“Advertise and market yourself before selling property.”
Nothing could stop Anthony Nudo from going into real estate sales--not even a lecture from his father, a real estate pro, on the challenges of selling real estate.
“He told me not to do it. He said, ‘It’s very hard,’ “ Nudo says. “But I’d been accompanying him on listings since I was 4 years old, and I knew I wanted to do this.”
When his dad saw his son’s determination, he relented and agreed to help him learn the ins and outs of selling.
“I did a lot of calling and a lot of phone duty, and other salespeople kept giving me customers because they didn’t want to work with buyers,” Nudo says.
Nudo had $4 million in sales in 2000 and is in the top 10 percent of sales associates in his county.
“I do a lot of cold calling. The rejection is hard, but it goes with the business,” he says. “If you can handle that, you can handle anything.”