What Will a Real Estate Coach Do to Help You Succeed?

Should I hire a professional coach? What will a coach do for you?

In a word? Yes.

I’m a firm believer in professional coaches. I still have a coach to this day and I can’t imagine where I would be without one.

Consider professional athletes, they all have coaches. If you want to be a professional agent, I definitely recommend a coach.

It’s not a secret that when I got into real estate, I sucked. Before real estate, I was a server at a steakhouse. One of my regulars told me about a coaching company that his business was using. He invited me to a retreat and that’s when everything changed.

At the end of the retreat, I put $6,000 on a credit card. I paid for everything up front because I knew that if I paid month to month I would quit. I might not have known how to accomplish my goals but I did know that I was young and flakey!

Before you run out and Google “professional coach” there are a few things you’ll want to consider.

First, you need to figure out what you are trying to accomplish. Do you want to make more money? Do you want to have better personal/work life balance? Are you trying to be number one at your office? What’s your motivation and what are your goals?

A good coach is going to delve deeper into these things but you should be prepared when you start your search. Knowing your objective will help you refine your search and figure out who is going to be the best fit for you.

Once you define your objectives, it will be easier to narrow what kind of coach you want. There are a lot of different types of coaches out there — from big coaching companies to local or independent coaches. There may even be someone in your office or in your field who would be a good fit. A coach is simply someone who will help you accomplish your goals. Ask your colleagues or people who you admire for recommendations. When you think you’ve found someone you like, interview and/or ask for references. You want to make sure that whoever you chose is going to be a good fit.

For me, the biggest ROI from hiring a coach was learning how to manage my time. I learned how to put systems and structures in place so I could work more efficiently.

Self-motivation doesn’t come easy for most people. Think about New Year’s resolutions. January rolls around and you decide you are going to get fit. You start going to the gym, you’ve got the Rocky music playing, you’re working out every day and then BAM! Life happens. You miss a day. Then you miss two days. Next thing you know, you’ve stopped going to the gym entirely. It happens to even the most well-intentioned people. A coach calls you at 6 AM on Friday morning and tells you to get your ass out of bed. You have work to do! Even if it’s just spinning your legs in circles for thirty minutes.

And believe it or not, the results of a coach will affect your personal life. After I streamlined my business practices I found I was better able to manage my personal life. I finally had time to read! I spent more time with my friends and family and I had more time to do the things that I love.

Coaches keep us motivated. When we drift, they keep us on track. They hold us accountable and they help us achieve our goals.

Get a coach and execute!