Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Are you being coached?

If you work in a typical real estate office, you're probably not getting much coaching or advice from your colleagues. Everyone is competing for the same listings, so why share best practices?

That's one reason why it's so important to find a coach or a mentor you can learn from. Find a coach with real estate experience, and also think about finding a mentor or regular lunch-mate from another industry from which you can learn.

There are several good sources of coaching advice for real estate agents within the real estate industry. Many charge a monthly fee, such as Mike Ferry, Star Power Systems and Brian Buffini. Many other marketing services provide coaching as part of a bundled service offering, often times for free.

Find what works for you, and most importantly find someone whose advice delivers results.