Do you need careers advice? What about mentoring? Stuart Neal our broker and team leader is always pleased to offer advice, mentoring and coaching, especially for newer REALTORS®, or those professionals that want to grow. Stuart has written about many aspects of a career in real estate and you can learn more here by reading through some of his works. You can also learn more by visiting the Ambergate Realty Advisors YouTube channel.

Ambergate Realty Advisors is based on a team like collaborative culture. We like to partner with team minded REALTORS® and staff members who cherish the opportunity to work better together. As a result our clients receive a better experience and our professionals enjoy a high quality professional and personal life.

To view Stuart's mentoring and coaching You Tube channel, please click on this link: Real Estate Career Coach

To read the bios of ALL team members, please click on this link: Learn More About Our Team Members

Intuitively, getting into real estate in the middle of the Coronavirus pandemic might not seem like a great idea. Ideally you will have your license already. If not, then you have a few months study ahead of you, but that’s OK. The market will still be ready for you.

Here are 3 good reasons why this might just be your moment:

1. The REALTOR® Community Will Be Thinning Out

The market for REALTORS® is crowded. As a new practitioner, one of your many challenges will be to find clients who are not already working with a REALTOR®. The current crisis, combined with the fact that our industry subscriptions are up at the end of March, will encourage many ‘old timers’ and ‘part-timers’ to leave the industry. This will present opportunities to service…

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A career in real estate can be a tremendously rewarding career if you truly understand what you are getting into and how the industry actually works.

Some of the typical benefits are:

  1.     You will always have work
  2.     The residential market is so large, it could be described as perpetual and downturn proof.
  3.     Life happens to real estate. People leave home, marry, have children, divorce, move to a new city, die and retire.
  4.     Repeat business opportunities. Most people move every 8 to 10 years.

What Do Many People Think the Job is About?

Many people we talk to want to get into real estate for 4 keys reasons:

  1.     They like looking at homes and think it could be so much fun to go shopping every day
  2.     They have an…

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A career in real estate can seem very glamorous. To many people, it also presents as a way to make scads of money for little effort. 

The reality? Most new REALTORS® need to exert many thousands of man hours and invest heavily in professional development and marketing to get their careers off the ground. 

So, you might be asking. What are my odds of success? How sure can I be of success? 

Here’s a scary statistic. According to an ad hoc study by the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, 72% of new members have left the industry within 2 years. 

Still interested? 

Here are my thoughts on how you can be successful: 

  1. Make sure you have enough cash to last for 3 to 12 months without receiving a…

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Our industry struggles with being regarded as a profession despite the fact that it requires a lot of education and many years of doing the work to really become a master practitioner. 

Unfortunately, some REALTORS® work against this goal due to their choice of dress code. Its not unknown here in Edmonton to see REALTORS® during the summer months working in board shorts and flip flops. In my view this is totally unprofessional. Would you sell your home or trust someone to help you buy if they dressed like this? 

Studies show that how you choose to present yourself and in particular how you choose to dress will make a difference. 

Yale did a study back in 2014. The challenge was for a group of students to ‘sell a factory.…

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If you are thinking about a career in real estate, or if you are an existing REALTOR® finding the current market a challenge your choice of brokerage will crucial to your success.

We are growing a small and effective team of REALTORS® at this brokerage and we are selectively adding new members. The goal is to recruit between 5 and 10 new team members by the end of 2020. Could you be one of them?

Not sure what other REALTRS® would have to say about the culture at Ambergate Realty Advisors? Here are some recent testimonials from current team members.

Stevi Lashley (a brand-new entrant to the industry)

Working with Ambergate Realty Advisors over the last 1 and a half has been great for me. My broker Stuart Neal has taught me be a better…

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Just over one year ago Stevi Lashley joined our team. Stevi has proven to be an excellent REALTOR®.

She’s persistent, professional, knowledgeable and highly effective when she represents her clients. Here is a recent testimonial that we received on our Facebook page.

“My Husband and I really enjoyed working with Stevi. She was very helpful and super efficient with sending us listings that met our criteria as well as setting up viewings. We will definitely be recommending her to our friends. Thanks again, Stevi!”

We are proud to have Stevi on our team.

To reach Stevi just click on this link: Stevi Lashley – Advisor / REALTOR®

About the author:

You can read more about the author of this blog by clicking this link – Stuart Neal Broker…

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Stuart Neal is the most senior member of the Ambergate Realty Advisors team. Over the last few years he has noticed many of his clients are older people considering downsizing. Because consumers have many choices, specialist knowledge is required.

Stuart has recently earned the only formal qualification available to REALTORS® who serve downsizers. The Seniors Real Estate Specialist® (SRES®) designation requires many hours of study and demonstrates that Stuart understands and is ready to provide guidance as you consider all of your options including: aging in place, selling, buying, renting, relocating, or refinancing residential and investment properties. By earning the SRES® designation, Stuart has proven he is prepared to approach your unique…

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Stevi joined us in April 2018. She was brand new to real estate and quickly learned the ropes. Stevi is now a highly valued and experienced member of our team. She has a background in interior design and space planning. She has a very positive outlook on life and loves helping people find their next home.

About the author:

You can read more about the author of this blog by clicking this link – Stuart Neal Broker Owner & REALTOR®

Want more information about our discount and flat fee home selling programs? Please feel free to call our broker owner Stuart Neal at: 780-760-2014 or visit our home sellers page


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