Welcome aboard Adrienne.
Let me splash a little chilled water to get your attention. The reality is, 95% of freshly minted agents will be out of business by the end of the 2nd year anniversery. This has been true for the 15 years I've been in the business. During those 15 years, very little has changed. 95% of the advise given to 'newbies' is the same....get more training...and the results are 95% are smarter ex-licensd agents. The tradition is fatally flawed. To be amoung the 5% who succeed, you would be well advised to focus not on what the 95% say, but what is contrary and promoted by the few.
You need to focus on one thing and one thing only. RESULTS. If the statiscal results regarding the productivity of the brokerage does not support your vision of success, don't fool yourself, you don't earn a living warming a seat or attending 'rah-rah' sessions. You earn a living by completing transactions. If the average agent in the office is not doing any transactions....their system and process DOES NOT WORK and will not work for you. (the broker, yes, you no.)
Obviously, you need to know more about this selection process. You can search Trulia for my earlier comments and details regarding this specific topic.
Remind yourself constantly, as a licensed agent you represent a money stream to everyone else. Did I mention EVERYONE ELSE! You are the only one committed to looking after your money stream. It begins with this first decision. Look at the bottom line....the results as revealed by the local MLS data.
Best of success to you and leveraging the incredible opportunities ahead of you,
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
727. 420. 4041