Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843)

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John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

1) Listen to Amanda

2) Don't listen to Jared

3) Dive into as much education as they can and become an info sponge...while at the same time avoiding all of the noise that gets in the way of the good stuff.

Jul 18, 2016 10:05 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

1. Have a data base from Day#1 (Feed it 5 emails daily)

2. Select a geographical area to Brand yourself as the Local Expert and start blogging ,marketing and prospecting there !

3. Have an 'Hour of Power" where you call 5-10 of your SOI daily , announcing your new business ! 

Jul 18, 2016 10:26 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Consider everyone you meet a prospect. 

Follow up, follow up, follow up.

Take names, numbers, emails and good notes.

Don't take the first, second , third or fourth No. When you get to number 6 then it may be time to put it on the back burner.

Jul 18, 2016 12:37 PM
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Mike Rock
Complete Design - Granite Bay, CA
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1. newbies buy lunch for everyone their first day

2. dont let bob help you set up a open house (if it has food)

3. if you use abc inspections, make sure harry does a AM inspection. He drinks his lunch. Mornings are best, trust me

4. Lastly...get out now while its not too late and Zillow kicks all our butts  lol

Jul 18, 2016 03:31 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

1.Save your money

2.Take advice

3. Listen

Jul 18, 2016 01:51 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Amanda and Jared,

I would say John Meussner has it!  All the best to you both.  A

Jul 18, 2016 11:12 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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1.  Help them built a niche

2.  Practice writing contracts.

3.  Practice scripts with them.

Jul 18, 2016 10:42 AM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
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I vote for John Meussner answer!  Jared - what 3 top tips would you give them?

Jul 18, 2016 10:36 AM
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Chris Fosgate
Keller Williams - Kansas City, MO
Assistant Team Leader - Keller Williams, KC North

Get them started prospecting immediately. Cold calls (just to get used to it), door knocking, even standing outside of a grocery store armed with questions about what people liked and disliked about their last real estate agent. Get them used to speaking with people and have them listen more than they talk. Stress building their database as fast as possible so they have something to work from later.

Jul 18, 2016 10:19 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Pray and have patience...

Jul 18, 2016 10:11 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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Have a business plan

Manage your time

Prospect everyday

Jul 18, 2016 09:49 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

parked and reading...

Jul 18, 2016 09:32 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Jul 18, 2016 09:32 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
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I would advise develop game plan for each person, make the feel appreciated and go do some deals right away.

Jul 18, 2016 08:32 PM
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Melissa Jackson
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You have some great replies!  

Jul 18, 2016 05:13 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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@AmAmanda and Jared Christiansen - Please make sure you do the 'DISC' personality test - Free from Tony Robbins site. Of course, if you can afford, go for AVA!

Jul 18, 2016 03:59 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
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1) if not sure; find out

2) Be honest when someone asks how long you've been an agent

3) When you need an answer, ask your mentor or managing broker

Jul 18, 2016 02:45 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hope you plan to have a great training or mentorship program. 

Jul 18, 2016 02:09 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
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Learn the contract, learn the territory, and ask lots of questions.

Jul 18, 2016 01:19 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Their broker better train them, provide them leads to work and hold their feet to the fire with accountability meetings.

Jul 18, 2016 12:50 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

I vote for John Meussner comment!!

Jul 18, 2016 12:48 PM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Write down everyone you know and all their contact infor

Hand write a note card about your new endeavor

Call and ask if they received your notecard and do you have any questions

Ask if anyone they know is talking about buying or selling.

Jul 18, 2016 12:40 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Talk o people...talk to people and talk to people again

Jul 18, 2016 12:08 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Don't look back! There is a piece of wisdom that says if you look back you can't plow a straight line. Look straight ahead at your goal and you will get there a lot faster.

Jul 18, 2016 12:06 PM
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Annie Adjchavanich
ADHI Real Estate - Los Angeles, CA
CRE LA, Orange Co, SFV, South Bay, Inland Empire

1. Set a goal.
2. Establish grounds rules of communication with your Mentor.
3. ABC. "Always Be Closing."

Jul 18, 2016 11:34 AM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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Congrats.

1.  Have a goal and put a business plan in place, followed by marketing plan.

2.  Start a database now and get a CRM program in place.

3.  Reach out to your sphere.

4. Recommend that they focus on finding a niche quickly.

Jul 18, 2016 10:30 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Key, new agent training + work your sphere.

Jul 18, 2016 10:27 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Looks like John Meussner already gave the best advice i could think of.

Have fun and coach them to greatness!

Bob

Jul 18, 2016 10:21 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

1) Hard work is required and pays off.

2) Be polite, professional, courteous and honest

3) Know what you're doing!!!

Jul 19, 2016 08:56 AM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

You have to work at it to be successful

Learn how to budget your time

Don't forget to celebrate each closing somehow

Jul 18, 2016 11:50 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Amanda and Jared Christiansen Listen to your mentor. Be a sponge and learn everything you can. Put your fears behind you.

Jul 18, 2016 11:34 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

1. Make notes

2. Ask questions

3. Take risks

Jul 18, 2016 11:26 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

1) Shadow a willing experience veteran for a few weeks to hone your skills.

2) Do not get sucked into the parasites who will call you with promises of boosting your business with leads, etc.

3) Sit down and read the legal forms, line-by-line and develop the ability to explain the pros and cons from  the buyer and seller perspectives.

Jul 18, 2016 11:15 PM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Focus

Listen

Respect the process

Jul 18, 2016 11:14 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I'm sure your training and mentorship system will be a great start.  Beyond that, I'd say FOCUS.  Don't go running off in too many directions at once.  Be good and consistent at what you do.  

Jul 18, 2016 10:42 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
The Last Names You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Network.

Build and work your sphere.

Blog on AR.

Jul 18, 2016 10:14 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Know the market, know the contracts and stay of the phone until your schedule is full.

Jul 18, 2016 09:57 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Boy, that is going to be a circus. Have to stay motivated & focused. What lead generation techniques are they going to work on? Did they even know that they'd have to look for leads?

Jul 18, 2016 09:55 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 What do you offer to new agents in the way of leads?

 

Jul 18, 2016 09:34 PM