Listen to the ideas of real estate author Bernice Ross, who is CEO of, a national speaker and trainer with more than 1,000 published articles and two best-selling real estate books. Whether you’re a newcomer to the profession or you’d just like to recharge your business, Ross has compiled 11 ideas from sources that would take you a long time to find yourself.

For example, she stresses the importance of having a learning mindset, and notes that in one Texas study of 500 new agents, those who earned their GRI designation were most likely to succeed. Renowned real estate trainer Lynn Madison adds: “Find a brokerage that offers good training. Be an education sponge. Many agents choose the wrong managing broker and have to start over with a brokerage that has strong training.”

Ross quotes Rebecca Thomson, Vice President of Agent Development for @Properties, as saying that receptiveness to training, using strong systems (i.e. Client Relationship Management system), consistently prospecting and engaging with other agents were four keys to her early success. NAR tagged her for its “Top 30 under 30.”

Of course, these thoughts only touch on two of the 11 ideas in the article. For the full article, you can check your mailbox or see it right now.