To err is human — learning from those mistakes is what matters. So, what are some major ways rookie agents drop the ball during their first year or so on the job?

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Botched deals, communication lapses, missed lead opportunities — we all make mistakes. If you’re a real estate agent, chances are, you’ve dropped the ball at some point in your career. This week, we’re focusing on errors that are, for the most part, often committed by freshly minted agents, those who are still learning the ropes of this business and how things work.

So, what are some mistakes you’ve seen new agents make? Better yet, now that you’re past the point of rookie, perhaps you can look back and tell us about those times you messed up, too. What have you learned since?

We’ll compile a list of the top responses and post them on Inman next Tuesday.

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