Being a new real estate agent can be tough. Especially in such a competitive career field where so many real estate agents are vying for the same clients. Knowing some of the top mistakes that new real estate agents make will give you the heads up you need to avoid them. If you can get over these initial hurdles, you will be well on your way to success in your real estate career.
Top Mistakes of New Real Estate Agents
There’s a popular saying “Failure to plan is planning to fail.” This cliché holds true in your career as a real estate agent. You should think of your job as a real estate agent as owning your own personal business. As a business owner you need to have a business plan as well as a marketing plan. These plans hold the goals and action steps you will take to meet them. Once you have a plan in place, it will be easier to take the steps necessary to reach your goals.
Ever heard the saying “Don’t recreate the wheel?” Essentially this means, if there is already some tool out there that will help you as a real estate agent, use that existing tool rather than trying to create it yourself. Many new real estate agents have the attitude that they would rather learn on their own or develop some new technique, when there is already a wealth of information waiting at your fingertips. There are numerous resources at your disposal: your colleagues, your brokerage, and any professional organizations to which you belong. In unfamiliar situations, lean on these resources first.