Friday, 18 September 2015

Ed Sarfo Selling Property : How to Succeed as a Real Estate Agent

Real estate agents work as hard to establish relationships as they do selling properties, at least early in their careers. Many of these individuals work beyond normal business hours growing their networks and preparing properties to be shown to potential clients. Real estate agents have to establish a roster of clients they have done business with in order to continue to sell property in a profitable manner. If you’re considering starting a career in real estate, you have to be willing to work hard and develop your network and close sales with a sure hand. Here are a few tips to get you started: 

  • Don’t think of real estate as a side gig. Even if you have another job, understand that to be successful at selling real estate, you have to put your best efforts forward at all times. Treating real estate as a side job is a sure way to waste your time.

  • Come from a strong position. Save enough money to cover operating costs before you start. Real estate agents coming from weak financial positions don’t have the same options that those with strong savings do. 

  • Get help before you need it. Stay active within the real estate community. Join real estate organizations and participate in your local, state, or national real estate association. The more you participate, the more easily you can grow your network and enlist the help of other real estate professionals when you need them. 

Ed Sarfo is a successful real estate principal broker based in Lexington, Kentucky.