Describe Your First Year As An Agent

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Hello everyone,

I'm looking into pursuing my real estate license instead of going straight into college after the Marine Corps because it seems more appealing to me and sparks my interest, plus I feel as though I have the dedication and work ethic to succeed in aspects that others may fail in.

Looking for some inputs of your first year in real estate, location, struggles, successes, tips, etc. Anything is appreciated!

Hey boss what’s going,
I’m stationed here on Pendleton and even though I have no experience in purchasing real estate, I’d love to connect with you because it’s awesome to talk to like minded marines, if you want to grab a beer or coffee man me and my wife would love to sit down

Originally posted by @Gabriel D. Zapata :

Hey boss what’s going,
I’m stationed here on Pendleton and even though I have no experience in purchasing real estate, I’d love to connect with you because it’s awesome to talk to like minded marines, if you want to grab a beer or coffee man me and my wife would love to sit down

 For sure! Unfortunately I'm deployed right now for another 7 months so I won't be back to that region until May time-frame..

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Hi Hunter! It's great seeing a lot of Marines on BP especially so interested in real estate investing. So backstory, my husband and I recently separated from the Marines. Before we got out, I became a commissioned Notary Public and he became a Real Estate Agent and we were both involved with investing. I started to notarize while I was in, probably about 6 months before my EAS and he became a full time agent after he left. I absolutely would NOT change the decision we made. People go to college to get a job in a career field they are interested in but we already knew what we wanted to do and it didn't involve a university so why follow everyone else? As a safety net the military encourages people to go to college for the goal of making more money than someone who didn't - I like to think that person who works minimum wage and is content with that. I bet you they didn't compare that college grad to a determined entrepreneur. 

Now, as I'm typing he is out door knocking and finding leads. Being an entrepreneur is all about the QUALITY of work you put into it, it's not just a 9-5 job but if you're like us you enjoy it. You'll find your strongest clientele come from friends and family, but to grow you have to door knock and cold call and trust me it actually works just no one wants to do it. Do open houses and make meaningful connections. I don't mean, "here's my card, call me when you're ready", I mean really getting to know their wants and needs and finding a way to fulfill it. Signing up with a website like Realtor will give you a number of leads a month at a certain price. Watch Bryan Casella's youtube videos they're great for agents just starting out.

Good luck!

Thank you for the response I greatly appreciate it! I'm definitely a hard working individual who's outgoing and generally involves working with people and meeting new people so I feel I will have no issues as far as the creating connections part goes! And I do already follow Brian as well as Graham Stephan and Grant Cardone!

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