Thailand – March 9, 2016 – The real estate industry may be a tough business to engage in but it does provide great opportunities. If you wish to become a real estate agent, there are a few things that you should first need to know.
- Getting a license is the easiest part. The road to becoming a real estate agent begins with getting a license. While most people would intensely stress over studying and passing the exam, the truth is that the exams are actually the easiest part. There are a number of real estate agents who pass the test but fail to make it in the business. What is important however, is planning ahead. Because if you don’t make it through the first and second year, all your dreams in the industry may not make it through.
- You should always have a backup source of income. This could either be in two ways: first you can save your money to make you through six months or more; and second, stay with your day job for a while. You should know that starting in the business can be very difficult and you may not always get a commission that is why you would need a backup source of income to pay your bills while you are getting established.
- You should get a mentor. The test is only meant for you to get a license but surviving in the business takes much more than that. To help you get started, you would have to find a good real estate broker for a mentor or just simply assist the broker with their deals so that you get acquainted with how the system works and all of the processes involved.
- You would need to start building your sphere of influence. As you go along the way, you would meet tons of people from buyers, sellers, loan officers, appraisers, investors, inspectors, mortgage brokers and more and you would need to get a good contact management system to store the contacts of all the people you meet.
- You would need the Internet. Gadgets and technology play an important role in the real estate industry today. The Internet is now the best way to finding deals and clients. People go to the Internet to look for property for sale Hua Hin, or property they can buy.