"The Spring Market" is known by experienced real estate agents as the prime selling time of the year when families are looking for new homes before the summer school break.
Last week, we brought you "Questions New Agents Should Ask Before Choosing Their New Brokerage - Part 1." In that, we spoke with Sandy Rosengarden, our Director of New Agent Growth for DC and Maryland. We asked her what she thought new agents should consider and what questions they should be asking when interviewing new brokerages. This week, we present part two of our conversation.
Availability of Training
“Once you have a good understanding of the tools and resources that are available to you," Sandy says, "you may want to turn your attention to what the brokerage does to help keep you on track, train you, develop your skills, grow your business, and make it easier to use all the tools and resources that the brokerage provides."
With all the opportunities available to new real estate agents, there are many stumbling blocks a new agent can run into if they’re not careful. Some of those include not creating a business plan from the very beginning, being overly reliant on making a lot of money from the start, and not being choosy when it comes to picking your first brokerage. Below are a few tips to help you sidestep those pitfalls as you make your way to real estate success:
At CENTURY 21 Redwood Realty, we enjoy a blend of real estate agents from all stages of their real estate careers. Providing the tools, training, and technology for each agent is something on which we put a lot of importance. We especially recognize the necessity of individualized instruction and guidance for new real estate agents. We are incredibly lucky to have not one but two extremely qualified people –Sandy Rosengarden and Trish Szego - on our staff as Directors of New Agent Growth who provide that service for every new real estate agent in all 13 of our real estate offices.
If you’re new to the real estate business, here is some advice Sandy and Trish have shared to make sure your career gets off to an amazing start.