I recently got my realtor license and keep hearing about doing mentorships before stepping out on my own to get a feel for the business. This helps ensure you become a successful real estate agent.
I am not sure how to go about doing this however. Does anyone here have experience with this?
I personally did not. I worked for an agency right off the bat and was with them for nearly 10 years before branching out on my own. I think it is wise to at least get two years experience under an agency before starting your own real estate business.
I actually started myself. I bought a foreclosed home and fixed it up on the weekends. I still had a job elsewhere at the time. When I finally did sell it, that is when I began house flipping. Buying up cheap properties, fixing them up, and selling them.
I am new to the business, I haven't even gotten a license yet. I am still testing the waters to see if it is for me. I had no idea you could actually work with a mentor when you start.
My father mentored me in a sense. He was a skilled house flipper and made our family a lot of money. I got to see some really cool properties and help when I was younger. I ended up getting my real estate license when I was 23 and started my own business at 25.
My father was a real estate agent all his life and I learned almost everything from him.
I remember asking questions about the business from as young as 12. It was always meant to be!