When starting out as an agent, you will face many challenges and obstacles. The most important? Getting hired! Brokers interview many new agents, but only hire a few. When it comes to interviewing and starting your career, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.
As a real estate agent, you will be running your own business and building it from scratch. The most successful agents do not require micromanaging and can manage their own work. Managers and colleagues can provide guidance and support, but ultimately it is up to you, the agent to be responsible for your own success.
2) Communication Skills
Agents must have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. As an agent, you will have to explain complex concepts to your clients in a way that is easy to understand.
3) ”Likeability” Factor
Agents spend most of their time with people. Clients want to be around someone they enjoy spending time with- they look for someone who they want to do business with. Clients will trust you if they like you. The likability factor is vital to an agent’s success and will lead to more referrals.
4) Professional Appearance
Dress for the job you want! Agents should look and dress the part. Professionalism helps build credibility which allows you to establish your business.
5) Organizational Skills
Agents wear many hats every days. From meeting with clients, marketing your business, and processing paperwork, agents need excellent organizational and time management skills. Real estate is commission-based and agents are responsible for their own income. This increased responsibility requires extra organization to keep track of your daily tasks. Successful agents stay ahead of their schedule.