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What Does a Real Estate Agent Do?

A great agent doesn’t just find families a house. Real estate agents can wear multiple hats while working with families. Purchasing or selling a home can be an important moment in someone’s life. Agents have the chance to step in and problem-solve for their clients while keeping a positive approach. Clients expect their agent to be knowledgeable about not only the buying/selling process but the surrounding community. 

The real estate market will never cease to exist, so an agent’s typical day will include phone calls and meetings with clients, showing homes, and negotiating contracts. Agents have the ability to create time for their own families as well! Imagine never missing out on a birthday, anniversary, or family event ever again. 

The typical agent is consumed with worry about balancing their time to list/market homes, find buyers, maintain relationships with past clients, find new properties, and so much more. At Jeff Cook Real Estate, our agents are supported by our operations team and can focus fully on engaging with their clients. 

Things To Consider Before Getting Started

1.) How much to save up before getting into real estate?

Make sure to save at least 3 to 6 months’ worth of income before getting into real estate full time. You should consider putting more away if you have a family to support. On average, a Jeff Cook Real Estate agent will close their first home (and get their first check!) almost 3 times faster than other brokerages! 90 day success plan

2.) What is the cost of being an agent?

The cost of becoming an agent may seem extensive but each item is necessary to succeed in the market. You’ll need to prepare to pay for real estate school tuition, annual fees, MLS fees, typical brokerage fees (ex. desk fee), realtor designation fee, continued education and/or renewing your license regularly. One way Jeff Cook Real Estate helps alleviate this starting cost is through our Tuition Reimbursement Program

3.) How much can you expect to make?

The beauty of real estate is you get out of it what you put into it. The effort you can put into your career is limitless. On average, a Jeff Cook Real Estate agent is making from $75,000 - $125,000 each year! The average real estate can only dream of that kind of cash; they make on average less than half compared to our agents.

4.) Where will your business come from?

Coming into the real estate industry, it’s important to ask yourself the tough questions. How will you get business? If you don’t already have a sphere of influence, joining a brokerage that provides referrals and leads is crucial to your success. Jeff Cook Real Estate agents can select to have access to thousands of leads immediately upon becoming hired!

5.) Can you be part-time or full time in real estate?

As a real estate agent, your schedule can be what you make it! Our agents have the ability to not only choose their schedule but also the ability to choose the support needed to maintain a healthy work/life balance. Regardless if you choose to work part-time or full-time, with Jeff Cook Real Estate, we have the tools you need to be successful in real estate!

If you’re interested in learning more about how to get started, take a look at our 90 Day Success Plan! 


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