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Black Pearl Marketing Minute Hour: Your first six months as a real estate licensee — use your time now to make money then

For years I lectured at the pre-licensing classes of the the college professor who taught my own real estate pre-licensing classes. I hadn’t done this for the last couple of years, but I did a class on January 24th, 2008. We made a video tape of my talk, but I hadn’t done anything with it until Sean Purcell’s post, What’s Your Six Month Plan?, got me off the dime. Sean’s program is more thoroughgoing. I’m just leaning on a bunch of kids to get busy now, rather than waiting for money to come raining from the skies six months from now.

I’m linking an audio podcast from BloodhoundBlog.com and the video in iPhone podcast form from BloodhoundBlog.TV. The video is basically just Fred Flintstone shuffling around and waving his arms around a lot, so you might do just as well with the audio-only version.

I know there are a lot of brand-new and soon-to-be-brand-new Realtors reading BloodhoundBlog, so I hope y’all take this to heart. We talk a lot about passive marketing here, but selling is always active — belly-to-belly. If you can’t push yourself to get belly-to-belly now, with people who already know and like you, you will not somehow achieve miracle results later by direct marketing, social media marketing or any other form of passive marketing.

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    1. [...] linking an audio podcast from BloodhoundBlog.com and the video in iPhone podcast form from BloodhoundBlog.TV. The video is basically just Fred [...]

    2. Sean Purcell March 30th, 2008 5:53 pm

      Sounds like an interesting class. Of all the great advice you gave, a “non-real estate” nugget is what stands out to me:

      …India is the largest English speaking country in the world.

      I guess you never know what you will learn :)

    3. Todd Carpenter March 30th, 2008 7:34 pm

      That was fascinating Greg. I had no idea how screwed up your Broker/Agent laws were. I’m actually considering going for an RE license. I’m going to be teaching some mortgage classes at a real estate school and might trade some teaching time for student time.