Donna Quinlan ... a Realtor in the Boston area, has laid out an excellent post showing the very simple steps to becoming a successful real estate agent. The main thing to know for all the newbie baby agents is that there are no magic pills, beans, tricks or self-help series of books or recordings that will accomplish whatever level of success you wish to achieve.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings but you'll still have to commit and work steadily towards your goal. However, the good news is that if you'll do that - you will create more relationships that will shower goodness upon you for your entire professional life, you'll never be bored, you will have more exciting war stories that your friends will love hearing about and if you are careful ... a pretty decent living as well!
The secret to earning a living as a real estate agent is simple. Go to work every day.
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?
For more information on becoming a Keller Williams Real Estate Agent contact Donna at 978-375-8094 or apply here at RealEstateAgent-Career.com.
Donna Quinlan, CRS,GRI
Keller Williams Realty