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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

That it was about people not money. I had it backwards

Oct 13, 2015 07:24 AM
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I wish I had known that getting your license didn't mean you were ready to go out and be instantly successful. I remember sitting at my new desk in my new office of my new career and thinking "ok now what do i do!"

Oct 13, 2015 08:47 AM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert - McKenna & Vane - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

The difference in time between working with clients (buyers and sellers) and the time prospecting. 

Oct 13, 2015 08:30 AM
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

I wish I had done some homework ahead of time so I could have shortened the lead time for the first deal. 

Oct 13, 2015 08:04 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I knew it cost a lot but not that much.  It was a struggle!

Oct 13, 2015 07:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I could have used more training on how to operate a successful real estate business.

Oct 13, 2015 07:27 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

One item that covers many I guess.  And that would be to focus on the single day and not the far future because it will overwhelm you.  Mark

Oct 13, 2015 07:17 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

Stay within the speed limit.

Oct 13, 2015 07:10 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

One thing...

well I guess, based on the question, is realizing there IS NO ONE THING?

There are a thousand ways to fail and just as many that lead to success.

One thing...without a map, you can  not know just how lost you are.

What that means is have a business plan for your real estate business BEFORE going to school.

Oct 13, 2015 07:00 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I wish Brian Buffini had been around to share his wisdom.  He came later in my career.  

Oct 13, 2015 03:13 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Use your profit to buy rental houses but only after you put $50,000 in a contingency fund.

Oct 13, 2015 01:06 PM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

That it really is about everyone you know, like and trust.

Oct 13, 2015 10:42 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I wish I had taken my 45 hour post right away instead of waiting.

Oct 13, 2015 10:22 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

The market crashed right when I got my license. I wish I knew that was coming. 

Oct 13, 2015 09:33 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

That it would be the hardest thing I ever did on life.

Oct 13, 2015 09:20 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I know a lot before I got mine, was ready to hit the ground running.

Nov 03, 2018 08:51 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Mya Kliner A mentoring program.

Oct 13, 2015 11:44 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Wednesday morning Mya. Like Ritchie said, it's all about the people not the money. the money will come when you treat the people right.

Oct 13, 2015 07:46 PM
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

If I had known how corrupt and dirty the industry really is I never would have pursued my license. I am actually growing ashamed to tell anyone what I do. Yesterday I was asked and did not want to answer. The industry has such a bad reputation. Unfortunately real estate agents are distrusted before anyone gets to know us.

Oct 13, 2015 11:19 AM