Aliso Viejo, CA (PRWEB) January 4, 2006
January is National Mentoring Month and is dedicated to the powerful concept of mentoring -- a process by which one person with much more experience in a particular field of interest (for example, football, business or ballet) transfers their knowledge of and their passion for a specific field or subject to the less experienced or informed person.
For those real estate agents who are eager to learn and achieve success, there is an easy way to gain access to a mentor. iSucceed the largest online real estate training and mentoring service in the country, with a cadre of over 175 real estate mentors, is offering free membership for the entire month of January. Simply visit their website and enter promotional code 06JANFREE.
iSucceed (http://www.iSucceed.com) normally provides this service for $30 per month that includes weekly counseling calls to gain firsthand exposure of the real estate marketing strategies, real estate business tools and software systems of the real estate top producers. Their faculty the Mentors includes some of the largest producers in the country and combined they offer over 300 hours of strategies, solutions, tips, and downloadable marketing tools.
Case in point is Sandra Nickel of Montgomery, Alabama readily admits, “were it not for my original mentor and broker, David Kahn, I’d have washed out of the real estate business a long time ago, just like 80% of new agents eventually do. Thanks to David, I’ve not only survived, but thrived, and that’s why I so enjoy giving back as an iSucceed Mentor myself: it allows me to pass it on.”
Learning by example is perhaps the most important facet of gaining knowledge in real estate, and this concept is central to the ongoing success of iSucceed. iSucceed Mentors themselves are rewarded by being able to give back to the community, as well as hone their own skills and knowledge in the process.
“Mentoring has made me better at what I do,” says Ken Deshaies of Dillon, Colorado. According to Deshaies we all do things on the fly in this business, and often learn as we go. But, to purport to instruct others, we need to tighten up our research, to analyze what we do and how we do it, and to summarize it in a way that communicates and leads to positive action.
“With the tremendous influx of new agents in real estate I believe that it is essential for successful individuals in our profession to take the lead in educating and providing guidance to new agents. Just being there to answer questions or acting as a ‘sounding board’ will not only help the new agent, but also act as catalyst in establishing lifelong friendships – both personal and professional” says ERA top producer Eva Keagle of Texas.
According to iSucceed Mentor Nelson Zide of Framingham, Massachusetts, “the power of a mentor group comes from the fact you have other like-minded business people out there supporting each other and holding each other accountable, which you can’t get any other place.” “Mentoring is the best way to get started in real estate,” says Florida based iSucceed Mentor Sharon Simms. “Book learning and basic courses are one thing, but pale compared to following a top real estate agent around -- seeing how they handle clients and properties, what they say on the phone, how they plan, how to handle challenges. Sharing commissions with them for business you find is a very small price to pay for their experience.”
If you are in real estate, don’t feel lost or confused. Mentoring can give you the foundation and knowledge you need to achieve greatness. Simply visit http://www.isucceed.com and enter the code 06JANFREE and get free mentoring and counseling for January.
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