Are you a new real estate agent? Make the first day count

As the New Year gets off to a running start, there will no doubt be many real estate agents out there who are preparing for their first day on the job.  Firstly, congratulations on your choice of profession – real estate can be a very fulfilling role that both challenges and gives you a great sense of achievement as you assist people make what will be, for many, one of the biggest decisions and purchases of their lives.  

As with all new jobs, the first day as a real estate agent is an important one, and there are a number of ways that you can look to approach it so as to ensure that your role gets off to the best start possible.  

Firstly, and this goes without saying, dress appropriately and professionally.  You never know where you may be asked along to on your first day and if you are not outfitted properly for an occasion it is possible you will not be invited.  The safest bet will usually be to wear a suit that is neatly pressed.  Female agents may also like to pack a pair of flat shoes in case you are called to walk long distances or visit uneven sites on your first day. 

Despite the fact that real estate offices can often have large numbers of people working in them, try to talk to as many people as you can on your first day, getting a sense of the roles that your colleagues play within the company, and how these relate to your own.  You could find that in meeting you straightaway, your co-workers may be more inclined to offer advice, insights and their friendship.

The first day is an ideal time for new real estate agents to ask questions.  By doing so, not only will you help yourself to avoid any misunderstandings, but you will also be better able to show yourself as an interested and inquisitive new addition to the company. 

It may take you some time to get the lay of the land of both your new role and working environment and it is not uncommon to feel somewhat overwhelmed on the first day of any new job.  Hopefully you are able to settle into the real estate industry smoothly and before long come to very much enjoy your new profession. 

Posted by Reality Bytes - Real Estate Training Blog on 12/01/2012 at 10:10 AM | Categories:


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