"When I began my real estate career I interviewed several companies. I asked a lot of questions and got a lot of answers. After some time in the business, I concluded that most of the answers I received were wrong."
In retrospect, like every other aspiring, rookie real estate agent, I thought I was asking the right questions and thought I could properly interpret the answers. But there were two inherent traps.
First, as a rookie I wasn't experienced enough to know which critical questions to ask. And second, since no rookies are “insiders,” I couldn’t recognize when I was being fed prepared answers that only sounded good.
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As the old saying goes, "You don't know what you don't know." In the end, my choice of company, office location, the manager, and everything else that seemed valid or important at the time, were all wrong. And I later realized that, sadly, this was all too common and the statistical result is that most rookie agents are "in and out" of the business within 6 months, most without ever making a single sale. Worse yet, 80% of all rookie agents are gone within 18 months.
My own career got off to a slow start. Very slow. I defied the odds by making it past the first six months, and through the next twelve. But it wasn’t until l left the major “brand name” company that trained me with their traditional methods, that I made my first sale. In fact, I had no success until I created my own process – a system – to list and sell properties.
Over time, I continually tweaked and refined my business model. My operation became so successful that my production ranked in the top ½ of 1% in the region, and I became the most successful “one-man-shop” residential Realtor® in St. Louis. During one 7-year stretch, I sold over 100 houses per year. So on average, I was closing on a property every two or three days.
Eventually, other agents took notice. Time and again they’d ask me, “How does one guy sell so many houses?” I heard it so often that I finally adopted that phrase as my slogan.
SO WHAT SHOULD THIS MEAN TO YOU?
Well, if you’re sincerely interested in a career in real estate, full-time or part-time, you’ll want to know how I turned a nearly failed career at a “brand name” company into a highly successful endeavor. While nobody can guarantee your ultimate success as a real estate agent, I do guarantee that you can benefit from my experience and my proven system.
Call me today at 314-432-SOLD x 99 or email me to arrange an interview. It could be the most important call you’ll ever make.
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