Look the client right in the eyes and tell the client the truth. You're a new, hungry Real Estate agent willing to give you 150% of my attention; and with the assistance of my co-lister, not only will you get the best service ever but we will get your home sold!
Honesty is ALWAYS the best policy. Also in case you weren't aware, the internet is a tell all big brother. The fact that you posted this question on Trulia...expect to see it in a few days by simply "googling" your name. I can google my name and see many of the questions I have answered.. I don't think you will loose the listing by being honest.
That said....if you are looking for something to tell them because you already told them you were experienced...Can't help ya.
Hope it works out for ya!
Remax Int'l http://www.talktohouston.com
Houston Family forum
YES take on a trusted co-agent. It is in the best interest of you clients to do so. You want to bring to the table experience, with that you'll build trust with your clients. Also keep you broker/manager informed at all times.
When I started 10 years ago I had alot of beginners luck. It was unbelievable. I took on a partner to help. If you decide to do that, put every thing in writting as far as what kind of split you agree to. Also make sure that when you market your listings BOTH of your names are on everything.
Your broker should be your partner in this situation. Your broker should go with you to meet the seller and your broker will be able to articulate the marvelous resources of the brokerage, in co-operation with all the agents within the brokerage, who will work together to provide superior service and outstanding results.
Your broker will be able to share with the seller market share and transaction analysis of imporantance to the seller. You broker should relish this opportunity to demonstrate how it's done. After all, isn't that what you are paying your broker for...training.