How to Become a Successful Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

The secret to earning a living as a real estate agent is simple. Go to work every day. 

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There are hundreds of articles and classes on how to spend your time to close more transactions, but the first step is to dedicate eight hours a day to working. If you do that, you will sell houses. Sound too easy?

Many people enter the real estate industry with good intentions. They study and get their salesperson license. They get business cards, and set up a website.  Fifty percent of newer agents leave the business every day. They can't "make it", or earn what, for them, is enough money after paying the required expenses to be in the business. If you ask them why, most will say they cannot find enough business. 

Many people say they want to be their own boss. Has that been a dream of yours? It is great to not have to answer to a boss, and to schedule your own time. It is up to you however to put in the hours necessary to earn a living. And lead generation should be part of your workday.  There is no shortage in the real estate industry of training and education.   Hiring a coach will keep you accountable if that is what you need. It will still be up to you to do the work though. 

Being a real estate agent means being pro-active. It means letting people know what you do. It means working, even when you do not have the listing of a home to sell or a buyer to work with.  Self-disciple and a good work ethic is part of being in business for yourself. 

Real estate is a wonderful career!  It is fun and the earnings are unlimited.  There is flexiblity with your hours. It is rewarding helping people buy and sell homes. The question is, is it the right business for you?

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Comments (5)

Sham Reddy CRS
Howard Hanna RE Services, Dayton, OH - Dayton, OH

Regular scheduled prospecting tme is the key!!!

Self-disciple and a good work ethic is part of being in business for yourself. 

Jun 19, 2017 06:23 AM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Real Estate is a job, if you don't work it, you will not succeed.  Schedule your time and energy.

Jun 19, 2017 12:17 PM
Mona Gersky
MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC - Sylva, NC
GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate.

Far too many people think of real estate as a part time job and while a few may be able to handle the part time status successfully, most do not.  They sell both their clients and other agents short by not being available fairly quickly.  Very good post and this deserves a re-post!

Jun 22, 2017 04:04 AM
Donna Quinlan

Mona - thanks for the re-post!  I agree. I know of one part time agent that is successful but his full time job is flexible. 

Jun 22, 2017 06:25 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Donna Quinlan ,

I'm so glad Mona Gersky re-blogged your post as I missed it. Excellent post  because going to work every day is the secret to success in real estate. It takes self-discipline, determination to get those systems in place and out there working with buyers and sellers. I just subscribed to your blog.

Jun 22, 2017 04:27 AM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Donna. Like Dorie I am glad Mona re-blogged this. No magic bullet in the industry, just a lot of hard work. Nice meeting you.

Jun 22, 2017 07:04 AM