Consistency is the key
When approaching buying or selling Burnaby real estate like marketing all other places any West Vancouver realtor with credibility will tell you, you have to keep at it, and keep at it long and hard. While the average time it takes to sell a house in Burnaby is about a month with the selling price climbing over recent months, you will probably need to be at the coal face for a lot longer than that before you see any results. It so often happens that frustration and boredom can set in before the finish line. Your success will depend on a definite plan and a plan to stick to it.
A realtor needs to be totally committed from the word go, one cannot just be trying the career for size to see if it suits your personality. You need to know that this is what you want to do because it is a 24/7 job. Tramping the neighbourhood you have chosen and getting to really know it well is vital if you expect to be taken seriously by your buyers and sellers alike. As a realtor who is familiar with the locality you are more likely to be trusted. This trust is something you need to build. Treating the job as a passing experiment will yield no results and you will just be wasting your time. You need to be prepared to “do the time” In fact you can expect to earn absolutely nothing from selling real estate for up to six months before you get your first sale and commission. Be prepared for this.
Keep the result in focus
Keep an eye on your end goal, but do not be so wrapped up in the results as to forget the journey. There is a lot of groundwork that needs doing. Apart from the slog of tramping around getting to know the place you will need to spend time networking, face to face with locals and spending time talking on the phone. Realtors have to be great communicators. If you are not prepared to give it your all you may as well give up and choose something else to do. Nobody said it was easy but the rewards are great.
While being the best West Vancouver realtor is not a walk in the park you need self-belief. Keep to your strategy and do not lose momentum. Keep being the best you can be giving quality advice and superior customer service.