When you are a new real estate agent, getting started can sometimes feel overwhelming. Although you have your license, there is still so much to learn and do. For example, how to land your first client or listing, and what to do with that client once you get them. Not to mention the fine art of networking and lead generation.
Due to how competitive our industry is, the daily work for a real estate agent can lack a certain amount of camaraderie that other careers seem to inherently include. This especially becomes challenging when you have questions about how to really get started once you have your license. Unfortunately, at most brokerages, more often than not, it ends up feelings like it’s every person for themselves. Starting your career in real estate shouldn’t feel like a guessing game.
Having a real estate mentor is a great way to feel a sense of community and guidance but the problem is, it can be hard to find a mentor who is willing to help you grow as a professional.
At Weichert Realtors The Collective, we encourage all of our agents to ask questions, connect and grow together. We provide several different programs to help mentor our newer agents as well as coaching for our more experienced agents. This way, no matter where you are in your career, we can help you get to the next level.
First, it is important to understand what a good mentor is and is not. A good mentor will help provide advice, direction and their honest feedback. However, a mentor is not meant to be the person that teaches you everything about real estate. Instead, they are there to enhance or add to the knowledge you already have. Your mentor is ideally someone your goals align with. Perhaps you want to model your business after the way they currently run theirs – or – maybe you simply admire their success and want to follow in their footsteps.
In this article, we will be focusing on four things to look for in a real estate mentor.
So let’s jump in..