7 Different Ways to Start On a Successful Career in Real Estate


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When starting out as a real estate agent, you are sure to be looking forward to a successful and lucrative career. But you cannot run before you can walk, so it will take time and effort for you to make your new career the success story you dream of. 

To get started on your way to a successful career in real estate, make sure you take note of the seven following methods. 

1. Work with a Mentor to Gain Experience

It is important that you get to know the ropes and understand how things are done and how deals are closed in the world of real estate before you can progress further in your career, so it is a good idea to spend time with a mentor to gain invaluable experience and learn the crucial stuff more quickly. 

Remember, you not only need to learn how to get leads and close deals. You also need to learn a variety of other things, including details about deeds, liens, title insurance, surveys, encumbrances, and much more. 

2. Learn How to Effectively Communicate

You probably already have good communication skills because you are sure to know how necessary good communication is in the world of real estate. 

But you will need to spend time learning how to develop your communication skills so that you can do things like work more effectively with clients and close more deals. 

Good communication is not just about the words you use. It is also about listening to clients’ needs, keeping your clients informed throughout the buying or selling process, and being able to give your clients sound advice. 

3. Study Your Market

Your market is another thing you need to learn before you can fly high in real estate. So, spend your first months as a real estate agent researching and familiarizing yourself with your local market. 

Attend as many open houses and auctions as possible, look at how competitors market their properties, understand current local buying habits, get to know the area you cover, and more. 

The more knowledge you acquire, the more you can ensure your real estate career will be successful. 

4. Always Follow Up with Potential and Past Clients 

For potential future business and referrals, you should always keep in touch with your past clients. You will also want to be able to easily contact your leads. 

You need to be highly organized to stay in touch with your clients. Thankfully, there is a natural real estate follow up system called Archie that automates contacting potential and past clients for you. 

The new kind of follow up system is designed to automatically build a future pipeline of your transactions. With Archie, text messages, emails, and even personalized handwritten postcards can automatically be sent out to all of your clients from up to the past eight years at appropriate times. So, it is basically like having your very own personal assistant.  

5. Build Up Your Contacts

It is not only the contact details of leads and past clients that you should keep. You should also have an organized system in place to store the details of everyone you work with, such as mortgage brokers, investors, loan officers, inspectors, appraisers, title companies, and so on. 

By building up your list of contacts, you will be able to move higher up the real estate career ladder.  

6. Use a CRM System to Organize and Nurture Your Leads

You will also need a way to organize and nurture your leads in a time-efficient manner. Therefore, you should invest in a client relationship management system.   

Your CRM software will organize and prioritize your contacts and also provide you with things like task reminders and lead tracking.  

7. Love Your Job

Lastly, to ensure your career in real estate is successful, love your job! The most successful real estate agents love their work and it is their passion for the job that helps them to fly high and gain higher commissions. 

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