“You don’t have to be too bright to get into real estate.” ― David Lichtenstein
“Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” — Proverbs 10:4
Not everybody can become a real estate agent but only those who are business oriented and who dreams for financial freedom.
Instead of explaining and referring to others about the new real estate development in your area and just receive mere thank you, why not enlist yourself as an Accredited Real Estate Agent under a trustworthy Real Estate Broker and receive monetary fees from your socializing?
The steps are very simple:
1. Self – Preparation. You are at least 2nd year college or equivalent to 72 units. You have social skills and communication skills. And you have clear goals on how much you want to earn in real estate project selling and why. With Right Skills, Right Mentality, and Right Attitude, you will surely succeed in real estate service business.
2. Find a Real Estate Broker that will mentor you on the next step. Find a broker who is friendly, has integrity of giving your commission according to what you agreed, and a talent to mentor you on your journey. Do not find a broker who entices you with monthly allowance or cash advance for soon you will become his slave or human machine.
3. Undergo apprenticeship with your chosen broker. Attend Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminar, and Product Knowledge Seminar (PKS) before accreditation to Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB). Apprenticeship will last at least 1 sale for the first 3 months.
4. Accreditation to PRC and HLURB. You need to prepare your college Transcript of Records, NBI clearance, Passport size ID picture, NSO Birth Certificate or Marriage Contract, and Valid IDs. There’s a minimal fee of Php 450.00 at PRC and Php 1,350.00 for HLURB. The IDs issued by these agencies shall be renewed every year and it means yearly attending of CPD.
5. Treat your career as business in American style. When the broker has done his job in accrediting you, his work is aready 95% done. You will now continue your momentum to serve and sell more to increase your monetary goals. Your success is now in your hands, not in your broker’s. Treat your broker as a business permit officer and not a lending institution.
6. Set 5-year goals and accomplish them. Imagine you are now on your fifth year and already get your material and monetary goals. Then translate that on the present on what to do as goals to be done. Write your 5-year goals and their subgoals. Until you write them, you will not surely hit them.
If you plan to become a real estate agent, come and see!