Coal Infantino, Realtor specializing in south central PA (Coldwell Banker)

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Rainmaker
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Have a sufficient income source to support yourself and your marketing efforts for at least 6 months to a year.

Jun 08, 2017 12:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I never talk with them anymore. 

Jun 08, 2017 01:02 PM
Ambassador
3,440,881
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Assemble a database and start making calls to everyone on it!

Jun 08, 2017 01:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Coal, it's important to find a mentor that you can rely on and bounce questions or concerns.

Jun 08, 2017 02:56 PM
Rainmaker
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Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Find a GREAT mentor!

Jun 08, 2017 01:05 PM
Ambassador
2,363,740
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I tell them to read my blog post for new agents.

Jun 08, 2017 03:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,366,500
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Treat it like a business, not a job with a flexible schedule.  

Jun 08, 2017 01:32 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

If they chose the right company initially they wouldn't be asking as the company's training program would have provided them with detailed 'steps to success' starting Day 1.

Jun 08, 2017 01:32 PM
Rainer
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Theo Shaw
Baird & Warner Residential Real Estate - Evanston, IL
Serving Evanston, IL & Beyond

Learn, learn, as much as you can.  Real estate is a complicated and technical business.  Take classes at the Board, or webinars online.  Assist experienced agents at open houses, or any other opportunity.  Keep your ears open when in the office, and don't be afraid to ask questions.

 

Jun 08, 2017 01:47 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

in the real estate business, marketing is the #1 skill to learn.... when you learn to market, you'll always have business....

Jun 08, 2017 01:41 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Prospect every day.

Jun 08, 2017 12:45 PM
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Wow..so many things to tell them. Read Candice A. Donofrio, Peter and Debe Maxwell, CRS comments!

Jun 08, 2017 07:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

Be prepared to spend long hours building your business, as you will get out as much as you put into it. Ask other agents if you can do open houses for them, do as many as you can. Door knock, those are the 2 things that helped me build my database.

Jun 08, 2017 06:35 PM
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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

Build up, work on  and stay in touch with: their database, find a mentor and show up every day to create the habit - but take 1 day off per week to recharge.

Jun 08, 2017 05:07 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

"Get off my lawn you wipper-snapper"

12 months of reserves, pay for your own healthcare, pay for your quarterly taxes on top of that.  Hope your spouse can support the family for the first six months or so.

Jun 08, 2017 04:31 PM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

I'm wth Lyn Sims , they always look so hopeful and they have no idea how hard it's going to be. For most of them, anyway.

Jun 08, 2017 03:25 PM
Rainmaker
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Don't bet on the horse races.

Jun 08, 2017 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

To build their referral network and to fully understand how to handle prospects.

Jun 08, 2017 02:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Susie Kay
Ultima Real Estate - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Find a broker who suits them and make sure they don't quit their daily job (yet).

Jun 08, 2017 02:08 PM
Ambassador
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Do one thing at a time so choose something to focus on and get as good at it as you possibly can get before you move on.

Jun 08, 2017 12:58 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Training.  Of any type.  

Jun 09, 2017 08:25 AM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

What Candice A. Donofrio said... plus get a good crm and start reaching out to everyone you know and marketing. And besure to learn your market inside and out.

Jun 09, 2017 04:07 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Talk to an accountant.  You are now officially self-employed.  Treat it as such. -Kasey

Jun 08, 2017 06:37 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I would say, "Listen carefully. Any one who tells you there is but one 'most important thing' will not be around when you crash and burn."

So, I leave them with two:

You LEARN by DOING.

You EARN by COMPLETING.

You do neither warming a stool in a conference room.

"Why are you still here?"

Jun 08, 2017 03:27 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Choose a broker that trains one on one, a smaller company that is hands on. 

Jun 08, 2017 02:42 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This is a very expensive industry to stay in, so be sure you have stock piled some serious money! 

Jun 12, 2017 06:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Look for a mentor with whom you have chemistry and be prepared to pay your dues to learn from them. Search carefully! Take your time!

Jun 11, 2017 06:47 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'd say: mindset. Prepare to treat this job as a business where only you in charge, since it is not as easy as you thought it would be. 

Jun 11, 2017 01:25 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Call people...Personal contact!!!

Jun 09, 2017 06:53 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Get a good coach and mentor

 

Jun 09, 2017 04:11 PM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Know thy contracts and always - always - always - always do the right thing - put your clients best interest in a transaction first.

Jun 09, 2017 07:48 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Candice A. Donofrio nailed this one!

Jun 09, 2017 07:08 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Find a mentor who is willing to show you the ropes.  

Jun 09, 2017 06:50 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Coal Infantino Find a mentor and get into a training program.

Jun 09, 2017 06:50 AM
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

have a plan and work it daily

Jun 09, 2017 06:31 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Get a mentor that will complement your desires.

Jun 09, 2017 05:58 AM
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Be sufficiently capitalized so that they have sufficient income for several months, if necessary, and for expenses.  

Research brokerages carefully and go with one that will equip them, through training and a mentorship program, with the tools and skills they need in order to do a good job for their clients. 

Jun 09, 2017 05:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Be yourself

Jun 09, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Have a good mentor and have savings to help you for several months .

Jun 09, 2017 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Hold on to your money!  There will be people (including brokers) who only want you to contribute to their lifestyle.

Jun 09, 2017 05:06 AM
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Noel Mayer
FAIRMOUNT REALTORS - Montclair, NJ
YOU WILL BE RIGHT AT HOME WITH NOEL

I stopped by, thank you for sharing.

Jun 09, 2017 01:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Find a mentor

Jun 08, 2017 11:01 PM
Ambassador
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Coal Infantino - Work by Referrals ----

Jun 08, 2017 10:14 PM
Rainer
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Melissa Jackson
Citiwide Alliance Realty - Weatherford, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Mentor, savings account and networking to begin.

Jun 08, 2017 09:55 PM
Rainer
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Thomas Speed
WorkWithTomSpeed - Wantage, NJ

I tell them that if they truly want to be successful they need to have a well defined Vision Statement .Not only do they need to have it ,but they are required to affirm it every day !

Jun 08, 2017 09:10 PM
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Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Get a seasoned mentor.

Jun 08, 2017 08:47 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Never stop learning.

Jun 08, 2017 08:18 PM
Ambassador
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

That getting started is not a full time job but a time and half job. Be prepared to work long and hard and smart.

Jun 08, 2017 07:14 PM
Rainmaker
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Don't base everything you do on money outcomes

Jun 08, 2017 04:24 PM