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.
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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,
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!