Thank you Jacob Maisel for joining us on Waypoint Real Talk!
On this podcast, Jacob discusses his journey as a new Realtor, tips for new agents, and his ideas moving forward after the COVID outbreak.
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Tips For New Agents
New agents can become easily discouraged when you are first starting out. Today, with the current conditions of COVID-19, things definitely changed for new Realtor, Jacob Maisel.
Here Are Jacob’s Tips For New Agents
Getting a Proper Education First
Many real estate agents can read study guides and textbooks in order to pass their state’s real estate exam.
At the same time, there are brokerages that offer a higher education path. These classes are often taught in person and give more realistic situations from experienced agents.
An example of one of these classes is Berkshire Hathaway University (BHU).
BHU is limited to agents that become agents under the Berkshire Hathaway umbrella of brokerages.
Keller Williams also has great training for new agents!
In many cases as a new agent you have not built your network of database yet.
While posting on social media is important, you should be doing everything you can to people in your niche.
As an example, you can attend as many in-person events that you are interested in as possible. Becoming genuinely interested in others people’s lives will help you build your network and ultimately, talk about your career as a real estate agent.
Places to Network
- Community Events
- Open Houses
- Other Jobs
- Chamber of Commerce
- Niche Clubs/Events
With today’s climate of COVID-19, and become extremely difficult for new agents to build their network since most larger group gatherings are cancelled.
Look Out For Mentors
There are always people out there within your brokerage and network that are willing to help you along the way.
Surrounding yourself with like-minded and successful agents will dramatically excel your growth as a new real estate agents.
Moreover, don’t be afraid to reach out to others and ask for help when you need it!
Become Noticeable & Stand Out
While mentioned in the podcast, studies show being taller give you more authority, you can actively work on yourself to stand out.
Here are some examples:
- Going to the gym and getting fit.
- Having your own unique style and outfits.
- Become more of an extrovert.
Austin Hintze with Waypoint, always dresses for occasions with fancy suits that immediately attract attention!
Do Not Forget Your Interests
Your interests are often shared with others. Therefore, you can continuously use your interests to connect with others that share those interests!
Summing It Up
Today’s market conditions of COVID-19 has definitely taken a toll on new agents who are looking to expand their network.
Social media alone is not enough to stay connected with your market and build new prospects.
If you are a new agent, you should focus on your education, network, find mentors, find ways to stand out, and use your own interests to meet people that share the same interests.
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