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My name is Mark Ferguson I love educating the world about investing in real estate and being a real estate agent.

familyBecoming a real estate agent was one of the best decisions I ever made. Although I struggled as an agent in the beginning because I had no plan, no goals, and assumed I would be successful by simply showing up. I went through a transformation in my mid twenties and realized if I wanted to be successful I had to make it happen, it would not happen for me.

Now I run a real estate team of ten that sells over 200 houses a year. Listing REO and HUD homes has been a huge part of my success, but so has creating goals and having a clear plan for my business. Being an agent has also made my much more successful as a real estate investor. Invest Four More has many articles on becoming a successful real estate agent and what it takes to make a lot of money as a real estate agent.

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How to Make it Big as a Real Estate Agent

Not only do I have many articles about becoming a successful real estate agent, I wrote a book: How to Make it Big as Real Estate Agent. The book covers how to start as an agent, how to make money as an agent, how to build your business and where to focus your energy. They book is available at Amazon as a 125 page eBook or as a PDF for only $6.49!


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