7 Tips for New Real Estate Agents

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Although the headline reads these are tips for new real estate agents, these probably hold true for all real estate Training Tips for Real Estate Agentsagents...new and experienced.  Here they are, in no particular order, feel free to add your own!

1.  It's Not About You

As a real estate agent you are helping your client or customer navigate through the home buying or home selling process.  It is very easy to get emotionally attached to the real estate transaction and let it become personal.  Remind yourself before and during the transaction that "it's not about me...I have a house"!

2.  Set A Schedule

The beauty of what we do for a living is that there is no one telling us what to do or when to do it.  The curse of what we do is that there is no one telling us what to do or how to do it.  As a result, we often don't do anything. Or we don't do enough to generate the income we need to survive.  Put yourself on a schedule and get into the habit of working.

3.  Treat Your Business Like A Business

Unless being a real estate agent is a hobby for you, you can skip this one.  But if you are looking to earn a living at selling real estate you need to treat it like a business.  Make a business plan, write a marketing plan, keep track of your expenses and pay your taxes.  Do the necessary tasks to make your real estate business profitable.

4.  Do What You Say You Are Going To Do

Sounds easy, but painfully few real estate agents follow through or follow up.  If you tell a client, perspective client or another agent you will do something...by all means, DO IT!

5.  Get Additional Training

We are all required by law to take Continuing Education courses, but often times that's just not enough.  The world we live and do business in is changing at a rapid pace.  How we conduct business is changing as well.  We need to be knowledgeable on upcoming legislation, new technology, marketing...just to name a few.  Change is our only constant.  We have to stay current or be left behind.

6.  Set Expectations Early

Have a standard business practice to meet with buyers and sellers to explain the home buying and home selling practice.  Often times real estate agents are so anxious to "get the business", we fail to fully explain the process,  how we work and what we expect from them.  Manage expectations from the very first meeting to help keep the stress levels throughout the transaction at a minimum.

7.  Be Prepared

When going to the office, dress like a business professional...you never know who may come in looking for an agent.  When holding an open house, know the neighborhood, what has sold recently and what is currently on the market.  Have buyer kits ready at all times in case a prospect walks in the office; you don't want to have to run around trying to compile some information.

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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Candy,

It should be the A-List and especially be prepared.

Make yourself a great day.


Jan 22, 2015 09:59 PM #1
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Do you like people? Are you empathetic, caring and kind? Efficent with your time and based on listening closely to key question answers going in, all along the way. To see and avoid, wrestle with the issues connected to the red flags along the highway from listing to closing.

Jan 22, 2015 10:01 PM #2
Nicholas Costantino
Engel & Völkers - Hoboken, NJ
CRS, ASP, e-Pro

Candy some really great tips I will be sure to pass them on to our newer agents. I wish you much success in the new year!

Jan 22, 2015 10:59 PM #3
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Candy - These are not only good tips for new agents, but all real estate agents.

Jan 23, 2015 08:03 AM #4
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