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Peter Mohylsky. Broker -BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Is this  a career or a part time job?  

Nov 19, 2021 04:00 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FL Probate Agent, Hotel, Land, Multi Family

Follow your passion... is it single family homes, condos?  Is it rentals or sales?   Interview with franchises and boutique offices to understand the choices for compensation.  Find a mentor and listen to their advice.  Congrats😎

Nov 19, 2021 04:17 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

Find a great company with plenty of training and find a solid mentor that will help you when you need it.  Also, hire an excellent transaction coordinator.  Even after 10 years, I find myself listening to my tc's advice.

Nov 19, 2021 05:50 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Take the Ignite course at your local KW office.

Nov 19, 2021 04:31 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

You have some good responses here.  Find a great company (could be a challenge) and a mentor that will teach and train you correctly. 

I wish you all the best and success in your real estate career.

Nov 19, 2021 09:40 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

You have some great suggestions here. What I want to add it that you need to understand that your education is not complete just because you passed the licensing test. Now you need to learn how to use that license to succeed in the are of real estate in which you are interested. You will also need a broker who can supply continued education and a mentor to help you become a success.

Nov 19, 2021 07:44 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

it's hard to know without more info, but if you move to real estate for a career my advice is smaller office with mentoring to start.

Nov 19, 2021 06:59 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Time for a nap.

Nov 19, 2021 06:20 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The best decision as you put it has to do with why you wanted to be licensed to begin with. Getting licensed is part of start-finish system. What is yours?

Nov 19, 2021 06:17 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

As a real estate agent, you have in essence become a small business owner, NOT an employee of a brokerage.
All small business owners begin their journey with a business plan. It can be a one page plan, but it IS a plan.
In the business plan you describe who your customer is, where they are located, how many of them are there, how they can be reached, anticipated revenue, profitability.
The second paragraph outlines what solutions you will bring to the market place that is of benefit to your target customer.
Paragraph three lays out the business strategy that allows you to hit the road running.
Best decision moving forward:
You can join a program that plugs you into their system. In two years you sink or swim. If you haven't drowned, the broker will then see how they might help you.
You can join a brokerage that actually says, "Let me see your business plan." At this point they will either plug you into their program or help you implement your plan.
There are only a few 'agent focused' brokerages.
The best of these will commit to getting you involved in a transaction within 30 days in the implementation of YOUR plan. These leaders know you learn by doing not warming a stool in a train'n room. These leaders show respect towards those who have invested real effort in their success.
So, get off on the right foot and create your one page business plan. Without a plan you won't know you are lost.

Big G (real estate agent 1 page business plan)  This is not the plan I use in my book but this is a reasonable beginning from paperless agent.

Nov 19, 2021 05:31 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Get a mentor within the real estate sector you are most interested.  And then make sure that you have a reliable car. 

Nov 19, 2021 05:16 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Eileen Burns has you covered. Find a sponsoring broker with whom you have chemistry who has the right tools for you to prosper.

Nov 19, 2021 04:20 AM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Work/farm what you know best--your own neighborhood.

Also, never stop learning!  The more you LEARN, the more you'll EARN.  A lot of agents think that once they pass exam, they no longer need to learn.  That is a totally false assumption that usually leads to an early exit from the industry..

Nov 19, 2021 08:58 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Get to work!

Nov 19, 2021 09:41 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Find a firm that does an amazing job teaching agents. That's where you'll learn to be successful. When you interview, ask how many new agents they have per year and find out what kind of volume they're doing. The proof is in the pudding. 

There are other things to consider as well but starting out on a firm foundation is important.

Nov 19, 2021 07:42 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Select the office that will best meet your personal needs.

Nov 20, 2021 01:21 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

When I was first licensed in 1981, I associated with Century 21.  It was a good choice because they had a great training program.  Also, the tenured agents within the office were generous with their time.  I would suggest any new licensee to seek out a company that offers those same qualities.

Nov 20, 2021 07:11 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Read the blog posts from this ActiveRain contest titled, "Advice for New Agents"

Nov 19, 2021 08:16 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Finding the right brokerage to hang your license and start making money. Easier said than done, and there are lots of important decisions, and questions to ask. Congratulations!

Nov 19, 2021 05:08 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

#1:Join a brokerage.

Are you going to be a full time or a part time agent?

Nov 19, 2021 04:55 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Find a good broker! Actually, in my state you need to be sponsored by a broker to take the RE test, so you may need to do some research in advance of the exam. Look for someone willing to train you and mentor you. Good luck!

Nov 19, 2021 01:38 PM
Doug Dawes
KW Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Congratulations katherine solorzano, now find an agency to work with that will provide you support, ongoing training and maybe even mentorship. 

Nov 19, 2021 10:00 AM