Reentering the real estate business after a hiatus is an intimidating prospect for even the most seasoned of agents. Whether it’s getting acquainted with the latest industry technology or simply rebuilding your client base, making a comeback in this business is no easy feat.
Luckily, we’ve compiled a list to help you regain your former glory!
Host open houses for other agents
Hosting open houses is still one of the best ways to meet new clients. Busy agents will appreciate the help and you’ll benefit from the “free” publicity. Win-win!
Broadcast your return on social media
You’re back in business and ready to rock and roll! Now’s the time to inform your sphere of influence of this exciting news. Take to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or whichever social media platform you prefer and get the message out—today!
Being an active member of your community will allow you to prospect organically. People are more inclined to do business with someone they know, like and trust, so consider activities or causes you already enjoy to incorporate into your business development plan.
Engage with other agents
The best way to get a handle on the latest industry trends and technology is to talk to your peers. Ask questions. Exchange advice. Pushing the restart button on your professional career doesn’t have to be a massive financial investment if you take the time to figure out which tools you actually need to get the job done.
Pinpoint your strengths
What was your favorite part of being a real estate agent? Showing homes? Marketing? Paperwork? Whatever it was, capitalize on it. You’ve been here before and you know what it takes. Remember: starting over is daunting but far from impossible.
Set realistic goals
There’s no magic number when it comes to these things. Only you can know what’s feasible according to your ability and schedule. That said, determining an annual transaction average will help keep your eye on the prize!