YOUR FIRST MONTH AS A REAL ESTATE AGENT
When you are first starting out as a real estate agent, there are a lot of hoops to jump through. It can be a lot for a new agent to take in.
Lucky for you, we're here to lay everything out that you will need to know or prepare for when starting out your journey as a new real estate agent.
THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO AND SO LITTLE TIME
As a new real estate agent, you will quickly learn that there is an immense amount of work to be done and very little time to do it. It can be overwhelming at first, but don't worry- you'll get the hang of it soon enough.
The key is to focus on one task at a time and not try to take on too much at once. One of the best ways to do this is to make a daily to-do list and stick to it. That way, you can gradually work your way through everything that needs to be done without getting too overwhelmed.
INACTION WILL BE THE DEATH OF YOUR MOMENTUM
One of the most important things to remember as a new real estate agent is that inaction will be the death of your momentum. It can be tempting, especially when you're first starting out, to just sit back and wait for the phone to ring.
But that's not going to get you very far. You need to be proactive if you want to succeed in this business. Get out there and start meeting people. Go to open houses, introduce yourself to your neighbors, and hand out business cards like they're going out of style. The more people you meet, the more likely you are to get some business.
SOCIAL MEDIA IS KEY
In today's day and age, social media is more important than ever. And that goes double for real estate agents. If you're not active on social media, you're missing out on a huge opportunity to connect with potential clients.
Make sure you have a presence on all of the major platforms, and that you're regularly posting interesting and engaging content. If you need some help getting started, there are plenty of resources out there to help you with your social media strategy.
FINDING LEADS IS NOT AS EASY AS YOU THOUGHT
One of the most challenging things about being a real estate agent is finding leads. Just because you're licensed to sell real estate doesn't mean that people are going to start beating down your door looking to buy or sell a property.
This is something that shows on HGTV make us believe. They show us realtors with their phone ringing off the hook with people looking to buy or sell properties. You will have to work hard to find leads, and even harder to turn those leads into clients.
But don't get discouraged- it's definitely possible to do if you're willing to put in the effort.
YOU WILL LEARN YOUR WEAKNESSES...AND THAT'S OKAY!
No one is perfect, and that's something you will quickly learn as a real estate agent. You will make mistakes, and that's okay. What's important is that you learn from those mistakes and use them to improve your business.
In fact, many of the most successful agents are the ones who have made the most mistakes. They've just used those mistakes to make them better.
These are just a few of the hurdles you'll face as a new real estate agent. But don't let them discourage you- if you're willing to put in the work, you can overcome anything.
Just remember to take things one step at a time, and always keep moving forward.