Being a new real estate agent can be scary.

You’re in a new world. You’re not receiving a salary. Real estate school barely taught you anything relevant to actually achieving success in this industry.

So today, I’m creating a path forward for you with 19 tips for getting started in real estate.

We’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s dive right in…

New Agent Tip No. 1: Get Licensed

Starting out easy here. Done? Let’s move on…

New Agent Tip No. 2: Consider Joining a Team

I often suggest new agents join a team to start out rather than flying solo.

A team will put you in close proximity to others who have experience and allow you to learn the ins and outs of the industry faster.

Joining a team can also make lead generation easier right out of the gate, as they may be willing to share leads with you.

New Agent Tip No. 3: Consider Starting as an ISA/OSA

Inside (or Outside) Sales Agents (ISAs/OSAs) are tasked with following up on leads and setting appointments.

I know, I know… YOU got into this business because YOU want those appointments (and the commissions down the road).

But being an ISA can accelerate your path by putting you right in the middle of the action from day one. You’ll learn how to prospect, speak with clients, build rapport, qualify prospects, learn people’s motivations, wants and needs – and more!

This route isn’t for everyone, but it might be worth considering plunging yourself into action for six months or so rather than sitting around hoping your phone rings.