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Agent2Agent in 33647 : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Aug 1, 2016
Diane Christner answered:
Generally, all marketing expenses will come out of your own pocket.

Advertising such as signs, brochures, ads, postcards, Internet marketing, professional photos (if you don't have a decent camera), staging (if the listing warrants it), open house supplies, lockbox for the door, etc.

You'll have to pay most of the marketing expenses up front. If the property doesn't sell, you will have to write off the expenses and move on to your next listing, so be very careful not to "buy" an overpriced listing in your eagerness to get your first listing.

You may have better luck as a new agent by offering to hold open houses on listings of other agents in your office. It's a good way to meet potential buyers, which may be a better focus right now as a new agent. Buyers require less out of pocket expenses.

Does your broker offer any type of mentoring classes? If not, you might consider taking the 3 part GRI course as a means of picking up good, practical info on how to actually BE an agent vs what you had to learn to pass the state test.

Good luck with your career.
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Thu Oct 2, 2014
Lynn Brock answered:
Nakeeshatate, If you are taking the exam and will be a realtor, then as a self starter you will go to each new home community, preview each model and become familiar with their inventory. It is called area familiarization. As an agent it is your job to know the market, trends and what is selling.

Good luck

Best regards,

Lynn Brock
Brock Realty Inc.
Visit where you can sign up for a FREE account which allows you to search the MLS in real time and receive morning reports on new listings, current pendings and recent solds.
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Mon Nov 18, 2013
Yanoska Diaz answered:
If you create a relationship with estate & probate attorneys it will be the best way to market to this clientele. You set up a business lunch, discuss how you can assist one another and the heirs, everybody is happy! ... more
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