So I was looking for a home to send a client, when I noticed a huge goof in the MLS. Someone listed a beautiful 5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home for $1,500.You read that correct, $1,500. What he meant was
I had to address the growing epidemic of unprofessional agents. How do you NOT reply when i submit an offer? Not even a "thank you". It's as if I never sent it. I call, leave messages, text, email. NOTHING. If
If you just asked yourself, "What's an affirmation?" Then you are really missing out on the positive effects of these little gems.A positive affirmation is a saying that puts you in the right mindset.
Each office is independently owned and operated so each office can be different. Interview all of them and see which one offers your the best training. I would email all of them and see which ones are slow to respond and cross them off the list immediately. Besides training and prompt responses I looked for a broker that didn't have high monthly fee's as I figured it was going to take me a few months before I closed my first deal and didn't like the thought of me paying $1000+ in fees without any income.... more
Few things can be as nerve-racking as submitting an offer on a home you have fallen in love with. Coming up with that magic number that is low enough to satisfy you, but not so low that you are rejected
Socks! No matter how carefully I sort my socks, whenever I do my laundry there are always some missing. It seems to be a law of physics. --Andy WarholYou see the real estate agent in today's world
I submitted the combination exam and salesperson license application at the same time and I had to wait about four weeks to get an exam date. But as soon as I took my exam, I had my license the same day.... more
You will never get paid by brokerpriceopinon.com they owe me for work from over 15 months ago to present and have been promising to produce a check for the past 7 months. No one in accounting will return your messages.... more
My sincere gratitude and admiration to all of you for the wonderful responses that you all have given me here. I really feel motivated, encouraged and excited now as I embark on this new career path. Best wishes for success to all of you!... more
The agent is usually is paid as per agreement with landlord or tenant. There is no any government regulations about in reference to real estate commissions. If the agent is in agreement with landlord, than commissions may vary from 3% to 10% of the total dollar amount of the lease term, depending on the area, type of the property and agreement. However, there is a number of the large companies who work exclusively in rental industry and represent both buyers and sellers for a flat fee, which is vary as well.... more
Is it just me or does anyone else love those Open House/Caravan giveways? It seems silly, but I guess since I don't play the lottery (I should), I like to try my luck at trying to win cash prizes at Open
So I am trying to decide if I want to join a committee at my local board. What are your thoughts? Are there any pros to joining, besides learning a lot?Here's my other question: should I join the Grievance
Jaimie.........your need to read a few books.
A new independent broker should not even think about loading up with a bunch of time consuming, high risk, soon to wash out newbies. (if you have a niche market in place, then is a different ballgame.)
You should focus ONLY on poaching productive agents in your area.
So, what would make an agent leave their existing arrangement and board your ship?
When you have a few producing agents on board, you can recruit high-split newbie's based on your established success.
How do you find these babies?
Look for question like, "I'm thinking about trying real estate?" or "I've got my license, now what?" right here on Trulia.
Another option is go where ALL of these babies come from.... more
The number one complaint I get from clients is that their previous agent did not LISTEN!Not only that, but that these "mega agents" are so busy, they practically blow them off because they have more "important"
Arrogance is not flattering. Thinking you can read minds is not a turn-on either. One of the main reasons I was motivated to become a Realtor was because of my poor experiences as a home buyer. Especially
It all depends how you use it. Featured listings are a great way to go to get buyer leads & zip codes are also great. Just do your research and figure out what zip codes you would like & see if there available.
One of the easiest ways to check is using zipdatamaps.com, if you have any questions give me a call/text or email.
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So when your email & your Website are down what do you do? Endre Barath, Beverly Hills Realtor wants to know!I am experiencing a situation that I can hardly write about. Five years ago this happened
As many others suggested, I would recommend joining a top real estate team. I would suggest becoming a buyer's agent instead of a transaction coordinator. Even if you decide not to join a team, make sure you go to a brokerage where you will get the proper training and that you have a resource to help mentor you.
Some new agents focus too much on what their commission split is rather than focusing on the training aspect. Real Estate is not easy like most people think. Yes it's a people business, but you also have to know how to write a good contract, counter offer, etc. The devil is in the details, and not knowing how to use the forms appropriately can come back to bite you legally.... more