Eyes Wide Open, Advice for New Agents

Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

Eyes Wide Open, it was a good First YearWoodland Real Estate Logo

After playing in Real Estate, Investing in Real Estate, and Managing Real Estate for nearly 30 years I finally decided to jump across the fence and play with those who are licensed to play this game.

It has been fun, and I really love the people that I work with at Keller Williams.

Tonight, we are asked to answer the following questions so I will offer the best advice that I can along with a bit more I am sure.

  1. What do you wish you had known the very first year you were in the business that cost you lost business or income? 
  2. 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?
  3. What are 3 things you have learned along the way that have positively affected you and helped improve your real estate business? 

For this first question, I may not have been the typical new agent, my eyes were wide open, I knew what to expect and what I had to do to succeed. Perhaps the only mistake that I made was not joining the KW family earlier.

For the second question, no regrets, I am still loving this industry and following the formulas outlined in MREA, Ignite, Bold and the many Mastermind and Coaching groups that I participate in.

For the Third part of your question...

  1.            The importance of working in a culture that fosters the phrase “A rising tide lifts all ships”, Keller Williams people knock themselves out to try to make sure that everyone is successful, each day we are coaching each other, encouraging each other, and applauding each other’s successes.
    I love working with these people and highly encourage all new and old agents to look into the many benefits of working in this culture.
  2.           After being in business most of my life both before college and since then, I thought that I knew it all. At Keller Williams I have learned even more and enjoy bringing the techniques that I have learned here back into my other businesses.
    There is a reason why this company is number one in the world in Number of Agents, Units Sold, and Volume. They are phenomenal at what they do.
  3.           I learned that I have plateaued in my other businesses and that with a bit of coaching like I have at KW I can reach new levels that I had never anticipated.
    Every day I find myself learning something new, having my eyes opened to ways to get past those ceilings that were holding me back.
    Never thought that I could be coached until I got a coach with KW, now I know to get a coach and keep upgrading my coach every time I want to rise to a new level of success.


Thanks for hosting this contest and giving us the opportunity to explore these questions and share a bit with the others here.


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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

This was a contest I loved for the reason you mentioned that it gave me pause to self reflect on my WHY

Jan 31, 2018 09:54 PM #1
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

I know you've been in "the business" for a long time with forestry, investing, management and other related real estate endeavors, but are you newly licensed in the residential side or have you made the move to KW within the past year? I ask because of the Eyes Wide Open and jumping the fence comment. 

Feb 01, 2018 08:05 AM #2
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

One thing I have learned being in the business over 37 years is that we should never stop learning and improving. If we do, we will find ourselves falling behind and looking into the taillights of the more successful agents. It is an ever-changing process.

Feb 01, 2018 09:24 AM #3
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