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Brady Spell 2 months, 2 weeks ago
What do you suggest I should do to get into the world of real estate?
As a senior in high school looking ahead to education, what do you study to become well educated on the subject, and business in general?2 Replies
Diana BourgeoisParticipant2 months, 2 weeks ago
Wow Brady – good for you for planning ahead. Here are some insights that might help.
1. Look at pros and what they are doing. https://fitsmallbusiness.com/sales-training-videos/
2. Follow the best real estate coaches online. https://fitsmallbusiness.com/best-real-estate-coach/
3. Get comfortable with the process of becoming a real estate agent. https://fitsmallbusiness.com/how-to-become-a-real-estate-agent/
4. Check out real estate schools & topics covered. https://fitsmallbusiness.com/best-online-real-estate-school/
5. Try to set up some internships in brokerages in your area.
6. Contact some RE agents and ask to shadow them for a few days.
Hope this helps. Good luck. – Diana
Solomon Greene 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Congratulations on preparing for your future. That is awesome!
The real estate industry has been undergoing a rather steep disruption nationally for quite some time as brokers adapt to meet the ever-evolving requirements of home buyers and sellers. Our customer base, now more mobile than ever, also seems (ironically) more pressed for time, requiring agents to quickly embrace the latest technology, communication platforms and more to meet expectations and keep the transaction moving along to a smooth and timely settlement. The competitive landscape has also forged advancements that allow buyers and sellers to do more on their own, moving the need to call on agents much further along the decision tree than in the past.
You can read about how to pass the local real estate exam on your own and anyone can go around opening doors. Here are a few things that you can do now in preparation for a higher level of client service.
Learn your market. The best buyer’s agents sell lifestyles, the unique parks, schools, stores, places of worship, healthcare locations, points of interests and all of the things that appeal to different people who are considering a move into your area. Pick up a welcome kit from the local welcome center, see what free magazines are in those racks in the supermarket lobby and strive to become the local market expert matchmaker with answers to questions that new residents may have about your market.
Learn the local industry. You’d be surprised to know how many local agents (many who are quick to describe how many years they’ve been doing this) couldn’t tell a contemporary elevation from a craftsmen, a Colonial from a traditional or the names of the other most common building styles in your market. Visit a few open houses from time to time since they are among the best ways for new agents to get business. While interacting with the on-site agent when no one is touring the property, ask to be added to the market report that should already be going out monthly to her or his sphere of influence. And try to learn why the agent chose that broker.
Stay on top of technology. You’ll want to know how the latest resources can increase efficiencies within the marketing mix, enhance the transaction experience for your client and build business for yourself. Now might be a good time for a free class at the local library on how to create and optimize a lead converting website for use when your business goes live. You’ll likely get a standard template site through your broker, but even it will need to be customized. Companies charge a king’s ransom to do this work, so the more you can do on your own as a broke agent (it’s an industry term for someone who’s just getting started), the better.
These tips, when implemented in close alignment with the local license law and broker requirements, should help lead you to a successful start in real estate, perhaps even business in general.
All my best for success.
Solomon Greene dba Keller Williams Realty Atlanta Partners
Real Estate Agent, REALTOR, GRI