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Your Superpower is Your Why

By |2022-06-08T16:11:09-04:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Home Inspection, Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools|

Let’s take a look at two agents. They both started at the same time, and they both received the same training. However, one is doing great while the other is looking for another career. The reason he is looking for a new career is because he has lost his motivation. A deal he put a lot of time in, just fell apart. He is so frustrated and ready to throw in the towel. Your superpower in the real estate business is your why. Starting a new career in Real Estate is exciting. But when the excitement and vision starts to fade, [...]

The Biggest Challenges for Real Estate Agents in NYC

By |2022-06-06T16:11:11-04:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: Advance Your Career, Real Estate|

Because of the high cost of living and high real estate prices in New York City, agents make a significantly higher average annual salary than in many other parts of the state. This makes the idea of becoming an NYC real estate agent that much more attractive. However, NYC real estate agents are paid so much because of specific challenges they face, too. So if you're planning to make this the next step in your career, before you sign up for an NYC real estate licensing course, it's important to know everything that comes with the job. So to help you [...]

Converting Time into Money

By |2022-05-11T20:32:52-04:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Advance Your Career, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|

Money is not the end result; it is a measurement of the progress you are making. Money measures how well you use your time. As you are starting your real estate business, you will need to learn how to convert time into money. Although money can be used to measure your achievements, money itself is not the ultimate goal here. Quality of life is more important than the quantity of money. Yes, money can help improve the quality of your life but only if you manage your time correctly. If you work 12 hours a day, miss your kid’s soccer games [...]

Help Clients Looking to Buy Out of State

By |2022-05-11T19:35:07-04:00May 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|

Buying property from afar has become popular in recent years. Many were unable to travel due to COVID-19, and others hopped on the same train out of convenience. Organizing an out-of-state purchase can be challenging for both the client and the real estate agent. You need to find the perfect home in a bustling market, so both parties need a lot of patience. You will need to juggle multiple offers, short timelines, and also help someone far away purchase a home. Although you will have your work cut out for you, the experience can be rewarding and closing all the more [...]

Finding The Right Broker

By |2022-04-27T19:20:30-04:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: Choosing a Sponsoring Broker, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson, Uncategorized|

Every real estate agent must work under a sponsoring broker to maintain a Real Estate Salesperson License in NY. Finding the right broker for you is very important. You want to choose a broker that you are comfortable with and can mentor you. Do not base choosing a broker solely on the commission split. Obviously, that is an important factor but 100% of nothing sold is $0.00.  As a new agent, you are going to need training, mentoring, support, and a company that is willing to stand beside you and your goals. You have a lot of choices. Do your homework. [...]

How to Find Your First Real Estate Client

By |2022-03-31T23:36:37-04:00April 15th, 2022|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|

So, you decided to become a real estate agent. You found the right office location and settled in, but you don’t know how to find your first real estate client. We won’t say that the hard part is over, and finding clients will be a piece of cake. On the contrary, we will tell you that your actual hard work begins just now. Now is the time to put all of your perseverance and dedication into being a successful agent. Without them, your chances of making it into this business are minimal. Therefore, prepare to spend many days researching, planning, organizing, [...]

Continuing Education Requirements

By |2022-04-01T00:50:36-04:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Approved Continuing Education, Continuing Education, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker|

In the last two years, so many changes have occurred in the New York real estate continuing education requirements. Most recently, on December 21st, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a series of new Fair Housing bills into law. Including additional required continuing education topics for the real estate salesperson and broker licensee. What are the Current Continuing Education Requirements? As of July 1, 2021, all licensees must successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. It must include at least 2.5 hours of ethical business practices or NAR Code of Ethics.  At least 1 hour of recent legal matters and at least [...]

Challenges Real Estate Agents Face Today

By |2022-03-03T13:51:20-05:00March 15th, 2022|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|

Aside from the costs of starting a career in real estate, prospective agents benefit from facing up to the biggest challenges real estate agents face today. Next to technological advances and online trends, even climate change is exerting some influence on the industry. Some of these problems typically affect real estate agents and brokerages equally. Some are unique to the solo work you will have to do. So, let’s take a closer look at the challenges and possible solutions. Low inventory The equation is straightforward: Without the goods, you don’t have income. And the real estate market today suffers from a pronounced [...]

Is a Career in Real Estate Right for You?

By |2022-03-01T19:40:14-05:00February 15th, 2022|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Salesperson|

Eager to find a new occupation or a part-time job? A career in real estate might just be the solution to all of your problems. Many people in the US are interested in finding a job that can be financially rewarding, has flexible working hours, and lets you hone your social skills. Yet, keep in mind that becoming a real estate agent has its own set of challenges you should think about when considering the following burning question - is a career in real estate right for you? Read on to find out. Is becoming a real estate agent easy? Nowadays, there are [...]

Common Mistakes Real Estate Agents Make

By |2022-03-01T19:46:11-05:00January 17th, 2022|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|

Being a real estate agent can be a rewarding job. It isn’t easy to start, and it certainly isn’t easy to become the best. However, knowing the most common mistakes real estate agents make might help you get off to a solid start in your real estate career. Knowing these mistakes from the beginning and learning how to avoid them will take you higher in your career and much faster. So keep reading to find out how you can start on the right foot. Expecting immediate success Success doesn’t come that fast and that easily. Real estate is a growing profession [...]

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