Teresa Row, Real Estate agent serving East Texas. (Lone Star Realty)

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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Create a plan and work it.  Likely not much different from a business perspective than how you started your real estate career in California. 

Sep 26, 2019 09:36 AM
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Sep 26, 2019 11:08 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I would follow a plan similar to what you did when getting established in CA, with plenty of research to determine areas you want to target. I would also connect with agents here who are in the general area you will be in as well as others in Texas.

Sep 26, 2019 10:45 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Work the people you do know.  Learn the area, host open houses to fill your pipeline of prospects.  Door knock, cold call.

Sep 26, 2019 09:30 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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I think you just do what you do to get situated ANYWHERE as a new agent - join the Chamber, volunteer, get familiar with the area and market, network!
And of course, blog and create your brand via social media. Anywhere you go, it's gonna be the same essentially.

Sep 26, 2019 09:16 AM
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Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

Find the best office in the area that actually has the tools and programs and models to help you create whatever type and size real estate biz you wish.

Sep 26, 2019 09:04 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Teresa Row at the bottom of every Active Rain page is a menu and one of the items is the Leaderboard. Click on it and then enter your State and you will see the most active AR bloggers. You can even narrow it down to the county. Reach out to one of them for help.

Sep 26, 2019 11:28 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

East Texas. That a great area of the country.

Your question is the common question for those finding themselves in a place they just moved to. However, for 3.5 years you have been a yo-yo. I don't know what you were doing, but begin with an analysis of who you meet in your yo-yo status. At this time, this is your 'A-list' to cultivate so they can experience success WITH YOU. Don't skim over that.

Now, if you followed the 'On The Right Track" guide for new agents, you will have assessed the assets, education, skill, experience and personality that will serve you best creating attraction.

Let's say your genius identified as FLAME.  Flamboyant and the number one problem solving tool is 'who do you know.' A little grandstanding was never an element of fear.

For this person, getting a interview in the community or local newspaper would be a GREAT goal. But no one wants to read about another new agent moving in....unless........

Earlier this week a question was posted abut the idiot agents who do open houses. Read the response to that question. Want to get in the newspaper?

....you come to  town with a new business model. Explain in the article this means you will partner with a local animal shelter, food bank, save the planet, any charitable organization. Perhaps as a sign on bonus your new broker pays for this advertorial.

This means the public is aware too often they get what they pay for and free isn't worth much.

Your business model is to host open houses with an admission fee or a ticket. All proceeds go to the attending charity. And you don't offer  a FREE cma but will provide a broker opinion of value. After all, broker after your name means more to the public than all the purchased letter agents append.  So a 'broker opinion of value' makes you worth MORE. Now you are dictating the narrative.

Already such action will elevate the playing field, citizens want to know what they have been missing out on and you need to not disappoint them.

Step two: Identify the churches, organization and businesses that are the hubs of the community. Join, volunteer and collaborate to grow your business through introductions.

Step three is actually the very first thing you must know and detailed in the book. Practice describing the value you bring into a transaction without using a single syllable of real estate agent gobbly-gook. Know what you are worth and that is what you will be paid.

This is very hard to do and most agents can not do it. So their business model is like every other agents business model. Their value is imposed on them by others. And easily they surrender 20, 35, 50, 70% of their compensation to those who tell them they are not worth much.

Best of success,
Annette

Hey, it might not work for you at all if your genius type is Steel.

Sep 26, 2019 10:36 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Very hard to provide advice on a market I know nothing about. You build a business pretty much in any area they way you did in California.

Sep 26, 2019 09:21 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Teresa,

Are you intending to live in East Texas or California..  In which city?  My advice is to research, research, research.  Pick an area you can identify with. A

Sep 26, 2019 09:12 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Teresa Row Welcome to Active Rain. Just do the same things you did in CA and rely on your new brokerage manager/leader to guide you

Sep 27, 2019 05:53 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Basics matter.  So do connections:  no time like the present to start if you haven't done so.

Sep 26, 2019 06:29 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Seems you got some good advice here!

Sep 26, 2019 11:16 AM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Start with finding a great brokerage to work with, get to know the other agents and inventory then proceed as you did when you were first licensed in Cali.

 

Sep 26, 2019 10:37 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Looks like you got some good advice by others who have been there, done that.

Sep 27, 2019 01:19 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Make connections daily & don't be afraid to challenge your comfort level to do so. Good luck, but luck is not what will do it for you- all you'll need is you.

Sep 26, 2019 07:01 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Join a Team to learn the ropes in your new town

Sep 26, 2019 04:52 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Congrats on the move, East Tx is a nice location, hope you get started on meeting some new folks.

Budget 2 hours each morning to some sort of lead gen and you will have plenty of clients soon.

 

Sep 26, 2019 02:53 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Learn the geographical area where you will be working and get to know as many afents working the area as well. 

Sep 26, 2019 02:05 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Join the local chamber of commerce and the builders association and get active to build your database.

Sep 26, 2019 12:07 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

you've received good direction here.... follow the leaders....

Sep 26, 2019 11:15 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Where in East Texas?

Sep 26, 2019 10:13 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Get involved. Talk to people in your new area. Find out what the issues there are and blog about them. When you meet new people, let them know what you do. Good luck with your new business!

Sep 27, 2019 05:27 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would start with who you do know and work outward. Writing blogs, sharing them on socil media, attending neighborhood events and letting everyone you meet know who you are and what you do

Sep 27, 2019 05:09 AM
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Peter Mohylsky
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
Let me help you find your path to the beach.

Best of luck, in a good way.  The business is the same in Texas as California 

Sep 27, 2019 05:00 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

How did you start in CA? Did it work for you? If so, rinse and repeat!

Otherwise, if you lived in CA all of your life and had a good sphere/base built, I would work on farming my own neighborhood and work out as you become established, enlarging your circle/area each year.

Good luck!

Sep 27, 2019 11:21 PM
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Marie Janke
Janke & Co Properties - League City, TX
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Get your social media strong and consistently post about the new community you are in. Ask for help on  your posts and always appear genuine. Schools are a great place to start marketing. Take some school supplies to an elementary school with your logo on them. Teachers are a great resource for referrals too!

Sep 28, 2019 03:51 AM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Best of luck. 

I am in Miami.

Sep 27, 2019 06:13 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

My advice is fo find a place to live and work for the next 20 - 30 years and establish yourself in the community.  Start doing Open Houses, Door Knocking, Cold Calling & Networking.  Become the Local Expert.

Sep 27, 2019 03:21 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Start farming a area and listen to Barbara Todaro

Sep 27, 2019 01:39 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Blog and do videos on the new area, one at a time until they are indexed.

Oct 09, 2019 02:32 PM
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

Start blogging local events.

Sep 28, 2019 09:59 PM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Great suggestions in the responses that I have reviewed. I cannot add anything more.

Sep 28, 2019 03:52 PM
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Teresa Row
Lone Star Realty - Alameda, TX
Real Estate agent serving East Texas.

Wow! Just want to say thank you for all the great advice and suggestions. I guess I never realized how compacent I had become in my other market area. Think it will be good to get out of my comfort zone and also  a little scary. Thank you all again. Sometimes you just need a little push.

Putting an ad together for the local newspaper and checking out websites providers and marketing materials. 

Sep 28, 2019 09:51 AM