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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This has got to be at least the third same question in as many days. Please refer back to previous Q&A. Very tiresome after a while to keep repeating oneself. Why don't you do some research on previous answers and posts and then write your own post about what you think it takes. You'll learn so much more that way.

Jun 12, 2017 12:43 PM
Ambassador
2,358,341
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker
Jun 12, 2017 01:34 PM
Rainmaker
223,221
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Two things:

1) Get a mentor or other experienced agent to help you learn the business.

2) Start with your "sphere of influence".  Line up all your relatives, friends, former co-workers, church members, etc. and let them know you are now in the business and that you not only need their help, you need their referrals.  Once you get a few sales under your belt it will be easier to market yourself.

Jun 12, 2017 11:35 AM
Rainmaker
409,007
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Work with a supportive, non competing Broker and be willing to work open houses, any floor, and let your friends and neighbors know about your new career.  

Jun 12, 2017 01:38 PM
Ambassador
4,271,118
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Looks like you made a wise first step Derek.

All the best to you!

bob

Jun 12, 2017 12:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,022,499
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Make a serious committment... No ifs, buts, just do it.

Jun 12, 2017 01:33 PM
Rainmaker
1,379,317
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Derek Morgan Get into a mentoring program.

Jun 12, 2017 01:29 PM
Rainmaker
5,428,124
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Select a good office and build your referral network.

Jun 12, 2017 01:04 PM
Rainmaker
3,021,935
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Choose a good broker to work for, bigger is not better. See what they offer, what they charge and how willing they are to help you succeed

Jun 12, 2017 12:51 PM
Rainmaker
3,056,862
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Prospect every day.

Jun 12, 2017 11:32 AM
Rainmaker
538,614
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

Have money in the bank to pay the bills...

Eve

Jun 12, 2017 11:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,082,393
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many answers here.

Jun 12, 2017 05:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,219,447
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Pick the 'right'  broker who will supervise & train you.  Good luck.

Jun 12, 2017 01:47 PM
Rainmaker
5,041,141
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

learn how to market and do it everyday.... do at least one marketing piece everyday...and if you have alot of time at the onset of your career, market all day... marketing is online and offline....marketing is face to face; blogging online; mailing postcards; and many other forms...

Jun 12, 2017 12:22 PM
Rainmaker
2,464,739
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Keep budding until you bloom

Jun 12, 2017 12:17 PM
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1,645,000
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Find a mentor.

Jun 12, 2017 12:09 PM
Rainmaker
61,566
Scott Thompson
Columbia Mortgage Plus - Blue Springs, MO
Commerical Finance - Blue Springs, MO

Bird dog leads for the very best.

Jun 12, 2017 12:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,549,535
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Geneva Financial, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As Will Hamm wrote

Jun 12, 2017 11:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,205,367
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Network, get out and talk to people, make it a habit of handing out 10 business cards a day.

 

Jun 12, 2017 11:49 AM
Rainmaker
2,800,501
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Yawn ... what Nina Hollander said.  Answering once or twice ... okay ... this barrage of repeated questions is growing tired. May I suggest you asked your instructor. 

Jun 13, 2017 09:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,053,541
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Nina Hollander nailed this one!

Jun 13, 2017 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
3,832,318
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Read Fred Griffin post!!

Jun 12, 2017 07:01 PM
Ambassador
3,356,955
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Fred Griffin has you covered!  Great answers in those links!

Jun 12, 2017 05:40 PM
Rainmaker
3,983,365
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Call everyone you know

Jun 12, 2017 04:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,247,742
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What Nina said.  And fill out your profile.

Jun 12, 2017 04:12 PM
Ambassador
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Work smart and long and hard hours by getting out and asking for the business.

Jun 12, 2017 03:40 PM
Rainmaker
637,866
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Get your picture out there for the world to see and find a quality mentor.  :)

Jun 12, 2017 01:51 PM
Rainmaker
768,483
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Move into the community that represents your preferred customer base.

Ok, #2. Figure out what of value you bring that worth a chunk of the home owners equity. No real estate gobbly gook please.

Sigh.....ok, nothing there, the go to #3. Have something to talk about. That means talk about how you HELP others with your #2.

Last try. Have a unique resource that no one else has like cis score.

Ok,,,do what everyone else suggest and burn the bridges to your family, friends, work mates, associates and club members. church friends and your secret society.

There are 100's of ways to make a living in residential real estate. Since you identifed NONE of them, who knows what will work for you.

Jun 12, 2017 11:29 AM
Rainmaker
773,982
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Join a team with a really good team leader, or a bokerage with an excellent bromer determine for their agents to succeed. -Kasey

Jun 15, 2017 09:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,108,630
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Locate a mentor, and tell everyone you know you now sell real estate.

Jun 15, 2017 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
3,363,358
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Plastics, Benjamin. Plastics.   

Jun 15, 2017 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
565,713
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

Find a mentor! Find out what they need and then provide that service to them for free in exchange for the opportunity to work with them and learn. It will pay off if you can provide something of value. 

I've heard of beginning investors that literally ran errands, swept floors, and delivered paperwork just so they could hang out with an experienced investor. It paid off and now they are doing well on their own.

Jun 14, 2017 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
3,305,590
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Get a mentor, develop a plan and then work the plan under the tutorage of the mentor!

Jun 13, 2017 06:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,528
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Make some sales.

Jun 13, 2017 06:06 AM
Ambassador
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Harry F. D'Elia
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

hold open houses every weekend

Jun 13, 2017 05:55 AM
Rainmaker
4,432,267
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Others have answered.

Jun 13, 2017 02:26 AM
Ambassador
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Derek Morgan - let everyone in your sphere know that you have 'arrived'!

Jun 12, 2017 11:40 PM
Rainmaker
1,496,067
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Treat this job as your business. Choose few lead generating ways( door knocking, sphere of influence, open houses, local networking, etc. etc.) and commit to that. Prospecting time and following up  blocking should be your priority. 

Jun 12, 2017 09:20 PM
Rainmaker
933,126
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Build and work your database.

Jun 12, 2017 08:06 PM
Rainer
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Mike Kelly,CRS,CIPS
The MJKelly Team - Santa Rosa, CA
"One of Sonoma County's Natural Resources"

Lead generate, lead generate and lead generate. And I'm not just saying get on the phone to FSBO or Expireds. You can knock around 40 homes of a new listing in your office or for that matter a recent sale. Go knock on a FSBO or Expireds door instead of calling. Along the way, see if friends are nearby or a strip mall. Knock on the friends door say howdy, tell them you are NOW their Realtor. Strip Mall? Knock on every business, get their card or discount coupon, tell them your the new Realtor in town and you are going to promote their company to your office, hundreds of clients/friends and if they hear of anyone thinking of selling or buying call YOU! Put 30 business cards in your pocket and don't go home until they have been given to NEW "met" folks. The list goes on and on!

Jun 12, 2017 07:18 PM