Advice for New Agents Getting into Real Estate

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An ActiveRain Challenge- January 2018

ActiveRain attracts some of the best of the best and therefore the wealth of knowledge about real estate is tremendous. I bet if we counted the years of experience, the totals would be in the tens of thousands. Face it, sometimes you guys make it look easy because you are so good. 

As the markets across the country continue to improve and inventories shrink, the influx of new agents increases and we are again approaching record numbers of agents coming into the business. The cycle repeats itself. So what is it these agents need to know before they get into the business?

We are asking you to share what you learned along the way.  You were all new once and can be a mentor of sorts to all these new agents entering the world of real estate. They need to enter with eyes wide open. 

Here's the deal, answer all of the following questions in one post keeping in mind it may help a new agent from making the same mistakes you made.

  • What do you wish you had known the very first year you were in the business that cost you lost business or income? 
  • Was there ever a time you questioned whether you had made the right choice of being a real estate agent? What events caused you to stick with it and succeed?
  • What are 3 things you have learned along the way that have positively affected you and helped improve your real estate business? 

There you have it. Share your thoughts, advice, and experiences to those thinking about a career in real estate. You may save them from getting on the wrong path or get them through a tough spot along the way.

All those that complete a post answering these questions, post a link in the comment section below. After the end of the contest period on January 31st at 11:59 PM Pacific Time, points will be added to all qualifying members in the amount of 1500 points sometime during the month of February.

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Comments (96)

Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Here is my contest blog entry:  Advice To New And Prospective Agents

Jan 28, 2018 11:28 AM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Here is our post on advice to Newbies...hope that it is of benefit to someone !

Jan 29, 2018 04:25 AM
Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent
Jan 30, 2018 06:34 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

This seemed like a history lesson but I really liked participating and reading My first year or what I can remember many years later.

Jan 30, 2018 07:09 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!
Jan 30, 2018 09:32 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Thank you for the fun contest - a great learning tool for new agents!  Here's my entry:

Advice for new agents

Jan 30, 2018 10:07 AM
Tammy Emineth
Personal SEO - Website SEO and Real Estate Marketing - Frenchtown, MT
Content Marketer, SEO Teacher, Website Fixer

Okay Lynn B. Friedman You convinced me to join! Here's my Advice for New Agents

Jan 30, 2018 02:06 PM
Jenna Dixon
Momentum Real Estate Group LLC - Marietta, GA
55 & Over | New Constructions | Horse Farms

Being An Agent


My entry is all set!

Jan 31, 2018 07:49 AM
Emily Medvec
eXp Realty LLC - Santa Fe, NM
Broker | Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM

Better late than never! Here is my entry Stay Calm and Carry On: New Real Estate Agent Advice - Thank you for this opportunity to help.

Jan 31, 2018 08:44 AM
Abby Stiller
SW Florida (239) 284-8637
Jan 31, 2018 09:25 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time
Jan 31, 2018 03:56 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Oops... almost forgot to post this Advice For New Agents 

Jan 31, 2018 06:10 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO Liz and Bill Spear beat me by getting their entry in first, but here's my post. 

Jan 31, 2018 06:46 PM
Liz and Bill Spear

Jan 31, 2018 07:20 PM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida
Jan 31, 2018 09:35 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

It is a good thing to learn what to do - and WHAT NOT TO DO!

Here is my post for this contest.

A Guide For A Newbie!

Jan 31, 2018 10:21 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Every now and then, I like to go back in the Active Rain blog roll and read something that I missed.

I did not participate in the contest mentioned in this blog. If I had, I can tell you that my advice would have been all about mining the rich gold mine of you sphere of interest. People who know you, like you, and trust you will be willing to work with you before you can convince a stranger or enough strangers to do so. 

Jul 04, 2020 09:55 PM