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  • Will your Friends and Family hire you? NO! Not yet, but they certainly can help you

    I am a retired Principal Broker. I have had a lot of brand new agents work at my office over the years and have often watched them struggle when their best friends and close family members use other Realtors to close their sales. It is gut wrenching for a scared agent who is wondering how they will fare in such a tough business. The fact is, your friends and family don't think of you as a licensed professional yet. They just don't. You have to give that a few years, particularly if you lack true professional experience.

    Focus on strangers and acquaintances as a source for business. Use your friends and family to pass out your business cards and recommendations to their friends, they WILL do that. They will often do that with enthusiasm!!

    Do not let yourself focus on rejections. It is bound to happen, and a mark of a tenacious business person!

    The world is your oyster now. Real Estate is a very interesting and dynamic business.

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    That is a good insight. I remember when I was new in the business. It was scary. In fact one of my hardest deals, when I was new, was with family. It was easier to work with newly acquired prospects and take lots of guidance from my principal broker or office manager.
    Pamela Palmer, Office Manager, Prudential Fine Homes Specialist..916-837-4500
    El Dorado Hills, Folsom, Sacramento California Sales & Marketing
    http://www.askpamela.com

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      Re: Will your Friends and Family hire you? NO! Not yet, but they certainly can help

      That is a good thought you have shared. I guess, working with family is quite hard since you have to deal with them the thing that you wanted to know. It is really easy to work with newly acquired prospects and be guided accordingly.

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      Dan I am a retired Principal Broker and mentor. I enjoy discussing the business of Real Estate and helping other Agents. Find out more about Dan

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