Our advice to brand new agents.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843

We haven't blogged on AR in a while, but we liked this month's theme about giving advice to brand new agents.  


We have a few coming into our new office soon and are very excited to train, teach, mentor and do what we can to make them successful.  


1.  Get a mentor.  Clearly our new agents will have us because we're a small office and hands on.  If you are at a bigger office, find a mentor, just don't give up half of your comisssion checks to them.   


2.  Work your sphere.  Let everyone you know that you are now in real estate and ask for their help with referrals.  Most people want to help and will.  


3.  Understand that this isn't a sprint, it's a marathon.  Sometimes new agents will jump in and have a lot of success right of the bat.  If they do, great...  but you need to pace yourself.  It's not always going to be that way.  


4.  Learn to listen.  Most clients will tell you all you need to know if you ask the right questions.  A lot of the time they'll tell you all you need to know even if you don't ask the question.  


5.  Build your team and get to know your vendors.  Having a few quality home inspectors, lenders and title companies is going to be a big part of your success.  When you get your license active, set up meetings with these vendors and have them educate you on what they do and how they work and how they can help you.  


6.  Prospect.  In your own style, let as many people as you can know that you're now in real estate.  Everybody is a prospect, but always be respectful and not too pushy.  


7.  Thicken your skin.  You're going to get rejected a lot in the beginning and even down the road.  It's not personal.  You may not get the listing because you're new or you may not get it because of 100 other reasons.  Always ask for feedback and take it for what it is.  Learn from rejection.  It's a tough pill to swallow but a necessary one.  


8.  Be you.  You can't be anybody else.  People see through the BS.  Be you.  


You'll get there with the right mentor and the hard work.  The experience will come.  Be patient but work your butt off and never be too hard on yourself.  


This is a tough game that's really hard to navigate.  Trust your gut with the people you surround yourself with and always know that you work for your client.  


You'll do great, kid.  


(Written by Jared)

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Fort Wayne Realtors Jared and Amanda Christiansen with Century 21 Bradley

Amanda Christiansen is an award winning Realtor with Christiansen Group Realty.


Jared Christiansen is a business partner and in charge of marketing and taking care of things behind the scene.


Enough about us...


Tell us what you want your real estate experience to be, and we will do it YOUR way.


Buying a home in Fort Wayne? Tell us your wants and needs. Let us know how you envision your family living.  Tell us what's important to YOU, and we'll find the community and home that fits.  


Selling your home in Fort Wayne?  Our job is to make you the most money possible in the shortest amount of time. We offer our sellers professional staging, professional photography, and more internet marketing than most. 


We are committed to giving you everything we have to offer.  We are both full time agents and will work around your schedule.  Do nights and weekends work better for you?  NO PROBLEM. We are here to help YOU at YOUR convenience.


Amanda can be reached at 260-704-0843, and Jared can be reached at 260-704-0842, or you can email us at JaredChristiansen@gmail.com, or Amanda427@gmail.com.



Comments (4)

John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Amanda Christiansen great list of tips for the new agents.

Jan 30, 2018 05:48 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Jared and Amanda (or is it Jmanda?)  So glad to see you back here and love your advice, especially #'s 5 and 8!!! 

Jan 30, 2018 06:47 PM
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Jared and Amanda, spot on advice and something all new agents should read. Lots of ups and downs in the business and treating it like a marathon will pay off. 

Jan 31, 2018 06:32 AM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

Most new agents, especially green ones with zero business background, need a mentor. There are hundreds of questions that new agents have that they didn't learn in real estate school, and if you take some of these newbies under your wing and train them, they will be better agents for it.

Jun 11, 2018 08:35 AM

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