Modern Agent Podcast - For New and Stuck Real Estate Agents

Where can you get the support you need as a new agent?

July 16, 2019 Rick Gonzalez Season 1 Episode 17
Modern Agent Podcast - For New and Stuck Real Estate Agents
Where can you get the support you need as a new agent?
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Modern Agent Podcast - For New and Stuck Real Estate Agents
Where can you get the support you need as a new agent?
Jul 16, 2019 Season 1 Episode 17
Rick Gonzalez

Congratulations, you got your real estate license...now what?

There are close to 1.4Million Realtors in the united states.  1.4 Million!!!  With new Realtors joining our ranks all the time.  How are you going to make sure that, not only are you NOT part of the 84% of new Realtors that don't make it, but that can stand out from the crown and succeed?

Before you go down the road of worrying about zillow leads etc etc.  Learn and master your craft!  Take inventory of all of the resources available to you that can help you be a great Realtor.  

Learn your contracts inside and out.  Learn to be a great negotiator.  Learn how to utilize the information available to you in the MLS.  Learn the market.  Know the numbers.

Ideally your broker will help with this.  Unfortunately in my market we see many brokers being too busy, or perhaps simply uninterested in helping their agents become better agents.  Better stewards of the industry.  They just want to collect their portion of the commissions and recruit more agents.

Turn to your local association.  Here at the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors in NWFL where I work we are lucky to have a fantastic association who is very education centric.  We have FREE education offered almost daily!  MLS, Contract, Core Law, Ethics, Negotiation, you name it we have it available.  We do have to pay for the designation classes but thats expected.  

I recommend getting involved with the association in some fashion.  I joined a couple of committees last year and got a lot out of it, so this year I continued on with one of my committees and joined another new one.  Right now I am trying to figure out which committees I want to be part of next year.  In these committees you will find other great Realtors who have a desire to give back to the Realtor community.  Some of these agents will Mentor you and be happy to share ideas and strategies....sometimes even more so than agents in your own office.

If your broker is not helping and your local association is not on par with mine you can attend classes in the eXp cloud university.  This is not a recruiting pitch!  Hit me up and I will send you a guest invite to the world and you can sign in and attend our free classes online from the comfort of your laptop...(Nobody has to know LOL)

My point again is, this is your business.  We as Realtors are told all the time that we are Entrepreneurs who run our own business.  So act like it and be professional, not for your broker, or your team...but because YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL so ACT LIKE IT!  Educate yourself, master your craft, deliver excellent service to your clients and build the business you always wanted!

NOW - please go to facebook.com/modernagentpodcast and leave me some feedback.  Tell me what you are struggling with, what questions you have and help me bring you the value and info you need.  

If you got some value out of today's show we would love it if you would subscribe and come back for more great info.  If you like what we are doing and really want to show your support please give us a rating and a review, that would be awesome! 

Thanks - see you next week!

Our host Rick Gonzalez is a Realtor with eXp Realty LLC in the NW Florida Panhandle, and Team Leader of the Freeport Insider Home Team.  Rick is a US Navy Veteran.  Rick also founded The Freeport Insider, a local community on social media helping to support his small but rapidly growing community.  Rick has also served as the Vice President of his local Freeport Merchants Association helping educate, market and support the local business in his m

Show Notes

Congratulations, you got your real estate license...now what?

There are close to 1.4Million Realtors in the united states.  1.4 Million!!!  With new Realtors joining our ranks all the time.  How are you going to make sure that, not only are you NOT part of the 84% of new Realtors that don't make it, but that can stand out from the crown and succeed?

Before you go down the road of worrying about zillow leads etc etc.  Learn and master your craft!  Take inventory of all of the resources available to you that can help you be a great Realtor.  

Learn your contracts inside and out.  Learn to be a great negotiator.  Learn how to utilize the information available to you in the MLS.  Learn the market.  Know the numbers.

Ideally your broker will help with this.  Unfortunately in my market we see many brokers being too busy, or perhaps simply uninterested in helping their agents become better agents.  Better stewards of the industry.  They just want to collect their portion of the commissions and recruit more agents.

Turn to your local association.  Here at the Emerald Coast Association of Realtors in NWFL where I work we are lucky to have a fantastic association who is very education centric.  We have FREE education offered almost daily!  MLS, Contract, Core Law, Ethics, Negotiation, you name it we have it available.  We do have to pay for the designation classes but thats expected.  

I recommend getting involved with the association in some fashion.  I joined a couple of committees last year and got a lot out of it, so this year I continued on with one of my committees and joined another new one.  Right now I am trying to figure out which committees I want to be part of next year.  In these committees you will find other great Realtors who have a desire to give back to the Realtor community.  Some of these agents will Mentor you and be happy to share ideas and strategies....sometimes even more so than agents in your own office.

If your broker is not helping and your local association is not on par with mine you can attend classes in the eXp cloud university.  This is not a recruiting pitch!  Hit me up and I will send you a guest invite to the world and you can sign in and attend our free classes online from the comfort of your laptop...(Nobody has to know LOL)

My point again is, this is your business.  We as Realtors are told all the time that we are Entrepreneurs who run our own business.  So act like it and be professional, not for your broker, or your team...but because YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL so ACT LIKE IT!  Educate yourself, master your craft, deliver excellent service to your clients and build the business you always wanted!

NOW - please go to facebook.com/modernagentpodcast and leave me some feedback.  Tell me what you are struggling with, what questions you have and help me bring you the value and info you need.  

If you got some value out of today's show we would love it if you would subscribe and come back for more great info.  If you like what we are doing and really want to show your support please give us a rating and a review, that would be awesome! 

Thanks - see you next week!

Our host Rick Gonzalez is a Realtor with eXp Realty LLC in the NW Florida Panhandle, and Team Leader of the Freeport Insider Home Team.  Rick is a US Navy Veteran.  Rick also founded The Freeport Insider, a local community on social media helping to support his small but rapidly growing community.  Rick has also served as the Vice President of his local Freeport Merchants Association helping educate, market and support the local business in his m