So you think a career in real estate might be right for you. You like helping people, you want to be your own boss and you live a life of integrity. But before you sign up to study for and take your state’s real estate license exam, you’d be best off taking these six steps first.
Six steps to take before becoming a real estate sales professional
Get real with yourself.
Take some time to answer the tough questions and be completely honest with yourself. Are you a self-starter? Do you ha... read more
Reaching the end of a home buying or selling journey with a client is cause for celebration—and a great time to set yourself up for future referrals with a memorable closing gift to mark the occasion. The key word there is memorable.
Think beyond obvious and easy when choosing real estate client closing gifts
While house plants, gift baskets and alcohol are almost always well received (and easy to arrange), a little more creativity could lead you to a gift with staying power, a gift that will always... read more
For Realtors, generating leads these days is as much about your expertise in the field as it is your expertise behind a laptop. You might know your social media presence can help generate leads, but it’s not as simple as collecting “likes.” Take, for instance, Facebook: everyone seems to be on it, and everyone is sharing snapshots into their lives, especially the big stuff like buying or selling a home. That’s where you come in with a big thumbs up.
Getting leads via Facebook for rea... read more
When you embark on a new career, it often involves learning a whole new vocabulary. A career in real estate is no exception. From abstract to zoning, you’ll be encountering terms like escheat, defeasance clause and severalty along with several familiar words that in real estate take on new meaning.
To give you a head start, and serve as a continuing reference guide, here are 114 terms real estate industry terms you’re likely to encounter as you begin your career as a Realtor.Click here to download Indus... read more
When you’re a real estate agent, making a great first impression on potential clients is essential to building your business. And rightfully so. After all, whether you’re meeting with potential buyers or sellers, they’re on the precipice of one of the largest transactions they’ll make in their lives, so the stakes are high, and they want the right people on their team. Choose the wrong real estate agent, and a deal could go sour, fast.
As Realtors, we all know how important that first impre... read more