Lynn911 Dallas Realtor & Consultant, Loan Officer, Credit Repair Advisor
The Michael Group - Dallas Business Journal Top Ranked Realtors
You can do different kinds of things. Networking with those you know is always great. Let everyone know you are selling real estate. Go to as many local networking events that you can. Call expired listings and FSBO's to try to get listings. It doesn't happen overnight, but if you focus yourself on real estate, you will get somewhere. If you try to spread yourself thin, like by having another job, and doing real estate on the side, it doesn't work as well. Unless of course you have some kind of hook. There is someone who works for the same company that Anna does who is (or was anyway) a local music teacher in the high school, who always got tons of listings, and customers. People used to say that he used his teacher's salary, and I am sure you know how hight hat can be here on LI, to pay the taxes on what he earned from real estate.
Ed, my interests vary wildly and I find it boring to focus on one aspect of real estate. I also find that I learn much more and view a bigger picture by doing it all.
I am involved in all aspects of residential, all aspects of commercial, educated and well trained for/and involved in business brokerage, residential & commercial property management and I even represent Disney for Vacation Club. I don't just focus on Long Island, but am expanding throughout NY and just added a PA license.
By being focused on real estate and not on "residential in Bethpage" it has allowed me to grow and expand. I became a broker immediately and after 10 years with Coldwell Banker, struck off on my own and my small but wonderful agent base expands from eastern Long Island into Brooklyn. We are always looking for agents who are interested in becoming well educated and who believe in our industry (as a service industry) the way we do.
Feel free to contact me directly for any further guidance...I have been coaching Realtors for years nationwide and teach at CW Post (real estate of course)...and would be happy to speak with you at any time.
In the "age of specialization" it appears that many people benefit from focusing on an area in wich they are viewed as the "experts." Golf course communities, beachfront property, foreclosures, vacation homes, etc. are but a few of the common specialtiy areas.
With thi said, in my opinion, anyone that does not prepare themselves for being able to deal with any opportunity that comes in their direction (even if only from the referral standpoint) may find themselves unable to produce the numbers to make them successful.