Operating your own real estate brokerage is a lifelong dream for some, while others only start deciding that this path is the key to their future after they’ve already been working as an agent for some time. However you’ve arrived at this point, you know that you want to solidify your career in real estate: You’re in it for the long haul.
That’s an amazing (and, let’s be real, terrifying) place. The road to success is littered with the evidence of agents and, further along the way, brokers who gave up their dream. To avoid becoming one of the many casualties, it pays to plan ahead, which means working on the habits today that are going to get you into the broker hall of fame tomorrow.
Can you manage independent contractors? Do you know how to differentiate yourself from the standard offerings in your area? How can you improve yourself in the ways that will make the biggest difference once you start building your own brokerage? These are the habits you’ll want to start establishing immediately.