How to get a mentor for a new agent? Help, I'm new, taking my exam in a couple days and would love to have a mentor or shadow a known realtor!

Asked by Trinity Webb, Flowood, MS Mon Sep 30, 2013

I will be an agent in a few days (hopefully!) and I would love to find a mentor or a known local realtor to shadow. I live in the flowood/brandon area. Education and training is very important to me! I just dont know where to start looking or even how to ask! Any suggestions?

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Amanda Chris…, Agent, Fort Wayne, IN
Mon Sep 30, 2013
I would talk to a few different brokers to see what they have to offer. Having a mentor/coach is HUGE in this business. I wish we would have had one when we first started.

Good luck!
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Bill Eckler, Agent, Venice, FL
Mon Sep 30, 2013

Great news that you are focusing on this path because it will make a difference. I would begin by putting yourself in front of several area top company broker/managers and present your plan to them. They should have an appreciation for the agent's that would benefit from and be receptive to having a mentor.

Being receptive of being in the trenches doing cold calls, chasing expired listings, sitting open houses, answering the phone, doing paperwork can not only benefit your mentors but provide you with important experiences. Being available and always ready will also make you a valuable commodity.

Most new agents don't have a clue about what to expect. By taking this approach you're sure to capture the attention of a company that would be a good match for you.

Good luck,

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Sally Grenier, Agent, Boulder, CO
Mon Sep 30, 2013
I think you need to first focus on which brokerage firm you'll "hang your license" with. I had a good experience with Coldwell Banker, and I've heard good things about Keller Williams. I would meet with a few managing brokers from different companies and see what their business model is, get info on commission structure, mentoring / education programs, etc. THEN focus on WHO you want as a mentor.
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Ashley McAdo…, Agent, Brandon, MS
Mon Sep 30, 2013
Have you talked to Century 21 Maselle? Great educational opportunities. Call me anytime. I work in the Flowood office. 601-927-4348

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Annette Law…, Agent, Palm Harbor, FL
Mon Sep 30, 2013
Your question and request are very important at this time in your real estate career. This is 'the" question that your propective broker shouild address. Be aware the all promise the moon and deliver coal. You must ask the question that reveals the intent of the broker. That question is:
"What is the average annual transactions, per agent, in this office?"
The national average is 8. A brokerage with an average close to 9 is simply collecting fees, not creating succissful real estate professionals.
The averages you want to see are 18, 23, 35 transaction per agent. A brokerage whos agents is maintaining this level of productivity is VALIDATION the training, systems, compensation, marketing. lead generation, inforstructure and support systems work and are highly effective.
When you identify the brokerage, beg, borrow. steal..what ever you must to get invited on board. You should condsier joing a team, or your broker will assign a mentor to you.
Now, it is up to you whether you really want to thrive in this business or simply be comfortable.
You Learn by doing.
You Earn by finishing.
You do neither warming a stool in a classroom.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727.420. 4041
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