If I have any recommendation, try and get as much training as possible. The more knowledgeable you are about RE, the more likely you are to succeed.
When I first started Real Estate, I did a course through Keller Williams called Bold, which jumpstarted my RE career.
2. Your Database
3. Cold Calling
Best of Luck out there!
Jennifer Sommers, Nestler Poletto Sotheby's International Realty
One South Ocean Boulevard, Suite 11 ⃓ Boca Raton, Florida 33432
O. 561.235.7777⃓ C. 786.390.9299 ⃓ F. 561.997.2614
Jen@AgentBoca.com ⃓ http://www.AgentBoca.com
"Artfully Uniting Extraordinary Properties with Extraordinary Lives"
Real estate sales/rentals is a contact sport. Simply put, the more people you 'touch' and/or contact, in any way, shape or form, will produce strong results.
Keep in mind that the state religion of Florida is REAL ESTATE. People that are not in the business live, breathe, eat, sleep real estate. Everybody wants a slice of the pie, the sky, the water, the beach, so remember this when you're handing out business cards to perfect strangers anywhere and everywhere. Use every mode of contact to your advantage.
Consider joining an established team, too!
All the best,
I am also relatively new to this business, but I'm happy to share some of the ideas that have helped me thus far.
1. Partner with a more experienced realto in your office. They may begin by just giving you a referral fee, but that's fine, you are still adding to your client base.
2. Go to view lisings, you don't need a customer with you and if someone's selling, they've got to be moving somewhere. Just this week I went to view a listing and ended up making a great contact there.
3. Invest in marketing (even if it's just business cards for now) and leave a trail behind - like Hansel and Gretel where ever you go.
Hope this was helpful,
No matter how much some try to make everyone think that making mud pies is somehow difficult, its not. Reading of a MENU called the MLS, the same MENU that thousands have access is not Rocket Surgery! Yes, deals can take effort, but its mostly leg/busy work.
As a new realtor, you need to understand that real estate commission points is the Buyer’s Forfeited Equity. The equity in a property is NOT the realtor’s MONEY! What you need to do is avoid doing things the same old way and be open to new opportunities.
Do this, Google Search these three words……..FLORIDA REALTOR REBATES…..and you’ll see thousands of your realtor colleges doing business the new way!
Then click here below and read more:
All you need is a few Mortgage Broker shops and Lenders feeding you PRE APPROVED Buyers and you’ll make money a lot faster than how others advise. All you need is 3 deals per month keeping $4,000 = $12,000 working for the right Real Estate Broker
Contact me and I’ll help you get started.
Pro Option Mortgage/ Florida
Ph: 888 662 4404
Prior Service U.S. Marine Corps
If you are a REALTOR(r) you are already affiliated with a brokerage. I'm confident you read my previous blogs about making this choice and have selected well. You selected a brokerage that has a high transaction per agent count. Now, simply do what they tell you to do! IT's not rocket science.
But maybe you didn't do that.
Your question, however, lacks the fabric to provide real guidance.
What do you have to work with?
Knowing what you have to work with WILL identify the path most beneficial to building your clientele. So, lets assume you have nothing to leverage (always untrue)...great ambition, lots of energy, lots of time, willing to do ANYTHING.... teachable and willing to learn.
1st thing you must resolve is:
"What problem can you solve?"
"What solutions do you bring to the table?" (seriously, if you can't clearly express your solution, FREE of real estate jargon...stay put until you can!)
This IS your product (solutions). This is what you will provide to separate consumers from their money. If you don't have a clear vision of your solutions, you will end up practicing accidental real estate. That market segment is not very profitable.
You may have concluded your solutions portfolio includes finding 'horse ranches' for horse owners. (yikes) Or maybe in Boca Raton you want to become synonymous with "The Big Water View"
Do the research and identify what segment of the market is moving or the segment that is neglected and from which you can profit. IF YOU DO NOT SELECT YOUR MARKET - THE MARKET THAT SELECTS YOU WILL BE WHAT YOU GET STUCK WITH! There is very little money in $30,000 condos.
Now create your 'value' message that will resonate with your target. Graphic, simple, emotional. Get your message on the doorstep, email inbox. post box, and in the hand and inview to as many as possible.
This morning Micheal gave an exceptional example of breaking the pattern and tapping into a market of which others seem to be afraid.
There is no limit to the portals through which opportunity is found. You however must be willing to walk over the threshold into that opportunity. Looking through the window is all many will do. You MUST engage...you must be a part of what you envision...not an observer.
Again. what do you have to work with at this time?
Friends and family
Past employment contacts
Past employer service provider list?
Past career associations.
Do you own a doggie?
Live in an gated community?
All of these present vertical opportunities. They need SOLUTIONS!! Don't be shy. Don't be selfish! Let them ALL benefit from the solutions you can provide.
Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
1. Place your Lc. with a company that allows you to keep 100% for the commissions minus and small monthly or per deal fee.
2. Solicite Mortgage Brokers and Lenders and offer to do REALTOR REBATES for pre approved referral Buyers.
This is an untapped market that almost no realtors take advantage of in 2012.
Contact me and I'll open your eyes as to how to jump in and make money right away.