stack of paperA Big Training Manual: Does It Equate to Success?

I’ve just published the 5th edition of Up and Running in 30 Days. In it, I’ve included lots of up-to-the-minute updates. You can read some of them, in these blogs.

Click here to see the updates in my fifth edition of Up and Running in 30 Days.

Below is an excerpt from the newest edition of the book. I want to give advice to new agents about what they need to succeed. Unfortunately, both new agent AND their managers tend to rely on the company training program to ‘fix’ the new agent. But, it never works that way. Why? Because a wealth of information is just that–just lots of information. As you read this, think about your training program–and that big manual. What’s it accomplishing? What do you want it to accomplish? What else do you need to succeed?

That Big Training Manual….

You’ve finished your training program. You have a huge training manual. Now, what do you do? You know a lot of things, and you have a lot of information in that training manual. But, without Up and Running, you still don’t know what do on Monday. I learned how new agents get the wrong idea about selling real estate firsthand. As a manager, I sent my new agents to the five-day company training program. When my new agents came back, they would ask, “Now, what do I do?” I would get out Up and Running, which I had introduced to them in their interview, and remind them that this is a business plan—a performance plan for real life. Sometimes I wished I just had not let them go to training, because they came out of training thinking it was optional to start the Up and Running plan! Why? They thought information was all they needed to succeed. They didn’t have to actually take any actions!

I told you I would include advice {in this newest edition of Up and Running} from very successful newer agents. Here’s a quote from Kyle Kovats, who was recently chosen as one of the finalists for the “30 under 30” honors from the National Association of Realtors.  These select nominations are agents chosen because they are under 30 and very successful in the business.

About training, Kyle advises: “Find a broker who has a comprehensive training program. Ask if you can speak with agents who have gone through it to get the agents’ perspective on whether it was helpful.”

My question to you: Do you have a precise, prioritized start-up business plan so you know what to do first on Monday (and every day)? If not, what are you relying on to getyourself into the field and into action–fast? If asked, what would you say about your training?

Up and Running_5e larger Take a look at the business start-up plan thousands of new agents use successful to launch businesses fast. It’s not too late to get your priorities right and/or re-start your business to success!