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Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Start by not being anonymous. There is no way that you will ever become a successful Realtor if you are too shy to give your name.

Jan 09, 2016 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
468,860
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

If you "need" income right away, brand new to the biz and brand new to an area, I recommend finding a team to work on or at least a seasoned agent that wants some weekend and evening help with their buyers. If you have 6+ months of reserves and don't really "have" to have income right away then you will have many more options. Find a brokerage that has plenty of in house education along with mentoring. Most Keller Williams offices have both.

Jan 09, 2016 11:54 PM
Rainmaker
4,348,901
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Life in real estate can be tough, so you better be as well.  

Jan 10, 2016 01:53 AM
Rainer
91,855
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Having at least $50k to put towards your business would be a good start. If you can't swing that, then invest in a comfortable pair of shoes and start pounding the pavement. 

Jan 09, 2016 11:52 PM
Rainmaker
2,069,897
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

You got it.

Jun 15, 2019 06:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,230
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great answers here. I hope you got it. 

Jun 15, 2019 06:07 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Start with good lead gen, and take Ignite.

Mar 27, 2019 07:35 PM
Rainer
57,139
Jack Gerbehy
Egg Harbor Township, NJ

If your relocating to a different state, keep in mind that exams and knowledge needed differ from state to state... 

Jan 11, 2016 03:46 AM
Rainmaker
860,772
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

First affiliate yourself with a situation, where you are comfortable and feel supported in terms of education and mentoring; that should guide you along.

All the best!

Jan 11, 2016 03:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Hopefully you are studying for the exam in the state you are moving to!

Jan 10, 2016 11:21 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Wish we knew who you are!

You can go to Leader Board and find out a good member from ActiveRain who can help you with your wants and needs.

Jan 10, 2016 03:32 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Find a broker who will teach you how to prospect.

Jan 10, 2016 02:22 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

with 6 months living expenses in savings. 

Jan 10, 2016 01:34 PM
Rainer
80,653
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

If you don't have money to invest and survive on, I would get a job while I got my marketing in order, learned the area and had a prospective client or more.  You can go for a number of months with no income and have MLS and other fees to pay.  When you have your license often a broker will let you work part time until you feel you will have a steady income in real estate.

Jan 10, 2016 10:46 AM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

pick a good broker who will mentor you and perhaps a team to join. 

Jan 10, 2016 10:14 AM
Rainmaker
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John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

This is very good question.

Jan 10, 2016 07:30 AM
Rainmaker
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

From what I've heard, most new agents don't earn an income the first year.  Your best bet, as others have mentioned, is to join a team so you can get a little bit of money while you try to ramp up your business.

Jan 10, 2016 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
900,379
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

Teams do work very well, in my experience.

Jan 10, 2016 05:52 AM
Rainmaker
2,078,173
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

ON A TEAM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jan 10, 2016 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,763
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

By finding a brokerage that will allow you to learn and prosper.

Jan 10, 2016 03:59 AM
Rainmaker
140,668
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

If you need money right away, see if you can find a job as an admin in a real estate office.  When you get your license, you can go part time and work with a team so you can get business quicker than as a solo.

Jan 10, 2016 02:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

You need to pass the real estate exam first.

Jan 10, 2016 01:39 AM
Rainmaker
7,218,411
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Start with those activities that will provide immediate income.

Jan 10, 2016 01:29 AM
Rainer
223,781
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

You may find a top producing team has the leads and mentorship you are looking for.  

Jan 10, 2016 01:28 AM