Looking to transition into tech sales from real estate. I’ve had sales training in the past and have 2.5 years cold calling experience. Any advice on career path / has anyone else done the same?

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Tech sales loves to make you “prove yourself” first before giving any actually base salary lucrative AE position. I would expect to either become a BDR or SMB AE first (most likely the former from any non-startup). I would suggest changing your mindset on base as 75k for someone with no tech sales experience is pretty good. B2B SaaS is definitely different from B2C RE and that learning curve is made easier when you start a bit lower and take it all in. That was my experience coming from membership sales (that were still B2B) and I stand by it whenever offering advice.

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Happy to connect, shoot me a DM. RevGenius is actually a group independent of FB or Fishbowl. Google it and it should be the first thing that pops up!

You should be able to lateral easily. Have you applied to any openings? With your background and training (especially in cold-calling), I would imagine you'd make a great candidate for any sales role.

Thanks for the reply. I have applied and have received a few offers but the salary expectations have been much different then what I’m seeing here in the threads. Only 1 offer was 75k base OTE 105k for a BDR position and I turned that down. It was the first one I applied for and realizing now that no one else is close too to that here in Seattle. I did interview for a startup as an AE but their base is lower then that offer too.

I know a person who has transitioned to real estate sales and he’s doing pretty well.

Appreciate the feedback but I’m looking to do vice versa. I would like to get into the tech industry 🙂

UPDATE: hired by Amazon in a sales role

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