We talk a lot about focus in this blog, as it’s the single most important factor in determining how successful you’ll be (both financially, and with regard to quality of life).
The first thing you’d be wise to focus on is associating with a full-time broker who’s “all-in” on helping you reap the benefits of being a full-time agent. Providing back-office support and handling all the legalities that can make a sane agent go bonkers is a big part of what I do as a full-time broker with RE/MAX Realty Affiliates (RRA). But it’s not the biggest part. Or the most important in helping you, as an agent, elevate your success in business.
Culture and training are the core qualities that separate the good businesses from the great ones. At RRA, we have a culture that’s driven by productivity, without a doubt. But it’s also defined by a shared and genuine caring for every person that works here. My goal is to be perceived as the Nordstrom of brokerages in Northern Nevada, providing a level of service that’s second to none. So we’ve put a lot of systems in place that pay close attention to our agents’ needs.
One of those is something we call Power-Up Sessions. An agent and I sit down and go through a comprehensive questionnaire of his or her business to learn where we can streamline and optimize things using the considerable tools at RE/MAX’s disposal.
Are you working 24/7? Together, we’ll figure out how you can establish boundaries that improve your quality of life. Are you an efficient listing agent? An effective negotiator? We’ll tailor tools and training to address your individual needs. And clarify your focus in areas with the biggest return.
Choosing the broker you trust to help build your career is one of the most critical decisions you’ll make as a real estate agent. I derive enormous satisfaction from helping agents build a thriving business with the kind of balance and structure that leads to a rewarding quality of life. If that sounds like something you’re passionate about as well, contact me and let’s chat.