An answer for time poor agents who want to get ahead

There is no doubt about it – being a real estate agent is a busy job.  And with your life outside of work also in need of consideration, it can be difficult to find a balance between simply doing your role well, and undertaking the education needed to be able to perform at a superior level. 

There is also no denying that real estate is a highly competitive, fast paced industry.  The modern real estate agent needs to devote a great deal of time to building networks and customer relations, as well as listing properties, dealing with the problems of buyers and sellers, explaining complicated contract items to clients, coordinating inspections, potentially even managing properties, and so on. 

This means that agents are often on the road, conducting business by phone and emails and talking to hundreds of people each week.  With a busy schedule like this it is difficult to comprehend when even the most efficient agents are able to participate in training programs to continue their education.

However, with record numbers entering the industry each year, competition is getting tougher and further training is a very effective, smart way for agents to set themselves apart and stay ahead.  Working toward having superior knowledge of the market and how you can work within it is necessary for even the most time poor agents.   But finding the time for any training can be a great challenge.   

However, nowadays taking time off work to sit at every training workshop you need to attend may no longer be necessary and motivating yourself to incorporate training into your busy schedule doesn’t have to become a stressful task on your to do list.  One answer for time poor real estate agents may be to engage in online education training programs, allowing you to further your career from the comforts of your own home. 

By removing the need to adhere to time constraints during the week or travel to a physical location, such programs may allow you to manage your time a little bit more easily, giving you the opportunity to engage in the continued education that could help you to become an exceptional agent.   
 
With the ability to surf the web from our phones, laptops and now tablets, agents are able to log into any global training program to study when and where they choose.  Not only do these online courses allow you to manage your time, they can also provide you access to a worldwide gamut of educational institutions – meaning you are no longer restricted to your local institute.  

While it may not replace the impact of learning in a classroom, face-to-face environment, this ability to log in and learn at any time of the day is one suggested way that time poor agents can utilise to effectively enhance their skill base.  And if completing one such course means that you can reduce the number of physical days you must take off work for external seminars, your productivity should increase too.   

Posted by Reality Bytes - Real Estate Training Blog on 31/01/2011 at 9:59 AM | Categories:

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