All you need to be a Realtor

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Real Estate Agent with Associate Broker

It's easy to be a Realtor, all you need is to know your goals, a plan to achieve your goals, be accountable, and....you need a laptop, a blackberry, a daytimer, a prospecting program, an email program, tracking software, a website, (or 2 or 3), a digital camera, GPS mapping, keyboxes, a lockbox key, a SafeMLS FOB, passwords for your broker, for the copy machine, the telephone, the front door, passwords for MLS, passwords for email, for MAR, NAR, GCAAR, for your website, you need a stealth website, a DRIP campaign, you need a farming area, a mailing campaign, a follow up campaign, a marketing campaign, a newsletter, you need to BLOG, to PODCAST, use lead generation software, surf the web, use spiders and links, and WebCrawler’s, and search engine optimization, ad words and google clicks. You need to use social sites, facebook, myspace, activerain, redtomato, zillow, kimweb, streamin video, instant access, reach me now, Ping me, RealPing, talking houses, CallCapture, 800-tracking, push technology, virtual tours, OBEO, 37 page contracts, 14 disclosures, xcellerate, efax, foster fax, network, CSOL, nFuse, ToolKit, do CMA’s, Quantum Mail, Prospects Plus, ePro, (and passwords for that!), Realtrends, Trulia, Realtor.com enhancement, Emarketing, become an EcoBroker, know Stats & reports, SDAT, school information, neighborhood information, be leasing certified, internet e-certified, new homes certitified, relo certified, continuing ed eligible, & ethics, & fair housing, be a buyer agent, a seller agent, an intra-company agent, give out magnets, pens, calendars, football schedules, listing domains, and advertise on grocery store carts, (oh yeah, just one deal will pay for it!) Be an expert in negotiating, marketing, handwriting expert, communications expert, skilled psychologist, bearer of all bad news, you need a good lender, (is that an oxymoron?), understand PMI, & MI, & Buydown & FHA & MIP & VA & discount Pts & escrows & impounds & reserves & CDA & 80/10/10 & appraisal conditions. You need a good home inspector, radon inspector, termite inspector, mold inspector, HVAC inspector, repairmen, a title company, (preferably one who can knows what they’re doing with short sales!), an insurance company, a sign company, a moving company, you’ve got to be involved with your school, your neighborhood, your HOA, your local house of worship, your PTA, the Lions Club, the Rotary, the Community Day Fair, the Newsletter, the town meeting, volunteer everywhere, your local association, realtor committees, your office meetings, office tour, floor duty, planning day….. and when you have time …your family!

Smiles

Adam

Licensed since 1989

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Rainmaker
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

I am tired from just reading everything I need.  This post leaves me with a question...................When do I sell something.  I need too much stuff?  :-)  BTW good post

Don R.

Apr 19, 2008 09:03 AM #1
Rainer
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Adam Rich
Associate Broker - Charleston, SC

Comment by Chip Jefferson:

I think you missed a shoulder to cry on and bartending skills.
Apr 19, 2008 02:10 PM #2
Rainer
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Adam Rich
Associate Broker - Charleston, SC

Comment by Gary Waters - Real Estate Agent Viera Suntree:

It does seem so easy doesn't it.  I think Chip added a couple of key ingredients!
Apr 19, 2008 02:13 PM #3
Rainer
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Adam Rich
Associate Broker - Charleston, SC
Apr 19, 2008 02:14 PM #4
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Adam Rich
Associate Broker - Charleston, SC

Comment by Patty & Scott Carroll - RE/MAX, Vancouver WA:

After reading all of that gotta go, really need another cup of coffee. : )
Apr 19, 2008 02:14 PM #5
Rainer
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Adam Rich
Associate Broker - Charleston, SC

Comment by Wendy Massagee:

that's it! 

Apr 19, 2008 02:15 PM #6
Rainer
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Adam Rich
Associate Broker - Charleston, SC

Comment by Liz Moras, Re/max Associate Broker Chilliwack (Vancouver), B.C. :

I'm both exhausted and affirmed, lol...........also agent since 1989! :-)
Apr 19, 2008 02:16 PM #7
Rainer
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Adam Rich
Associate Broker - Charleston, SC

Comment by Ernie Steele:

And a mobile office (your vehicle) to haul the signs, a small sledge hammer for pounding them into really bad dirt, a big bag of zip ties or a nut, bolt and screw assortment for repairing said signs, hand tools for using the same etc. etc. etc.


Apr 19, 2008 02:17 PM #8
Rainer
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Adam Rich
Associate Broker - Charleston, SC

Comment by Kathryn Tharp ~ Rancho Cucamonga Real Estate Specialist:

Good heavens, no wonder I am tired.  I think I'll go back to bed.

Apr 19, 2008 02:17 PM #9
Rainer
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Adam Rich
Associate Broker - Charleston, SC

Comment by Crystal Ledbetter:

I am exhausted just from reading it all!
Apr 19, 2008 02:18 PM #10
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Associate Broker - Charleston, SC

Comment by The Real Estate Text Book authored by William Johnson GRI CRS e-PRO:

Hello Adam, Well done post. Welcome to ActiveRain. I love the content of the post and cleverly written as one sentence.. Wishing you a great start here at AR.

PS. Optomize it by going into edit and add the key word tags. Google will love it.

Apr 19, 2008 02:18 PM #11
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