Making lots of money as a new real estate agent isn’t easy, but it’s not impossible. Take, for instance, 30 Under 30 finalist Sarah Maiga: In just four short years, she sold over $40 million in volume. On today’s show, Sarah shares her journey from brand-new buyer’s agent to successful team leader. Plus, she offers plenty of advice for new agents, gives tips on making great hires, and more. Don’t miss it!
Listen to today’s show and learn:
- Sarah’s brief bio [3:12]
- The benefits of joining a team first [4:45]
- Why Sarah decided to focus on listings [7:52]
- Personal development strategies [12:52]
- Sarah’s team members [16:04]
- Sarah’s GCI and profit figures [17:36]
- What Sarah learned from her first round of hires [19:39]
- Where Sarah gets her business [23:25]
- Partnering with local businesses [26:34]
- What it’s like letting a client go [31:43]
- Sarah’s advice to new agents [34:05]
- What the future holds for real estate [37:06]
- Sarah’s donation to the Agent Success Toolbox [43:30]
- How to break through your goals.
- Plus so much more.
Sarah began her journey into the service industry in 2008 when she received a Congressional Medal of Merit for demonstrating exemplary citizenship, academic excellence, and an outstanding sense of service to her peers, education and community. Following that, Sarah completed her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in International Relations. During Sarah’s time at the University, she assisted in the coordination and implementation of an Undergraduate Research Experience program where she was responsible for helping potential students acclimate to the area and see themselves as living in Michigan permanently. During Sarah’s employment, she gained valuable insight into what motivates someone to move here and found it very rewarding. Sarah continued down this career path by doing Graduate School Recruitment at the University Of Michigan School Of Public Health following graduation. While working in higher education, Sarah developed an even greater acclimation toward service as well as an entrepreneurial mindset. On evenings and weekends, Sarah built a successful marketing and graphic design company from the ground-up that allowed her to quit her full-time job and pursue her real passion; real estate. Sarah had always wanted to transition to a career as a real estate professional, but given the financial constraints of the job, and her obligation to her family, Sarah had to find the right time to make her move. After getting her license, Sarah joined one of the top producing teams in the Canton/Plymouth area. During Sarah’s time with them, she was able to learn the pros and cons of working for a team as well as how she can best serve and represent her clients. Sarah quickly became the top producer in her office completing over 24 million in residential real estate sales in just 2 years. Throughout Sarah’s time, she was able to gain a reputation for excellence and negotiating with an average days on market of less than 10, a 102% list-to-sale price ratio, and 100% closing ratio. In order to continue growing and representing her clients to the best of her ability, Sarah knew it was time for her have full autonomy in serving her client’s needs, as she wants her reputation to be about quality of experience as opposed to quantity of sales. Sarah’s philosophy is to focus on marketing her client’s homes, not on marketing herself. Sarah believes selling a home is a partnership and you need a strong, experienced and dedicated professional on your side. If you’re looking for the best possible experience and the support of a fierce negotiator then they would make an excellent team.
Sarah’s Commitment to Continuing Education:
Knowledge is power; this is Sarah’s guiding principle and the mindset she utilizes in representing her clients. By Michigan law as real estate professionals, they are only required to take 6 credit hours a year to maintain their license. In the last 2 years, Sarah has taken 88 credit hours or 200 hours of continuing education. It is her duty to her current and future clients, to continue refining her skills, training and staying up-to-date with current real estate practices. By doing so, Sarah can better serve your interests, needs and ultimately your bottom line.
Related Links and Resources:
- Grow Your Real Estate Profits with Our Agent Success Toolbox
- Get 6 Steps to 7 Figures by Pat Hiban for FREE
- Maiga Home Real Estate Team
- Download Sarah’s Marketing Plan from the Agent Success Toolbox
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