Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041, Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ  (ReMax Realtec Group)

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Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

In order to make money, you have to spend money....

Nov 07, 2017 07:26 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Oh, grasshopper. Let's say you woke up one morning and decided that as good of a cook you are, you really should open a restaurant. Would you be able to open that restaurant without any seed money or working capital? Of course not. You would need money for advertising, inventory, a million other things.

This is a business too. An expensive business. You need to be well-capitalized. Your success depends on it. The first thing you need to do is find an income stream or three. Work in a 'real job' until you have completed this step. Then come to me or somebody else to explain to you how to get started in real estate.

Nov 07, 2017 07:40 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I can't remember if I've ever been asked that with "free" in the question.

But, anyway, knocking on doors is free

Nov 07, 2017 08:47 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Find a trust fund.

Nov 07, 2017 07:20 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I'd tell them to keep searching and when they find it, let me know!

Nov 07, 2017 07:07 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Stand on a street corner with a sign: "Will show homes for food" because with no money, that's what you'll be doing inside of six months.

Nov 07, 2017 10:07 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
An offer you can't refuse!

Every newbie asks some versions of these two questions...   I only see one question.

Nov 07, 2017 08:30 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 Junior executive assistant to a property manager.

Nov 07, 2017 08:12 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

There is a cost even to network, the time, business cards, gas etc. and it may or may not pay off in the short run. Nothing is totally free. 

Nov 07, 2017 07:39 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Actually I tell them that blood, sweat and tears worked for me.  I didn't have two nickles to rub together when I got out of real estate school and took my test.  Now I own my own firm and have a great nest egg.  I simply talked to people... ALL the people I saw about real estate.  It worked out fine.

Nov 07, 2017 08:24 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Without money you start where none is needed, rentals! Your sphere needs rooves over their heads. Begin finding them apartments whenever possible. Keep that database intact for when they can buy. you're going to have to hustle but it gives a taste of what it takes to earn a living in this business. The buckets of cash doesn't come rollin' in for about two years. You'll know within 6 months if this is right for you.

Nov 07, 2017 07:59 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Build your referral network with face to face contacts.

Nov 07, 2017 07:31 AM
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Any  business worth getting into, requires an investment.  Those investments costs money. If it was that easy to do things that are free and it works, everyone would be doing it. A career in real estate is no different. Set up a plan, review it more than once, and if it makes cents, go for it. But remember, in this business or any other business you start, you need time for it to grow and make money. Save up a years worth of living expenses, then follow your dreams

Nov 07, 2017 07:26 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nothing is free. Presh the flesh and pass out businesss cards. Volunteer to hold open houses. Think about joining a team and learning the business.

Nov 07, 2017 07:20 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

This what I said to my daughter when she asked about real estate career after graduating from college:  'Get a real job' with a regular paycheck and benefits so you can buy a car, clothes, pay rent and eat.

She is now mid-40's with regular paycheck, benefits, house, car, kids,dog and two cats.

Nov 07, 2017 11:18 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

The market does not respond to need, it only responds to deserve. Who is this fool that brings me his need, but offers no seed?

Jim Rohn-isms.

Nov 07, 2017 08:42 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Sorry chickadee, nothing is free in life!

Nov 07, 2017 01:23 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Begging works for some ... but not all. 

How do you expect to run a business without any money?

Nov 07, 2017 11:31 AM
Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

get a mentor and join a team.

Nov 07, 2017 11:23 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

They don't want to hear this , but knock on doors and pick up the telephone !

Nov 07, 2017 11:11 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I like Barbara s answer.

Nov 07, 2017 07:22 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Find the narrow road for the wide one is well traveled

Nov 07, 2017 07:07 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM nailed this one!

Nov 08, 2017 02:21 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Door knocking, helping other agents with open houses, reaching out to helps and family for help. 

Nov 07, 2017 09:44 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I have not heard that question but if asked I would say prospects are everywhere and that you have to get out and meet them and ask for the business.

Nov 07, 2017 09:27 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Making calls is free, but becoming an agent is very expensive

Nov 07, 2017 08:56 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Wrong profession, but if you must
T then call everyone you have ever known

Nov 07, 2017 02:50 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Hold other agents' listings as Open House Events

Nov 07, 2017 02:47 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Seveal brand new agents ask their brokers, how much they get paid to sit in the office?  One became a listing agent only with leads provided. Another became an officer manager.

Nov 07, 2017 12:53 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Blogging on ActiveRain - prefer a RainMaker account.

Aug 26, 2018 09:49 PM
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Open houses, Calls and contacts to SOI, Networking and community service group participation.

Jan 12, 2018 11:00 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Knock on doors big time.


Nov 11, 2017 12:26 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Sometimes it takes money to make money. Knocking on doors for prospecting is free, but time is money too.

Nov 08, 2017 01:03 PM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

There ain't no free lunch.  Having said that, there are things they can do but don't take $$$.  It takes time and effort and patience. 

Nov 08, 2017 11:51 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 You better look for another career. Undercapitalization is the number one reason for failure in this business.

Nov 08, 2017 07:10 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Join a team or become an associate.

Nov 08, 2017 05:51 AM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It won't cost you anything to sweep my floors...

Seriously, if you want something from someone, you need to offer something. I've listened to very successful real estate investors that started out with no money or experience but they had a lot of desire and strong work ethic. They found a successful investor and offered to sweep up the job site, retrieve materials, hammer nails, or do whatever they could to gain some experience and knowledge.

Far too many think they can make money just by existing. After all, they've been told they were special since birth and mommy always said they could be anything they want!

Nov 08, 2017 05:03 AM