Generally speaking, the realtor community is a nice bunch of folks who welcome newcomers into the business and offer encouragement…….while muttering under our breath, ‘They have no idea what they are getting themselves into’.
New agents bounce around like a pinball for a year or so, while the business is happening to them. The more hours invested, the quicker the education, and the potential is truly unlimited. It’s why agents stick it out as long as they can, in hopes of success being right around the corner. But seven out of eight don’t make it.
Last week we talked about getting your license first.
Next, recognize the hard truths about the business so you can position yourself accordingly:
The majority of your sales will involve another realtor you don’t know, and most of them won’t share your selling skills or desire to succeed. You want/need to be a chameleon and meet them on their level – and you will learn something every time.
You want to spend money on your business. Keep an eye out for the best options.
Get comfortable with failure – it happens a lot. You’ll learn to live with losing fair-and-square, but there will be multiple times that the human condition will disappoint you. The majority of the time it’s inadvertent; where agents get in such a rush to sell something they forget about everyone else, including you and their seller.
Listings are the name of the game. If you want to minimize the negative impact of the things above, then concentrate on getting listings and everything else will take care of themselves.