You've got your license. You're ready to learn. You're ready to sell. You don't have a clue as to what to do next!!! Here's one thing you don't do. You don't sit in the office playing with the computer and wait on the phone to ring! Real Estate doesn't work that way.
Here are a few tips to help you jumpstart your business:
- Have a Positive Attitude; everyday is a new day that will bring you new challenges. It's not the challenges that we face that hinder us; it is how we react to the challenges we are faced with on a daily basis. Prepare your mind every morning with something positive.
- Advertise: I know, advertise what? You are new in the business and you don't have anything to advertise. Well, get with other agents and see what homes they would like additional exposure, and ask if it would be ok for you to advertise those homes. You will find more agents willing to let you advertise their properties than not. Also, you can do easy ads about yourself in newspapers, real estate magazines, website, or cable/satellite channels.
- Open Houses: I LOVE Open Houses!!! An open house gives you the opportunity to sell yourself to prospects. It's a low cost way to get you additional exposure and one on one contact with prospects. I have received buyers and listings from people that were impressed by the way I held my open house. You don't have a listing right? Again, ask an agent in your office if they would like an open house on one of their listings.
Additional tips will be added to this Blog. Stay positive, stay focused, and good luck.
Ray Nellum, GRLA
Ramona Roberts Realtors