Floortime, the best way to begin your real estate career!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident BRE# 01215778

Are you looking for a great career?  Real Estate might be the ticket.  A Realtor or real estate agent offers unlimited income and the ability to set your own hours.  The freedom of choice and being your own boss is incredible. You need to be self reliant and have great people skills.  Here are some tips on getting started:

Start Off with the best avenue to find buyers.  I have been a Realtor in Santa Clarita, California since 1980. 

My Company is RE/MAX of Valencia  

  1. Working with a top Real Estate Company is Key.  Start off doing FLOOR-TIME
  2. FLOOR TIME offer the opportunity to meet BUYERS.  Buyers are the best way to begin a real estate career as you learn how to interact with the public, you learn the rights and wrongs and your can practice without causing as much legal issues.  A buyer will have more patience for a new agent and may not ask how long you have been in this career
  3. FLOOR-TIME Allow you to work in your office and continue making COLD CALLS & CALLING EXPIRED LISTINGS while still handling Floor Calls & Walk Ins.  You can also work on your WEBSITE, EMAIL ADDRESS, FACEBOOK PAGE & CREATE A FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE.
  4. ADD Every Buyer you Meet into your new Data Base.  I personally use Top Producer but there are many other CRM Customer Relationship Management Company's available.  Take their Criteria and Update them with all New or Changed Listings as the reach the market.  Remember that you are entering a field in which salesmanship is the number one asset and you must be able to sell yourself before anything can be accomplished.  I started off in retail business so dealing with the public gave me a head-start.  Use your past experience as an asset for your career.
  5. Buyers is the best place to begin as it give your an opportunity to see if they have a home to sell.  A Buyer also will create future business as they will need to sell in the future.  Learn your community and become the local expert.  Be responsive and create a follow up program.

Best Wishes,

Tony & Dani Lewis RE/MAX of Valencia

www.TonyLewis.com tonyglewis@yahoo.com Call/Text 661-510-7975


Comments (10)

William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Between some referrals and floor time  had a good jump start on my career

Jul 11, 2018 01:28 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Tony Lewis What a great entry. I still remember clients from my first year in real estate picked up on floor duty. It is such an overlooked source of great business. The company is making the phone ring...just keep screening the calls. It can be a gold mine if used correctly. I have always called buyers...future listings.

Jul 12, 2018 07:59 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good point for new agents to cover floor while working on other marketing.  Here you are almost at 500,000

Jul 17, 2018 07:36 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor
Sun Lakes Realty - Banning, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Floor time is a good way to get walk ins. Well written article Tony Lewis.

Jul 23, 2018 06:56 PM
Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Great way to get started.  We don't have that as most of our agents work away from the office. This works in smaller markets much better although I have picked up walk in clients when I happened to be in the office.

Jul 28, 2018 03:51 PM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Tony- a very good way to get started and it's interesting how many want nothing to do with floor duty. 

Jul 28, 2018 05:39 PM
Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty
Front Gate Real Estate - Brandon, MS
601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell

A lot of agencies don't offer floor time anymore, but for those that do, it is a good opportunity. But I would encourage new agents to not rely on floor time but to also create their own source of business.

Jul 30, 2018 05:36 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Though I seldom spend much time with buyers, I do find the concentrated work time spent in the office doing lead gen is powerful.

Aug 22, 2018 05:23 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Congratulations Tony Lewis on your 500K point milestone. Much continued success!


Aug 22, 2018 06:43 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

This is so true and how many of us got our start, Tony! It's proven to be effective...why not use this great tool if you're a new agent?!

Aug 22, 2018 10:09 AM