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

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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

All of the above, but I honestly think that for a brand new agent, selecting a broker who can really mold and shape them properly in all facets of this business is so critical. Those brokers are very hard to find. So they should take their time and find one who will hold their hand and teach them. This could also be a team leader/manager. Someone to ensure that you have all the information and guidance you need to succeed, from the get.
The difference between acquiring good and bad habits at the beginning will tail you through your entire career.

Feb 19, 2018 06:03 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

it's not so much what you know, it's who you know that will get you off the blocks initially...and if you play it right, it will continue for decades....  you need some street smarts to do this business....

Feb 19, 2018 07:35 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I heard from a person who posted this, most replies bashed or picked on them for asking. I answered and they eventually found their broker they felt comfortable with and got started. They called me and thanked me and it made me feel good. Most do not know what they are looking for. I like to tell them to look not for just who pays the most, but what do they offer. What do they charge you? I like to see hands on training, leads and a broker that is available to the agent. Some companies are too big, some companies are too small. Some agents need hand holding, others are ready to fly, just cut the cord and let them go. I say there is no answer that fits all, if you talk to a new agent, you learn their wants, needs, desires, goals and then can match to what they seek. Some you can help, some you can not. Some you will teach, some will listen and some will not. 

Feb 19, 2018 05:53 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

"A" is priority one and they should choose carefully. One size does not fit all. Define an area where you want to market yourself. Learn the inventory as you are practicing and listing presentation and doing price opinions. Once you have a basic understanding, let everyone you know and meet you are in the business.

Feb 19, 2018 07:39 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

It doesn't matter how much great info we leave here - the person that needs it won't ask here for another week & then won't find it.

I'm saving my valuable time ......

Feb 19, 2018 06:31 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We agree with Candice A. Donofrio .  A

Feb 19, 2018 07:30 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

G. None of the above.

Feb 19, 2018 06:37 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

All of the above...and it's been so long since I was a newbie, I can't even relate anymore.

Feb 19, 2018 06:27 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 G. Find a mentor who will take you under their wing.

A. B, E, C, D, F

Feb 19, 2018 06:04 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Read the Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Keller to see the exact MODEL of how to buils a Cash Flowing business !!!!!!!!!!

Feb 19, 2018 05:57 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

There are 6 on the list!!

Feb 19, 2018 05:53 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I would suggest a combination of A and E.

Feb 20, 2018 04:51 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with Barbara.

Feb 20, 2018 03:54 AM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

1) Join a team or a super cool independent brokerage like mine (if they'll have you). -K


Feb 19, 2018 10:51 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - except for 'C' - buying a book, I think all of them are equally important and should get started together - no specific priority to anyone.

Feb 19, 2018 08:52 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Just tell them to call Bob Crane, and we will get them started on the right track.

Feb 19, 2018 08:43 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I would recommend A.

Feb 19, 2018 08:09 PM
clayon solomon
Keller Williams Realty Centre - Columbia, MD
Real Estate agent serving Maryland

Decide what area you want to provide service in

Select a broker that is willing to offer you adequate training and mentorship

Start talking real esates with everyone you come across 

Lead generating is the name of the game


Good Luck!

Feb 19, 2018 05:32 PM
Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 954-2489149
K1 Realty Group - Miramar, FL
No Compromise When it Comes to Our Clients!

As a brand new agent, great points to follow and the points will never stop coming..GET OUT IN THE DEEP AND START SWIMMING AND FIGURE OUT AS YOU GO...

I would follow your order if I had to take this route...The way I stated earlier is not the best way but sometimes new agents are trying to get it right but my thing is do something and get it right as you go...They are waiting for that perfect opportunity...


A. Consult your broker/mentor/trainer and ask thousands of questions and set up meetings with them until they get tired and refer me to a trainer/coach

B. Tell the agent to hit up everyone they know announcing their new career and solicit an introduction to their family and friends.

C. Buy a book (A lot of info is on the internet as well.  I would take a look at Mike Ferry/Tom Ferry, and others who have some info that's free)

D. Complete a personality/genius assessment to aid in the design of their business

E. Have the newbie identify a local agent whose business they want to emulate.

F. Squeeze to identify what this new agent fears the most

Feb 19, 2018 04:30 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

My approach: the newbie has to hustle-up. Everything else awaits the arrival

Feb 19, 2018 02:17 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate




Feb 19, 2018 10:43 AM
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

1- Learn the community and how to present yourself as a local professional.

Feb 19, 2018 10:09 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

B all the way.

Feb 19, 2018 09:34 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I like the response from Candice A. Donofrio 

Feb 19, 2018 09:25 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 - I would not.  I donate time to help people and friends and I volunteer to help animals.   I have no interest in taking a newbie under my wings. It is just not how I want to spend my time. It is also why I do not have agents associated with my brokerage. I love flying solo.

Feb 19, 2018 09:20 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

A followed by B.  C,D and F have zero value.  E is nice, but they need to know what they're doing first.

Feb 19, 2018 09:03 AM
Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker





Feb 19, 2018 07:54 AM
Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
E*Rae Realty - Austin, TX
Exceeding Expectations in Every Transaction

Step 1: Should really be identify the brokerage you want to work for.

Step 2: Find a mentor

Step 3: Announce Your Status a REALTOR

Step 4: Make a business plan

Feb 19, 2018 07:37 AM
PeterMark SEO
PeterMarkSEO - Holiday, FL

D,C,E,F,A,B then I would ask the BIC if I can leverage the companies website to write my own niche specific blogs for a market I want to target or neighborhood. 

Feb 19, 2018 06:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is good material for your blogs.

Feb 19, 2018 06:17 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Some of all of these, and the patience for clients.

Feb 21, 2018 08:04 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Most important for me was training with an experienced agent…a mentor. He provided to roadmap for the rest of the stuff. And my first office manager was very supportive.

Feb 19, 2018 07:47 AM