Real Estate Success
I am a recently retired sales executive (financial services regulatory industry) and realize that I need for a number of very good reasons to continue to work productively. Real Estate has always attracted me as I have owned 6 homes in states including, New Jersey, S. Carolina, and N. Carolina and enjoyed the home listing and selling process. Relationship building with clients has been my greatest strength and I have had a very successful career.
I am going to move from N. Carolina to South Florida in 6 months and would like to pursue getting a Florida real estate license. I have never lived in Florida before but my brother and parents live there and I have been visiting for 30 years. You make mention in your article here that the number one reason individuals pick a real estate agent is knowledge of the local area. Obviously, this is somewhat problematical for me as I really never explored the areas outside of my brother and parents neighborhoods at any depth.
What would your number one advise be to me for trying to embark on a successful career?
Thank you for your question, Steve. Understanding your market is one of the most important parts of being a successful real estate agent. Luckily, it can be learned – even by someone who isn’t local to the area!
First, familiarize yourself with the community, area real estate agencies, local neighborhoods, and current listings. Also consider joining a local brokerage that can give you the support and connections you need to grow your local business. Expand your knowledge and reach by co-listing properties with local agents who are experienced in your market.
For more ideas, check out our guide to breaking into a luxury real estate market here: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/luxury-real-estate-market-tips/
Best of luck!