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Antyjames, Home Buyer in Hayward, CA

I just got my salesperson license. Are there brokers who offer part-time and/or online training in San Francisco?

Asked by Antyjames, Hayward, CA Wed Aug 14, 2013

I want to avoid having to quit my current job to get started. I want to sell my first home before plunging in full-time.

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Best training in the industry I think is Keller Williams Realty. We have a huge name, use the newest technologies, and set agents up for success. Plus, the profit sharing opportunities are endless. Check out Keller Williams for sure. Interview at other brokerages to compare their offerings. In the end, pick the company that is a good fit for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Aug 19, 2013
Congratulations on your licensing. I went through the same situation when I started. Had a rewarding full time job, but my passion was real estate. Nervous about taking the plunge full time, I ended up finding an agency that helped me get going. They are a huge internet based brokerage, ZipRealty and have extensive online training modules and videos and provide you qaulity leads. Although I would agree that you have to give this 100% of your time, and that true training comes from being in the field. If you would like some more info about what I went through transitioning part time to full, feel free to give me call.

Andrew Weinberger
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 14, 2013

Congratulations. I would definitely be willing to discuss the possibility of working your way into the business, particularly since we will be training another new licensee so we could work you into that training if the fit is right. We have mentored several agents into successful careers. Contact info below.

Best Regards,

Lance R. King - Founder/Managing Broker
King Realty Group

DRE # 01384425
415.722.5549 - Cell
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Aug 14, 2013
Antyjames, congratulations! You've just gotten your ticket to ride. However, as you aptly ask, "training" is something you'll find a bit challenging from most brokers, unless you find someone willing to take you under their wing and "mentor" you in the business (something that will wind up being a mutual investment, e.g., time from that agent, time from you, and a cut of the potential commission(s) you'll generate -- at least till you get familiar enough to do it on your own). Here's a few thoughts about the second part of what you asked -- online??? Ever try learning KARATE online? or how about DRIVING? or maybe even FLYING... You can see where this is going, right? It is NOT ADVISABLE even with the most expert of trainers because you will not get the level of expertise doing so, and, you will do a disservice to those you want to help. Earning any cent could ultimately lead to a break (as in Karate), a wreck (as in driving) or a huge calamity (as in flying)!

The start of this enterprise (real estate), seems to be cautious for the majority, unless the individual is fully equipped, prepared and well funded to achieve the spectacular results that the field promises. The caution you've alluded to is sound, however, you will be challenged to achieve your first "deal" trying to become a master juggler. Put yourself in your client's shoes, how would you feel if your "professional" (in any field) were working part time on your most important financial transaction in their life?

Not trying to point out the obvious, but, again, you would be best equipped to do this business allying yourself with someone that does it full time and learn the ropes, so to speak, by watching them work YOUR deal and give you a fair share of that once completed.

Good luck, and happy trails!

J. Mario Preza, CRB
"The Broker With A Heart"
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