Top Tips For New REALTORS®

If you are new to the real estate business, there is a wealth of information online to help you find clients, overcome obstacles, and fine-tune your negotiation techniques. Here are some helpful tips to jump start your real estate career.

Getting started

  • If you're new real estate agent and looking for exposure, there are a few ways to get your name out there. Joining an online brokerage like or makes it easy to get new leads and new business opportunities, as well as grow your referrals. The drawback to online brokerages is that these companies get massive rebates from your commission.
  • Other new agents make connections with other agents, or join a team of agents at the beginning of their career. While partnering with another agent means sharing your commission, it also means learning valuable information from someone who has been a successful real estate agent for many years.
  • For specific information about working with buyers and sellers, perfecting your listings, presenting offers, and what you can expect on a month-to-month basis as a new real estate agent, REALTOR® Magazine's Rookie Tool Kit is an invaluable resource for people new to the real estate business.
  • As a new agent, you will need to invest in real estate software and content management tools to help you be as organized as efficient as possible. These tools will keep help you organize your correspondence, and most importantly, give you access to your database of contacts . You will also need to set aside a budget for wardrobe, so you can present yourself to your clients in the best possible light.
  • Most of all, the key to becoming a successful new real estate agent is to stay in touch and be as persistent as possible with your prospective clients.

Finding Clients

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Developing Your Negotiation Skills

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Cross-Cultural Negotiation Tips

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Branding and Marketing

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