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Agent2Agent in 19103 : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Sep 22, 2017
Leigh Fortier answered:
I am a new agent myself - and joined KW - and I have a mentor.

What I did..
Having many years of high level sales and knowing several very successful real estate agents I began meeting with them and seeing if they felt I was a good fit. My current industry is impacted by some Union changes and rather that work much much harder to make the same. I thought why not work hard (since I'd have to anyway - no matter what I did ) and go into something that had an even higher income potential.

I got the names of VERY successful people from numerous firms.
KW
Coldwell Banker
Botheby's
Re/Max
And others..

I took each agent to lunch/coffee - again, they were personal references - and they were all SUCCESSFUL.

I learned ONE main thing.
NO one makes it happen for you - they all said this.
WE have to be self starters and go in and make things happen.

If your mentor is not good - GET a different one.
there are great mentors.
In fact - (if I did not already have mine) - I've come across at least 3 teams at KW that I would have BEGGED to be a part of ... And, they had STRUCTURE and throw you in the deep in.. such as cold calls (with a script they work out with you ) etc.

You have to go online and research and read and see what ALL the others are doing. And, network. the more other agents you meet and give each other moral support - the better.

Here's to us new agents - May we be successful and quickly.
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Thu Jul 13, 2017
Laurie Belair answered:
Well..... if its your first year, that may be rough..... basically, you get what you pay for. if you're newbie, it may be worth it to get some training. and then go to another company. KW doesnt just accept anyone though, they are really looking for the best agents in town... ... more
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Tue Feb 7, 2017
Ron Sasso answered:
I interviewed several brokers prior to landing with Coldwell Banker. I feel strongly that it was the best decision. I interviewed at most of the big firms in town and a smaller firm as well. When interviewing at EXIT, I learned that Keller Williams may have more agents, but the dollar volume per agent is much lower. What I have seen is that a well trained agent is more likely to be a successful agent, and a well trained agent is likely going to protect their clients much better than someone who did not receive the same amount of training.

When shopping, think about substance over the what appears shiny and new. A mistake in a home sale can be very, very costly for everyone involved. If you are looking at becoming an agent, talk to agents in that firm. Ask them tough questions. I chose Coldwell Banker when I was selling my home and I chose them as a company to work for.
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Wed Jan 4, 2017
Mollie.mckay.pipes asked:
I'm looking to start my business in a different city after I took a short hiatus to save some money. I just got my license last June and had a rocky start under an agent that was a personal…
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Mon Jun 20, 2016
Rita Weinstein answered:
I heard they are both good. I went with Keller Williams.
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Sun May 29, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Whether or not you can get a license depends on the rules and regs of licensing in your state. They should have a website where they list the criteria.

Good luck!
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Tue Apr 5, 2016
Sally Grenier answered:
Of course! Your company probably has a form for you to fill out, and have the other agent sign.
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Mon Feb 9, 2015
Tondalia Cliett answered:
I'm with Keller Williams and I too was in Business Finance when I was in corporate America. Some things that helped me get the ball rolling when I started was talking with more experienced agents in my office. Keller Williams has a lot of educational classes. Both in our office as well as online. Creating a schedule of time blocks for activities works great. Purchasing Leads has been the fastest way for me to make money. As time goes on you will grow through word of mouth referrals. Also, I bought pens with my picture and contact information for advertising. People always hold on to pens so they will always have my information. ... more
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Sun Feb 16, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
The best way to "ask" is by letting them know what you can do to help them with their business. I think the best mentor relationship you can find is one with a top producing agent. Approach that agent and let them know you'd like to help them with their business in return for learning from them. ... more
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Thu Mar 11, 2010
Mott Marvin Kornicki answered:
Linda:

I like some of the answers that were posted;

1. Don't do it alone; always have at least another agent/security guard on duty too.
2. Register all visitors and require a photo ID.
3. Store or remove all valuables.
4. Try and hold open house ONLY at VACANT properties.
5. Pepper Spray

♥.•*¨`*•♫.
≈≈≈ Mott Marvin Kornicki, REALTOR® ≈≈≈
Aventura | Bal Harbour | Sunny Isles Beach
≈≈≈≈≈≈ "★” This is the House “★" ≈≈≈≈≈≈
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