What's the first thing people mention when they hear a friend is in Real Estate School...the TESTS, right?
The dreaded test is in fact, detestable but there's more that runs through our minds when we're sitting in those little desks.
The biggest of these questions for me was..."Am I going to starve for 90 days during this transition? "
We wonder about how we'll drum up business, how we'll learn the things a test just can't teach you,
Who's gonna help me do my first CMA? Debit Buyer Credit Seller???
When you think about it, the test is really just a tiny snippet of what it's really like in the actual marketplace.
To me, the new guy, finding the right real estate team to join is the most important choice a newbie will make.
Each new agent's success will be directly affected by the kind of team they choose to be a part of.
Evidently, I'm going to do extremely well. How do I know this? I happen to be one of many new members of the Ion Real Estate sales force. I have already felt the support of this team. Wanna know what happened?
What I experienced was a group of expert agents rally around the new guy and generously offer their support AND to chip in as a team and support me financially!!
You see, my car had an unexpected major malfunction that I just couldn't afford to have fixed. I was perplexed and I wanted to run out the door and right into my waiter uniform. Instead, One agent started a request that spread throughout the team and the next thing I know, with smiles, the team wiped that burden right off my plate!! COMPLETELY!!!
One of our agents drove in from Parker to slip me a Benjamin!! His only remark was "Hey, I serve the GREATER Denver area!!" Another agent made sure to reach me before she flew out of town!! Amazing! Would you go out of your way if your were on the way out of town? Be honest? She did! Again, with a huge smile!!
Now I knew I was joining a winning team!!
If the agents, at the drop of a hat, will rally around the new guy without complaint but rather with happiness and encouragement, just think what the'll do for their customers and clients, who keep in mind, have something to offer. A pay check!
From my point of view,
...You can truly see a persons character when you see how they treat an individual who can do absolutely nothing for them in return.
I'm on a GREAT team and that's how I know this...write that down. Cuz I'm hitching a ride with these guys!!! Wait!! They can ride with me!!
just the new guys point of view.
My advice to any new agent?
Surround yourself with WINNERS!
When you're entering new territory, nothing feels better than a smiling group saying "Hang in there! You can do it! We're here for you" and they really mean it. They can put their money where their mouth is. Chokes me up just thinking about this teams generosity... Seriously, who pays for somebody else's car trouble? Team Ion did just that. I'm one grateful newbie!
The best part about this whole starting out new deal? The team has convinced me to "Hang in there," and that "I CAN DO THIS!!" and more importantly, I'm not alone.
Maybe I'll actually sleep tonight and dream of the day when I can pay it forward as an expert agent.
Thank you Ion Real Estate for helping this new guy not only stay on the road but to also feel like part of the team!!
You guessed it....The New Guy
Author:J Steven Opp Phone: 720-556-1717 Dated: March 5th 2015 Views: 1,341 About J Steven: J Steven is a proud native Coloradoan born and raised here in Denver. His love for this city is refl...
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"When I decided to sell my home and look for a new place, my first call was to Jim and Ion Real Estate. He listed my condo and in two short weeks my place was under contract. Now, the real fun began, looking for a new place! The Ion Real Estate website was great. I loved the map function and the emails it sent with new listings that matched my previous searches. On Saturday, Jim and I headed out to look at several places I had picked to see. At the time I didn’t really notice how he listened carefully to everything I said about each place from the lighting to the layout. I was even a little sad that I didn’t find anything that day but Jim reassured me not to worry and a week later he had set up some more appointments. I still remember walking into my new place and just knowing. I had only taken two steps into it and I knew I wanted it.
Next came the easy part for me, but this is where having the right realtor and mortgage broker is essential. They make it seem easy! Jim guided me through all the aspects of my sale and purchase. I appreciated how simple each step seemed from making an offer to dealing with inspections. Even the loan seemed easy. I asked a ton of questions, I think it’s the teacher in me. I wanted to understand all the moving parts. Jim explained everything so clearly that I joked that he missed his calling and should have been a teacher, but he didn’t, I’m glad he is helping people find their homes!
Recently one of my close friends mentioned she wanted to stop renting and buy. I immediately referred her to Ion Real Estate. This time I was able to watch with an outsider perspective at the way Jim cued in on my friend’s preferences. Stephanie kept talking about the charm of old houses, a far cry from the sleek modern condo I chose. By the second house-hunting excursion, Jim knew just which home she would pick. As we walked up to the front porch, I saw Stephanie with the same excitement I had felt just a few months earlier. I watched her mentally move in her furniture and this time I saw the smile that crossed over Jim’s face when he knew Stephanie had found her home.
Throughout both experiences, it was clear Jim understands what people want in their homes and how to structure the entire buying experience to be a positive one. I have heard so many crazy stories from people that didn’t chose the right realtor or mortgage broker. They always start by saying, “I didn’t think a realtor made any difference.” It makes a difference! It made a difference for me and for Stephanie. Owning is better than renting; and, it is even better when Jim and Ion Real Estate are guiding you through the process!