What Does it Take to Be a Successful Real Estate Agent in Dallas?

How did I get into real estate? Today I’m going to give you the full story, from my start up until now. I’m a firm believer that if you are dedicated to the business, have a good work ethic, and really care about helping people, real estate could be a rewarding and fulfilling career move for you.

My story begins in 2007. I had a friend who was working as an agent and one day he told me he thought I’d be a great agent with some practice. I was pretty young and naive at the time, but decided the time was right to take the plunge because what did I have to lose? Little did I know, the housing market would soon come to a screeching halt after the collapse of the financial market. I got my real estate license after the fact and began my career in 2008.

In 2008, my first full year, 40% of buyers dropped out of the market overnight. I sold 7 or 8 houses that year and 12 homes the next. In November 2009, I sold 5 homes right before Thanksgiving and decided I deserved the rest of the year off. This was a big mistake. It ended up being another 6 months before I sold another home. We were in a severe buyer’s market and I was getting frustrated. I thought, “There has got to be a better way to do this.”

This was when I made a decision that completely turned my business around. I dedicated myself to learning the business, networking with top agents, and hiring a coach to guide me in growing my business. In the second half of 2010, I sold 19 homes and have been selling 40+ homes a year ever since. It’s not because I’m the smartest guy around or the luckiest, it’s because I am a student of the business and I have a plan.

If you or someone you know is thinking about getting into the business, I can teach you how to grow a successful career in real estate. Just give me a call or send me an email, and I’ll be in touch!

What Do Your Days on Market Tell You About Your Dallas Home?

If you’re like most sellers, then you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar. You’ll be excited to hear that the average days on market in the DFW is 43 days. This means that when a home comes onto the market, it takes an average of 43 days to complete the sale.

You’ll be even happier to hear that our clients usually only stay on the market for 19 days. The quicker you sell your home, the more money you will get for it. It’s important to price your home correctly and ensure that it is in tip-top condition to sell it quickly.

If your home has been sitting on the market longer than 30 days, you may be in trouble. Buyers will lose interest in the home, and you will not receive your full asking price. Please reach out to us if you’re having trouble selling your home, because we have strategies and solutions for this problem.