It’s important to remember that first impressions are everything, so make sure you know where your office is and be on time. Try to arrive at least 15mins early. You can always hang around in the waiting room before anyone else arrives or just chat with other agents. If something happens on the way to work and you are going to be late, make sure you call ahead and let them know.
Your clothes say a lot about you, and it’s important that they reflect the professional image you want to project. In general, if you’re unsure what your company’s dress code is, ask.
If you think they’re going to tell you to wear a suit and tie every day, think again. Most companies have relaxed office dress codes these days—but even if yours doesn’t require business attire all day long (or ever), dressing professionally will help build trust during negotiations and show clients that they can count on you as an expert in your field.
How should I dress?
Here are some general rules:
The first step in making your first day as a real estate agent successful is to make a list of your short-term and long-term goals.
Short-term goals are things you want to achieve within the next 3-6 months, while long-term goals can be anything that will take you one year or more from now.
Meetings are a good way to learn, network and get a feel for your new environment. In addition to the invaluable information you’ll receive, there is also an opportunity to meet other agents and form relationships with them. Be sure to take advantage of those opportunities!
Your new company has policies and procedures that you need to learn. Find out what they are, and make sure you’re comfortable with them before your first day on the job. You’ll want to know the company’s dress code, computer login instructions, insurance coverage details—the list goes on and on! And if there are any questions about any rule or policy? Don’t be afraid to talk with HR about it; they’re there for a reason!
Be sure you’re dressed appropriately for work when you arrive at the office each morning: no flip-flops or cutoffs allowed! (And no sweatshirts unless it’s winter—and even then…) Also remember that everyone else in real estate wears suits most of the time too so match their style as best as possible if possible.
I know it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, but you will want to take notes. This is valuable information that can be used later on in your career. Write down what you have learned about your company, your job, and your colleagues. You can also write down what you need to do, what you need to know, and what you need to learn.
Writing everything down will help keep you organized and focused so that no part of the first day gets missed!
It is important to remember that everyone in the office is your co-worker, so it’s important to make a good impression on everyone. You can do this by introducing yourself as soon as you enter the office and again immediately before leaving for lunch or home. Go around and introduce yourself to your co-workers, your boss and anyone else you may see around the office.
The first day of real estate is a great time to get started. It’s just like going to a new job, or starting any other new endeavor: you’ll want to be ready, but it’s okay if you make mistakes.
The most important thing is that you learn and grow from the experience. Don’t worry about making sales, or letting your boss down by not closing deals on your first day—focus instead on learning the ropes so that future clients will be happy with their purchases!