My wife and I decided to move from North Myrtle Beach to Rock Hill, South Carolina to be closer to our children and grandchildren. I knew breaking into a new real estate market would be difficult but I never expected it to take an entire year to get established. It was very depressing after having been successful to suddenly not being able to make a sale. I tried online marketing, mailings and other advertising to no avail it seems. Then all of a sudden, it started to pay off am now some days it seems there are not enough hours in the day. I am not complaining though, instead I am very thankful and hope it continues.
Hi Jesse, That's great news since as you know the more popular you become in real estate, the more likely you'll be in a position to refer business out to your folks moving into other areas...you know, like the mountains of Western North Carolina! ;-D
Jesse, long distance moves are never easy but with Real Estate business, it's even tougher!! Glad to hear your hard work paid off!!
Perseverance always pays when you are in sales.. great job Jesse!
Great Jesse! My blogging efforts with AR have paid off big time! Unfortunately I did back off for about a year but when I started getting calls on my blogs from a few years ago I have JUMPED back in! pippa
Jesse - I can't imagine what it would be like for an experienced agent to move to a new area. So much of this business is about relationships and track record in a local area. It must have been very frustrating, but I am sure that it took time to learn the new area. Print advertising has the worst return on investment according to my records. Mailings take about a year to have an impact, if you do them every month. The highest return on investment is through Internet sites and capturing e-mail addresses for mass permission e-mails. It takes time to collect those e-mail addresses in a new area. Glad to hear you are doing well now.
Jesse it sounds like your are on the right track, keep it up and good luck to you with your business, E
Hi Jesse - glad to hear that you are finally doing well and keep the momentum going! Regards Dave
This post reminded me of the Tortoise who won the race...slow and sure..steady as she goes and then...the finish line
Jesse, I'm glad that things picked up for you. Congratulations on making it through the first year!
Hi Jesse, change is not easy but glad you hung in there.
Sounds like you had a lot going on...a relocation AND business redevelopment. Congratulations on sticking with it and best of luck as your business continues to grow!
I would advise to start a local radio show to become the source for real estate. Instant credibility and it pays off
I have also moved 40+ miles away from my Primary Market Area in my real estate lifetime. It does take awhile to get the lay of the land !!!
Good for you -- sorry things ere so tough --- but happy to hear they are better now. All the best.
It's always hard getting started but a good business person can thrive anywhere. Good job getting back on track.
I have had agents move to a new area mostly because a spouse was transferred or promoted and would get a call asking for advice. Most, when they focused on the now business were up and running again in 3 to 4 months. The only ones that had a real problem were those that transferred into a poor marketplace and coming from a decent marketplace they went into shell shock. In those cases I suggested adding investing and that activity increased income. However in one case I told her to move, the sales market and investing were pathetic and the husband didn't like his old job and the new position was even worse so I told them to quit and come home. Thank goodness that turned out to be good advice.
Jesse, I'm glad to hear it's beginning to pay off. I'm about to move 500 miles away and I'm a little nervous but also excited. Best wishes to you!
Jesse, if it only took you one year to break into a new market, consider yourself to be fortunate. It is a very difficult thing to do. I tried to do the same thing when I moved from the Cleveland market, where I was very successful, to the Fort Worth/Dallas market... where I, of course, was a total unknown. It took me several years to get to the point where I was before I changed markets.
Jesse - I'm glad it has worked out for you and that you're starting to see results.
Jesse -- Are there one or two things you can point to that made the breakthrough happen for you? Thanks and good luck!
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