Real Estate is not about sales. It's about service through helping people.
Many people possess the qualities needed to be successful in this business.
The problem is either they are hesitant to take the leap, or they simply just don't realize that they could be a perfect fit.
Here are just a few of the most seamless career transitions into Real Estate:
- Customer Service
- Finance, Mortgage or Insurance
- The Medical Field
- General Sales
No matter your background, these are the TOP 5 traits of a great real estate agent:
1. They Strive For Mastery
Systems, scripts, presentations, these are some of the things that the great agents strive to master. Mastery is moving a step forward every day. No one knows it all, successful agents know this and look to glean advice from everyone and everything they can. Seminars, classes, books the learning based agent is always growing and raising their leadership lid.
2. They Are Accountable
Successful agents hold themselves accountable. That can mean hiring a coach to keep them on track. Accountability could also mean finding a peer partner with whom you share your calendar and goals with. Great agents know why there are doing these things.
3. They Are A Good Communicator
To provide the best possible service to sellers and buyers, it's essential to be a good listener and communicator.
4. They Are Self-motivated
To be successful, you have to be devoted to your profession, and willing to make necessary sacrifices. Listings are unlikely to simply drop in your lap. It will be your job to go out and find them and build up a solid client base. Achieving these goals requires hard work and a high level of self-motivation.
5. They Are Confident
You must be able to take the good with the bad, handle rejection, and maintain a mature and objective attitude. It's inevitable that you'll have to deal with some disappointment; as in all other endeavors, things won't always go smoothly.