Your Real Estate pre-licensing course will be jammed packed full of vocabulary terms and concepts that you will need to memorize, which is fantastic, and doing so will help you succeed in passing your exams. But what you WON’T learn in these courses is equally essential.
Let’s face it, as human beings, we all have a great sense of pride, and most of us believe we can do anything and everything on our own, that we don’t need any help. Pride makes us feel this, but self-awareness helps us understand that this is entirely untrue. The problem is, too many of... Continue Reading →
Why Pick One Word? A few years ago, I was introduced to a book that would change my thinking and focus for the coming new year. The book: One Word by Jon Gordon and co-authors Dan Britton and Jimmy Page. The concept of the book is to pick one word to create purpose and model... Continue Reading →
Engage Your Clients, Family and Friends! As the weather changes and the real estate market slows down (historically this has been the case), this is a great time to work on your business. What do I mean by “work on your business?” Not only is this a good time to work on administrative tasks (clean... Continue Reading →
September is REALTOR Safety Month All occupations offer some risks. As a newer real estate agent, you may not be aware of the continuous concern for personal safety in this career. There will be many times you will be working alone showing a property or previewing a home, holding an open house and meeting a... Continue Reading →
As a New Real Estate AgentYour licensed, you’ve joined the perfect brokerage firm, you’ve started completing some of the up and running tasks I mentioned in a previous post, so now what should you do? It’s time to generate some business! So, where do you start? Here are 10 great ways to begin generating your... Continue Reading →
The Time Has Come! Now that you have used the tips offered in my previous post Study Tips for Passing the Real Estate Exam on Your First Try, and have spent countless hours studying, taking numerous quizzes and reading chapter after chapter to prepare for your real estate license exam, it’s time to put what... Continue Reading →
Always be prepared. Sounds like the Boy Scouts motto, but in the real estate world, as a real estate agent, this is a quality that truly shows your professionalism and character. So, let’s talk about 15 items you should keep in our car at all times, you know, “just in case” and so you are... Continue Reading →
Deciding whether you should join a team or go solo in the real estate business is another big decision you need to make upon starting your new career. This decision will undoubtedly have a significant impact on your success. Before you make the decision, have YOUR goals for your business mapped out. Would joining a... Continue Reading →
What you should be doing while you wait for your license to be processed or are waiting for your new agent training to begin! Now that you have passed your state licensing test and found a brokerage firm to affiliate with… what do you do while you wait for your license to be processed by... Continue Reading →
*Please note, this post is written in regard to the State of Virginia rules and regulations. Please check your state rules and regulations regarding referral status. This post was recently updated for better understanding. Now that you have passed the real estate licensing exam, you have a big decision to make. Do you join a... Continue Reading →
Congratulations on passing the real estate salespersons licensing exam! You have just spent weeks or even months studying, learning and probably memorizing important terms and concepts that will help you succeed in your soon to be real estate career. So now what? What’s next? The next step will be to affiliate with a brokerage firm... Continue Reading →
How to Become a Real Estate Agent So now that you have decided to pursue a career in real estate, you may be wondering how to get licensed? For the purposes of this blog, and since it’s the only licensing experience I have, I will focus on the steps for completing the Virginia salesperson licensing... Continue Reading →
Before you decide to change careers or start a new career in real estate, there are some aspects you need to know and take into consideration before making the leap.