Being a real estate agent means you are the CEO of your own company. Yes, you are running a business. Running a successful business doesn't just magically happen. You need a plan. More specifically, you need a written business plan. It's not enough to have your "plan" in your head. I've tried to have my plan in my head and trust me, it doesn't work.
Running a profitable business also means you need to know your numbers. No, not your commission...the other numbers?
A real business plan will show you the numbers you need to know.
How much does you life cost you?
How much do you spend in your business?
How much do you need to make?
How much do you want to make?
Where does your business come from?
What's your conversion rate?
You'll learn how to plan and answer all of these questions in this course. Hoping and wishing for success will be a thing of the past. This course will walk you through the thought process behind an effective business plan. You won't be picking a random number out of the sky. You will learn how to track your numbers and learn how you can save time, money, energy and have a more successful business.
Typically writing a business plan is not fun. It's difficult facing some of your numbers and acknowledging your challenges, but doing so is necessary to move forward. The "Writing Your Business Plan" course is filled with worksheets and checklists so you can do the work necessary to write your plan. I wish I could tell you there was some "secret" to success, but I can't. But when you have a plan you can stay focused on what you need to do and then do that work with consistency. I'll walk you through the process, step-by-step.
Candy Miles-Crocker is the author of “The Reality of Real Estate – The Essential Guide to Planning, Managing and Growing Your Real Estate Business.” With reality television showing how “easy” being a real estate agent was, Candy wanted to give those thinking about a career in real estate a dose of “reality.” The book also provides a road map to building a thriving real estate business. In 2016, Inman News, a leader in the real estate industry, selected Candy as one of the Top 25 Real Estate Coaches in the United States.
Candy is an active Realtor with an Associate Broker license in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She also holds a Salespersons license in the state of Maryland and the state of California. Candy has been affiliated with Long and Foster Real Estate, Inc. for over 20 years. She managed a Washington, DC office for five years and is currently the Training Director for the Chevy Chase, DC office.
After training and coaching real estate agents for Long and Foster, Candy launched her online training company, Real-Life Real Estate Training. She now trains and coaches agents around the world on business planning, prospecting and growing their real estate business. She is a firm believer in managing expectations and her goal is to elevate the perception of real estate agents among the general public through education so every client has an amazing real estate experience. With her understanding of the challenges real estate agents face on a day-to-day basis, Candy is uniquely positioned to teach agents what it takes to be successful.
Candy has a “Coaches Corner” column in the bimonthly Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors magazine. In addition to being the guest on several industry podcasts, Candy has been quoted in Forbes, US News and World Report, Realtor Magazine, and numerous other publications. She has also been a speaker at the Inman News conference in both New York City and San Francisco, attended by more than 3,000 people in the real estate industry.
As a California native, Candy honed her negotiation skills as a Media Buyer at Grey Advertising in Los Angeles. After moving to the east coast, she decided she wanted to be on the other side of the table and began her career in sales at Washington, DC’s number one news radio station, WTOP-AM. After two years she was asked to join Howard University’s, WHUR-FM as their National Sales Manager.
Candy is the Board President for the Free2Rise Educational Foundation dedicated to exposing young ladies to culture experiences, life skills, and educational enrichment. She also serves as the Trustee Pro Tem at Kingdom Fellowship AME Church in Silver Spring, MD. Candy served on the Communications Board of the District of Columbia Association of Realtors for three years and worked with the Association to change tenant laws in Washington, DC.
While Candy loves the work she does, her heart belongs to her family. She and her husband Cyril have been married for 30 years and have three amazing children. They live in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington, DC. Candy is pleased to bring her experience and knowledge to Teachable.