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5 Tips to be a Successful Real Estate Agent

real estate agentWhat are the 5 Tips to be a Successful Real Estate Agent?

1. Treat it like a Job. Go to work at 9 am (or whatever your designated "working hours" are) and start your day. Offer to help with what is needed. Dress and act professionally. Act "AS IF".  If you can, shadow a fellow agent and learn from watching and asking questions.

2. Follow a training Plan. Whatever your sales training is, do it the way it is laid out for you. Don't get creative or skip corners. If your company does not provide a t…

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How to Ask for Referrals!

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Real Estate Designation and Certification Courses!

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The National Association of Realtors encourages members to increase their professionalism, proficiency, marketability and income through pursuing of an officially endorsed NAR designation or certification.  Besides the many professional benefits and quality education these courses offer, many of these courses have already been approved for continuing education credits.

Here are some of the Designation Courses:  Accredited Buyer's Representative  Designation (ABR)

Accredited Land Consultant (ALC)

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Differences between Real Estate Agents, Brokers, and Brokers Associates

There are many types of real estate terms, such as real estate agent, associate, consultant, or  REALTOR, broker and broker associate.

What do they all mean? 

A real estate broker generally has more education than an agent, but not always.   A real estate broker must be 18 years of age and must reside in Massachusetts at least  one year prior to the issuance of the license.  The applicant needs to submit proof of having been actively affiliated with a Massachusetts real estate broker as a salesper…

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What Makes a Good Real Estate Agent?

What makes a good real estate agent?  Do you have what it takes?

Here are some skills you may want to develop and work on.

Problem solver.  You need to know how to properly showcase a house to make it marketable and ready to sell.

You have to be self-motivated.  You have to have the drive to help your clients buy or sell their home.

You have to be honest and practice high ethical standards.

You have to have the hustle and tenacity to market your client's house to sell.  You have to not necessarily wo…

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Home Staging!

Home Staging is fast becoming a great way to sell a home!  Staged homes strategically sell much faster than non-staged homes.  It's a good idea to encourage your client to hire a professional home stager to get the best results but some clients may want to save money and do it themselves.  Here are some ideas!

Declutter,  Need I say more.  This makes a huge difference.  Less is better when it comes to your decor. Get rid of a couple pieces of furniture.  The house will look much bigger.

Pull furni…

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