10 dos and don’ts of starting a real estate career

Show up, be willing to learn, understand there will be hiccups, adjust when things aren’t going right -- and enjoy the process
  • Starting off on the right foot is key to being successful in real estate, so be sure to chose the brokerage/team that’s right for you, and learn the skills you need to be self-sufficient.

Though failure is common in the real estate industry, there are agents who get into the business and close 20, 30 or 40-plus homes their first year.