Updated: Feb 20
Congratulations, you've finished your courses and are ready to get licensed as a real estate agent! You'll quickly realize that the real estate industry isn't the "easy money" most people think it is. Some of the obstacles you'll face include the sheer amount of competition in the industry and lack of loyalty from customers.
On a personal level, three significant barriers stop Realtors from being successful. They are as follows, lack of education, the hard work perseverance required to do the job right and the most prominent factor - following up with your clients.
The three things that will get you to the top are: getting a proper and thorough real estate agent education, not giving up on acquiring new clients and continually nourishing the ones you have.
An important decision how should one a brokerage? Meet with many different brokerages and get to know their Brokers of Record, Managing Brokers, Training managers and anyone who will overlook your development as a Realtor. This allows you to interview them while they interviewed you. Learn what some brokerages offer what others don't.
Jay Frenkel, our Broker of Record at BuyRealty.ca, wants to give you the best successful start possible. By offering educational courses through a hands-on approach directly overlooking the process while teaching you everything from lead generation to building your sphere of influence to sales and marketing, technology and everything in between. Jay will help you make valuable networking connections and teach you through weekly meetings, monthly events, and ongoing training. Choose the right brokerage, and you are well on your way to success. Join our family at BuyRealty.ca/join and get ahead start on your fellow Realtor. Then bring them on board too!
Make it your passion.
The next step is learning who you are as an agent, what you liked doing and what business you want to build for yourself. One of the best things about this industry is that you can tailor your career to your dream lifestyle. If that’s networking with people through sports and events, or a more direct marketing style, you can build your business that way, too. Whether you like pounding the keyboard or the pavement, you can find success in this business.
That's why the next stage of your career is education, learning and focusing on your passions. If what you do to earn a living is something you love, you won't work a day in your life.
Jay says, "I played off the fact that I love to talk about Real Estate, Construction and Technology. I also learned that I love inspiring successful agents to achieve their full potential. If you play off your passions, it won't ever feel like work."
Find salespeople who inspire you.
Next, and honestly, one of the most important things, is finding people who inspire you in the industry. Find who’s building a successful business with that strategy and learn everything you can about them. The people that encourage you don’t just have to be in the real estate industry to teach you valuable lessons and things that can work for your business.
Train yourself every day.
After you've completed the initial training at BuyRealty.ca and found your passions and inspirations, now it's time to train yourself in the areas you've decided to focus on - every single day. You need to get your 6,000 hours under your belt. That's when you truly become the master of what you're learning, and don't forget to influence others.
This can be practicing and role-playing, researching and reading. Most importantly it needs to be doing. Get out there every day and teach yourself what you can. It helps to set miniature goals like handing out 10 business cards daily. Just make sure you don’t fall victim to analytical paralysis. Get out there and actually do something! Your actions will set you apart from the heard. Don’t give up, practice every day, and you’ll be successful. If others can do it, so can you! We’re here to help and look forward to building a successful strategy catered to you.
Find accountability partners.
The single most significant thing that helps Realtors stay motivated and focused is the people who surround them. It’s easier to procrastinate and give up when it’s just yourself you have to face.
Your calendar, friends, and family hold you accountable for the dreams and ambitions you are working towards. Tell everyone you can what you’re planning and work hard for it. These accountability partners will give you a jolt when you need it and shall inspire you to work hard every day.
Make them proud and make yourself proud. Join us at BuyRealty.ca