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Agent2Agent in Austin : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jul 11, 2017
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you interview as many brokerages as you can and go from there.
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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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Sat Dec 24, 2016
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Thu Sep 15, 2016
Meredith.orf answered:
Hi -- I'm an investor-friendly Realtor! I actually started my real estate career a couple of years ago by going to RE investor meetings, and I got my license last year because I wanted to be able to participate on both the retail and investment side. My infrastructure is all pretty new (my website is meredithorf dot com slash real-estate -- not sure how link-friendly this forum is, so I wrote it out). I know a fair amount about creative financing, quick closes, etc, just from running in investment circles for a few years (and I partnered on a flip before getting my license). Please get in touch if you might be interested in working together! ... more
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Sat Oct 10, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Yes, if they refuse to sign the buyer's rep, then you can still show the properties but you represent the sellers!
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Tue Sep 8, 2015
Karen Peyton answered:
While it would seem a contradiction, it's very likely both answers are correct. This "contradiction" could exist when a broker requires membership (as a result of the brokerage or company's membership,) though Board participation may not be mandated to receive MLS or work as a commercial agent.

You will have to dig deeper for the "reasons" to the opposite answers you've received, and as Susie Kay suggested speak (again) with your broker or prospective broker, and ABOR.
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Sat Jul 25, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you interview agents from different brokerages. Be mindful of agents who are too eager to recruit since some brokerages give bonuses, profit sharing etc. I would say take your time to find the right brokerage for you.

Good luck!
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Tue Feb 24, 2015
Jim Morelli answered:
I would recommend you contact a real estate attorney to have one drawn up. It would be well worth it.
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Mon Dec 15, 2014
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Thu Dec 4, 2014
Annette Lawrence answered:
Allen, there are multiple of ten ways to make money in real estate. But to be successful you really, really, really need a clue regarding at least one of them.

You would be well advised to invest at least the same amount of due diligence as the aspiring owner of a doggie day care. They, just like you, in order to succeed must know their market and where their customer is located. If you own a doggie day care, advertising NIKe sneakers won't work.

Failing to do your due diligence means you will learn by trial and error.

This is the approach most newbie agents take...unknowingly. When you eventually ask, "Which is the best brokerage for you to join?" someone willl respond, "The one that works out best for you." Others will respond, 'The one that offers the most train'n." The result, repeated decade after decade is the overwhelming majority of newbies never see their 2nd year anniversary.

Can you make $150,000 your first year. In Tampa there was a blue haired 19 year old, with body ink and a mohawk, who caught a clue and hit the ball out of the park. Since then, his courage has waned and conformity is encroaching on his life.

Can it work for you?
If you have a strong and unwavering commitment to the fidelity of your commitments to YOURSELF, you are well on your way to over-achievement. Take care regarding those things upon which your mind and spirit feed.

Then, create your plan and execute it completely. Your plan should be a 3 yr goal to $250,000 annual. Your account will reveal to you how much you REALLY make, but that number LOOKs good.

Best of success to you.
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Thu Oct 2, 2014
Tammy Morlan answered:
do you do admin services as well? Like making fliers, updating websites? IF so what do you charge?
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Sun Aug 3, 2014
Brian Kurtz answered:
I don't believe that buying leads is a good idea for most agents. Most simply have no idea the real level of dedication that needs to be committed when choosing to pursue internet leads.

Buying the leads is only the first step. Then you have to buy MORE tools like Follow Up Boss to properly handle those leads and follow up with them. Internet leads from Trulia is NOT like the old-fashioned floor time at the office. Someone calling in on an add or a sign was WAY more likely to buy a home from you than someone that fills out an online form.

That being said, there are so many agent who, in interviews and on video talk about how a major part of their business comes from internet leads. I bought them myself, but got very few and the ones I got never panned out. I never had a big enough slice of the pie though truth be told. I probably would have been singing a different tune if I was willing to commit $800+ per month for a big slice of a really hot zip code. I wasn't through.

The BIGGEST thing that one has to think about when considering buying leads from T & Z or is whether or not you actually want to build a business around BUYERS!

Over the past few months I discovered that I'm actually hardwired at the core of my being as a seller's agent. You don't get seller leads from Trulia. So it doesn't make sense for me.
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Tue Jan 28, 2014
Teresa Stamper answered:
I use wordpress and use iHomefinder. I had custom design, develop, and SEO my site. I have also used Z57 in the past and that is a great company for SEO and leads as well. Good Luck! ... more
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Wed Nov 6, 2013
Antonio Sanchez answered:

My current broker just recently had one of his top agents change companies and he allowed the agent to take all his buyers and listings with him, after closing the broker would still receive the split that the agent would be at. The listings and clients technically belong to the broker, but I would bet that the broker would rather have the deals close with the current agent then rather take over them and have a situation where they do not work out. Your best bet is to speak to your current broker and make sure you read over your agreement. Good luck.

All the best,
Antonio Sanchez
Exit Realty Search
3928 E. Tremont ave
Bronx, NY 10465
CELL: 347-320-0673
BUS: 347-202-4965
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Thu Oct 24, 2013
Josh Daniels asked:
I'm currently using mobile marketing and seeing good results, but I'd like to see great results. Any experience or advice fellow mobile marketeers would care to share?
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Sun Oct 20, 2013
Robert DiAlberto answered:
This was a great post. Thank you so much. Good to see some upbeat things happening.
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Tue Oct 1, 2013
Magic5prop answered:
Hi, I'm a Real Estate Broker in Texas and have been for 10 years. I'm moving to California in June 2014. I have no idea how to go about the process. From what I've heard you have to start all over again. Have you learned anything useful? If so I would appreciate any help you could give.
Cinnamon D.
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Thu Aug 29, 2013
Susie Kay answered:
Do both is my recommendation.

Susie Kay, Realtor®
United Real Estate
III Lincoln Centre, 5430 LBJ Freeway #280
Dallas, TX 78240

Servicing your real estate need is my priority!
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Roxanne Kahn asked:
I host other broker's listings quite frequently and am very familiar with the process. I try to host 2-4 a week, and I do have a few requirements I look for in a property (such as distance…
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Wed Aug 28, 2013
Roxanne Kahn answered:
Hi Shay,

I know this post is very old, but I just wanted to let you know I am always looking for open houses to host! I host other broker's listings quite often. Please let me know if you'd ever like any help!

Roxanne Kahn
Exit One Realty
(512) 994-8254
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