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Agent2Agent in Riverside County : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Oct 7, 2016
Virginia Alley asked:
I am a real estate agent with First Team Real Estate.
phone 951.699.4783
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Thu Aug 4, 2016
Hillary Bello answered:
Efficient online selling websites like have a huge collection of sellers from different parts of the country. They can connect you with relevant local sellers through their optimized internal algorithms. They also run a background check on seller information to validate credibility. So, you can be assured of safe transactions with their sellers. ... more
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Mon Dec 14, 2015
Derek Jones answered:
Before you go out and look for re assistant job you should first go and interview a few of your local brokerages and see what they offer in terms of training and leads. Leads is going to probably be your biggest issue as a new agent unless you have a good SOI already. I wouldn't worry about splits until you start closing deals consistently.

I'm biased (like most agents) but you should look into
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Tue Sep 22, 2015
Arpad Racz answered:

I have seen it show up in a day or so.

All the best,

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Sun Jun 7, 2015
Patti Shaw answered:
If it has been listed in your MLS, and the option to advertise on other sites, including IDX feeds has been selected, it should automatically be picked up by Trulia, Ziillow, etc. When those sites are populated, a google search will show your address on several sites. You can also be sure it's advertised on your local Craigslist. Postlets is a good tool for that as well. ... more
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Thu May 14, 2015
christine kankowski answered:
I believe I used Allied. ONline course . I also bought a pretty inexpensive 1000 question quiz that I could take on line to prepare me for the test. I passed on first try. Best of luck to you!! ... more
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Wed Apr 15, 2015
Dorene Slavitz answered:
Does "flat" mean "low"? If so, you won't get many takers. If "Flat" means "High" likely need more advertising!
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Mon Nov 17, 2014
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Thu Oct 23, 2014
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Tue Sep 16, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Based on what you have shared regarding your real estate business, it is most likely you will be returning to your day job in two years. Have you invested any effort in understanding the local real estate market and industry?

Let me ask you, who would open a business, say a store, without knowing what the store will sell, what the product will cost and from where it will come, who will buy, how much they can pay, where are these buyers located, the overhead expected, labor costs and lease and licencing fees?

In a short time you will be shouting, "I have my license. Now what?"
How would you assess the probable success of starting a business without a plan?
Without a clue?

Without a doubt, you are looking into the most dynamic industry on the face of the planet. 95% of those who enter NEVER make a living wage, and they will all say, "I worked my ass off, but the established agents would never let me get started." or 'the broker favored the old agents' or 'all they wanted me to do is sell to my friends, family and workmates," or "my broker never trained me," or 'they gave all the good stuff to other agents,' or.....well the excuses go on and on and on and on.

How much can you make in your first year?
It depends on who you fly with.
If you join an outfit that averages 2 transactions annually per agent, you make $12,000, much less than you can make at Home Depot.
If you join the outfit that averages 20 transaction annually per agent, you make $120,000, if you are teachable and wiling to follow directions, make a real commitment, and have unwavering fidelity to the commitments you make to yourself.

Read carefully what John from Palo Alto wrote. For those that have ears that hear.
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Wed Jul 30, 2014
Mark Stacey answered:
Each mortgage service company has a short sale form to be filled out and submitted also your approval will come with a offer that currently will take about 45 days.
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Thu Jun 19, 2014
Stephanie Leon answered:
As a Broker the most important thing you should ask is What is in it for you... The real truth of the matter is as a Realtor you are your own boss and in control of your own business.

With that said you should be looking for a broker that will help guide, train, mentor and show you the ropes. Like Bill said many agents give up within the first 5 years because of lack of training.

When I was a "Newbie" man I thought I was thrown to the wolves.. I didn't have much support even though I was told I would.. But I was determined to succeed I looked towards my local board for classes and I took it upon myself to learn and grow.. Today I am a Broker and owner of my own firm.

You are in control of your own success and knowing what is in it for you is a key element. Make sure when you interview you leave knowing what plan the broker has for "newbie agents" to help get them on their feet and on the path to success.

As a new agent you will have tons of questions make sure you will have the support from you broker of choice to give you the answers.

Good luck.
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Sat Jun 14, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
sounds like you are looking for a cost effective way to get back to a potentially lucrative trade. I know a brokerage that has excellent training and opportunity to network. This is on Stevens Creek with ample parking ... more
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Sat May 10, 2014
Mark Neighbor answered:
Call or go to A O Home Solutions at These guys are real estate investors in Georgia in the Metro Atlannta area. With over a decade of experience they can help you today. ... more
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Sun Apr 20, 2014
Don & Shirley Estep answered:
There is one at the top of Horsethief on Golden, It is one of the few with a pool, probably not for sale but if contacted, who knows if they may want to sell. This street is just one street south of Silver Stirrup Dr., and the name is Golden something, I can't remember the exact name but i used to live right behind it on Silver Stirrup. It is on the north side of the street in the middle of Sams Cutoff and the main feeder.- Hope this helps, Shirley Estep, Realtor with Jousting Real Estate located in Corona ... more
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Sat Mar 1, 2014
Heather Wright answered:
So when I first became an agent I went with Cb. They are a great comapny. What I loved about them is that they have a great training schedule. They have great education for new agents and the office I went with had a mentor program. I found this all very desirable since I was coming from a completly unrelated field. I was in emergency medicine before. Not sure what your background is or whats important but they have many tools that will help with your business. I hope that some help. I recently had to change companies because I moved and where I live their is no CB. Luckily I found an equally great company that fits me well. ... more
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Fri Feb 28, 2014
Ryan Niedens answered:
It really depends on what you want out of the deal as well. Some like to go to Remax because the commission is usually 100% but they pay a desk fee. Others like myself like Coldwell Banker because for new agents they have a great training program. At Coldwell tho you do start at a low lower commission. Go to the brokers and ask questions and see what fits you best. ... more
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Tue Jan 21, 2014
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Fri Jan 3, 2014
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Blogging is the gift that keeps on giving. Doesn't cost much and the time investment pays huge dividends in terms of SEO, name recognition, and establishing you as an expert in your field. ... more
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Thu Jun 27, 2013
Kawain Payne answered:
The appraiser will measure the sq footage for themselves when they come out.

Kawain Payne, Realtor
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