How A New Real Estate Agent Broke Through In Less Than 9 Months w/ Michelle Garcia – Episode 275

How A New Real Estate Agent Broke Through In Less Than 9 Months w/ Michelle Garcia – Episode 275

Coming out of the gate as a new agent, things didn’t go as planned for Michelle Garcia. She was filled with self-doubt and found herself wondering if this business was actually for her. She almost quit, but one thing happened that changed her mindset, and within a month later the breakthrough happened. Find out in this episode what that change was and how you can do the same.

Michelle has built her business by strengthening her confidence. Systems have become a huge part of growing that confidence. Learn from Michelle as she speaks to the many systems she has in place today. She shares all in this episode.

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How to Build Confidence As a New Real Estate Agent – Episode 59

Ep 59 Album coverIf you want to know how to build confidence, you’re not alone. Many new real estate agents step into the business and within weeks (or even days) their heads are spinning. Laws, regulations, paperwork, listing presentations, FSBOs – the things to confuse and overwhelm you are many. And all of those new things can cause your personal confidence to take a hit. On this episode, I’m covering the issue of confidence for all of you who need help building it up. In fact, I’ve got 5 different things I want you to consider when it comes to building up your own confidence as an agent.

To be a successful real estate agent, create a wise, clear plan to follow.

Bright, shiny new things come at us every day as real estate agents. You don’t want to be a person who bounces from one new thing to another believing that the next thing is going to be the thing that makes all the difference. Sure, you can consider all those things but you have to come to the point that you make a decision about the path you are going to follow. Once you’ve carefully decided on a plan that fits you, on that you are confident will work for you, you’ve to start implementing it and stick with it over the long haul. On this episode, I’m reiterating the power of a clear plan as it relates to your confidence as an agent.

Results may come slow – but they WILL COME if you stick to your plan.

Too often new agents only notice their lack of results and become discouraged. If that’s you, you’ve got to understand that anything you build from the ground up is going to build slowly at first, with little signs that progress is really happening. Think of it like a construction project. Most of the work at first is going on underground, on a foundational level, where you can’t really see it. It’s only weeks later when the foundation is set that you’re able to see walls going up – when it begins to look like a real house. Your business will be the same way, so starting out as a real estate agent don’t let yourself get too caught up in the lack of results you may be seeing. Stick to the action steps within your business plan knowing that in time it will pay off. I’ve got more tips like this one to share regarding how you can build up your confidence, on this episode.

Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but it won’t bring success.

It’s a natural thing when you’re new to the real estate industry to imitate the things that successful agents around you are doing. The problem is this: you are not them. They may have unique perspectives or talents, specialized skills they’ve developed over many years, or a different personality that makes what they are doing a success for them. You’ve got to learn who you are – what your strengths are – so that you can major in your areas of strength. If that sounds like wishful thinking to you I’m going to explain exactly how you can do that in this episode, so be sure you take the time to listen.

Why I think some new agents need to move to another company.

As I’ve paid my dues in the real estate business and studied what it takes to build and lead great teams of agents I’ve discovered that there are two kinds of leaders – those who lead like a hammer and those who lead with the heart. Some bang away at the people they are leading, pushing, driving, even intimidating them into performance. But others lead with the heart, finding out how to best direct each person under their leadership to help them maximize their strengths. If you are discouraged and don’t feel confident as an agent it’s possible that you need to find a different kind of leader, one who can bring out the best in you instead of hammering on you because you’re not a certain way they think is best. I explain more about this idea on this episode of The Onion Juice podcast.

Outline of this great episode

  • [0:27] My welcome to you and an introduction to this episode on CONFIDENCE.
  • [2:19] You questions needed for next week’s JUICE BAR.
  • [4:46] 5 Ways to build up your confidence as a new real estate agent.
  • [6:20] The power of having a clearly plan that you stay consistent with.
  • [8:32] Don’t focus on your results, focus on your tasks (in your plan).
  • [9:45] Work in the areas of your strengths instead of imitating others.
  • [12:40] Surround yourself with people who see your value and remind you of it.
  • [13:54] Figure out the kind of leader you need (hammer or heart)?
  • [19:02] I’d love to hear from you – please connect with me!

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For New Agents Who Are Feeling Like A Failure – Episode #57

Ep 57 Album coverToo many people get into the real estate business and take a course from some slick guy who teaches them to chase, chase, chase business. Of course, at first you need to go out and find clients, but it doesn’t take much of that to get you feeling like a failure. It’s a very hard grind to be successful in real estate, and you’re going to BE successful you’ve got to get yourself busy doing things that you enjoy that ALSO builds the connections that will lead to new business. On this episode of the podcast, I’m talking about why you feel like a failure, what you can do about it, and begin introducing the first “C” of my 3C course –  Clarity!


You might feel like a failure because you are comparing yourself to other agents.


Yes, there are tried and true things that work in the real estate industry. But more and more these days they are becoming “tried and untrue.” That’s because the culture has changed and sales methods that used to work simply don’t appeal to the customers who we’re dealing with these days. That means you’ve got to adapt. You’ve got to quit looking at what other agents are doing to drive their success and determine who you are and what fits YOU. I’m convinced that as you learn who you are and begin operating in your areas of strength you’ll find the real estate business to be much more enjoyable and profitable. You can hear more about this idea on this episode.


You don’t have to focus on your weaknesses. That could be EXACTLY why you feel like a failure.


Nobody likes to have weaknesses. I get it. But you have to be humble enough to admit that you’re human – therefore you are going to have weaknesses. But a great thing that’s just as true is that you also have strengths. Why not get clear on what your strengths are and begin working hard at amplifying the effect of those things? Your weaknesses won’t go away but they’ll begin to not matter so much. The success you start to experience from focusing on your strengths will overshadow that feeling of failure that plagues you and things will start to change!


Learn how to lead with your heart, not your head.


Do you suffer from a paralysis of analysis? Many new real estate agents do! They get hung up on the details of the steps they are supposed to be taking – calling FSBOs, sending out direct mail, doing open houses – instead of getting in touch with the kind of events, outreach, and connections they could make that are in alignment with who they are inside. You’ve got to learn how to lead (yourself) with your heart, not your head. On this episode, I unpack exactly what that means and how you can begin to unpack what’s inside of you for the sake of clarity in your business.


The agents who make it find confidence and build on it.


If you feel like a failure there’s one thing you’ve got to do yesterday. 🙂 You’ve got to find your source of confidence. I know, when you’re the new agent in the office it’s hard to feel very confident about a lot of things. But that can’t stop you because the agents who make it big find their source of confidence and build on it. I want you to succeed. My heart goes out to the new agent who knows he/she can make it in real estate but simply doesn’t know how to put it all together to create that success. If I’ve just described you, please listen to this episode. I’ve got some things to share with you – the new agent – that I believe will help you get out of the newbie rut and into the confidence zone. Ready? Give it a listen.


Outline of this great episode


  • [0:27] My introduction and explanation of this crazy podcast!
  • [1:27] Why I want to talk to new agents on this episode.
  • [6:41] I’m opening up the juice bar again soon… send me your questions!
  • [8:40] Why you need to stop comparing yourself to other real estate agents.
  • [9:55] Why you need to double down on your strengths.
  • [11:15] Lead with your heart, not your head.
  • [12:34] Surround yourself with people who see your value.
  • [15:37] What do you do with these 5 things?
  • [19:19] Would you be interested in my course? Let me know.
  • [20:46] What it means for you to have a clear plan.


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