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josephjonesjr, Other/Just Looking in Tampa, FL

Is now a good time to get a real estate license in florida.?

Asked by josephjonesjr, Tampa, FL Wed Jul 17, 2013

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It's always a good time to get into real estate!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Aug 2, 2013
Joseph Jones Jr. When the real estate market goes up, there is a huge influx of new agents into the market. Many have been sitting on the side lines until the market picked up, some are retirees seeking part time work others have relocated into the area and others are seeking to get their real estate license because they always wanted to be in real estate.

According to GTAR, there are 100+ new agents added to their roster each month since the beginning of the year. If you are willing to work hard and can support yourself for at least six months with no income. Jump in.

Best regards,

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty Inc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 29, 2013
Give me a call and we can discuss further (813) 419-7009. Talk to you soon.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 26, 2013
Hi Joseph,

Once a sale closes, if you're working with the right broker you get paid on the closing day directly from the title company (or law firm) closing the transaction.

Just be careful which broker you chose to work for because there have been a few horror stories about an agent who received no commission because the broker never paid them! Even larger franchise firms have had problems like this.

The tricky thing in this market is to even get a contract. Most non-cash buyers have very few options except for those properties restricted to owner-occupant buyers.

If you need a lot of hand holding then you need to go to work for a firm that will keep a substantial portion of your commission until you learn the ropes. Or you can pay a mentor a large portion of your commissions to train you. There is no free lunch so if a broker promises they'll provide you with a lot of leads you can bet that none are listing leads and some firms only offer "rental" leads. Some rental properties will only pay you $50... not worth your time or even pay for your car gas!

Good luck and all the best,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jul 19, 2013
Alma how does it usually take to get commission after a sale. I'm located in tampa also
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Jul 18, 2013
I have a few friends in Florida who are Realtor's and they have not been this busy in years. But, they have also been Realtor's for many years and have a database to work from. I would do some local research into the area you are most likely interested in. Best wishes and good luck,
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 17, 2013
Alma is 1000% right don't expect a commission immediately R E is a great career just takes a little time to get started
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 17, 2013
Yes I think so.

Just be sure you have plenty of cash reserves if you decide to assist buyers. Even cash buyers willing to pay above recent comps cannot get a contract on a house. We have a lot more buyers than available properties and there is no end to the cash investor demand in sight!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jul 17, 2013
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