Ethics form the cornerstone of any business that depends on consumer trust. They provide behavioral standards and guidelines that guide the decision-making process on a daily basis. And just as importantly, clients know when you adhere to a code of ethics, they can trust that you will be conducting business in a manner that is fair and honorable. In short, they know they can depend on you.
That said, we live in a world with vast gray areas, even in the realm of real estate. That’s why the National As... read more
Whether reality television is to blame, or social media, or other sources of information, misinformation about real estate agents is abundant out there. And whether you’re thinking about becoming a Realtor or you’ve been a hard-working real estate agent for years, chances are you want the truth out there for all to see. Are all Realtors living a life of luxury? Are they all about the almighty dollar? And what are the lingering myths about real estate agents, especially when compared with the facts? ... read more
Whether you are just taking the leap toward becoming a Realtor, or you want to up your game, there are several proven strategies for realizing success in real estate. And because the playing field is always changing, new tactics are always emerging.
Here’s a look at 11 ways to make it as a successful Realtor.
1. Seek knowledge
Whether you seek out a mentor, connect with a broker with excellent training or seek out a real estate coach, you can gain industry insights and inspiration by increasi... read more
When you’re ready to start your career in real estate, you want that career to take off fast. Although experts caution that new Realtors should expect business to build slowly, and that they should have enough in savings to cover several months’ worth of living expenses, there are some proven strategies that can help get you get on the fast track to success.
Realtor magazine, “90 Days to Real Estate Success: A Week-by-Week Guide,” suggests a flexible approach to a suggested 12-week pl... read more
As a real estate agent, you want to provide the best in customer service to your clients. After all, the relationships you build today can help build your business tomorrow. That said, the motivations behind buying and selling real estate can be complicated, and everyone comes to the table with different expectations and a widely-varied knowledge base. So what do clients value most in their Realtor? It’s turns out, while there are some overlapping qualities that both want, chances are your buyer clients and y... read more