Tuesday, November 20

New Agent Advice from 12 Top Real Estate Agents

12 top real estate agents share their words of advice to new agents. These 12 top agents averaged 373 homes sold per year with an average sales volume of $54 million. Each agent answers the question, "If you were to advise a brand new agent just getting into the business, what would you tell them to do first?" This advice could prove more valuable than improper real estate training or real estate coaching.

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  • Kevin Crotty

    Ha Ha… Greg has photos of cars and the dog he wants. I recommend, listen to amway motivational tapes… Dream about the dog you want while staring at a picture of it… Partner with someone else who already has that particular dog… Spiritual-Ask God for lots of money and only mislead people if it is consistent with your goals.

  • Paul

    My advice to new agents,,stay far away from big name agencies = wopping 50% commissions,,= RObbery.
    also, stay honest,,do not,,repeat do not jump in the big fat lying band wagon,,most agents right now are big fat liars,,<<<

    • S LOVE

      I’m sorry you had such a bad experience with Kw. I’m truly disappointed because company teaches us to give great service. Kw have many great agents & please don’t allow the experience you had with those agent keep you from working with other agents. Kw is a company & every individual is different. Once again I apologise for your experience. Have a great day.

    • Tesslynn Amburgey

      My worst experiences in two states was with a KW agent selling a house. Marvelous presentation, once I signed she was NO Where to be found. She was a referral from a friend and had sold similar houses in my area. I had more interaction with the buyer’s realtor than my own. I refused to write a review or rate her because obviously it was just her wanted a listing. She told me she had several interested parties, she brought NO one to a showing. I had more interaction with the realtor’s bringing buyer’s. Buying in another state was referred to KW agent-he was a high volume agent, selling really run down fixer upper properties. Not MY thing, when I found properties I wanted to see, in my price range, he would pawn me off on his assistant that didn’t know anything, just met me at a property, told me to quickly look around and that was it. I had bought and sold many properties and this was my worst experience ever. Never again with KW agents!

  • Tucson Roof Gurus

    #Tammy Laplante As agents who are headed into our third year we closed 26 transactions last year and are shooting for 42 this year in a smaller market in Southern Maryland. We get 2/3 of our business from Facebook totaling 9 million in volume in the past 12 months alone. For anyone who is well connected within their community we think its a great place to connect. We run a referral business and find it to be much more rewarding than buying leads or any cold market business which we do as well.

    My advice is even though we didnt do it, I would tell you to join a team or find a brokerage who can give you leads with a referral fee attached so you can get experience. From there work harder, smarter, longer, faster and just better in every way than the best agent you can think of. Excellence must be the driving force and you have to take control of the business, if you cant do that join a team until you can. @Mona Greens Apartments

  • william lambert

    Krista Mashore and Jana Caudill – your passion and honesty is encouraging… and many thanks to all of you for this inspiration….

    • Laurie Popp

      +Hablachuga If you join a larger company, yes you do pay fees to the brand out of each deal, however, you get many benefits in return, such as agent development, technology tools, resources, etc.  So, either you pay for it yourself at a smaller company or you pay for it through your royalty fees with a brand.  

    • Hablachuga

      Bigger realty companies usually offer more training but tend to have higher dues. Smaller companies tend to have less training opportunities but lower dues. New agents typically get their start with larger companies because of the training opportunities. Best of luck!

  • Prosper Christmas Light Installation

    Great advice!!!  If you live in the Prosper Texas area and are looking for the best Realtors than give +Prosper Realty a call at 972-674-9627. #ProsperRealtors  

  • Nancy L

    I’m a new real estate broker with Keller Williams Realty. I have a coach. I will ask my coach and others at Keller Williams this question. I was wondering whether brokers have opinions about car magnets, car wraps, or bumper advertising (website)?¬†

    • Vicky Flick Hallstrom

      We always advise “Lead with Revenue”. Start with Prospecting vs Marketing (ask your coach) to get your foundation. At the same time you can start brainstorming your USP and develop your branding, so that you will be ready to start marketing that will compliment your your USP and your niche.¬†

  • The Mayer Group of Re/Max One

    As agents who are headed into our third year we closed 26 transactions last year and are shooting for 42 this year in a smaller market in Southern Maryland. We get 2/3 of our business from Facebook totaling 9 million in volume in the past 12 months alone. For anyone who is well connected within their community we think its a great place to connect. We run a referral business and find it to be much more rewarding than buying leads or any cold market business which we do as well.

    My advice is even though we didnt do it, I would tell you to join a team or find a brokerage who can give you leads with a referral fee attached so you can get experience. From there work harder, smarter, longer, faster and just better in every way than the best agent you can think of. Excellence must be the driving force and you have to take control of the business, if you cant do that join a team until you can.

    • The Mayer Group of Re/Max One

      Actually John we have an awesome page https://www.facebook.com/livingsouthernmd that get 0 business and we have other more closely related real estate pages but they are all duds. We get it all from our personal page from building relationships. 

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