Hi Mbarge: You have received a range of answers to your question! As some have noted, getting a real estate business going can take a lot of effort. But there are options for part timers. If you want to always be a part time agent, then you will need to find a company that accepts part timers. There are a number. However, if your goal is to eventually make a full-time career out of real estate, then you might want to find a successful agent who seeks a part-time assistant. It can be hard to learn the ropes on your own when you have limited time to devote. But you will learn a lot in a relatively short period by working with an experienced agent.
I've seen similar situations here. It's very frustrating when you have someone that wants to see a listing and they can't because of idiot sellers like this. If one of my sellers disappeared, that listing is cancelled. Period. Good luck!... more
Jorge: This is the best thing to do for seller's thinking of doing a short sale. All of their options need to be considered. Also, many times a short sale is not in their best interest. If they have a second trust deed or a line of credit they will have to end up filing bankruptcy also as these leinholders will end up coming after them if they don't.
Every home owner's situation is different and a short sale is not for every one.... more
Great answers on where to find default properties but that is not were you get REO listings you have to create a relationship with the lenders. Most have an aplication process where you prove market share marketing abilities and longevity in the business and bid on the commision you will accept. Start with local banks you have a better chance of getting to talk to someone in person and endear yourself but over all they do not care if they like you they want proof of results.... more