Get a contract in writing stating that the broker will honor your original commission agreement. This shouldn't be too difficult to do.
It's possible that you may not be allowed to be involved in furthering the transaction to closing after you have changed brokers. You may also consider that your absence may cause the deal to fall through.
Delaying the change until the deal is closed is another option.... more
Yes it is important to have that done. Who wants to spend time working with a buyer who is not committed to the relationship. You should also spellout what you will be doing ,and when you will me meeting to look at properties.... more
When I started in the business 15 years ago, I did both (still do). While leasing doesn't pay all that much, it is a source of income for a new agent and helps pay the bills. The most important factor though, is it gets you in front of customers who may become purchase, or even selling clients for future business. Given the predictions of the economists about Austin's projected growth over the next five years, there will be a substantial influx of new residents seeking leasing when they move here. A great percentage of new residents prefer to rent for a while until they get to know the community and where they might wish to live long term when they make a purchase.
Feel free to contact me if you want to discuss beginning agent strategies etc.
GRI, CRS, ABR, CLHMS, e-Pro
I would be interested in holding open houses for you. I'm a one man show with a broker's backing, and I just closed on my last Austin listing. I would be willing to do Pflugerville or anything in Austin for you. Thanks,
Hi Toni, my partner and I hold open houses as frequently as we can throughout the week. Usually Thurs-Sun from about 12:00-4:00. Feel free to contact me at anytime, I'd love to see your listings!
Exit One Realty
Yes and No is likely the answer.
Why get licensed in both states.
Are you going to actively list and sell in both states?
There may be better alternatives to get licensed in both, paying fees in both states, etc.
At Keller Williams as probably with most big brands we have offices in both places, but they likley have to be different brokerages due to the licensing laws. So we probably need to look at what you are trying to accomplish and see if we can point you in the right direction.
Feel free to give me a call.
Keller Williams Realty... more
There are pros and cons to working with a builder. Many strong builders will train you and feed you leads. But you still need to be proactive and help the customer.
The negative is that you have NO Control over your schedule. A REALTOR friend of mine is working on site has 2 kids and has had ONE Saturday off in Months and had to beg for that. You work holidays, mornings, nights, weekends, ect. And because many times you have to wait for the house to be built, it could take 4-6 months or more for checks to start coming in.
On the other hand, you may have to build your network and it could take a number of months being an regular agent. You still work nights, weekends, mornings, ect but at least you have the option of telling clients when you can and can not meet them.
My suggestion would be to shadow a Strong ETHICAL REALTOR. See if someone will be your mentor and help you with leads. Do open houses (Done correctly you can get some good buyer/seller leads from these.. I know several agents that got their start off open houses). Take office duty (If it's available) and stay away from NEGATIVE PEOPLE.
If you go with a builder, be sure to ask UPFRONT what kind of schedule you will have and any flexibility, what your fee/split will be, how the leads are divided up, if you are able to work outside leads (Someone that needs to sell a house or if you have a friend that wants to buy a house not in the subdivision,ect).
Good luck!... more
I think it would depend on the timing. If you have a signed Representation Agreement, you are committed by the terms of the agreement. It just depends on what the client is willing to agree to in my opinion. Your best bet is to first and foremost consult your Broker.... more
I highly recommend offering future opens to new agents in your office who would be happy to hold the open for you and your clients. I find this to work rather well for my office. The only small drawback is that those leads should not be yours this way it's a win-win situation for you, the agent and your clients!
Ann Mc Guire