Tools & Resources to Start Your Real Estate Career
There are an overwhelming amount of products available to real estate agents when they start their career. So much so that sorting through them to choose the most effective items can be overwhelming. Its important to remember that you don’t have to spend a fortune to stay productive when you are just starting out. I’ve tried to put together free or cost effective products that can grow with your business. I would recommend reading through some of my beginner guides to learn more about the products below. All of them are featured at least once if you want to learn more about the specifics.
Disclosure: Many of the below links are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission or some free use of the product if you sign up using my link. If you don’t mind, it is appreciated :).
Websites & Domains
Building your own website that you control throughout your career can be a very valuable asset. You may change brokerages, teams, etc, but having a constant place that your clients can find you will grow more and more important over time. It can also generate leads and provide revenue sources that can change your business. Below are just a few of the tools that I use.
Juggling clients, listings, meetings, leads, and your own personal life can quickly become overwhelming for a lot of people in the real estate industry. It is important to master a few tools that can make your life a lot easier. Below I have outlined some of my favorites and I’ve also included a productivity guide for several of these products.
Marketing yourself as an agent is the most important think a new real estate agent can do. It becomes more and more important to contact your sphere and past clients regularly and in different formats. I rely on several of the services below every single day and they make my marketing tasks very achievable in an affordable way.
Keeping Current Matters
Send Out Cards
Many agents don’t realize that they are operating as an independent contractor, and therefor need to understand that they are essentially running their own business within a business. I would recommend setting up an LLC and beginning to build your business credit. The platforms below can provide assistance with both of these objectives at a reasonable cost.
Dun & Bradstreet
Finances & Taxes
Real Estate agents are consistently terrible at managing their finances and often rank as the worst profession at paying their taxes on time. This is due to the nature of having to account for all of your paycheck. Devise a savings system from day one that will help save you frustrations and also set yourself up for a more enjoyable career in the future. Stressing about money is the absolute worst and can kill a real estate career in an instance.