THE REAL ESTATE SESSIONS PODCAST
Host: BILL RISSER
Guest: WENDY POLLACK
In this episode, I sit with Wendy, who grew up in Long Island, New York, and is currently based in Fort Myers, Lee County, Florida. She talks about her path into Real Estate, exploring to find the right career option for her skillset, with her passion for helping new Real Estate agents.
“I’m not in it for the money. I’m in it really to see them succeed.”
– [Wendy Pollack]
“The most important thing is your sphere of influence, people who know you, like you, and trust you.”
– [Wendy Pollack]
[01:00] Meet today’s guest, Wendy Pollack.
[06:25] What career were you thinking about as a teenager?
[14:40] How did you educate yourself so you could help others?
[18:06] Why Wendy settled in Fort Myers.
[19:30] What one piece of advice would you give a new agent?
As a teenager, Wendy had considered going into a fashion-based career while working at a gift store till she went to college at Adelphi University. She had studied nursing for a few months, till she realized it wasn’t for her and changed to study Exercise Physiology. After school, she worked in Cardiac rehab and then corporate fitness.
Wendy got into Real Estate after she relocated to Florida 27 years ago. She had a few clients in Real Estate and was encouraged to get involved in it. She had enjoyed the experience but took a break at some point to raise her son till he was 13 before getting back into Real Estate again. After returning to work for a while, an opportunity opened up with a position as Professional Development, Recruiting, and Sales Manager. Wendy shares that she loves helping new realtors become successful, which is her job. Bill shares that Nursing is the second most common career that can quickly pivot to and succeed in Real Estate.
Seeing her son take up his passion for photography also encouraged her to focus more on learning about her work and getting well educated on it. She had gotten more attracted to Instagram, which she employs as a tool in her work. Other forms of technology besides social media are CRM programs, Drip Campaigns, newsletters, and different kinds of automation.
Wendy shares that they settled in Fort Myers to get away from the people in the area where she grew up and get closer to a beach environment with the seaside views and lovely weather.
Essential advice to new agents: The most important thing is your sphere of influence, people who know you, like you, and trust you. If you have a good sphere of influence, you will work faster and get ahead quicker. If you don’t have that sphere, you have to work hard in your environment. Being proactive and reaching out to people still definitely works.
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