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Mon Jan 16, 2017
shahla shafii answered:
I live in califfornia los angeles and I am a agent for past 20 years getting my broker LIC next month now I like to be come a broker price opinion , how can I be one ? Thank you
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Sun Jan 15, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
Do you have a real estate license? If you don't have a license, you cannot work as an agent. You can only work as an administrator. Assisting other agents depends on how successful they are and whether they will pay you.

If you do have a state license, brokerages hire agents based on whether you can close deals for them. Brokerages will hire part time agents ONLY if you will work full time within 6 months. The reason is it costs money to start a real estate career and brokerages will expect you to use your income from your other job to pay for real estate expenses until you close a deal. This should take about 6 months in New York City.

My advice is don't start a real estate career because it's expensive and the brokerage takes 1/2 your commission. Remember, you need to pay the full income taxes on the money you take home + reimbursing yourself for the money you spent + health insurance, etc. You end up taking home very little money.
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Sat Jan 14, 2017
Gjamessr answered:
I am a real estate broker in Washington State, my commission agreement is 100% paid to me minus B&O and transaction fee.

A few agents got together and formed an entity for lead generation, separate business name and tax number. The agreement allows for you to withdraw at anytime by choice, effective on day of notice of written receipt.

When I gave my notice, the office manager (who keeps the books for both entities) took $2500.00 without my consent and no written explanation out of my commission check.

Again these are two separate entities with two separate contracts - can the office manager do this legally?
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Fri Jan 13, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
Check out a few schools online or not online. You can't have someone take the test for you or both you and that person will get into big trouble! Don't give up just because you failed the first time! ... more
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Tue Jan 10, 2017
Grobconnolly answered:
FYI. I found, Buzz4Agent.com to be much more price effective and a better all around service for my agents. We did a test with both services at the same time.
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Tue Jan 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
All brokerages are more interested in you closing deals than what hours you work. You are basically self employed and it makes no difference when you work. It's more important to get clients and to close deals. That's what brokerages need - their split from your commission fee. ... more
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Sun Jan 8, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You have to pay for zip codes and it can be very costly for the quality of leads you get. I find the best way to get leads is through my Active Rain Blog, You can sign up for free using the link i put below. Write about what you can offer, service, todays rates, your area and find clients you dont have to share. For a lot less you can become a Rainer and really get some good leads by your own efforts. ... more
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Sun Jan 8, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not edit listings, most often agents manually submit their listings or sales or they are submitted through an automatic feed through the brokerage. You can easily log on and edit them when logged in by clicking your name on upper right and follow the scroll down menu ... more
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Thu Jan 5, 2017
Jim Gregg answered:
01/05/2017
I speak as a current Agent Jet client

I've been an Agentjet customer for well over a year. At first they seemed to have a pretty good product and great customer service! You could actually speak to Eric (owner) almost anytime you called with a question.

Not sure what has happened to Agentjet recently, but there have been some major changes!

They no longer offer customer service over the phone at all! Instead, you must send them an email and wait for them to respond back to you on email. I've even emailed them and asked for them to call me back because I have several items that I need help with and they won't call, just respond on email which is ridiculous considering the cost.

Time to start looking for a new system!!
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Wed Jan 4, 2017
Mollie.mckay.pipes asked:
I'm looking to start my business in a different city after I took a short hiatus to save some money. I just got my license last June and had a rocky start under an agent that was a personal…
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Wed Jan 4, 2017
Jonathan Klurfeld answered:
Im sure it happens, just sit for the next exam. If I remember correctly they give it every week.
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Tue Jan 3, 2017
Irvin Johnson asked:
My name is Irv Johnson and I am real estate agent with weichert. My listing of 180 Country Club Blvd. Little Egg Harbor NJ has the expired agent's name on the listing and her phone…
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Tue Jan 3, 2017
Jason & Laura Wallace Team asked:
won't allow me to sign-in and icon that I use to access listings is no longer showing.
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Tue Jan 3, 2017
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Mon Jan 2, 2017
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
I would assume that you have already found an agent. If you have any future referrals, use Park Place http://www.parkplacenetwork.com they can refer out your referrals for you and pay your brokerage back a 25% referral fee without having to be active under them. There is no upfront costs. ... more
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Mon Jan 2, 2017
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
In NC you are able to keep your license at multiple companies as long as you are a broker or BIC. You can be active full-time at a Keller Williams for example and then have a "secondary license" active at a referral company like Park Place http://www.parkplacenetwork.com who can send out all of your referrals worldwide. Hope you found a good place to work with!! ... more
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Mon Jan 2, 2017
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
Keep in mind in NC you are able to have a license placed at multiple firms as long as you are a broker or BIC. It's called a secondary license. You can have your license at a full-time company like Keller Williams and also at a referral company who can send out all of your referrals like Park Place http://www.parkplacenetwork.com Hope you find a good company to work with!! ... more
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Mon Jan 2, 2017
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
If you are selling real estate full-time and working with buyers and sellers, then the board of Realtors is a good deal as they offer a lot. There really is no way around not joining them as you can't have access to the MLS or can you have an electronic key which gets you into the majority of the homes.

If you need a place to hang your license that is not a member of the board in which you won't have to pay their fees. Take a look at this website. http://www.parkplacenetwork.com
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Mon Jan 2, 2017
Mario P. Clay asked:
I do have experience as I worked for a foreclosure clean out company in Ohio 6 years ago.
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