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Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I would not have wasted time on unqualfied buyers.

Apr 16, 2015 09:17 PM
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1,565,445
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Nothing. I had a great mentor, listened, learned and moved on and up quickly.

Apr 16, 2015 11:40 PM
Rainer
27,191
Mandi Null
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN

I am watching for the answers to this question because the information is so valuable to me. Thank you everyone for being open and honest here, because your comments today are helping me to shape my tomorrow.

Apr 16, 2015 11:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,445,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras To work with a mentor so I didn't have to reinvent the wheel. Could have saved a lot of time as a newbie.

Apr 16, 2015 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,909,763
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I would do a much better job of staying in touch with past clients and "mining" them for repeat and referral business.

Apr 16, 2015 09:01 PM
Rainmaker
1,624,272
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I would not have worked in a brokerage where the Broker of Record was a competing agent. Too many times a prospect would come through the doors where he or his wife would claim that the person was their client. He also was caught rifling through the desk in out locked office after hours. Needless to say, we left promptly.

Apr 17, 2015 01:05 AM
Rainmaker
869,251
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The advice I would give a newbie that I wish I had bee given, in order of greatest importance.

1. Select broker based on RESULTS

2. Have a plan BEFORE I start

3. Get engaged in transactions immediately

 

Apr 16, 2015 09:41 PM
Rainmaker
3,530,657
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Learning more about the different laws and how they are used in the state.

Apr 16, 2015 09:23 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,771
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

More money into marketing

Apr 17, 2015 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
5,369,656
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Holleay:

Nothing...I had great mentors from Ron who was in for two years before me to other great guys who added to his observations.  I had the time of my life.  When we had our firm in LA there were 800 agents in our area of Los Angeles and 10 women...I was treated royally by everyone.  A

Apr 17, 2015 07:59 AM
Rainmaker
6,372,924
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I opened my first office in the summer of 1961 so my first five years took place in a different era. Those years were successful even though we had little in technology. I may have done better if I had the benefit of an experienced mentor.

Apr 17, 2015 02:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,136,368
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I will focus as a buyer agent instead trying to get the listing side. Listings come naturally when past clients come to you.  As a rookie you are not skilled to sniff out sellers and issues associated.

Apr 17, 2015 02:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,707,347
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would have bought a lot of foreclosed homes for rental properties like my broker was doing. 

Apr 17, 2015 01:00 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,665
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I would have learned new construction from the very beginning.... I was 7 or 8 years into my career before I started with new home sales and then listing subdivisions....

Apr 17, 2015 12:10 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I don't think I would change anything.

Oct 07, 2018 05:41 AM
Rainmaker
629,951
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Nothing!

Apr 21, 2018 09:35 PM