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You may be a brand-new agent or you may have been in the industry for a year or two. In either case your essential challenges are the same. How do you most effectively build your client base and keep costs LOW.

The most basic way to build a client base is to go out to friends and family. Call everyone you know, send them a letter and enclose your business card. For most agents this is not enough to build or sustain a practice. According to the REALTORS® Association 72% of new agents are GONE within 2 years.

So how can you prevent this happening to you?

First make sure you have access to the right tools. For example,”

  1.     A website designed to capture potential clients leads
  2.     An effective and easy to use CRM system (Client
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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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If you have just finished your studies and now ready to get licensed your first step will be to find a brokerage. Most of the traditional brokerages are not selective. If you can bring a real estate license and credit card that works so that they can bill you are pretty much guaranteed to be accepted.

Why is it so easy to get hired? The answer is simple. The brokerage sees you as not much more than a ‘billing point’. They may talk about training and even lead generation programs. The truth is that in the larger brokerages these systems are very weak or in reality non-existent.

I talked to a very nice gentleman only yesterday who told me he jointed a REMAX franchise about a month ago believing that the brand would help launch his career and that

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