Annette  Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     The only way to get leads is to meet and greet people, either in "real life", or on the internet through your website, blog posts, and social media interaction.   Buying leads from lead sellers is a waste of money and a dead-end.

Mar 08, 2017 09:30 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

Mar 08, 2017 09:22 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we have two new agents coming soon to the team and Tammy will train them.... other than that, we do not hire new .... we do not train, unless the team leader hires and trains.... they'll shadow tammy... 

Mar 08, 2017 09:29 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I work in a brokerage where we have virtually no newbies, so it's been years since I've really had any in-depth conversations with inexperienced agents.

Mar 08, 2017 09:15 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not including student questions, but those who have passed the test, chosen a company and no search fo rwhat next. I am seeing the question "Where can i buy the best leads to start getting buyers or sellers?" My answer is always NO WHERE. Buying leads is a waste of time and money as they are shared with too many agents, are often old and certainly not vetted to be qualified. I always then include the tip how I generate the most leads is through my Active Rain blog, then i always put a link in those words to show them. 

Mar 08, 2017 09:01 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I was going to say what Fred Griffin said - we get that question from even experienced agents!  Don't buy them, EARN them, WORK for them (leads)!

Mar 08, 2017 08:23 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I'm with Fred Griffin on his comment!

Mar 08, 2017 06:40 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am with Fred Griffin - newbies potentially can be recruited if that is the model. It is not mine. I enjoy flying solo.  

Mar 08, 2017 01:00 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

When I see some of their questions , it tips you off that they may not be ready to run a business . They probably would be best served on a Team , than going it alone . It's harder than ever to succeeed without any real operating capital !

Mar 08, 2017 12:40 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I don't want to shoot anyone down.  We have taken newbies under our wing when we were in commercial real estate many times.  No one deserves to be shot down.  A

Mar 08, 2017 09:32 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Alan May nailed this one!

Mar 09, 2017 05:05 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

just work the business

Mar 09, 2017 04:54 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Face to face contacts are always appropriate.

Mar 09, 2017 04:27 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 I believe if one does not know the answer, asking a question is the best thing to do - there are no such questions when asked, should be dismissed.

Mar 08, 2017 10:17 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

How do I get leads?

Mar 08, 2017 08:09 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Annette - I never shoot down any questions, but the most common questions I see from new agents are, "How do I choose which broker to hang my license with?", and "How do I generate leads/get business?"

Mar 08, 2017 06:33 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No shooting down or dismissing; courtesy and respect are important in our profession.

Mar 08, 2017 05:44 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Everyone is different...

Mar 08, 2017 03:56 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

"I've gotten my license.  Now what's next?"

Mar 08, 2017 03:33 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

The questions from the newbies of the Utah school, for the most part, can be found in the textbooks. Genuine questions like how to get leads, etc. will be answered in their training with their broker. That will not help them pass the real estate exam so they don't need to get the cart before the horse.

Mar 08, 2017 01:41 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 

1. Is the broker going to pay me until I get my first listing.

2. Is the broker going to give me leads.

3. How long will it be before I get my first commission check?

4. I heard real estate agents make $100,000 a year.

5. I don't have any money to start my business. I thought the broker took care of all of that.

Mar 08, 2017 01:26 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I would hope none would get "shot down" - everyone who is new deserves to ask questions and get answers. It is tough here with so many students asking the same questions over and over

Mar 08, 2017 12:39 PM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

We don't typically have new agents at our brokerage, but new people need mentorship - and they need to learn the forms used and how to properly fill them out. They need a managing Broker available to them (after normal business hours as well!) to answer their questions. And they need help in learning how to build their business.

Mar 08, 2017 10:31 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Outside of here, I typically don't interact with the noobs.  If I do get a question, I try to answer it, but I couldn't tell you the last time that happened.

Mar 08, 2017 10:29 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

I'm not answering student questions but I see what you mean. I will share with someone that has something back to share. Sounds harsh but why should I do a discussion with someone that doesn't even have a license yet?

We are a little off the question here & it's turned into buying leads. Just a talk on generating them is an entire book & then some.

It's like that question the other day 'show me how to do HTML'. Yeah sure, in one sentence?

Mar 08, 2017 10:25 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It the questions are intelligent about actually doing business and not about what is basic in class I don't mind answering new agents. Alan May is correct about the Abby lady. She needs a new act.

Mar 08, 2017 10:17 AM
Julie Larson Realtor® Sarasota FL 941-882-0322
PalmerHouse Properties Florida - 941-882-0322 | Serving Sarasota, Manatee & Charlotte Counties - Sarasota, FL
When you're thinking of

I'm not really seeing newbies getting shot down and I do agree with Scott Godzyk as far as helping them to understand that there's no good place to buy leads. 

Mar 08, 2017 10:03 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

It takes time to really know what you are talking about. Life is a conversation

Mar 08, 2017 09:11 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

You've gotta make connections with people... start with broad then focus on narrow.

Dec 10, 2017 08:39 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Is your relationship with your broker important

Mar 09, 2017 09:44 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

The fundamentals are the same, the tools are new.

Mar 09, 2017 07:44 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I haven't had any newbies ask me any questions other than in this forum.

Mar 09, 2017 06:30 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The students seem forced by their instructor to ask the same questions repeatedly. There is no 're-inventing of the wheel' and no substitute for the experience gained by working hard. This is something not found in a textbook, or here in 'Q & A'.

Mar 09, 2017 06:18 AM