As we dive into Summer and fresh college grads are starting their new jobs, young real estate agents might be nervous about making an impact in their new career. Unfortunately, clients questioning your age and experience can be a part of the culture of this job. People sometimes judge you and clients are cautious at times about using younger agents, but thankfully your personal success speaks more than your age does. The trick is to know your stuff, prove you have have a wealth of knowledge and experience, and people will stop asking questions about your age. Here are the top 5 tips for young real estate agents looking to make a splash:
How often do you use Twitter? Daily? Weekly? Monthly? Never?
Twitter has more than 500 million registered users who share an average of 58 million tweets per day. These days, a good section of those users are active real estate agents who are utilizing Twitter to promote their own content, interact with clients and learn from their peers.
Even though it may seem overwhelming at first, you can join in the fun and start reaping the benefits of this social platform in almost no time at all. Twitter is simple to use and easy to do right. You just talk to others and share your thoughts in blurbs of 140 characters or less.
Once again, Keller Williams continues to dominate as the top real estate franchise in North America. Every year, REAL Trends, in conjunction with The Wall Street Journal, ranks the top 1,000 brokerages in the country. Using a statistical analysis developed by The Wall Street Journal and real estate data, a list of the country’s top brokerages is ranked by individual transaction sides and sales volume, as well as team transaction sides and sales volume.
For 2014, Keller Williams dominated the majority of the list.
Summer has officially arrived and college grads are crossing that graduation stage thinking “OK…Now what?”. Many graduates, diploma in hand, are now left to face the real world and decide what path they want to venture down next. In our current economic state, recent college graduates are seeing an unemployment rate of 8.5%, and another 17% are “underemployed”, meaning they’re either jobless and hunting for work or are working part-time because they can’t find a full-time job. For those graduates looking for a flexible career where you can set your own schedule with a huge earning potential, there are so many reasons that recent grads should turn to a career in Real Estate.
Chances are, if you have a computer or even just a smart phone, you probably have a Facebook page. If you are really savvy, you might even have a Twitter page. But there are so many additional social media channels that aren’t being utilized by creative real estate agents. Social media is essentially a free marketing tool, so it’s important that agents are taking advantage of every available outlet. In this day, when everyone has multiple apps on their phone and dozens of websites bookmarked to their homepage