Human beings learn from others naturally. As young children, we imitate our parents. As teenagers, we look to our peers for role models — sometimes with mixed results. When it comes to the business world and home sales in particular, finding the right mentor can make all the difference.

Benefits of Having a Real Estate Mentor

  1. Network building. A mentor can introduce you to new contacts, potential buyers, and supportive allies in your industry and the community who can become an excellent source of referrals.
  2. Offer insights. A mentor can provide multiple perspectives culled from their years of sales experience to help you avoid some of the pitfalls and reap some early successes.
  3. Valuable resource. From open house to negotiating a sale, a mentor is an excellent role model for how to handle yourself in a wide range of home sale situations.
  4. Coach and confidant. In addition to providing feedback and constructive criticism, a mentor can provide the kind of support you need to help improve your overall performance. A mentor can help identify your strengths and work with you to overcome weaknesses. They can set the pace and help shape an effective and purposeful work ethic.
  5. Professional development. A good mentor can provide you with a global view of the real estate industry. They can also help you articulate a vision for your professional future and may even be instrumental in helping you reach your goal.
  6. Friend and partner. The best mentor situations often result in a lifelong friendship. A bond between two professionals who listen to one another, share sage advice and act as sounding boards as needed.
  7. Wisdom and knowledge. A good mentor is a life coach teaching you how to handle disappointment and grow through failure. They can help keep priorities straight and point out when your work and life are out of balance
  8. Mentors beget mentors. Mentoring is as good for the mentor as it is for the mentee. It offers the mentor a new perspective on the industry and aspects of their sales process that may have become stale.

The Bottom Line

For the mentor, the satisfaction that comes with helping a “newbie” get a strong start in their career can be extremely rewarding. For the mentee, a strong bond with a like-minded agent who they can trust to be honest and supportive can make all the difference between success and failure.

Turn your job into the career you want by finding a seasoned real estate agent who is willing to share their experiences, expertise, industry knowledge, and wisdom in ways that can help you personally and professionally