Starting a career as a real estate agent in the current times can be a challenging and stressful experience, especially if you don’t get the right mentorship. It’s a fast-paced industry where consumer behaviors are different and keep on changing. There are many industry dynamics to grasp as well as establishing a trustworthy brand before you can start closing deals. The truth is, there is no profession where the stakes come easy and for free. You have to brace yourself and face any obstacles on your way to success.
Sam Flamont is a top real estate agent who is currently ranked among the top ten agents in the Northern Michigan area. He is regarded as the go-to guy for all your real estate needs as him and his team have an in-depth understanding of the industry. His team, The Mitten Group, are brokered by eXp Realty and offer a full-service real estate experience. They offer all real estate services from buying and selling, property management, and share learning tools about the industry through social media, to working with property developers from start to finish. Sam has a knack for finding and putting together extremely profitable deals.
Sam has also had challenges in real estate before realizing his current success. It was even tougher for him considering he was coming from a completely different business, that of running a baseball facility in order to help kids improve their mental game as well as their physical skills on the field. This wasn’t the most profitable business, that is for sure. Being broke gave him the drive to keep trying to change his life positively, and he knew the best way to achieve it was through working with others.
Today, he is among the most celebrated real estate agents in his area, working on setting a new all-time high in sales. A firm believer in teamwork, Sam shares a perspective that the best way to change your life is through helping other people change theirs. For any new agents looking to scale faster in the industry, Sam advises that you embrace teamwork and work with others who share the same dream. As he puts it, you are only as good as the people you surround yourself with.
You need to befriend and get close to the high achievers that have bigger goals. Such people help you gain the belief that success is possible and that you can also achieve it. Sam loves helping other agents grow and he has done in all over the country.
One of Sam’s mentees, Naeem K. Boucher, says that “Sam is absolutely the man! I did zero business before meeting him. He told me to quit my job and go all in. He did it, and he was proof to me that it was possible to make it in this business. We live miles away from each other but he spent time on the phone to help me grow my business. I’m now a team of 30 agents and one of the top agents in New Jersey. Sam was there with me from the start of it all. He is a mentor to me. He gives me business advice, financial advice, and life advice as well. I’m very grateful to have him”.
The real estate industry is full of people who will always claim to understand the industry better than you. These kinds of people should not determine your pace, engagement, or path in the industry. Sam urges that you be yourself and constantly prepare. Be ready to act and do it, and more importantly, don’t pretend that you know everything. Believe in yourself and learn from your mistakes and continue to be better and do better.
Like any other business, marketing is part of real estate. There is no other way to generate potential leads other than marketing. It would be best if you concentrate on selling the knowledge you possess. People need to know that you know what you are talking about, so they will come to know and trust you. Technology has taken over the business world with social media marketing becoming an integral part of any marketing campaign. Take full advantage of social media to create strong connections. More significantly, establish a professional work ethic that will set you apart, push yourself, and go the extra mile to help clients find the homes of their dreams.
Sam is also the author of ‘Hustle till it Happens,’ a book you should definitely read if you’re looking to take your life to the next level!