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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tips For A New Real Estate Agent

What follows is from my LinkedIn friend Lynn Drake ……

“As a commercial realtor my suggestion is to start the business operating out of your house for as long as possible. If you need a professional address find an executive suite. They will answer your phones, collect your mail and provide you with an office on an hourly basis if you need it. Once the business is profitable you can find professional offices. I find a lot of people think they need to rent an office before they are up and operating. In the past 5 years I’ve only had about 1 or 2 people ask to come to my offices. I usually prefer to meet in the prospects office anyway.

If you need to get out of the house look for small buildings that will lease a single office. Most buildings cannot accommodate small users. Sometimes a landlord will lease you space but once a larger tenant needs the space you would have to move. That will cost you a lot of money and time.

When you are ready to find an office space find a tenant representative who will do all the leg work and look out for your best interests. Never ever use the brokers whose name is on the for lease sign. Their job is to get you to pay the highest rate possible.”

On another tip ….. in an effort to stay on top in the competitive Real Estate Market, top producing Real Estate Professionals have turned to technology to find the latest and greatest tools to provide them with the competitive edge they need.

Many Industries have used Toll-Free Info lines to provide 24/7 information to prospects for years now. Developed in 1992 by COA Network and enhanced ever since, iTeleCenter has a proven track record of providing such services for many years.

iTeleCenter Real Estate Pro is a Toll-Free Real Estate hotline and lead capture system utilized by top producing agents and brokers across the world.

TeleCenter Real Estate Pro is a Presentation Hotline, Voicemail System, Answering Service, Auto-Attendant and a Fax Line all in one. TeleCenter Real Estate Pro provides the competitive edge you need by providing you:

• One phone number to connect you and your clients no matter where you are

• The ability to present your listing details to clients 24/7

• To capture buyer and seller leads without violating Do Not Call list requirements

• And so much more

Featured in Broker Agent News …. You can learn more about iTelecenter here: iTelecenter Real Estate Pro

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