Ways to jumpstart your growth
Hitting a wall in your progress as a real estate agent? If you’re new to the industry, you might be exploring ways to discover your potential. Or even if you’re a seasoned professional, you might have plateaued in your development. Here are some valuable tips that can help motivate and inspire your work as a real estate agent.
Find a mentor
Budding real estate agents have so much they can learn from more experienced peers. A mentor can help to guide your work, identifying areas of improvement and how you can set yourself apart from the competition. Season agents might benefit from reaching out to retired professionals that may enjoy the experience of fostering talent. Click here for some guidance on how to find a mentor in your community.
Hire a real estate coach
Mentors are typically well-meaning individuals that are volunteering their time. Many benefit from great mentorship experiences, but f you’re serious and ambitious about your career growth, you might want to consider hiring a real estate coach. These are professionals, usually former or current agents, who are well-versed in the industry and use a more structured approach and methodology to hone in on your skills. Coaching can happen in a small group, or one-on-one for a premium price. To ensure you’re hiring a reliable service, try seeking recommendations from fellow agents or having an informal meet-and-greet with the coach to get a sense of their style and personality.
Take a professional development course
If you’re not quite ready for the financial commitment of hiring a personal coach, development courses can be another great investment in your career path. Real-estate specific workshops and online seminars may not be as tailored as the help of a coach, but you can still gain plenty of excellent tips such as more effective scripts or cold calling techniques. You can also look into classes to help develop a related skill such as staging, photography or accounting.
Join a networking community
Being in the presence of like-minded career folks can be a great source of support. You can hold each other accountable for sticking to your goals while offering inspiration and tips. This doesn’t even need to be an industry-specific circle. Check to see if there are alumni groups in your community or neighbourhood coffee meet ups for self-employed workers. Getting perspective from other lines of work can be valuable and offers additional networking opportunities too.