Set Schedule Shares Advice for New Real Estate Pros
Congratulations on starting your new career in real estate! You’ve joined an exciting field, and with hard work and a good attitude, you can enjoy great success. Real estate tech company Set Schedule has put together some advice to help new pros like you navigate the industry.
Know Your Niche
What sort of properties do you want to sell? To what kind of buyers? Your experience will be very different if you’re selling commercial properties to a real estate investor than if you’re helping small families find their starter homes. Rather than chasing every potential lead, Set Schedule recommends that you find your specialty and concentrate on being the best at what you do.
If you’re not sure yet about what you want your niche to be, look around for what the market is like in your area. There will be very different opportunities depending on whether you are in a quiet suburb, a bustling metropolitan, or a popular vacation destination.
Stay on Top of Technology
Tech is an important tool for today’s real estate agents. While you don’t always have to be at the bleeding edge of new developments (unless you want to be!), it’s still important to keep up with the trends and not be left behind.
For example, real estate is a very visual industry, with most buyers viewing online listings before they decide to tour a home. Your listings will attract more attention if you’re filling them with crisp photos and video, rather than relying on blurry images from your ancient camera phone.
Likewise, keep an eye on what tools exist to make the business side easier for you. Set Schedule provides a variety of tools, such as an AI-powered lead generation service, a concierge that connects would-be buyers with agents like you, and a management dashboard for efficient administration.
Real estate is a very relationship-heavy industry. You need to not only have a good relationship with your clients, but also with other agents (whom you’ll be working with as you negotiate for your respective buyers and sellers), home inspectors and other service providers, and more.
Many real estate agents find it beneficial to develop connections with local businesses in their markets, in order to put together welcome baskets for buyers, provide suggestions about local restaurants and amenities, and more.
Remember that every relationship also has the potential to create new leads for you. Everyone knows someone who needs to buy or sell a house, and when they know you as “That great agent who always comes in to buy chocolates for their clients”, they’re likely to hand out your card to their friends and family.
Take Care of Yourself
At the end of the day, you are your own most important asset. Set Schedule would like to remind new agents that while they will need to work hard to establish themselves, they should also take time to rest, spend time with loved ones, and engage in hobbies.
You want to bring your best self to every client meeting and real estate transaction, and the best way to do that is to make sure you are taking care of your mental and physical health.