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 [...]

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 [...]

Agent’s Guide to Surviving the Winter

By |2022-03-01T20:10:57-05:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Broker, Continuing Education, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: |

Winter is considered a slow season for many businesses. The real estate world is no different, as there seems to be significantly less work during the cold months. With holidays just around the corner, the clients' focus seems to shift from buying and selling to spending more time with their loved ones. While that kind of mindset isn't particularly working out in your favor as a real estate agent - at least not in a financial sense - you too could benefit from the decreased workload. To learn how, continue reading this real estate agent's guide to surviving the winter. Real [...]

Agent’s Guide to Making a Great First Impression

By |2022-03-01T20:13:59-05:00December 6th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|Tags: |

First impressions are lasting impressions. If you're a real estate agent, you know what we're talking about. Since your success directly depends on your connection with prospective clients, you know the importance of first impressions. So, no matter if you've been in the business for years or you're a newbie, every client is like a fresh start. That's why you need to stand out from the competition and wow your clients from the first moment they see you. Unfortunately, you have only one chance to do this properly. Therefore, to prepare for your next meeting, read the following agent's guide to [...]

Sell Your House For More Money

By |2022-03-01T20:16:27-05:00November 20th, 2021|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Scams|

Making changes to your home can be a lot of fun. It’s enjoyable transforming an old room into one that’s modern and exciting. Besides being entertaining, home improvements can really help when it’s time to move. Not only can they entice buyers into making an offer, they can earn you more money. It's the improvements that help sell your house for more money. However, not every remodeling project helps you financially. Read on for some tips on picking the right project, including how to avoid some common home improvement scams. Remodeling For Resale If you are hoping to raise your home’s [...]

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