Habits of Successful Real Estate Agents

The personality of a real estate agent shows in the way he handles his clients and the difficult situations that will come. Each real estate agent differs from the others. Some agents are pushing too hard, while some are relaxed. Some likes to wear suits, some just want to go casual. However, there are similarities in the habits of successful real estate agents. Here are some of them:

Excellent Customer Service
This is the most important skill that sets a successful real estate agent ahead of the game. This means that you need to put your client’s interests first above anything else. You will only get the personal needs that you want after making your clients satisfied with your professional service.

Networking & Connections
Being a snob will not get you anywhere in the real estate industry. Here, you need to go out of your way to meet new people who can potentially be your clients. But it doesn’t mean that you have to be friends with all the people you meet. You also need to learn how to cut out connections in a network that do not live up to your standards. Being personable and professional at all times help build you build a network.

Communication is a very important, if not the most important tool in your job. You need to make and return calls, respond to emails, comment back in the social media, always available on Skype and other messaging platforms. Technology makes everyone connected in a few clicks. Your telephone can do a lot of things, not just for calling and texting. It can organize your schedule, remind you of your appointments, keep abreast with the latest trends, can take photos and videos, and get connected to other people from around the world. Make use of technology to communicate, to get information and to advertise your profession to many potential clients.


As a real estate agent, getting new clients on regular basis is your lifeblood. Getting new leads is not easy. You need to generate leads in any way you can. This means being involved and knowing what are you targeting. Do you want to attract Buyers? Sellers? If you’re not sure where to start, look to your personal network (friends and family). What are they doing on social media and other marketing platforms. Don’t rule out print media. It sounds old school but it can be effective.

People will assume that you know what you are selling. Take time to inspect the house you are selling. Drive around the neighborhood where the house is located. Study all the possible questions that your clients might ask regarding the house and the neighborhood.