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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Network with as many people as you can, including everyone you know so they know you are in the business. Blogging will help get your name out there on the Internet as will social media.

Mar 27, 2017 08:12 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 See my blog post , "9 Ways to Get Your Real Estate Career Up and Running".  Be sure to read the comments that were left by industry professionals.

Mar 27, 2017 08:31 PM
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Network and tell everyone you know that your in the business. Read the blog by  Fred Griffin .  You will get ideas.  The most important action is actually following through with your plans. It's easy to get sidetracked.  Good luck!

Mar 27, 2017 10:24 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

The odds are you will be primarily a Buyers Agent starting out . start warm calling your SOI announcing this ! Look for Open House opportunities that make sense for you to meet buyers in your Geo & Price Pts..

Mar 28, 2017 04:47 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

You have received many excellent answers and there are many more that can be found.   Find the method that is the best fit for you.  

Be genuine.  Be knowledgeable.   Ask questions.  Listen.   

Mar 28, 2017 04:28 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

You've received a lot of good answers and I hve nothing to add to the list.

Mar 28, 2017 04:26 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

The biggest boost to our business was joining a BNI group. Other groups such as the Chamber of Commerce and other local groups help as well.

Mar 28, 2017 03:24 AM
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

Do everything you can that is free, get out with your name tag and meet people, strike up conversations, Keep in mind its should not always be about you. All they care about is "What's in it for me". Find a niche, could you your neighborhood, and blog about it. Be the GO TO person for local info. Build your data base and fill it every day, then start an email champagne (MailChimp is free). Ive only scratched the surface here. Good luck

Mar 28, 2017 03:15 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

People are looking for someone who will focus on their needs and exceed them.

As for getting your name out there, you have to use a lot of different ways to get your name in front of the specific customers you are interested in serving. There's no one answer. It could be door knocking, web marketing, direct mail, volunteering at community events, phone calling, etc. You have to find what works for you.

Mar 28, 2017 03:03 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I think, people are looking for an authentic professional who genially wants to help them. 

Mar 27, 2017 11:58 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Jeff Dowler & Fred Griffin have given you excellent advice!  Good luck!

Mar 27, 2017 09:11 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

IMO it depends how you are going to run your business - niche market? General? Commercial? Residential?

Find what you want to do then ask that question again - its focus that wins the prize!

Mar 28, 2017 05:18 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The two ways to get your name out there is through meeting people in person and reaching out to them online. After referrals, my Active Rain blog attracts a great deal of new buyers and sellers. 

Mar 28, 2017 05:17 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Work your SOI, start farming, work open houses, let everyone you meet know you are in real estate, ask for the business, ask for the referral.

Mar 28, 2017 05:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Get out and network face to face. 

Mar 28, 2017 05:13 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

They are looking for an experienced Realtor who can help them.  When you're new you will need to get help with the experience from others.

Mar 28, 2017 05:04 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Ethan Marsh - if you can invest in coaching, I'd recommend hiring a coach who can find out your strengths and help you in your business.

I like Buffini & Company for my relational style of business.

Mar 27, 2017 11:02 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Never stop learning...

Mar 27, 2017 10:32 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Network and read Fred Griffin 's post.  A

Mar 28, 2017 12:47 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Talk to everyone you know

Mar 28, 2017 09:34 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Focus on being the local expert, and become great at what you do as well.

Serious blogging is a great start.

Mar 28, 2017 09:25 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Jeff Dowler nailed this one!

Mar 28, 2017 08:50 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

People are looking for honest people who are ready willing and able to serve them ... THEM not the agent.  

That said, some people are looking for an agent willing to cover up things and not disclose known defects ... that would not be me and I do not want to work with those people. 

Mar 28, 2017 08:32 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

most are looking for a real face....

Mar 28, 2017 08:04 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Keep up what you are doing phase one. Phase two, kick it up a notch

Mar 28, 2017 07:37 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

Lots of good advice here.  I can tell you NOT to buy leads!  Get out there and network.  My #1 piece of advice is:  Learn your market inventory and statistics.  When you talk to people about real estate you need to sound knowledgeable.  Nothing will build your confidence like knowing the market.  And, of course, blog regularly about your market area.  You will not only be disseminating information... you will be learning as you blog.

Mar 28, 2017 07:07 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Ethan Marsh Face-to-face networking, working your SOI and beating the bushes.

Mar 28, 2017 06:38 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Get out there and press the flesh! Let people know you are in the business!

Mar 28, 2017 06:29 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

Listings are the #1 way.

Use social media, make videos and start a channel and get to some networking groups and mixers...hand out those cards. Host open houses for other agents...after you've been trained on how to properly host them.

Mar 28, 2017 06:05 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

best way is to tell everyone you are in real estate and you are there to help them

Mar 28, 2017 05:43 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I really like the advice your received from Michael Jacobs Be genuine.  Be knowledgeable.   Ask questions.  Listen. Great advice!

Mar 28, 2017 05:25 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Here is what you SHOULD NOT DO.

Go and meet people to chat about what you do when you are clueless.

Burn bridges to family, friends, associates and co-workers when you are without a clue.

Join brokers who crrency is sweet words.

Go to professional organizations without something to add/offer.

Promote your business with Success Theater, Vanity Metrics and Surragate Endpoints, the currency of real estate service marketing.

Plead for business by racing to the bottom.

So, what ARE you supposed to do, NOW?

1. Getting Started As A Brand New Agent (equipping)

2. Then, the hard part...Most current agents can not do this.

 The Only Two Things Needed  (empowering)

And finally

3. God Made a Realtor. (enduring. This is what you are getting into)

What are people looking for? Don't ask a bunch of real estate agents, ask people. But learn the art of the well crafted question. The real answer is on the other side if the Z. Investing in your own research, talking to those who will let you buy them a cup of coffee will be incredibly revealing.

Mar 28, 2017 05:15 AM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Its uphill all the way... get involved in groups, activities make sure everyone you know knows you are Open For Business.

Mar 08, 2018 08:47 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Network to start out with,  Make a list of everyone you know and mail them your cards.


Mar 30, 2017 11:54 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

As others have said network as much as you can with friends and their friends.

Mar 30, 2017 08:47 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Networking, build out your online profiles, get active in that space.

Mar 28, 2017 04:15 PM