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Iiibmaniii, Other/Just Looking in Blairstown, NJ

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Asked by Iiibmaniii, Blairstown, NJ Sun May 6, 2012

i have been interviewing brokers and have found one i am interested in that has more hands on mentor type training rather than classes etc, any place i can go on my own to train ? im located in blairstown nj close to pa as well..

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Remember the best training by far is that which comes from doing. Find a busy agent in your area and ask them if they need help--that's the place to hang your license--I promise, it will be a win-win for both you and that busy agent.
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Mentoring is great, but I do like "classes" or seminars (short time - up to speed on all new laws/programs) also. Books by great coaches mentioned below are pretty helpful as well.

However, please note, that to survive in this business you got to have leads - so check if leads are available with the brokerages that you are considering (at least in the beginning)...

Hope this helps,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue May 8, 2012
Hi liibmanii,
You may wish to consider some classes from some national real estate coaches like Brian Buffini, Dirk Zeller, or Mike Ferry.

Google them to learn more about the services they have to offer or here are links to their sites:

Good luck to you!

Laura Feghali
Prudential Connecticut Realty
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 7, 2012
I think mentoring is very important. However, resources are also key. My first brokerage had no resources, and the broker was quite new. He had the go-get-em energy, but not a grasp of the depth of legal responsibility that this job puts us all in. It took me about 3 months to figure out that I needed a larger, well-established brokerage to develope my skills, without being distracted by creating my own letterhead, ads, etc.

I've moved past the large corporate brokerage, mostly because I work a smaller area and wanted the brokerage most successful there. However, I'm grateful to the corporate brokerage for having trained me and provided unlimited resources for my success. Look for dept in a brokerage. Success, leads offered (if any), methodologies presented, printed resources, and minimal cost to you.

Best of luck to you, and welcome to the world of Real Estate!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon May 7, 2012
I agree. My office is more of a mentor training environment. Later on if you feel the need get yourself a good coach
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun May 6, 2012
You will probably learn more from real people than in class rooms. The classroom training is pretty much do this, do that, do this again, do that again, don't do this or that. Experience is what you want and it's hard to come by in a class. Experience comes slowly in this business so be prepared to make lots less than you think you will until you get what's going on and get your name and reputation out there where people can find it. Good luck.
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