First, welcome to Trulia. Trulia is one of the few â€œqualityâ€ real estate website bringing value to buyers, sellers and real estate professionals alike.
Valorie mentioned Active Rain and rightly so. You will find there dozen of specialized groups of real estate professional exchanging ideas. You can learn a lot from it.
I am going to give you only one advice: start building your internet presence as soon as possible. I wish I would have started sooner myself. You mentioned that you are willing to work 70 hours a week. Allocate 20 hours a week developing your online presence. If you play your cards right in this regard, within a year you will be able to generate more business that you can handle. A lot of it is free or low cost, it just takes a lot of timeâ€¦However time is what you have when you just start, isnâ€™t it? Where to start to reach that goal? First make yourself knowledgeable. As mentioned previously, join Active Rain and a few groups (Online advertising, SEO, social marketingâ€¦). Focus on working with Google. Use all free tools your broker and MLS provide (websites, syndicationâ€¦). Post free online ads, blog on Trulia, Zillow, AR, Bloggerâ€¦etcâ€¦
Again welcome aboard.
I hope it helps,
I also use Facebook as a way to remind people of what I do. I post real estate based status updates to promote myself as the expert. It's also a great way to wish people a happy birthday (it'll be posted on your welcome page when you log in) and you'll know when people go through life changing events like marriages, divorces, having kids, graduations, etc... These are all times where people will need us to help them.
I hope this helps. While I'm not a seasoned vet, I've learned some good tips I incorporate into my everyday work life! Good luck out there :-)