So you’ve spent the time, you’ve studied and stressed, but you finally did it - you passed the test and you have your real estate license. So, now what? It’s not easy being a new agent: there are connections that need to be made, a client base that needs to be built, referrals have to start trickling in… but how? Below are 5 things every new real estate agent should do to get started:
Being a new employee is nerve-wracking enough as it is, but go ahead and throw in a lack of management and training and you may have well have put them on an island. It’s hard to think of an important aspect of management more neglected than training: helping employees shape the future direction of their careers. Yet, for a variety of reasons, this valuable activity is often ignored or left as an afterthought and companies are paying a high price: the loss of top young talent.
If the announcements made at Family Reunion are any indication, 2015 is already shaping up to be an amazing year of growth and change for Keller Williams.
Two huge announcements were made at Family Reunion that are changing the core and foundation of the entire organization and its associates...
When buyers start making those hefty lists of what they are looking for in their “dream home”, one that you almost always see is the word “community”. Every real estate agent knows that location and subdivisions are important, but the differences between these terms and “community” could not be bigger. A location is somewhere you park your car at night, but a community is a lifestyle and a sense of belonging. Learning how to sell the community along with the home is a surefire way to ensure complete satisfaction for your clients.
If there’s one thing we can all agree on, it’s that real estate is a people business. Long lasting relationships are the core of any good real estate agent’s business. According to The National Associate on Realtors® 2014 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers report, over 40% of buyers found their agent through a referral and 12% used an agent they had used before to buy or sell a home. Which, when you add the numbers up, means more than half of all real estate transactions last year were referral based.