“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”
― Haruki Murakam
Top FIVE Lessons From My First Year In Real Estate
1. Pay attention to the people in your classes
Sure there’s an option to take the courses online and that seems easy enough but my guess is; if you’re considering a career in Real estate you should probably get out of the house and meet your future co-workers. There’s going to be a few people in each and every course that will directly impact the future of your career at some point. So use the opportunity to get acquainted.
2. Dress The Part
Real estate is a professional career, at least that’s what the first course is titled. So treat it that way. Start each day as if you're expecting to meet a future client. Wet hair, short shorts, old shoes and body piercings should be be considered a big no no.
3. Be Genuine
Sounds easy right? Being nice is easy being genuine is more. It’s a virtue that can take you far with your colleagues and clients. Show appreciation and offer to help others not because you want “a cut’ but because you really want too. Take pride in their success just as it was your own. Contrary to popular belief your co workers are not your competition in most cases they are your biggest allies.
4. Eskimos Don’t Buy Ice
You’ve heard a good realtor can sell ice to an Eskimo, I object: a great realtor works tirelessly to help find what's best for thier client. Great realtors never put tranasctions ahead of relationships. This resulting in happy clients, referrals and overall job satisfaction. Don't try and sell something you wouldn't buy yourself.
5. Keep Perspective
There’s going to be high highs and low lows so be prepared. Remember your WHY and surround yourself with positive people to help get you through the challenges. Oh and don't spend all your gold during the high highs...you'll need it for therapy during the low lows.