Types Of People That Make Great Agents
When you think of sales people, you typically think of outgoing people who are very driven and focused. These are great skills that will help any sales person succeed but in addition to these qualities you also need to have a sincere passion for helping people as well as creative problem solving skills and emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence will help you keep clients and vendors calm when stress is running high.
This unique blend of skills is not only found in outstanding sales people in all industries but we also often find these same skills in people who have previously gravitated to nursing and teaching professions. You might be surprised to know that teachers and nurses come in high on the list of people who switched professions and became highly successful real estate agents.
Are You Ready To Be Self Employed?
Working in real estate, even though you are working under a brokerage, is very much like being an entrepreneur or self-employed. You literally are an independent contractor which means you are 100% in charge of, and responsible for, your own success. This takes self-discipline, drive and great planning skills.
The best agents write detailed business plans and stick to them. They keep track of statistics that help them do more of what works and spend less time on activities that are not dollar productive.
Having a very supportive broker will help you get started on the right path.
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