Real estate is a lucrative industry many attempts to infiltrate. Only the smart, the hard-working, or the lucky succeed.
Because the industry has a reputation for spawning wealth, it also attracts a large number of entrepreneurs who want to help you succeed in the business. This “help,” of course, comes at a price. Real estate coaches and seminars are bountiful in today’s market. Like everything in life, some are good and some are bad.
Before heading out to hire a coach, ask yourself if you really need one. Do you have the ability to focus on your goals? Can you establish your own game plan and stick to it? How hard are you willing to work to succeed in the industry?
Are you a self-starter? If so, there are endless resources to capitalize on. Some resources are free and others will cost you. Either way, what really matters is if the information is good.
If you opt to utilize a coach, beware of too good to be true offers. On the same note, don’t sign on with an expensive coach simply because he is high-priced and therefore must know what he is doing. Instead, select a coach based on his or her ability to teach. Also, when possible, talk to your friends and colleagues who have hired a coach in the past. Find out who they recommend and why. If you don’t know anyone who has used a coach, do some Internet research, track down as much information as possible and attempt to contact past clients of the coach you are considering. This valuable information will help you decide on whom to select.
Lastly, and most importantly, remember that in order for you to succeed in real estate, the burden of proof lies on you. You can pay top dollar for the best real estate coach money can buy, but this guarantees you nothing other than a bill. The techniques you learn from a coach will only work as hard as you do.