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The Basics of Getting Started in Real Estate.

August 28, 2020 by  
Filed under Money/Business, Tech/Internet, Weekly Columns

( Getting started in real estate is something that can be beneficial. It is an industry that is likely to have high demand, but it is definitely not something for the faint of heart. There is a lot of planning, research, negotiating, and cold calling that can be involved. But for those who know that they have what it takes, starting a business in real estate is something that can help you to get the financial boost that you need. How do you get started in real estate, though? Here are some of the things to think about if this kind of career sounds like one that you would want.

Create an ideal personal plan

Before you go ahead and set some of the financial goals that you want for the business, you need to think about having some clear financial goals for your life. Working on commissions can work fine for some, but as there is nothing guaranteed, you need to think about what else would work. Some things to ask yourself are things like what time do you ideally want to start your working day and then finish your working day? How much money do you ideally want to make, and what does your day look like each day? Is it you running around and feeling stressed meeting deadlines, or quite relaxed and chilled out? When you know the answers to these kinds of questions you will know what to set aside each month in order to make it happen. 

Get a website

For so many people, one of the first things they will do when looking to move house is to look online. Even if you are quite active in your local community and market a lot in that way, having a website for customers to refer back to is vital to your business. It can attract new customers and potential leads at the same time. It can take a little money to set it all up, but a good website, helping those leads to get into your CRM, is something that is crucial for a real estate business. When this has been put in place, you can easily start moving to things like regular blogging and creating a strategy with your social media in order to generate more leads. 

Get legal

To start off with, you are going to need to have a realtor’s licence, which is one of the first steps to take. When you have the right licences in place, it will mean you can get working and be doing so legally. Insurance is also a consideration, as well as speaking to attorneys. They can help with any legal aspects of home sales, as well as things like an oil and gas attorney who could help with more complicated sales of land or properties on land. It will make everything run much more smoothly if you are keeping the business legal.

Good luck on your new business journey; it can be a long one but can definitely be worth it.

Staff Writer; Carla Brown

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