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Starting out as a complete beginner in a competitive industry like real estate can be quite challenging. Is there a way you can both work on your real estate agent and work towards becoming a team leader? Should you start a business right away or join a team first? How do you pick the people you should have on your team if you decide to build one? On this episode, Al Stasek shares how he went from being a long-haul trucker to becoming a top real estate agent and a team leader.

If you don’t know how to do it, it’s impossible to teach someone else how to do it – Al Stasek

Three Things We Learned

Join a team

Starting a business as a new agent is a tempting yet dangerous endeavor. Filling the pipeline as a new agent is difficult. Plus, there are a bunch expenses that need to be covered. If you have the chops for sales and you want to get experience in real estate, it’s far easier to be part of a team where you get mentorship for free.

Test out potential candidates

Some people aren’t made to be in sales, and team leaders make the mistake of hiring based on referrals or experience. Someone experienced might bring in revenue, but they might not be a fit for your core values, and someone inexperienced might not have the personality for sales.

Use positive coaching

Eight hours on the phone is stressful for anyone involved, both new agents and trainers.

Don’t try to keep your agents accountable in a militant way. Try creating a fun, positive environment. Also, ask yourself if you have the time to get the agents through the process of training and putting them out there. If your time is better spent elsewhere, let a coaching company do it for you.

Key Quotes

For the agents who wants to grow more profitably , if you have the chops for sales, you can literally plug and play into a team and go! -Al Stasek

What I like about the EXP model is that they don’t just build it to attract agents. They build to provide the technology to make the consumer experience better. -Matt Johnson

Joining a team or a system where free coaching is provided, is one of the safest paths to success. As a new agent, learning as much as possible should be one of your top priorities, and the team setting is perfect in this situation. Getting new listings and building a team right away can be a daunting task, but under the right guidance and with a framework already put in place, it’s much easier to grow.

Guest Bio

Al Stasek has over 21 years of experience in the real estate industry. He is the owner of the Stasek group in Cleveland powered by EXP Realty, where he strives to give a unique customer experience through a closing departement, professional photography, and high-quality marketing services.

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