I got in real estate interest rates were 18% but we were doing a lot of creative things with lots of owner financing. If you want to sell real estate a little enthusiasm and hard work will go a long way.

May 02, 2009 07:16 AM
Michael A. Caruso
Surterre Properties - Laguna Niguel, CA

Hi Andrea,

I agree...Your post is a very good reminder! I'm rooting for all the rookies out there!

Please remember me if you learn of anyone moving to "The OC" and I will do the same!


Michael Caruso, Broker ABR ABRM CRB CRS GREEN GRI

2007 President, Orange County Association of Realtors           

(949) 753-7900

May 02, 2009 07:50 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I took the leap in August 2005, having passed my state real estate exam in May 2005. There are two reasons why I am still in real estate:

  1. My marketing guru knows how to market me.
  2. I still work at my previous job so that my marketing guru and I have health benefits. It was the difference between spending almost $1,000 a month for health, dental, and vision for the two of us versus getting them through the company I've been working for for over 30 years. I only pay $238 a month for benefits that are much, much better than what we could have gotten on our own, and at $775 less per month. That $775 a month can do a lot of marketing per month.
May 11, 2009 11:34 AM