Having a real estate career is a big investment in time and money even for those that are just starting out part time. One of the biggest commodities in the beginning will be time. You will need to work around the schedules of our clients. Being a part of a real estate team or even partnered with another agent can help immensely. Looking to get in with a good agent? Start by offering to do open houses or help them out when they have time off. This will benefit the both of you, not to mention grow the professional relationship between the two of you.
This type of relationship will increase your chances of getting business from your friends and relatives. Even though they know that you lack experience, they will also know that you have the additional resources of your partner or team to overcome that. We mentioned in our previous article—A Career in Real Estate— that your friends and family are not going to be the key to your success in real estate. Though they can be a jumping off point, you will need find your own customer base.
Being a part of a team of in an agent partnership has many advantages. For starters they can help you build your customer base. Your team or partner will probably have access to a lead generation program that you can take advantage of. There are also sites like Zillow and Trulia that offer ways of paying for leads. With team support and so many options the only way to fail is by giving up. People are fickle and dealing with so many different personalities can end with disappointment. At these times, learn to lean on your team or partner and don’t give up. Odds are, getting through one sour deal can give you the confidence to grow and succeed.