Why a Mentor Will Kickstart Your Real Estate Career

Why a Mentor Will Kickstart Your Real Estate Career

If you could find a sure-fire, short-cut to success, would you take it?

Most of us would.

In the way that every great athlete is backed by a phenomenal coach, more often than not, supporting every great (and successful) Realtor, is an influential mentor.

Aside from the technicalities of real estate, like how to fill out a listing agreement, how to use a lockbox key, or understanding the fine print when it comes to agency, mentors provide guidance, an extra push when needed, encouragement, wisdom and knowledge.

Mentors, like coaches, maximize your focus, reducing distractions and minutiae, while expediting your road to success.

To help build successful, long-term real estate careers, Westmar is grateful to have Andrew Leong and Steven Thom offering mentorship to our agents.

Here are only some of the reasons a mentor like Andrew and Steven will kick-start your real estate career.

They’ll Help You Hone Your Focus

Especially when it comes to marketing and advertising, Westmar mentors will help you find the right places to put your time and money. It’s easy to throw money at every gimmick offered to you like billboards, fancy websites, glossy advertisements, and more. A mentor will shed light on the areas proven to help you succeed. Keeping focused will not only save you time and money, but it’ll also help you reach your goals faster.

They’ll Keep Your Accountable

Success certainly isn’t easy. To reach your goals, you’ll need to be consistent and follow a plan. Similar to a diet or workout regimen, it’s a little easier to follow through with some level of accountability. Since it’s easy to procrastinate or take the easy route when it comes to following through, your mentor will check-in, providing some measure of accountability. Keeping accountable will help you maximize your skillset, refine new habits while helping you inch quickly towards your goals.

They’ll Celebrate Your Success

For those working solo, Real Estate has its moments of loneliness. Whether it’s landing your first listing, or reaching a commission milestone, a mentor will celebrate alongside you from the sidelines. And, aside from just celebrating, they’ll probably help you identify your next (slightly more challenging) goal. Consistently propelling you forward, your mentor will be one of your biggest advocates.

They’ll Help to Identify Your Blindspots

There’s always room to improve. Often difficult to see for ourselves, blindspots are places we can’t see, yet often require improvement. Perhaps, your listing presentation, your follow-up routine, or your marketing needs improving? A mentor offers an impartial vantage point identifying areas needing improvement regarding the things that aren’t so obvious to you.

They’ll Help You Navigate Difficult Situations

No matter how much you plan and prepare, you’re sure to face challenging circumstances in the real estate industry. From challenging customers to difficult conversations, your mentor can help you to plan and execute the best course of action. Offering the chance to work through various scenarios, a mentor will help you strategize. And, aside from being strategic, mentors have likely faced similar situations, offering the chance to share the things that work for them.

To learn more about mentorship opportunities at Westmar, contact us today.

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