Do I Have the Right Personality?
You may feel that to become a successful real estate agent, you need to be a typical “extrovert” – the life of the party, willing to talk to anyone, at any time, about anything. This isn’t true. Most people, including real estate agents, consider themselves somewhat shy in social situations. While many real estate agents are certainly outgoing and gregarious, not all of them were “born” extroverted.
Expertise Becomes Confidence
The important thing to remember is that any worries you may have over “social shyness” doesn’t really apply to your real estate career. Knowledge of real estate and your local market will give you the confidence to talk with, work with and establish long term relationships with people that you might otherwise be hesitant to talk to, out of a sense of social restraint.
You may have to stretch your comfort zone at first, but it becomes easier every time you talk with a potential buyer or seller. The more you know, the more you work, and the more customers you assist, will all diminish any sense of shyness you may have on the job. As your professional capabilities and reputation grow, you may find yourself becoming less shy in your personal life, and building an even wider circle of friends.
For more information on starting your real estate agent career with Crestico, please contact one of our local offices and inquire about real estate career opportunities at a location near you.