What is the single most important thing that would help agents in this market

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Real Estate Agent with Bridge Realty, LLC

I have been a Realtor for 5 years.  I have now experienced the good, bad and ugly in the market place.  With the current economic conditions a lot of agents, including myself, are floundering.  Is there any specific thing that would help agents weather the storm? Examples, learning about alternative careers, finding brokerages that have lower fees, educating agents on short sales, etc.....

Thank you for your help in advance.  I would really like to know what other agents are struggling with.

Comments (17)

Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

Welsome to active rain lynn, and congrats on your first post. You will get a ton of ideas here. just join a few groups of interest and begin reading the blogs.

Oct 10, 2008 11:19 AM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Lynn,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to you!

-Keith

Oct 10, 2008 01:03 PM
SEAN THANH NGUYEN
Keller Williams Realty East Valley - Chandler, AZ
Branch Manager

Hello Lynn,

Welcome to Active Rain ! Don't forget to check out "How To Use My Settings Page" under "Getting Started" section. It helps to get your blog(s) ranked higher in Google & Yahoo! We offer one-stop-shop Arizona real estate services and up to 35% Realtor referral fee!

Sean Nguyen

Oct 10, 2008 01:47 PM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Welcome to ActiveRain.  You'll find this to be a great forum and community where you can share your ideas and experiences.  You'll also find a wealth of information that can help you in your profession.  I suggest you find a channel or a group depicting topics of interest as a start.  Congrats on your first post!

Oct 10, 2008 03:34 PM
Leeshay Wright
Keller Williams Realty - Mauldin, SC

You can try being a sub teacher and get paid for doing that.  Also you may try picking up a part time job.  And you can check out the company I work for Keller Williams if you would like just let me know.  Thanks!

Oct 10, 2008 04:55 PM
Vicente A. Martinez
Prudential Douglas Elliman Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Woodhaven, NY
Realtor, Brooklyn - Long Island - Queens Homes

Hi and welcome to active|rain. There are thousands of tips, tools, and tricks of the trade here. Be sure to check them out. Best of luck and see you around.

Oct 10, 2008 05:05 PM
Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

Good morning & welcome to Active Rain, You have joined an excellent site to receive free marketing, absorb more information from others, share ideas.  Be a blogger and have fun. If you have any clients moving to the Greenville, Spartanburg, & Anderson South Carolina area we are your team. We are on all three MLS. Great blog!  Keep it up. Again Welcome!!

Oct 10, 2008 11:53 PM
Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Great start on ActiveRain! Welcome and thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas.

Oct 11, 2008 12:03 AM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain community. You have chosen a great site with tons of information you can learn from.  Have fun with it and hope to see more of your blogs soon!  We have a team of four outstanding full time agents to assist your buyers and sellers in Spartanburg/Greenville, SC.  Again, welcome to AR!!

Oct 11, 2008 12:11 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

 

Welcome to ActiveRain!

If you would like a few tips on getting the most out of ActiveRain, please visit my blog Welcome to Active Rain.  It has a few simple steps of what to do now that you have joined.

If you ever have any questions, just let me know.

Troy Trumm

Oct 11, 2008 12:33 AM
Ginger Ryals
Prudential C Dan Joyner and Young Realtors - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain!! This is a great site to network and share ideas!! Have fun with it!!

Oct 11, 2008 05:34 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

Hey Lynn - Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post.  Be sure to spend some time looking around at what and how others are blogging here - it is a great education and lots of fun.  Looks like you're off to a great start...keep it up!

Oct 11, 2008 11:35 AM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC
Co-Founder/Co-Owner

Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

Oct 11, 2008 01:17 PM
Nance Burdette
Keller Williams Realty Partners - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome and congrats on signing as a new member of ActiveRain. Being a new member myself and entering into my second month, I truly see the awsome advantage that blogging can be; (and it's fun). Seems to be the beginning of a healthy and wealthy relationship of abundant professionals. Everyone has been so very kind. And so much to read!!! Hope to see your blogs in the future.   Best of Luck,  Nance

Oct 11, 2008 02:14 PM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hello and welcome to Active Rain! I encourage you to learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences with all of us, enjoy yourself, and try to log in and join us in the Active Rain community as frequently as possible. I look forward to your future blogs and comments! Take care, --Kirk.

Oct 11, 2008 03:03 PM
Bill Kennedy
Keller Williams Realty - Greenville, SC
Homes For Sale Greenville SC

Welcome to Active Rain! This is a great website for building your business, as well as learning from others.  Pat yourself on the back, because you made a GREAT choice in joining the blogosphere!

Write often, and write whatever comes to mind.  Blogs about personal topics and non-real estate items are often the best.  It helps your readers to bond with you, and ends up bringing you a lot of business!

Good luck with your future blogging.  If you'd like more info on points in Active Rain, I wrote a blog about it (click here). Feel free to ask me any questions if you need a hand!

Oct 11, 2008 03:03 PM
Steve Vennemann-Hennepin-Dakota-Anoka contract for deed property-Ramsey-MN
BoardWalk Premier Realty INC - White Bear Lake, MN

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Welcome to active rain from http://www.mnlakeplace.com this site is a great site to learn from and interact with other Real Estate agents/Broker. 

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Oct 13, 2008 02:45 AM