Just getting started

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Real Estate Agent with Intero Real Estate Services (La Quinta, CA

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. 

Comments (9)

Bernadine Hunter, SFR, ACRE
Keller Williams Greater Columbus Realty - Pickerington, OH
"Finding Solution to Your Real Estate Needs"

Training is so very important for any new agent starting out. Congratulations on finding a home that will cultivate your many strengths and show you how to overcome your weaknesses. Much success!

Sep 13, 2011 10:28 PM
Lowell Fulson III
Intero Real Estate Services (La Quinta, CA - La Quinta, CA

Good morning Bernadine,

 

Thank you for your support and kind words. I wish you mush success too! Shine and smile because that is what we do.

Sep 14, 2011 05:27 AM
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

Lowell,  What a great post-- Congrats on getting pictures AND links incorporated!  You are on your way to becoming a great agent and with your attitude, the sky is the limit!  Kathy

Sep 14, 2011 06:37 AM
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Yes you do have to go after the business not like passive agents do the business.  Good job.

Sep 14, 2011 08:15 PM
Anonymous
Anonymous

Tim, I appreciate the conformation. I think my love for real estate will always keep me passionate. I finally have a career instead of a job...feels great!

 

Lowell

Sep 15, 2011 04:54 AM
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Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

Lowell, A Wonderful Post! Thanks for Sharing. Also, Welcome to the Rain! Active Rain is a great place to share your knowledge, expertise and thoughts, as well as network and learn so much from the vast pool of talent already onboard.

Welcome Aboard and Much Success!

Sep 26, 2011 04:59 PM
Lowell Fulson III
Intero Real Estate Services (La Quinta, CA - La Quinta, CA

Hello Letitia, Thank you so much. I'm still learning how to navigate through the ActiveRain website but I really like it. I appreciate the kind words and wish you much success! Have a wonderful day! 

Sep 27, 2011 07:36 AM
Letitia Stevenson
BHHS Fox & Roach | www.DelawareValleyRE.com - Greenville, DE
Listing Agent DE/PA/MD, Digital Marketer & Coach

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Oct 05, 2011 08:36 AM
Lori Bowers
La Quinta, CA
The Lori Bowers Group

Lowell - you are a rising star. We all love you and are proud of you and your hard work. You are one of the few agents I have ever seen beat to the office at 7 am and stay way past others have left. Your passion and love of real estate will bring you alot of joy and alot of  money too. You are lucky to be so young, that these hard times in real estate will be distant memories soon and all the skills your are learning now will benefit you the rest of your life. You are a gift to all of us!

Oct 05, 2011 10:23 AM