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936,489
Peter Mohylsky. BRIX REALTY
Miramar Beach, Florida - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
BRIX REALTY -DESTIN

Use a sniper rifle rather than a shot gun.  Focus on a clear business plan, go for quality vs quantity. 

May 10, 2022 07:22 AM
Rainmaker
923,770
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I would have IMMEDIATELY been more careful in client selection. Like 2 minute date. First red flag out, nope, nope nope! 

May 10, 2022 07:15 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I did not understand the value of leveraging my SOI for success when I started out. Big mistake! I wish I could do that part of my career over again. Hindsight is good but I can't undo the past.

May 10, 2022 07:08 AM
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4,333,635
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Develop a working by referral system. As John Juarez said... when agents are new they don't always understand the value of leveraging their SOI and data base.

May 10, 2022 08:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I would have transitioned to an independent broker sooner than I did. 

May 10, 2022 09:24 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would get a mentor on day 1

May 10, 2022 08:37 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nothing.

May 10, 2022 07:53 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Learn the paperwork, rules and regs, people language (body included) and then to pick a spot and work-it until I am the go-to for the area

May 10, 2022 09:41 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Question. Curtail all extracurricular activities until very well established

May 11, 2022 09:03 AM
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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

Stay in touch with clients from day one.

May 11, 2022 07:25 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Mentor, business plan and one niche at a time. Networking all the time with follow-up.

May 11, 2022 04:20 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I dont know if I would changed anything, every lesson was an important one.

May 11, 2022 03:33 AM
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I got in when rates were 16.5% adjustable so every step was calculated and considered to sink or swim. I think agents starting out when the real estate treadmill is flat and easy suffer later when the incline steepens William Piotrowski . 

May 11, 2022 03:33 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I would not change anything I did

May 10, 2022 10:19 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

If I were a new agent today, I might consider starting on a team. Whether I do that or not, I'd be more business minded. That is something many brokers don't talk about or teach. How to set up and run a business. I've learned from trial and error over the years. And still learning.

And as Joan mentioned, have a better system for staying in touch with past clients and sphere.

May 16, 2022 04:58 AM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

I would meet people face to face more than when I started.  The phone is great but in person is far more impactful

May 12, 2022 11:13 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I would not have started with a team but with a one-on-one mentor instead. Also, don't let company "culture" prevent you from getting education from other sources (i.e. local/state association).

May 11, 2022 10:05 AM