I'm going to pass the state exam in the next 2-3 weeks. I wanted to know what advice would you give you self? What did you learn that you wish you knew starting out?
Hussle and treat it like a 9-5 5 day a week full time job to get buyer and seller leads. If you take 70/30, make sure they'll mentor you personally and hold you accountable. Dont take less than 70/30 and dont be forced into 2 year contracts. If you start getting lots of deals, time to move on up to a 100% brokerage.
Congratulations! I would say always be networking - everyone could be a lead. Begin and maintain a CRM as soon as possible. Don't be afraid to spend $ on marketing - you will make it back. Try to find a mentor you respect and that is successful, I learned so much by watching and shadowing especially starting out. And always be adding value to your clients and potential clients!