Can you tell me how Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm is different from other companies? Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm has an excellent reputation of “young guns” in East Texas and is on the move! We do things differently at Julie Woods and Associates: We treat people how we want to be treated; we work hard and play harder; we set expectations of our clients and exceed them consistently. At Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm you get the “best of both worlds.” You truly are your own business owner and you can run your business accordingly; but you also have available the most sophisticated support system in the real estate industry.
What training does Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm provide their Agents to help them succeed? Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm provides superior training for agents at all levels of production. New agents will participate in a 10 week program, and meet with Julie for at least one hour per week for coaching and training. Additionally, all Julie Woods and Associates Realtors are required to enroll in The Buffini & Company Blitz Program at their own expense. Peak Producers is a program designed to teach any Agent how to work by referral, whether they are a new Agent or have been in the business for a while. The program usually lasts 12 weeks, and is delivered online through the Buffini & Company website.
Will it cost me much to launch my real estate career? Whether you choose Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm or a competitor, it’s important to realize a successful beginning to your career requires a financial investment. There are tools, training and systems available to you at Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm that will assist you greatly in quickly generating an income. Management will provide a specific breakdown of your initial expenses. Be cautious; if someone tells you it’s possible to enter the real estate profession at very little cost, they are more than likely going to provide you with very little support. One of life’s rules is – You get what you pay for! We have found that serious and motivated real estate professionals understand the need to invest in their career. Those that hesitate typically are not the type of person we are looking for at Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm.
Are their many requirements you place on your Agents? Keep in mind, you are an independent contractor, which means you run your own business. That being said, Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm believes the most successful Agents are those that combine that entrepreneurial spirit with a healthy dose of “specific direction.” We will provide you with guidance on how to pursue business at a high level and we believe it’s important to surround our Agents with successful people. If you truly wish to become a successful and profitable real estate Agent, you will fit right in! We have high expectations for our Agents and they seldom let us down.
Do you have meetings? A normal activity for a successful business is to consistently meet as a group to share ideas, learn from one another and experience a true synergistic environment. This is nearly impossible if no meetings are held. However, we also believe it’s not conducive to high production to simply have a meeting for the sake of having meetings. Normally, we meet once every two weeks and will let you know in advance what our objectives are for these business meetings.
Am I required to do certain activities? No – you truly are an independent contractor. You make the ultimate decision as to which activities you choose to pursue to generate a substantial income. We believe one of the reasons many Agents join Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm is because of the training, support and systems we make available to our Agents. One of the primary reasons Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm is an industry leader is due to our commitment to guide our Agents toward the most successful lead-generation activities. Ultimately it is your decision whether to follow this proven method of success or less successful business strategies. We encourage individuality, yet caution you about pursuing this business in a less productive manner. There are proven methods of success – we believe you deserve to know what they are!
How many hours will I be expected to work each week? Every Agent chooses their own work schedule, but at Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm we believe it’s not only possible to make a terrific income working 40-45 hours per week, we encourage this type of work schedule! The problem with most real estate Agents is they don’t really work 40 hours. If left to flounder and figure out this business on your own, it will command a high price in terms of your personal time great sacrifice. A successful real estate career certainly requires hard work, but that’s not to be confused with just spending 40 hours per week at work. Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm is a strong advocate of our Agents having balance in their lives. We believe our Agents become more profitable if they lead a balanced lifestyle. Our mantra is God 1st, Family 2nd, and Work 3rd.
Where will my business come from? There are varied sources of business and we will introduce you to many of them. However, our training will teach you specifically how to capture business in a cost-effective and efficient manner. Too many real estate Agents spend a disproportionate amount of money to generate business with few results. At Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm, we show you how to work smarter – not harder. If you are looking for a company that offers support, guidance, tools and a history of success – look no further!
Is there anything else I should ask? Keep in mind, almost every real estate broker/owner/manager you consider associating with has a successful sales background. That means they may try to sell you. It is of the utmost importance that you ask them to show you. Don’t take anyone’s word for anything they say to you – including me. If training is important to you then ask, “May I see your training program?” If they cannot place their training program squarely in your hands – it only exists in their intentions. If putting yourself in a successful environment is important to you then ask, “May I see statistics that show me your success in the local marketplace?” If they avoid showing you this information, let that be a giant warning flag!
Making your decision on which company to join is the most serious one of your career. This is a very challenging business so make sure you give yourself every possible advantage. Reduce the risk of failure by aligning yourself with successful people. Remember, not everyone is destined to be a Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm Agent. We are looking for people who are serious about their career and truly want to reach a level of success that most people only dream of. At Julie Woods and Associates Real Estate Firm we help make your dreams come true!
Below is a sample of the topics we provide training on for our Experienced Producers:
• How to Develop SMART Goals • How to Secure a Listing • Complete Home Marketing Planning • Developing a Personal Business Plan • Efficiency vs. Effectiveness • Presentations Can Make or Break You! • The 10 Most Powerful Questions You Can Ask • Staying Up in a Down Market • Organizational Skills You Can Use Today! • Negotiating Is a Learned Skill • Pricing Properties that Sell in Today’s Market • How to Ask for Referrals – The Right Way!