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755,555
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Have atleast a 6 month financial reserve. 

Jan 13, 2019 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
1,045,631
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text
Jan 14, 2019 03:33 AM
Rainmaker
4,550,017
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Do it.

 

 

Jan 14, 2019 05:25 AM
Rainmaker
5,095,661
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What you learned in real estate school has little to do with being an agent... start investing a lot of time in learning how to market, how to plan, how to farm, learn the neighborhoods.

Jan 14, 2019 04:15 AM
Rainmaker
4,846,785
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Prospect every day.

Jan 14, 2019 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,181,657
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Hard work pays off.  You got your license now learn the bus8ness

Jan 14, 2019 03:19 AM
Rainmaker
875,922
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Tell the truth and never answer a question you dont know the answer to

Jan 13, 2019 11:37 PM
Ambassador
6,348,261
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Start with the right brokerage, take Ignite, get a great coach, and take this seriously.

Jan 13, 2019 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
2,371,442
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

If you are single William it would be WORK 12 hours a day. If you are married and if your wife is not interested in RE then start looking for another line of work immediately.

Jan 14, 2019 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
5,187,910
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Find the right broker in an office with a tremendous mentoring and training program. Absorb knowledge like a sponge. The rest will take care of itself!

Jan 14, 2019 04:07 AM
Rainmaker
2,233,155
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

You are brand new...better have some savings...don't expect commission checks to roll in like a Vegas one arm bandit. You are in training to be an agent. Time management... no hourly wage, you are on piece meal payment if successful dealing with the public and must juggle many, not just one deal at a time so time management all the time is critical. Read and study all you can about everything real estate from blogs like Active Rain, Inman online, etc. .  If the force is strong because we all know that the sport of real estate is a jealous master and you may become a Jedi whiz bang local legend. Get out of the office, circulate, remember listings are king. 

Jan 14, 2019 03:49 AM
Rainmaker
15,741
Jennifer Hunter
Southern Tradition Real Estate - West Fork, AR
Realtor servicing NW Arkansas

Don't expect to know everything and don't get frustrated when you don't know the answers. Even those who have been doing this for a while don't know everything. Also build good relationships with fellow Realtors in your area. Those relationships can pay off! 

Jan 14, 2019 03:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,390,113
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Network!

Jan 14, 2019 03:21 AM
Rainer
216,904
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

Find a good mentor, a good managing broker, learn as much as possible and continue to do so!  Good luck!

Jan 13, 2019 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Have at least $10,000 to lose in your first year, it's the cost of doing business.

Jan 14, 2019 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
849,491
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Get proper training.  Then be sure to find some more training.  And then commit to a regular schedule of training outside of minimal requirements for your license. 

Jan 14, 2019 04:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,415,644
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Choose the right brokerage. Look for hands on mentoring. The harder you work, the more you get out of it

Jan 14, 2019 04:40 AM
Rainmaker
969,123
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA
FrankRubiRealEstate.com

Cold calling, this is a tough business, and you must put clients in your pipeline immediately. 

Jan 14, 2019 03:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,127
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Know and follow real estate laws.

Jan 14, 2019 03:49 AM
Rainer
283,783
Dusty Rhoton CLHMS, ABR, SRES, GRI
RE/MAX Fine Properties - Flagstaff, AZ
Northern Arizona Real Estate

Interview brokerages to see what they offer in education or mentorship for new agents they bring aboard.   Then, continue with education and "know your market" so you will be knowledgeable about where you will be selling homes.    For every 15 minute appointment - spend twice that long preparing for it!

Jan 14, 2019 03:17 AM
Rainmaker
1,292,006
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Maintain your learning curve. I know that new license makes you think you are ready to rock and roll but you have just begun to learn what it takes to be a success in this business. It is not as easy as many believe. Like the path to success in any business, hard work and dedication is needed.

Jan 13, 2019 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,187,978
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Never Give Up

Jan 14, 2019 07:42 AM
Ambassador
5,198,135
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

This business is not for the faint of heart. You have to work harder than you've ever worked before! So, when you have no business, you HAVE to put in at least 8 hours each day into prospecting and learning. Find a great mentor - when you do, they sky is the limit!

Jan 14, 2019 05:37 AM
Ambassador
3,338,299
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am with Debe Maxwell, CRS and Corinne Guest 

Jan 14, 2019 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
564,494
Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

There's no magic potion - be authentic - and be very careful about where you spend your marketing dollars 

Jan 14, 2019 08:46 AM
Rainer
415,550
Gary Meek
Living in Sacramento Team - Roseville, CA
(916) 995-9385

Build a solid team around you with good mentors, trainers, lenders, escrow, etc. These people will be the backbone of you launching your business.

Jan 14, 2019 07:26 AM
Rainer
19,237
Mary Grace (Ballew) MacDougall
Keller Williams Columbia - Columbia, SC
Home Buying and Selling in the Columbia Area

1. Hold open houses to build your data base and get comfortable showing homes. If you don't have a listing, reach out to agents in your brokerage.

2. Work your way through your phone contacts and let them all know you've made a career change.

3. Preview at least 2 homes every day to get familiar with the different areas and what the market has to offer. Especially in areas that you are not familiar with.
4. Just keep swimming.

Jan 14, 2019 07:14 AM
Rainmaker
809,258
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Work with a good broker, mentor, and/or team leader.

Jan 14, 2019 07:01 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

get rid of the word "new" as soon as possible.... in my opinion, if you can find your way to the restroom, you're not new any longer....

Jan 14, 2019 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,839,276
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Get a coach.

Jan 14, 2019 06:00 AM
Rainer
133,344
Mike Baltierra
Rise Realty - Eastvale, CA
Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA

Build Your Sphere to over a 1,000 and build those relationships. That's all you'll need to be successful.

Jan 14, 2019 05:30 AM
Rainmaker
921,404
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

1. Know that EVERYONE is lying.

2. The agent is the only one accountable

3. This is a character building business. The new agent will need to do things they don't like or want to do.

4. How the agent starts is how you will end, usually $12,000 poorer. So show me a real business plan.

5. 'We got train'n' is the opiate that leads to ruin. "I'll put you to work" is what you want to hear. Refer to rule 1. Without the agents plan in hand, know they are not being honest. So, be an adult and don't make others be dishonest.

If the newbie has no fabric they will chase the sweet words or they may say "Put me to work."

Jan 14, 2019 05:15 AM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Find a mentor. 

Jan 14, 2019 06:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Candice A. Donofrio .  A

Jan 14, 2019 08:26 AM
Rainmaker
7,783,504
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Make sure your activities are profitable.

Jan 14, 2019 07:43 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

"Don't take my advice"

Jan 14, 2019 06:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,452
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Get training!

Jan 20, 2019 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
2,070,825
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

Training.

Jan 20, 2019 07:26 AM
Rainmaker
5,846,708
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Never stop going, have lots of money in the bank, and have a good person for training.

Jan 17, 2019 02:27 PM
Rainer
140,560
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

William Piotrowski  Join a team. The team leader will help train and mentor you on the business. Leads should also be provided by the team leader. Teams are taking over the real estate business and Joining the right team will be the best thing you will ever do for you career. 

Jan 14, 2019 04:31 PM
Rainmaker
4,894,510
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hire a coach right away

Jan 14, 2019 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,196
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Talk to averyone you know

Jan 14, 2019 04:02 PM
Rainer
57,917
Sandy Aslin
Remax - Fairfield, CA

Best Advise is: Take a caontract class and negotiation class.

Jan 14, 2019 02:04 PM
Rainmaker
897,038
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Be prepared for initial layouts of cash/capital

Jan 14, 2019 01:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,497,548
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

It's a tie between "It's a business, treat it as such" and "You're an employee of the Broker, just without benefits.  Deal with it."

Jan 14, 2019 12:58 PM