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#459554 - 10/25/17 05:44 PM should a recent college grad get into real estate?
bayareaagent123 Offline
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Registered: 10/23/17
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Loc: CA
Just graduated college with a marketing degree and also got my real estate license on the side. Also recently got out of the restaurant business being a waiter to pursue a career. My dad has his own brokerage in an small upper middle class town near San Francisco and has given me an option of working with him. I am unsure as I am 27 which is quite young to be an agent and seeing as he mainly serves a very affluent, highly competitive, area I think it would be quite difficult for me to ever get a client. As interested as I am in real estate I worry that if I dedicated a couple years to the profession and don't have a lot of success I will have to start from 0 getting a corporate job or worse getting another waiter job. Any advice would be helpful?

#459555 - 10/25/17 06:04 PM Re: should a recent college grad get into real estate? [Re: bayareaagent123]
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Your Dad isn't going to let you fail in Real Estate . . . . but you've got to shake that negative attitude, regardless of whether you go to work with him or enter some competitive corporate environment.

People will always want a more upbeat positive presence in their environment, even if it's sometimes artificial . . . . fake it if you have to. The rest of the world is doing it; I've been doing it for decades !
Dale C. Hittle of GOLDEN RULE PROPERTIES in Glover, Vermont
Where We're Always Striving To Put Together "THE FAIR DEAL"

#459731 - 11/09/17 03:46 PM Re: should a recent college grad get into real estate? [Re: bayareaagent123]
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i have a son and a daughter...they are very young....but, someday if they wanted to get into the business, i'd make sure they are set up to make it...its easy once you figure it out...tbh, nobody in the corporate world would pay me what i make here in real estate working for myself....if my kids figure it the same way, they would be more than welcome to all that i know and id do everything that i could to make sure they do better than me...if they did or not would be 100% on them, but id sure give them all the tools and most likely a startup account and tons of instruction and advice or work directly with them...probably work directly with them just to give the extra help in making sure they find $ucce$$

#459755 - 11/11/17 08:12 PM Re: should a recent college grad get into real estate? [Re: bayareaagent123]
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Registered: 06/27/08
Posts: 309
Loc: New Hampshire
Originally Posted By: bayareaagent123
Just graduated college with a marketing degree and also got my real estate license on the side. Also recently got out of the restaurant business being a waiter to pursue a career.

If you were successful as a waiter, you will be successful in real estate brokerage. You already know how to sell, how to qualify, and how to service after the sale. Your soft skills are likely top-shelf.

Your marketing degree gives you some formal theory on pricing your services in the marketplace. It also taught you theory, I think, on determining what services a market would accept.

You have the real estate license.

You have the place to start, if you want to. Under no circumstances, though, should you sell for your father if you want to know for sure that you are a successful salesman. You will always wonder, no matter how much you sell, whether you really could have done it on your own.

Real estate is a hard mistress. There will be times when you earn money like you have a license to print it. There will be other times when you wonder how you will pay the light bill.

My advice is to jump in with both feet. Don't even think about failing. Learn the discipline of prospecting. And give your clients the same quality service that you did as a waiter.

And when you are a success, you can go to your father and thank him for everything that he taught you and did for you that made you a success.


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