Top Recommendations for Those Just Entering the Real Estate Business
Any industry can be tough when first breaking in, but what are the toughest parts of starting in real estate and what are the do’s and don’ts for every successful agent?
Tip #1 – Make a Good Plan
For people who are used to working in an office and taking directions from supervisors, the freedom afforded by becoming a real estate agent can be overwhelming. Don’t operate your business in a reactive mode, especially at the beginning of your career.
A plan is critical to not succumbing to distractions. At the start of everyday create goals and action items that will move you forward towards those goals. Whether you want to acquire new leads or find listings, you can break a major goal down into smaller, achievable items.
Tip #2 – Brand Yourself
Most new real estate agents will simply take a job with a brokerage and be swallowed by the machine that is already running. Even if you are working as part of a team, it’s important to stand out from the pack. Building your brand allows you to build on your own successes. Creating marketing materials, like pamphlets, businesses cards, and a logo allows clients to remember your company, and become returning clients.
Tip #3 – Figure Out the Online End
Studies say over 90 percent of current home buyers search online during their home buying process. Websites are the quickest and one of the cheapest ways to communicate with potential buyers. After creating a website, it can be maintained for as little as $10 a month. That is a cheap price to pay for the high volume of leads they bring in. Clients can come to your site and find the information they need – day and night.
Tip #4 – Stand Out by Offering Home Warranties
Because they are a fairly new form of protection, home warranties can be confusing for home buyers who are trying to differentiate Home System and Appliance Service Agreements, more commonly known as a home warranty, from home insurance and all the other complex financial instruments that come into play during a home sale. In its most basic form, a Home Systems and Appliances Service Agreement helps homeowners reduce the overall cost of owning a home by protecting them against unexpected system and appliance breakdowns. And because they are transferable, they can protect both the seller and the buyer during the entirety of the buying process.
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