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How to Choose the Right Real Estate Coach: A Six-Point Checklist

Navigating the sea of real estate coaches can be challenging. Remember, not every coach offers the same value. Here’s a six-step guide to help you make the right choice.

1. Do you connect with them?

The foundation of a coaching relationship is mutual understanding and respect. Ensure that your personalities and communication styles harmonize well. If you can’t connect with your coach, you’re less likely to gain full value from the coaching.

2. Are they dedicated to your progress?

Coaching goes beyond mere knowledge sharing—it’s about facilitating growth. Your coach should define objectives with you, hold you accountable, and continually provoke you to step outside your comfort zone.

3. Do they offer a strong support system?

Lastly, a commendable coach should link you to a nurturing community of similar-minded individuals. This community can offer further learning opportunities, emotional backup, and potential collaborations.

4. Is their expertise in your desired niche?

Real estate encompasses various distinct areas, each carrying its own peculiarities. Opt for a coach who is an expert in your chosen field, be it wholesaling, commercial real estate, or any other niche.

5. Are they actively closing deals?

In the dynamic landscape of real estate, it’s important for your coach to be currently active. Ensure they are not just advising but also implementing their strategies. Top-tier coaches are those actively closing deals and are familiar with the most recent developments and hurdles in the industry.

6. Have they gone through at least one real estate cycle?

A coach who has endured various market cycles likely possesses the experience and insights to guide you through any market scenario. They’ve gained wisdom from their errors and can assist you in dodging similar traps.

An excellent real estate coach is a priceless asset for your career, but finding the right one is paramount. Employ this six-step guide in your hunt. With the right coach, you can skillfully navigate real estate complexities and expedite your path to success.

About the Author Sean Flanagan

Sean Flanagan is a Christian family man, MMA Lover, Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai practitioner and self-confessed coffee addict. Lover of everything real estate related and a coach to successful students nationwide. He is the author of PRE-Wholesaling for Fast Cash, Founder of Lucky Buys Yucky Houses ®Motivated Seller Marketing Program , Creator of Pre-Vacant House Goldmine, and also of Abandoned House Secrets.

Sean Flanagan

Sean Flanagan is the CEO and founder of the Investor Lab, a real estate education and publishing company which has trained, coached and mentored thousands of aspiring real estate investors towards successful careers. Investor Lab, LLC was meticulously designed to serve as a comprehensive resource center catering to the distinct needs of real estate investors.

A sought after speaker, real estate coach and published author, he has appeared on major networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS and FOX.

Prior to launching the Investor Lab, Sean founded a now nationally recognized real estate brand which was a pioneer in the industry, introducing many investors to “outrageous marketing” combined with the power of broadcast TV commercials, radio ads and billboards used to saturate a real estate territory and quickly become the most recognized real estate investment company in the area. The brand is now licensed by real estate companies in over 150 markets across the country.

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