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The hard working professionals at Savvy + Co. Real Estate are some of the best in the businesses. They help sellers get their home ready to show, host open house events, participate in the most effective marketing strategies and get the best deals possible. These agents also believe in the dreams of their buyer clients and won’t quit until they find the perfect home in the right location.
Of course, these things don’t just happen. Savvy + Co. Real Estate’s Broker-in-Charge Scott Franklin leads a six-month New Agent Mentoring Program for real estate newbies who have their provisional real estate license or have been in the business for less than a year. “I see way too many new licensees hang their license with large corporations, only to quickly find themselves at a loss,” says Franklin. “By the time they finally get a sale, they may be running out of money.”
C5 talked to Franklin about the strategies he uses to help new agents fulfill their dreams of becoming successful real estate agents and how they can apply to anyone — no matter the career path.
Consistency is key
In the Savvy + Co. Real Estate New Agent Mentoring Program, Franklin meets each week with new agents individually to discuss challenges and strategies and brainstorm new ideas. He stresses the importance of developing personal and professional goals. This one-on-one sit-down time with your boss or mentor is key to creating trust and a successful long-term relationship.
Gather a group of peers
If you are in the businesses of getting better at what you do, nothing offers inspiration like meeting with your peers. They are right where you are, doing what you do and can offer encouragement and advice like no one else, says Franklin. The mentoring program at Savvy + Co. Real Estate limits the class size to five or six agents. This small group meets twice a week for classes and discussions and often grows close in the process.
Find the right training
All the knowledge in the world is wasted if no one is there to teach you HOW to do it. Through regular classes and sales meetings, new Savvy + Co. agents learn how to promote themselves, find leads, work with buyers and sellers with confidence and process important paperwork. “They receive direct help from me in the writing of their first agency agreement contract, closing documents and more,” adds Franklin.
Learn the technology you need
There’s no escaping it. Most careers call for some type of technology training to stay on top. In real estate, knowing where to find the most updated stats, listings and industry trends can set you apart from the crowd. Savvy’s mentoring program includes training on the specific services and technology needed to help maximize productivity.
Franklin encourages a collaborative environment where people look out for each other’s success and well-being. During the mentor program, new agents are invited to host Open House events for listing agents. This gives them experience, the opportunity to find leads and invites them to create their own style and way of doing things. In the process, they get to know top producing agents at Savvy + Co. and learn from them.
Here’s to a productive 2019, no matter your biz! And if you are ready for a real estate career that has your back all the way, contact Savvy + Co. Real Estate to find out if the New Agent Mentoring Program is a good fit for you. New classes are forming throughout the year, contact Savvy + Co. for more information.
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