As a new agent I sometimes I ask myself “what is the best training for me to take?” My love for real estate never fades just my pockets get financially light at times. It’s important for brokers and seasoned agents to understand how crucial training is for a new agent. I obtained my real estate license in the second quarter of 2010. One might say “Lowell has been an agent for almost two years now”. The truth is, I consider myself becoming a professional when I joined Intero Real Estate Services. I was taught by Rich La Rue how to become and act like a professional. Any new agent who does not have an understanding of the business can easily be manipulated like I was. You see, I believed in my work ethic and myself. I thought if I kept my integrity intact and took care of my clients how I felt a client should be taken care of, I could still be successful no matter what. Boy was I wrong! No matter how hard I worked I was not working smart enough. After eight months of pounding my head against the wall and several trips in to my brokers office, asking for some sort of training besides his typical “Google it,” I realized this brokerage is not for me. I was taught by my father to always think positive and positive things will happen. I prayed and knew something would come sooner or later, and it did! I was told about Intero Real Estate Services. http://www.interodesertcities.com. I meet Rich La Rue and he saw in me what I tried to show my past broker for the last 2 years, determination. I knew if went to work for Intero I would have to start all over again. I was very scared to start over again. My decision affects my family, friend and most of all my future. Rich had told me that his company focuses on training and supporting agents. He showed me 212-degree video and I was pumped. The only thing I ever fell in love with faster then Intero was my fiancé. I never knew about expired listing, FSBO’s, coaching calls, how to handle objections or even the simple task of writing an offer. At my old brokerage that’s all they did was short sale’s. Intero taught me how to go get business instead of waiting for it. They taught me success is determined by me and land what level of success I wanted to achieve. The point I’m trying to make is this: Thank you Rich for keeping your promise to me, thank you Lorie for taking me under your wing and teaching me what took you years to learn, thank Sean for a wonderful friendship, thank you Kathy for teaching me how to blog and grow my business in different way, and last but not least thank you God for your continued guidance. I’m a factual and testimony that proves training is vital for all new agents. And choosing a brokerage that supports and trains new agents (on their own dollar) is mandatory.