Real Estate Agent Education

Real Estate Agent EducationReal Estate Agent Education

Real Estate Education or lack of it.  Real estate agents typically help guide the consumers through what is often the largest financial decision of their life.  The responsibilities are enormous and being a real estate agent is not a job you can fake your way through. Unfortunately, real estate agent education is all over the place. Meaning that there is no consistent new agent training program…no uniform program that every agent must complete.  Training a new agent is often up to the skills and resources that a firm has available.   Some firms depend on outside programs like CEU classes being offered at local associations and/or having the new agent tag along or shadow a more experienced agent.

Being a Real Estate Agent is so easy

Many people think that being a real estate agent is so easy…. after all you just open a door and talk “up” a house and the buyer immediately wants to make an offer on it…easy!    Not True!  Many of us in the business know that is so far from reality that it’s laughable.  But, sadly that is the perception many outside the industry have. To over come that perception is very hard and almost impossible without quality on going training and coaching.

Your new career and real estate agent education

So you just passed your test…. you are now a licensed NH real estate agent!  Congratulations… that real estate test is not easy and many folks do not pass the 1st time!  However, the real estate test also does not prepare you for “real life” real estate! So Now what???  That “Now What” question, is a very very important question to ask. Training will make or break you and that’s the blunt truth.

What a real estate training program should look like

It should be on going as you can NEVER Close the book to real estate education.  There should be a new agent orientation or on-boarding program, as well as real estate modules that cover all the topics and skills a new agent must master.  At Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Verani Realty, we have an orientation/on boarding program that new agents take as soon as they join the firm.  Our new agent training program Verani U (Verani University)  is an intense 3+ week long with 11+ sessions/modules that covers all the skills needed to be successful. Beyond that we have skill sessions and multiple continuing education credit courses.  Our training classes are all posted on a company wide calendar and you can look and see what we have offered this past year and beyond.

Interviewing a Real Estate Firm

Ask to see their company policy manual and their training schedule. While they may not have an upcoming schedule of training for you they should be able to show you past months. This will give you  a solid idea as to how much training they really offer.  Be sure to ask about skill sessions and continuing education credit classes.  Better yet give me a call at 603-548-7728 before you decide to join a firm. Being a trainer and a REALTOR , I can answer all your questions and share with you the resources available to all Verani Agents.  Interviewing a Real Estate Firm is an important, probably the most important part of becoming a real estate agent so don’t short change yourself.

Call me at 603-548-7728

Now What?

Real Estate Agent Education

So You Want To Be A Real Estate Agent

Skill Based Real Estate Training


Skill Based Real Estate Training

I love skill building workshops, small groups or large, the joy of seeing the light shine in new agents eyes as they “get it” and feeling their excitement just totally makes my day.

We just finished the January session of BHHS Verani University and are in the middle of our on going skill building sessions with a fantastic group of newly licensed agents.

If you are new agent please don’t under estimate the importance of on-going training and mentoring. I would be more than happy to discuss the reason why that is so important with you before you make the decision to affiliate with a firm.  You’ve worked so hard to get your license, so don’t take a short cut to success.

Call me at 603-548-7728 or stop by and visit me at BHHS Verani Realty at One Verani Way Londonderry NH.

Don’t just take my word for it…listen to what some of our newly licensed agents are saying.

Verani U Real Estate Training


Upcoming Training April 2012

Upcoming Training April

April 10- Vermont/  Ethics and Brokers Panel

April 17 & 18  Concord NH/GRI 103  NHAR

April 19 WCR/ Social Media

April 23 Hampstead NH/Agency in the Trenches

April 25 Seacoast Board of REALTORS/ Social Media

April 26 Prudential Verani/Agency and Buyer Agency Training

April 30 Concord NH/Ethics

Real Estate Training March 2012

Monika McGillicuddyListed below are some upcoming NH and Vermont real estate training and social media speaking engagements for the month of March , 2012. I have several private consulting and small group workshops scheduled that are not listed so if you have any interest in that just send me an email by clicking here > emailMonika

Please let me know if you’d like to have a customized training program held in your office!

March 2, NH CIBOR Bedford NH Social Media/ Video

March 7, Chester Vermont Ethics (4 hours VT CE)

March 14 Portsmouth NH Re/Max Coast to Coast Ethics (3 NH CE Hours)

March 21 Ethics Hampstead NH 3 hours CE – Call or e-mail to enroll 25.00 per person

March 28 & 29 Montpelier VT Ethics


Upcoming Training Feb 2012

Training with MonikaListed below are some upcoming NH and Vermont real estate training and social media speaking engagements for the month of February, 2012.  I have several private consulting and small group workshops scheduled that are not listed so if you have any interest in that just send me an email by clicking here >  emailMonika

Please remember that social media workshops DO NOT offer continuing education credits but offer returns in many other ways!

Feb 3rd Seacoast Board Top Social Media Fatal Mistake

Feb 13th Prudential Verani- Code of Ethics 3 hours of NH CE (this class is full)

Feb 15th Stowe Vermont- Ethics 4 hours of VT CE

Feb 17 Social Media (No CE) Hampstead NH- 10:00 -12:00 Building and Connecting with your Facebook Business Page (registration is open email to register

Feb 27 Orientation- NHAR Concord NH

Feb 29 Ethics Greater Claremont Board of REALTORS 3 hours NH CE

March 2nd  CIBOR Social Media

Please contact me at 603-548-7728 or via e-mail to set up a class in your location.

Upcoming Classes Jan 2012

Monika McGillicuddyListed below are some upcoming NH and Vermont real estate training and social media speaking engagements for the month of January, 2012.  I will be scheduling some social media workshops, they DO NOT offer continuing education credits but offer returns in many other ways! Let me know if you have a topic you’d like covered.

Upcoming real estate training

Social Media Panel for the Seacoast Board  Jan 11

Agency and Buyer Agency Training- Jan 24 at Prudential Verani Londonderry

Ethics – Concord Board of REALTOR  Jan 25 in Concord NH

Ethics- Vermont Association of REALTORS Jan 26 and 27- Vermont

Feb 3rd Social Media at the Seacoast Board

Blogging Workshop and Consumer Centric ~Upcoming classes

New Hampshire REALTORS are you stuck in rut?

Having a hard time connecting to today’s connected consumers?  Want to Blog but don’t know how?

If you answered Yes to any of these Questions then you Need to sign up for these two classes.

December 1st 2008- from 9-12:30

Consumer Centric Market (3 NH ce credits)

Do you know how to connect with today’s consumer? Gen X and Y-The Connected Generation and the Baby Boomers.

Web 2.0 and creating relevancy all equal success!


Location: Granite State South Board of REALTORS

Windham NH

December 8 th 2008- from 9-1

Blogging 101 (NO ce credits)

Are you ready to create your own blog? This is a hand on work shop and all participants will leave with a live blog!

Class is limited and there is a pre-workshop assignment

Pre-registration & payment required $ 55.00

Class will be held at the Granite State South Board of REALTORS

Windham NH

Contact  Jay and Monika to register @ 603-548-7685

REALTOR convention

NH trainerJay and I will be attending the National Association of REALTORS annual convention in Orlando this week.

I’m pretty excited as I’ll be able to meet a lot of those REALTOR ” mavericks” …those early adapters of social networking and realty blogging. Many of them I know well but have never met face to face. You see they’ve been living in my computer for 2 years!

This years convention will have many web 2.0 type sessions available. We’ll be attending the Cyber Professionals networking sessions and many traditional real estate seminars as well. It should be a very busy convention and I expect to learn a lot while there.

Consumer Centric … sold out! Thank you!

April 23, 2008 OR May 7, 2008

$35.00 per person includes 3 hour NH CE credit but most importantly this class will show you WHAT you need to do to stay competitive in this changing real estate environment!

Consumer Centric covers not only the Generations but particularly the needs of Gen X and Y who will be our 1st time home buyer for the next 20 years. Learn how to market to them as well as to the connected Baby Boomers.

We’ll cover Blogging and why you should be doing it, real estate social networking sites and managing your web presence.

This class will give you an overview of what you’ll need to know to participate responsibly in a Web 2.0 Connected environment.

Have you heard of The Real Estate Paradigm shift? Technology has transformed real estate as we have known it. Today both new and experienced agents alike need to understand the dynamics of the online community or become irrelevant in the home buying or selling process.

Class size is limited so please e-mail me or call Jay at 603-548-7685 to reserve your seat. Be sure to let us know which date you’ll be attending!

Class time 9-12:15

Registration 8:30 to 9:00

Location: 213 Stage Road Junction

Unit # 5 (end unit- lower level)

Hampstead NH

Coming soon Blogging 101 and Blogging 102 (no ce credits) space will be limited to 20 students as this is a hands on creating a blog work shop. We’ll travel…just need a location with internet.

What is a Social Network?

I saw this on Midori Millers Blog and thought it really demonstrated the concept well.