Inspiration for aspirant agents
Skoko Sebola’s journey into real estate might well be familiar to other agents: he trained in a career outside of property and dabbled in a few other areas of interest before the real estate bug bit. Sebola is a law graduate from the University of the Western Cape and holds an HR diploma from Midrand Graduate Institute. He has moonlighted as a waiter at Mike’s Kitchen and News Café, and tried his hand as an HR consultant, customer relations officer and a sales rep. Fast-forward 10 years. Today Sebola is a Leapfrog Property Group franchise owner in Midrand. “I got into real estate because I like interacting with people and the opportunity it offers to be part of helping others achieve the dreams of acquiring a home.
It honestly brings me so much joy,” he says. Sebola recalls his first sale and commission: “It was incredibly exciting and made me realise that I can make a decent living from property. I was lucky to have been given great mentorship. But the road was tough. You continuously need to be learning and to push yourself to reach high standards so your clients keep coming back to you. “I plan to become the top sales agent for the group and the number one Leapfrog franchise in the not-so-distant future.” Sebola’s advice to aspirant realtors? Link up with an experienced mentor, get all the required training and work really hard.