A career as a real estate agent can be incredibly rewarding…and for good reason. Agents can enjoy flexible hours and great earning potential in an exciting, fast-paced industry. But before you take the leap into the real estate business, here are four questions you should ask yourself to determine if the job is right for you.
#1 Do I have what it takes to be my own boss?
As a real estate agent, you’re likely to work on straight commission. Such a job requires a unique set of skills i... read more
Five Top Apps for Realtors
Technology is ever-evolving to meet the changing needs of consumers, and the same is true for apps and tools that support the real estate industry. Emerging tech tools promise to make both selling and buying real estate quicker and easier for all parties involved, including real estate agents.
As you strive to build your business, these top five technological tools, accessible on your smartphone, can help you on your way.
An efficient way to store information and find i... read more
When it comes to real estate marketing tools, time and again, email rises to the top. Why? Research shows most clients prefer to be reached by email, and companies that practice email marketing generate 50 percent more sales-ready leads for two-thirds the cost. Not to mention, these days consumers can access and respond to email from their smart phones, and they expect you to be similarly responsive. So, it’s essential that today’s real estate agents embrace the potential of email and leverage it to the... read more
Maybe you were swamped a month ago, and now you’re crushing candy on your phone, waiting for it to ring. Or perhaps you’re new to the business and business is slow to grow. Whether you are just beginning your career in real estate, or you’ve seen a slowdown in business lately, there are several practical steps you can take to ignite your real estate career.
Following these five tips can kick your real estate career in to high gear.
#1 Use a personal touch.
Real estate is all about relationsh... read more
Real estate job interviews are a two-way exchange
You’ve decided on a career in real estate, you’ve completed the coursework and passed your licensing exam. The next step is getting to work, and that means job interviews.
A proper job interview goes in two directions: the interviewer trying to determine if you are the right person for the job and you determining if this company is the right fit for you. Like any relationship, personal or professional, it should be mutually beneficially and allow f... read more