As a real estate agent, you aren’t just selling homes to people — you’re selling yourself as well. This is important to remember, as sometimes you have to think of yourself as your own business. Real estate agents need to have a go-get-it, entrepreneurial attitude to become successful. Believing that you are your number one tool to your success is the best way to get there. Here are some reasons why realtors should consider themselves not just a real estate agent, but as their own real estate business.
Let’s face the facts — you’re not the only real estate agent in your town or specified area. Chances are there are a number of real estate agents, in their prime or just starting out. So, like a business, you need to differentiate yourself and gain a competitive advantage over others. You need to give people a reason to choose YOU over the 50 other realtors in your town. Get smart, be creative, and know your stuff. Learn to define yourself as a business and get people to recognize that you are the number one agent in your area.
Businesses take risks everyday, and so should you. Nobody ever made it far playing safe and doubting every instinct they had. Trust your gut and do what you think will work. Chances are, that risk you took 6 months ago could turn into something great and (hopefully profitable). If you avoid risks there is no room for growth, but if you do take risks and assess them as you go, there is plenty of opportunity for success. The best part about taking risks is that you will also learn from your mistakes, and everyone makes mistakes (even businesses).
The world is always evolving, and businesses are constantly trying to keep up with the latest trends and technologies. This is essential to anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset, and it’s important to always be a couple steps ahead. The worst thing you can do is stay stuck in an old way of doing things. Change is good — don’t fall behind!
Keep it Real
Business’ are always setting goals and having a big picture of how things should be further down the road, but they also understand when things aren’t working, and they do something about it. Take a step back and ask yourself if everything you’re doing will be worth it in the future. Ask yourself if your time is being spent to benefit you in the long run, and if it’s not — fix it.
Every business has a creative team behind it whose sole purpose is to craft creative ideas and solutions. As your own business you have to be this creative entity, but sometimes this can be hard with all of the other tasks that come along with being a realtor. A PR company can help take some of those responsibilities from your already hectic workload and help promote YOU as your own business.
If you’re a real estate agent, start thinking of yourself as more than just that. Remember, you’re selling YOU and everything you put into your business matters. Comparing yourself to a business can help steer you in the right direction when it comes to being a successful real estate agent.
Why Use AMPI?
AMPI is the national association of real estate professionals that have, since 1956, gathered under laws and codes of ethics and conduct to create a reliable, trustworthy an efficient real estate environment in Mexico.
AMPI consists of separate autonomous sections all throughout the nation, as well as more than 4,000 associates and affiliates.
Each section is independent and has its own board of directors, only surpassed by a national board of directors comprised of twenty associates from all over the republic.
Developed over the years with the
input and knowledge of its members, AMPI is much more than just a collection of offices.
AMPI has been a solid and recognized institution in Mexico for the past 27 years. It was originally established in 1956 and was consolidated in 1980.
AMPI is currently represented in all the principle cities and regions of Mexico stretching from Tijuana to Cancun.
The Riviera Nayarita, Vallarta and Compostela chapters of AMPI are dedicated to promote the best practices in real estate by providing its members with education to reinforce the standards of ethics that give our industry the credibility which our clients deserve.
AMPI is committed to giving our membership access to a multiple listing service that forms the platform from which our industry can expand locally and into other markets while giving our members precise and up to date information that is vital to continuous improvement and growth.