Becoming a great real estate agent is an ongoing process and you will be a perpetual "work in progress" (WIP). Your WIP begins from the moment you decide to become an estate agent, complete your basic real estate education, obtain your real estate agent's license, and become affiliated with a real estate broker/agency. For more information about real estate continuing education and real estate CE classes ,you can visit its official website.
Personality speaking: If you haven't already decided what type of personality you have, now is better than later in your quest to become a great real estate agent. The person who needs a predictable daily routine will probably feel uncomfortable with the variability and unpredictability of real estate work.
Great estate agents enjoy working with people – on the phone, via email, face-to-face, in groups, and one-on-one. Becoming an estate agent is not a therapy for overcoming shyness and introversion. You have to want to work with people to help them solve their property-selling or buying problems.
Time management and attention to detail are talents in some agents; others learn to master these skills. A successful agent's hours are filled with administrative and income-driving activities that require effective time management. Many people claim they are detail-oriented but you must be detail-oriented.
Your clients and your business success depend on your being detail-oriented. If this is a weak point in you skill set, consider hiring an assistant who is skilled at managing the details. This does not relieve you of improving your detail skills but good support can help you manage more effectively.
First, get a good real estate education and your license. Next, find a good mentor – an experienced broker or other salesman with integrity as well as real estate accomplishments. Find ways to be of assistance to your mentor, helping with tasks or open houses, preparing advertising, etc.Continue reading »