Taylor Group Realty International Inc
April 2007 - present
Being a Realtor is like running your own businessy. You have to make clients happy to stay in buisiness. Just as any business, ou have to front the time and money, make good decisions and hope you are adept enough at what you do and your level of customer service, to stay in business. Unless you offer consulting, , the only way you make money is IF a transaction closes. If it doesn't close, the advertising dollars, time and all other efforts put forth are wasted, and you have no money to pay the mortgage or other bills. This is why we need to strive to be informed, educated and professional.
As a REALTOR, we are in charge of it all - you are the receptionist, manager, accountant, marketing department, IT division, etc...from Real estate consultations, negotiations, drafting contracts, marketing, updating buyers and sellers, keeping track of the market, interest rates and mortgage programs, emailing on inquiries, blogging, web sites, and networking with others like we do here at Trulia. Unless you hire assistants which are overhead costs, you will not be in business long. This is why the length of time an agent has been in business is so important to verify. Each State usually has a website whereby anyone who needs a license to operate, has to be listed. In Florida, it is the dept. of Business and Regulation. Whether you are a contractor, hair stylist, etc. IF you need a license, you can verify this information on that site. Be an informed consumer, Knowledge is Power!!
Being a REALTOR is a rewarding but very full time venture that has a huge impact on peoples lives, and is one of the most expensive and emotional transactions that happen in a persons life and I am proud to be a part of such a life altering event and being a part of the "American Dream".
May 2001 - April 2007
Responsible for hiring, training and supervising agents in several offices located through-out the State of Florida. Reviewing contracts, helping with negotiations, as well as overseeing all company related marketing.