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Agent2Agent in Maryland : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Oct 24, 2016
UpNest answered:
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Thu Jul 21, 2016
James Hagarty answered:
hi Dell.

Rather than guide you to a specific brokerage I will give you this very precise answer: it depends.

Don't jump on the first brokerage that extends an offer.

Take some time, interview multiple brokerages, ask for an observation day with a seasoned agent.

Make sure you feel you have a good fit personally, socially, ethically, and (if you are so inclined) spiritually.

And if, in spite of your best efforts, you end up in an office where you don't feel it is a good fit, don't be afraid to shop around.

It is an important decision, and having worked at multiple brokerages I can tell you that when you find the brokerage that fits you will know it, and it will make a huge difference in your satisfaction levels.

Have fun, and good luck!
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Mon Apr 18, 2016
Jonathan Lahey Your Home SOLD Guaranteed answered:

Found this:

Do you have an agent? What do they say? They know what is going on in terms of contract(s) terms, dates, veribage, what was on the BINSR (Buyers Inspection Report) and a whole slew of other things. No one should advise you without knowing more, and if you are using an agent/Realtor they are the only one you should be speaking with. If you dont believe, trust, like or whatever your agent, call the office and speak with the Broker. You are near the finish line. ... more
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Wed Apr 13, 2016
ENC asked:
I've been licensed (Maryland) since 2007. I started out as PT, and did great my first year. I took a long hiatus (got married, had a baby, went back to school, etc). So, I'm ready now to…
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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Jeri Patrick answered:
I would contact a local lender to set you up on alerts for the neighborhoods you would like. Best of luck
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Sat Aug 8, 2015
Jean Quattlebaum answered:
5 to 6 months into your endeavor: I spent many years as the recruiter for the largest, most profitable real estate brokerage in the world... Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. While I resumed my sales career several years ago, I have observed over my 40 years, that not much has changed. In your first 6 months in the business, if you haven't made any money, you made the wrong brokerage choice. Regarding brokerage fee structure; 3 to 7% of $0 earned is still $0. If your ability to communicate and relate to adult trainers along with unsuccessful active mentoring is challenging, you probably made the wrong choice. If any of these observations sound like you, get back out and interview again now because the next stop will be your license in referrals and looking for another profession! Good luck. ... more
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Wed Jun 3, 2015
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
Ellen and all,
Prudential offices are now operating under the banner of Berkshire Hathaway.
I do not know if the same philosophy and programs for which Prudential was known carried over to BH.

Rick, the 'best' can only be determined based on what you need.

As a new business owner (all REALTORS are small business owners) you completed a business plan that established some parameters for your business, who will be your customers. how you will reach those customers, the physical description of your product and the methods available to you to get your business started. With a business plan, you have an idea, a suggestion of your destination.

How can any one help you get to where you want to go if you don't know where you are going?

Now your question becomes, "Who is the best real estate company to get me engaged in selling transactions within 30 days, in the city of Knoxville for 3/4 bedroom single family homes, valued around $300,000, for move up or downsizing seller, and using traditional selling methods?"

Variations can be 'buyers' or 'foreclosure' or 'golf course" or leveraging vertical markets such as your police dept or healthcare or community or social connectivity.

Again, if you have no direction, you can not complain regarding where you end up. Most newbies never see their 2nd year anniversary. Why? Because the real estate industry is sell'n those newbies train'n instead of opportunity.

The outfit you should join will be the one who demonstrates they have a mutually aligned interest and presents a real plan to get you involved in transactions relevant to your goal, IMMEDIATELY.

You learn by doing, NOT warming a stool in a conference room.

If you fail to heed my warning you will be regarded as a fish. Two years from now, you will be the stupid fish that could not climb a tree. This failure is neither the fault fo the fish or the tree but the one who put them together, the BROKER!

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Sat Oct 18, 2014
Sam Shueh answered:
"creative in deal making" is somewhat an hint that someone wants to walk away from traditional agency relationship.

The hardworking agent can get you deals at market or below market. Any other unrealistic expectation
paying pennies on a dollar will unlikely to work.
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Wed Aug 13, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
If you are an agent you should direct your question directly to your BROKER.
That is what you are paying your broker for.

Let me get you started.
If you understand the investment business, you need to ask yourself, "Exactly what is my advantage in being an agent?" (Answer: as an agent you relegate yourself to working for tips, not PROFIT.)

Reconsider your strategy

Should you choose to proceed as an investor, the first consideration to make is your money source.
Your budget or your control over the money of others will dictate your method of seizing control and assigning or wholesaling real estate. You will make MORE money leaving the agent shingle on the desk. When you do go the agent route you will want to be a BROKER, not an agent..
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Mon Aug 11, 2014
Jessica Hood & Laura Roskelly answered:
Send them a hand written note expressing your interest and qualifications, or include them on your postcard mailings so they can see you are active in their area.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Stephane Chartier answered:
I usually provide access to a few of my best contacts, mortgage, appraiser, inspectors, etc like most agents do. Trying to stay impartial.
I also provide a link for utilities service provider (Cable TV, Internet, Security system, etc.) where they pick and choose discounted products. It's available nationwide (
Some states where energy (Gas & Electricity) is deregulated, is also offered.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Bev West answered:
I was with KW for 10 years. Good company for education but recommend you interview with both and see which one fits your personality and needs.
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