Prioritization and time management are keys to success, said Rich Levin.
Irvine, CA (PRWEB) December 05, 2011
Real estate coach Rich Levin joined The Accredited Income Property Investment Specialist (AIPIS) podcast for a discussion of vital strategies for becoming a successful real estate agent—whether just starting out in the field or seasoned agents looking to sharpen their skills. Levin and the show’s host discussed important philosophies and behaviors that contribute to a successful real estate agent’s makeup.
When the show’s host asked what the biggest challenge is for real estate agents, Levin replied with “the news media.” Levin stated that most of the news comes from big cities on either coast of the U.S. and the media have little experience in real estate. One of the most important components of becoming a highly successful real estate agent or investor is being an expert in a specific region. The AIPIS show’s host agreed while mentioning that there are at least 400 local markets in the United States alone. Market value and demand varies widely across those 400 regions. “The old saying that all real estate is local is very true,” said the show’s host.
Levin stressed the importance of grassroots networking to complement expertise in the field. “It’s sort of like a politician,” Levin said. “If you want to become a U.S. senator, you start out in your local marketplace. You build that community one person at a time and one group at a time.” He continued by suggesting that if an agent becomes an absolute expert in his or her field amongst peers, the network of estate investors will expand. Levin said it’s important to build the private spheres of influence before becoming a real estate agent.
Prioritization and time management are also keys to success. Levin mentioned Stephen Covey’s model of prioritizing activities during the work day. When an agent is dealing with too many urgent activities at once, Levin said that’s an indicator that an agent is not a top performer. It’s important not to be “hostage to the urgent things,” added the show’s host.
Levin strongly suggested carving out at least one hour per day to focus on a specific, important task—whether it be marketing, prospecting, technology, thinking about the business, service or practicing presentations. Levin summarized by stating that top agents are “cool, relaxed, have their priorities straight and have a different sense of self-confidence.”
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