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I am almost done with real estate school (30 hr gap course) Although Kellar Williams seems good, I'm still on the fence. Any advice? I'm in

Asked by Kristi, 11370 Sun Mar 4, 2012

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Wherever you go, make sure you partner with a company that provides continuing training beyond your realty school experience. And then find an office with a broker and agents that will help you succeed. What realty school teaches you is how to pass the state license test. What they can't teach you is what do you do when you have to fill out your first contract and you feel like you're swimming in your own shoes. I was fortunate to have partnered with a company with additional training AND with a broker and fellow Realtors that held my hand during through those first couple of deals.
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Forget the training, commission splits and broker incentives, they won't make you successful. In my never humble opinion you need MENTORING to be successful as a new residential agent. Training and mentoring are absolutely not the same thing and here's the difference: hands on experience. Any idiot with a slide show and a pointer can stand in front of a classroom and take you through the ABC's of how to prospect, list, sell, blah blah blah. A MENTOR provides one-on-one guidance using real-world transactions so that you build skills through EXPERIENCE. Find a mentor who will do that for you and your skills, confidence and income will soar. You can work for the biggest, fanciest brokerage in town, but if you don't have a mentor dedicated to making you a success in the real world, you'll be just another number sitting in a classroom listening to an idiot saying... "and in this next slide, we see......"
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Well first of all, Congrats! I deal with plenty of Realtors. I can tell you that the one thing I think is important to new agents is training. Your career as a Resltor is so dependent of the training you get. Talk to other agents and go from there. If you'd like we can talk about some of the Brokers in the area and I can tell you what I know.

Good luck!

Javier Meneses
Sterling National Bank
jmeneses@ snb.com
516-606-9648
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John hit the nail on the head if you ask me. Training is great and needed but to have a mentor that will take you and give you one-on-one, hands on experience, is the only real way to give yourself the best chance at success. I would not choose a broker that does not give you an experienced agent to not just train you, but actually let you shadow and spend time everyday with. With that said, l would also look closely at the fees a broker charges and make sure you are not going to go broke in 6 months if you do not close a transaction. You have to give yourself a chance to succeed. Good luck!
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Kristi,
You could not have picked a better time to enter the real estate profession. Here is a little clip that you should find interesting, not in the branding but in the content of the message. In essence, place yourself in front of the wave.
http://youtu.be/t9c7gDN5C4k
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Kiristi,
Congrats! I'm sure this is an exciting, even apprehensive time for you. Your concern regarding who to go with is very critical. You may have heard the overwhelming percentage of newly minted agents never see their 2nd year anniversary. This has been true....for all long as I've been in real estate. During that time, new agents were woo'ed with the training message. The results reflective of the validity of training format are shameful.

You can not make money today or tomorrow warming a seat in a classroom. The very best training in any environment is doing deals. Identify the brokers whose agents average the highest number of transactions annually. This broker has something going on and the results reflect it.

Of these brokers with demonstrateable RESULTS choose the one who can get you doing deals the quickest. The mentorship provided will make the appropriate training available as needed. The business in which you engage will create the education you need. When you have some income occurring, then you have the liberty to set aside more time for specialized transaction engineering.

Michael reports to have more business than they can handle. Now, review the RESULTS and if there is any fabric to the program, you will discover, and he will share, the exceptional productivity results the programs of the brokerage is producing.

Remember, real training, meaning training of value, will produce measurable results. If outstanding results are lacking....remember, you have been alerted. Seek and pursue the broker producing the RESULTS.
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Hi Kristi: I'm Michael Levy, the Principal Broker of Grand Lux Realty. We're looking for more agents & offer a- 70% commission split with no fees. We have too many leads & not enough agents to handle them. Our office is in Armonk & we work throughout the lower Hudson Valley in: the Bronx, Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Rockland & Orange Counties. Soon we will start offering some agents the possibility to get to an 80% commission split. You can see more information on our website or call me at W-914-273-9688 if you have any questions. Have a great day. Sincerely, Michael. BTW, we also offer a recruiting bonus, so if you know anybody else who might be interested in joining us, we'll pay you up to $1,000 each for your agent recruits.
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Congraudulations if your looking to work in The Bronx and lower Westcherter we Are the number one office in The Bronx and its because of our hands on training
Call me 917-577-2754
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Congrats Kristi.

I work for Charles Rutenberg Realty, Inc, I am with this company almost 4 years and I couldn't be more happy, Call me and i will tell you more about our wonderful broker, the friendly staff and everything else.

Barbara E. Nowak
516-232-6658
Web Reference: http://www.BarbaraNowak.com
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