Richard’s Story as He Tells it:
So, I guess if I’m being totally honest here, I got out of high school, and went straight to get my associates. It was straight forward enough and I had always liked working with my hands so I got my associates in construction engineering. Problem was, when I got out, it wasn’t like I had a clear idea of what I wanted to do or how to do it. Some of the friends I had were trying out real estate, and to me it seemed like just as good a thing as anything else, since I didn’t exactly want to be out there, swinging a hammer all day, y’know?
At 20, I officially got my license, got with RE/Max and just had no clue what I was doing. I mean zero. I knew as much that I’d just go out there and kind of, get a listing, have an open house and then I’d get commission when the house sold. The thing I knew I wanted to do was make money – lots of money. I didn’t want to struggle, didn’t want to deal with the complaints my friends had about scraping by, and I was completely and totally sick and tired of ramen freakin’ noodles.
I got lucky. Because I didn’t know anything, one of the senior realtors at the agency suggested I go out and find a trainer – a coach to kind of take the trainings I would get at the office and make them better. So, I enrolled with Eli Rich Consulting pretty much the first week or two that I started out as an agent.
Honestly, I can’t say how well they are compared to other coaching programs, because I haven’t ever done any other ones. But what I can say is, I followed their system, I followed my coaches scripts and plans and exercises, even when I thought they were silly. I just went out there and I followed it and I did it. My first month, I got 4 listings and I sold them all by the second month, and I never stopped from there. By the time I turned 21, I was making about 15 or 20k a month on average! Thanks to Eli Rich Consulting, I never had to really struggle as a realtor, and I haven’t had to deal with things that I hear a lot of other agents talking about, like hassle clients or not being able to get listings, and in fact, a lot of the more senior agents I worked with have constantly asked me about what I’m doing and how I’m doing it, and I’m even at the point of creating my very own agency now!
All I can say is, Thanks for your help ERC!!!
Daniel’s Story as He Tells it:
I had been a realtor for about 4 years already before I came across Eli Rich Consulting. Just as I imagine most of us get into the game of realty, I got into it because I wanted to own my life and by “own my life” I mean I wanted to be very successful, and I wanted to make at the very least a six figure income.
Unfortunately, my first four years didn’t go so well. I kind-of had success. I mean I wasn’t going out of business or anything, I averaged somewhere around $60,000 a year or so. Most people would probably be pretty okay with making that much, and at first I thought that it “wasn’t bad,” considering I pretty much started as a realtor after getting my BBA. But If I’m totally honest here, the problem that I had was that I was spending sooooo much time for that $60,000. I mean, I was at the office, easily from about 7:30-8:00 am in the morning until 8:30-9:00 pm at night. I spent tons of money buying sales programs, going to seminars and doing the whole “get excited” in the morning thing to try to get beyond that $60k number. Seriously, I think I must have spent at least somewhere around $10k on all that stuff.
When I found Eli Rich Consulting, and had my initial calling with them, at first I was a bit hesitant because of the money. I was skeptical because I had already spent so much money on so many programs that promised me “bajillions of dollars” with that “one secret,” or whatever.
But for whatever reason, I felt like I could just trust Eli and his company and coaches, so I decided to say “f it” and give it a shot, worst case, I can quit after a month or two and it’s no different than the money I was spending to get the $60k a year anyway.
I have to admit, it took me a little while to get some results. I wasn’t some kind of wonder-kid going at it. But I distinctly remember, I distinctly remember, it was about my second month, and I suddenly had 5 or 6 listings or so in the books, and I remember thinking “holy crap, this stuff is working!” So I kept at it, I kept with Eli Rich Consulting for a whole year, thinking “well, if I can get this doing their system within a month or two, then imagine what I could get at the end of the year!”
Ending that first year, it was amazing. Truly, it was. I finished that year with some $317,000 – I finished averaging $26k a month! Some months I made $30 and $35k! I could make HALF of what I made in an ENTIRE year in about a MONTH! I got so busy, that now I have a successful agency and have two people on my team helping me with the listings and to grow – now I’m going for the Million dollar club.