I know that getting started in real estate can be tough. Where to find your clients, how to offer them the best service, how to stay organized...the list goes on and on.
One thing you'll learn quickly is that there are a lot of products out there for you to buy - from on line lead gen, to scripts to making calls on expireds to...again. The list goes on and on.
I have AdBlock on my laptop which blocks ads on Facebook for me. I love it. However, I don't have something like that on my phone so when I'm on Facebook, these ads are relentless. I'm scrolling my phone right now and see:
*Software being used nationwide for CMA's - resulting in massive increases in business
*Say goodbye to Zillow (a line used over and over again) - from a lead gen company
*Ads from some of my favorite agents - hmmmm. Maybe I'm in their target age group
*Get million dollar scripts to win those FSBO and Expireds!
*Another CMA to increase business 10fold.
You get the idea. I've not heard of ONE of these companies being mentioned by any of my online network. I did a quick google of one company and I stopped counting after 10 one star reviews on different sites.
Look. I get it because I've been there - where do you get business? It sure isn't from a majority of these companies. Someone once said, "Want to make millions in real estate? Create a must have product and sell it to REALTORS."
If you're brand new, I sure hope you're with a brokerage that is offering you mentoring, classes, one on one guidance and more. If you are new and don't have that, I would highly suggest you find a company that will have all of this. It's not easy. I've been doing this for 7 years and I learn something new almost daily. I have my slumps, too, and all of those shiny promises on Facebook aren't going to do anything for me.
Please promise me that if you get intrigued by one of these ads, you'll do your research before you send them any money. Hit the Google, type in the company's name along with reviews and/or complaints. See what others have to say. Hit up your social media circles and ASK for opinions. Chances are there are at least 10 other agents who researched that company or even tried it.
Don't get distraced by shiny. It only takes you off track and makes money leave your pocket.