Everyone starts somewhere. We polled our readers — fellow Chicagoland agents — to find out what advice they would give their rookie agent selves! Have a look at what they said.
“Start your Met Database on Day 1, and keep it organized with a CRM.” — Danny Pogofsky, Pogofsky Real Estate
“Don’t worry about sales. Worry about understanding the business.” — Matt Laricy, The Matt Laricy Group
“Don’t compare your ‘how to’ to anyone else. Find your own rhythm!” — Ivonne Payes, RE/MAX American Dream
“Patience is a virtue! Use it with clients and other agents.” — Rachel Scheid, Coldwell Banker
“Take care of yourself first.” — Mary Egebrecht, Jameson SIR
“Join a wine club sooner — you will need it!” — Peter Moore, Baird & Warner
“Host open houses every weekend, and help other agents with showings to learn inventory. Don’t be afraid to go all in! The more ‘in it’ you feel, the more business will flow to you.” — Chloe Reynolds, @properties