Things To Keep In Mind While Being New to Real Estate
Getting into the Real Estate business is hard, and takes time to understand. There is terminology, strategies, and the need for a client base that don’t come to you overnight. The most common advice I’ve received from my bosses and mentors is that it takes two years in the market to really know what you’re doing. Because I am gaining all this knowledge before I leave college, I only hope that it cuts into those two years, and gets me ahead of the game when I graduate.
I had a swim coach in high school who was accepting a new position on a team that was one of the top in the nation. He didn’t know if he would succeed, or the impact he would have on them. A piece of advice he gave me was that, “You should have a job or two in your life that you’re scared about.” This shows that you care about it, and that you’re willing to do what it takes to get ahead. I look at this business in the same way. Making cold calls, and asking people for their business is an uncomfortable thing at first, and takes practice. The only way to move past feeling like that is by forcing yourself into making that next call, and so on. Take each moment as it comes, and try to find value in it.
Written by Part-Time associate: Conor Tunno, (currently attending the University of Pennsylvania obtaining his undergraduate degree)