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Agent2Agent in Illinois : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 9, 2017
Sarahszalai asked:
I'm a SAHM and husband works long hours. I am ready to focus on my career and become a realtor. Our current budget with one income has no room to pay for a sitter and take courses at the…
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Wed May 17, 2017
Colleen.wright answered:
Landvoice is a total rip off!!! They will steal your money!! Do not use this company!!

I signed up for a one month trail for $1.00. Before the month was up they stole 699.00 from my checking account. They sent me the form that I was stupid enough to sign giving my credit card information agreeing to the 1.00. BUT, they filled in the 699.00 or 90.00 a month!!! I never agreed to this. ... more
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Fri May 12, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
I have never heard of them. I do not pay for leads. I generate my own through my Active Rain Blog, i put a link below to sign up for free. By generating my own they are not shared, are not "old" and i only get them. After referrals, my blog is my leading source of new leads ... more
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
It is taxable if they paid you. You would have to ask your accountant what you can and cant deduct.
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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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Tue Dec 27, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Inquire with the state of Illinois about placing your license in an inactive status. You wouldn't be able to practice real estate or receive a referral fee, but if there are costs involved for "hanging," it's something you may want to consider.

Good luck!
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
You need to find clients and the best way to attract them, is through self promotion. Start with a blog. Sign up for an Active Rain Blog, i put a free link below. Write about your area, what you offer, wrote about you. There is ample blogs you can read with blog writing ideas to get started. Then become a Rainer to get your blog exposure. My blog attracts a great deal of my new clients. When you get clients, do a good job and earn referals from them. You will then grow. ... more
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Gramaci753 answered:
Always watch out for the tacos they always get you at taco bell!
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Tue Dec 6, 2016
K*******9 asked:
Can a Managing Broker be a managing Broker of two offices of DIFFERENT Sponsoring companies in Illinois?
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Sat Oct 8, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
That they do not. I post my coming soon listings in my Active Rain blog. I put a link below for free sign up.
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Sat Oct 8, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
Teams are a good option. There is pros and cons. The key is leads. Often teams split because there is not an equally split work load with equal pay expected. You can also grow and attract new clients by signing up for Active Rain and starting a blog. Write about your area and yourself. I put a link below ... more
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Fri Oct 7, 2016
Mike answered:
I would take a look at -- they've got the best looking templates, really easy to set up, they look great on mobile and the price is pretty reasonable.
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Thu Sep 29, 2016
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Sat Sep 17, 2016
Elle Lee answered:
For me one big obvious time waster is when people call and say they want to look at a property within the next hour. We are based on the Big Island of Hawaii, so we get a lot of tourists that decide to look at property while they are here, they never have a pre-qual letter and sometimes the house hunting turns into "Hey, let's just drive by that beach I heard about while we are in the area..." The people who are willing to see houses tomorrow instead show me that they are somewhat serious at least and they are showing that they respect the time you are making for them. The ones that can only do it now are not that serious... ... more
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Fri Sep 9, 2016
Grobconnolly answered:
I don't know about a book, but I have a program that has really helped me generate more business. Check out They connect you with real leads from your yard sign. It's a great way to leverage your listing and double end listings. ... more
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Wed Sep 7, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
I would visit a large company and a smaller independent company. See what they offer. Large franchise types will have more classes and online resources where smaller companies may have more hands on assistance than class time. Ask what they charge, what they pay and if they provide leads. Decide if you will go at it full time right from the start where you should have a large savings to pay for life until your sales start closing. No matter what type of agency you choose, large or small, you need to promote your self. One great way is through a free log at Active Rain. See my link below to see my example. Make your self stand out, know what your strengths are and promote them. Service sells. ... more
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Dan Adams answered:
Excellent training program works wonders if the agent that is being trained does what is necessary.
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Fri Aug 12, 2016
Psutor5 asked:
ing companies but was informed that my license would still be in an active status. I was told that if I resign. I would have until 2017 to make a decision. Any insight would be helpful.
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