I love reading this kind of thing, it really pumps me up, especially with my new real estate website and promotion system so soon to be released. Scott Eagle maxed out his credit cards and risked his savings to expand his real estate agency in El Cajon.
He used social media and virtualization as a primary means to build his business, and now, 3 years later, his brokerage has grown from 15 to 200 agents. And he offers this Q&A for newcomers:
Q: Words of wisdom for people who want to start their own business like you did?
A: Do your research. I did six months of research before I made the decision. Find your niche, and then just go for it. Remember to be in it for the right reasons.
You can read more on this here.