Linda Burgin (Keller William)

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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041David Barr & Susan Emo all offer you great tips. I'll add that I found taking relevant classes on the contracts, disclosures and marketing helped me avoid having to sift through the minutia and read every paper that lands in my in-box, via, flyer, mail, e-mail, etc.

Tak e this time to build your database (everyone you'd send a party invite to, a Christmas Card or that you do business with already) and get to work on letting them know you are in business through gentle remindarers: calls & e-mails, personal notes and video e-mails are all great starts.

If you have no business right now I'd divide my day into time blocks:

1. database time 2. tarining/reading 3. marketing time (get friendly with your title reps, they can help for FREE 4. reviewing your goals & business plan 5. activities that either teach you the biz or create biz: showing property, open houses, mentoring with your broker or a trusted agent, etc.

This will teach you how to manage your energy & time as our industry gets crazy when we are busy. We're here to help, lean on the experts in The Rain.

Mar 04, 2016 10:21 PM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Welcome to the wacky world of Real Estate Linda Burgin   As a new agent, your focus needs to be on making money, not spending it.   The only business better than ours, is the 1000's that market to us!  You do not need any shiny new objects until you begin to earn money.  Concentrate on where your first deals will be made and save your money; you'll need it!!

Mar 04, 2016 10:08 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

As Vince Lombardi so famously said: "This is a football".  Start with the basics and build on that.  Build a good foundation with a data base and some very specific marketing strategies that you do consistently.  

Fundamentals
Consistency

You build on it over time.  You don't start with 100 open tabs.  

Mar 05, 2016 12:01 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Never heard of them Linda Burgin 

Mar 04, 2016 11:14 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Refer to your business plan.

What was the first activity listed to generate money?

Start with that part of Realty Juggler. Which usually means setting up the categories and checklist then entering the names and address on your list.

Mar 04, 2016 09:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Linda Burgin it's a great CRM - and perhaps less expensive than many I have heard of. Never worked on it, though.

Mar 06, 2016 02:47 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

There is WAY too much to start, and you do need a database.  I currently have Top Producer, but have checked into Realty Juggler, and much less expensive with much the same functions.    

Mar 06, 2016 04:35 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Though I have heard good things about this program, I would suggest that you hold off on any investments in time or money until you have the time and money to use them WELL.

Every vendor had their hand out to collect your money and sell you the next best shiny whistle, resist the urge to buy it until when you have the time and money to use it well.

Mar 05, 2016 06:17 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Start slowly and learn the program step by step

Mar 05, 2016 05:15 PM
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Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

They offer a free period to learn how to use their system.  Heard it's difficult to get started but easy to learn and a great CRM for about $99 yr.  

It's best NOT to spend a lot of money at first. With Realty Juggler you can start your list for emails. Lots of features to help as you grow your business. Like others have replied use the free platforms and get business first.  

Mar 05, 2016 02:15 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Now that you have your license...it will seem like every company has your phone number. Don't fall for these gimmicks. Ask your broker what she/he recommends. Farming a few neighborhoods is probably the best way to get started. 

Mar 05, 2016 09:57 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Nope.  Know the feeling though!  Ignore sales pitches and "5 leads a day guaranteed" garbage.  Focus on education and getting experience shadowing good agents.

Mar 05, 2016 07:54 AM
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Amelia Robinette
NoVa House and Home - Frankly Realty - Falls Church, VA
Education, Innovation, Service

you need to understand all the aspects of a transaction before committing to any system. Realty Juggler has an ugly interface, but it's cheap and effective if you embrace the training offered.

Mar 05, 2016 06:47 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Linda,
You have some great answers here. My advice:

# 1 Get a great mentor.

# 2 Get competent as fast as you can.

# 3 Get a great support team, lender, stager, inspector, etc.

# 4 Get face to face with prospects. Be everywhere you can in person. Shake all the hands you can. Get 500 people to know you are in the business.

 

# 5 Be very prudent about spending time and money online.

Mar 05, 2016 06:14 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

I have seen the name but don't know anything about them.

Mar 05, 2016 05:32 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've heard some positive things about this CRM program.

Mar 05, 2016 04:16 AM
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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

Its a CRM, its a tool. Itin itself won't make you money. Leads solve all problems, theres nothing you can't fix with more leads.

look for the most cost effective ways to make your phone ring

Mar 05, 2016 01:45 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Take one step at a time. There is much to learn.

Mar 05, 2016 01:09 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Susan has a good point, do not spend much but focus on making money.

Mar 05, 2016 12:52 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

you'll need to pick and choose the platforms that work best for what you're marketing.... I have my select few that I use everyday, and that's more than enough for me to handle....

Mar 05, 2016 12:27 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I haven't heard of Realty Juggler.  

Congratulations on obtaining your license.  

Now the fun begins...observe...learn the important things....experience...find a mentor...the right mentor.

Good luck.

Mar 05, 2016 12:06 AM
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LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

propsecting is number one which = closings which = $ at which point you can gradually introduce new things that cost $ into your business.

Mar 04, 2016 11:46 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Watch the training videos. They are also linked on the icons you go to. Very simple really.

Mar 04, 2016 11:45 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I use WiseAgent for my CRM but have two friends who are using Realty Jugler and like it a great deal

You're right, there is a lot to take in, and make decisions about. 1 thing att a time

Mar 04, 2016 11:44 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

LEAD WITH REVENUE - lead generate on your own by calling expired, FSBOs -sphere of influence, a neighborhood that you want to target,

there are lots of people and companies who will take your money - Don't give it to them willingly

Mar 04, 2016 11:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its like eating...Begin with what is on your plate, then seconds & dessert

Mar 04, 2016 11:08 PM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Avoid chasing every new piece of new technology.  Begin by writing down the basics you need, and how much money you have available to operate, then take your time doing research. I don't know anything about realty juggler.

Mar 04, 2016 11:00 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Sorry I have never  heard of them.

Mar 04, 2016 10:58 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Have not tried it.  But to let you know you will be offered all kinds of opportunities for someone to get into your purse.  Not always a good thing.  Haven't found it profitable.  Work your website to get leads and network when possible.  Sure it will get you some leads.  Training within your office should lead you in the right direction.

Mar 04, 2016 10:27 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes - we tried it and passed on it

Mar 04, 2016 09:58 PM