I'd look into Coldwell Banker, @properties, Baird&Warner to start. Branch out from there. Wherever you end up, you need to figure out what the most successful agents are doing and do the same thing.
Step up and bust your ass relentlessly. When the dust clears you'll see you have found success.
2) What type of properties do you want to specialize in
3) What will be the average price point will be working with
Find an agency that has those offerings in their listings and have a good training and marketing program. Maybe some could have a mentorship program and a great support system.
I cannot recommend something to read, but several agents get marketing ideas from Million Dollar Listings NY. Do not do anything Fredrick does, he is not ethical. I Illinois that would cost you your license.
It looks like you have received some great advice. Definitely, look to work with a broker that specializes in the areas you want to work and offers on going training.
I personally started in the business with a independent company and I can tell you I see the benefits in working with a brand people recognize as well as the training offered. I have teamed up with one of the top 1% brokers and the knowledge and hands on training is priceless.
Best of luck!
1. How to become a power agent in real estate by Darryl Davis and
2. Mastering the art of selling real estate by Tom Hopkins.
As far as brokerage is concerned, I suggest that you interview few brokers and start with the one that you feel the most comfortable working. Once you get your license, you will need to join a local REALTOR's association to have an access to MLS. Once you are a member, you can take classes (many of them are free) and I suggest that you do, so you can get familiar with the system.
You can follow advice section on Trulia, so you can learn a lot of practical advice etc.
I would also recommend partnering up with a loan officer so you can give each other referrals. I am a loan officer who works with over 40 lenders, so we have a lot of loan options that our competitors may not offer. We provide clients with free credit repair, and provide realtor training. Including accredited realtor education classes. We offer self generated leads in return for referrals. I am looking to establish realtor relationships at this time. Contact me if you have any questions or for more information.
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246 E Janata Blvd. Suite 220
Lombard, IL 60148
Office: (630) 396-7787
Cell: (630) 217-7013
Fax: (630) 396-3698
Cheap monthly fee which covers your E&O insurance and rights to use ALL of Baird & Warner's offices
They pay for professional photographs and signs for every listing you take in
Great training for brokers and on going training
They appreciate their brokers and reward them periodically (I just got back from an all expense paid trip to Cancun)
They have great name recognition with the public
They have a great online presence.
Feel free to call me to discuss. I can set you up so that you can interview your future potential boss and tour their office.
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The best way to learn that is to partner with an experienced realtor and/or find a agency that has an emphasis on training. Some of the bigger agencies are better at that, but the boutique small independent agencies have a tendency to be focused on the individual and helping them grow. Figure out where and what you want to sell and interview with I would say 5 or 6 agencies and ask them what they have to offer. Talk to their agents too.
@ Properties is my BEST recommendation and I had worked for many others before joining @Properties. Fastest growing local real estate brokerage and the environment is nurturing, and the
training and classes constantly offered can not be better. Once with @Properties, try to connect with
one agent as your supporter.... Do a lot of open houses, learn about what buyers are asking and
what they are most interested in, and shadow the agent who takes you under his/her wings, learn
what is good to do and what is not, by watching those who have been in the business for a long time.
And learn the day in day out steps, all that is to know in detail from step one to the closing and handing in the detailed information to the office to get paid at the end of the deal....
Lots to learn, lots to remember and lots also changes.... Hope you will join @Properties and go through their intensive and detailed new agent weekly classes... You will be in good hands and you will learn the right way to do business from the start.
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Covering for @Properties the city of Chicago, all N and NW suburbs, the fine homes on the
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the US and worldwide properties. Edith speaks French, German, some Spanish and other.....
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