The real estate market has been decreasing, but sales have increased. Many students go to real estate college to learn about the real estate industry and get certified. But they don’t know how to get started as a real estate agent.
1. Decide what your focus will be. Would you like to be a real estate agent specializing in commercial property or residential property? Be mindful of the difference the commission is on your real estate decision.
2. Set a financial plan in order for your real estate expenses like food, gas, office supplies, and so on. Remember that all transactions that are business related can be written off as a tax deduction if it pertains to your real estate career like clothes, postage and cell phone bills.
3. Touch basis with friends and family. Notify them about your accomplishment of becoming a licensed real estate agent. This will help get newly found profession out by word of mouth and help assist you getting clientele.
4. Drive through your local neighborhoods to see whose homes are up for sell by owners. This is a great way to get experience and gain your first few clients. Write down their numbers and addresses. Type and send an introduction letter and enclose your business card with your contact information like your email and contact number.
5. Place ads in local real estate publications. Place advertisements on real estate listing websites. Attend open houses that are being hosted by owners that are selling their property.