With the abundance of resources and ease of access to education, it’s never been easier to become a REALTOR®! The idea of designing your own schedule and working as much or as little as you want is appealing. However, real estate is not easy; in fact, 80% of new agents fail in their first two years. If you’re considering a career in real estate, we recommend continuing reading to find out what it takes to become a REALTOR®.
While there are plenty of accelerated programs to get you started, it can take anywhere from six to eighteen months to get fully licensed in Ontario. During this time, real estate likely won’t be providing you with any income, so you’ll need to either be able to take this time off or find an income source in the meantime. If you can do this, you’re one step closer to becoming a REALTOR®.
2.) Proficiency in sales.
Real estate, more than anything, is a sales business; you need to learn how to sell! That means you will need to learn how to build trust and leverage relationships to be successful. A good salesperson is one who can help to identify a problem that their client has, help them quantify said problem, and find what their clear objective is. The end goal will always be helping close the gap between the problem the client has right now and their clear objective.
3.) Plug into a proven system that works!
If you want to get a head start on a successful real estate career, the best thing you can do is plug into a system that works. A sound system lies within a company that teaches you from day one how to be successful, all while providing you with effective mentorship so that you can learn by example. If you decide to work with us, we know how to build people up quickly and effectively. Within the first year or two, you should already be making great money.
4.) You need to be self-motivated.
One of the more appealing aspects of real estate is essentially being your own boss. You get to work as much or as little as you want. However, one of the potential drawbacks of Real Estate is that you get to work as much or as little as you want. Your income is based on how hard you work and how much time you invest. To make a decent living, you need to be able to stay disciplined and motivate yourself.
5.) Have goals written down.
If there’s one sure–fire way to build a thriving business, it is writing your goals down. This allows you to create a vision for yourself with clear targets you need to reach. As such, it is no surprise to see that those who write down goals are vastly more successful than those who don’t!
Real estate is not an easy career to pursue; however, if you are prepared for the potential challenges, it can be extremely rewarding to help people find their dream home!
If you are interested in joining our team and taking advantage of our outstanding mentorship program, contact one of our friendly team members today. pc275.com
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