Education and Training is the Key to Future Success

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty TN R.E. License 292369

In the Tennessee Association of Realtors® (TAR) Newsletter today was a RIS Media link to Dave Liniger's (RE/MAX Chairman) address to their Broker Owner's Conference; he stressed that brokers should take back the training.  In many offices brokers just don't have time to do the training so agents have to pay thousands of dollars a year for coaches.  They are all too willing to give up these training roles to high cost high powered coaches.  

Coaches are great for holding agents accountable and helping bring their business to the next level.  But, our business is changing daily and we need to also stay ahead of the legal and ethical quandaries that may arise.  We have an obligation to protect our clients by staying ahead of the game as new market challenges continually arise.  Coaches are for building our business, but brokers and local associations help keep us abreast of our fiduciary responsibilities, agency rules and laws and real estate ethics.

Mr. Liniger is correct, brokers do need to do their part.  Being a Realtor® is more than building a client base.  It is providing them with the best and most informed service available.  We owe it to our clients and our brokerages owe it to us.

I am proud of the full training calendar available at our office and all those in our office that take the time to learn and share their expertise by teaching.  I am proud of the agents I know that prepare themselves to give the best possible service to their clients.

 

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Mike, you are right! I do see a rise in the number of real estate agents using coaches to help keep them on target...

Aug 16, 2010 10:42 PM #1
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Mike - It would be nice if the agents actually participated. When agents won't show up for cutting edge training that's free, it must not be important.

Aug 17, 2010 06:40 AM #2
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Julie McLeland
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Training is important, but it must also be relevant and timely. Anything written more than six months ago simply doesn't work in today's market. The phrase "back to the basics" needs to be banned from broker vocabulary. Happy Selling.

Aug 17, 2010 01:06 PM #3
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It matters to us as much as it matters to you.

Michael, coaches are fantastic for helping agents build their business, but brokers need to keep their agents abreast of national, state and local rules and regulations.  We are advising people on what may be their largest purchase ever and our responsibility goes well beyond just capturing them as a client.

Larry, I agree that many agents don't take advantage of what is available and the cutting edge stuff is great, but the nuts and bolts stuff needs to be kept up with and reinforced too.

Agree with you also Julie, relevance and timeliness is important.  Hope we don't find ourselves discovering the relevance when it it too late.

Thanks all for stopping by and see you in class.

 

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