For anyone keeping up on my progress, I’d like to give you a peek at my busy week. I have been working as a real estate agent for a few months now. All of the initial prep is starting to pay off. Seriously, if you are getting into this field, take a good chunk of time to really get your name out there. I have advertised myself to family and friends, the community I live in as well as a few communities surrounding my city. I have passed out incredible numbers of flyers and have left stacks of flyers at the local community centers in the area.
I have spent an incredible amount of time spreading my name around through as many social websites as I can find. My name and information is on Trulia, Zillow, Twitter, Facebook, 2 Blogs, The Oakland Press, Digg, Tumblr, Reddit, Pintrest, Quora and so forth. if you google me, I have pages of links.
I am starting to get emails from people who have found me online or through advertisement I have handed out. It does work, but it does take some time. I would say that having been in the business for such a very short time, it has been great to see results as quickly as I have.
This week, I connected with 5 new potential clients. I went on several appointments to view homes and it looks like I am about to close on a lease. I also went on a listing appointment and have a couple that are having me sell their house..
The hours were long this week. Most days I was on my computer by 6:30am and wasn’t done with work until around 8:00pm each night. Saturday and Sunday I had a chunk of time working a floor shift, going on appointments and listing a home.
Busy has been a good thing, and I wouldn’t change it for anything. It’s remarkable how quick you really do pick up on the information you need. It’s hard to believe how much has changed in such a short time, but it is a very satisfying feeling. Working in real estate is a lot of fun, rewarding and something I am happy to be doing. if you are in the beginning stages of a real estate career, just keep plugging along. Things change quickly and sooner than you know it, you are well on your way.