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Agent2Agent in Bexar County : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 3, 2017
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
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Mon Mar 20, 2017
The Reygadas Team TOP PRODUCER! asked:
Can you please add this listing under my profile because I have now been called by two different agents saying they have a buyer for this listing and they both show up on here as the agent…
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Sat Jan 14, 2017
Gjamessr answered:
I am a real estate broker in Washington State, my commission agreement is 100% paid to me minus B&O and transaction fee.

A few agents got together and formed an entity for lead generation, separate business name and tax number. The agreement allows for you to withdraw at anytime by choice, effective on day of notice of written receipt.

When I gave my notice, the office manager (who keeps the books for both entities) took $2500.00 without my consent and no written explanation out of my commission check.

Again these are two separate entities with two separate contracts - can the office manager do this legally?
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Fri Jun 3, 2016
Kianaljackson answered:
Hello there Evangeline,

Real Estate can be an expensive field to enter into. Depending on where you are, real estate classes, registration and test fees, business cards, and brokerage fees you can expect to spend anywhere from $1000 - $2000 getting started.

The great news is that all brokerages are different! For example, in my area, we have a high military concentration and so many brokerages offer to reimburse Veterans for the cost of their classes as an incentive. Nothing is set in stone and the best thing to do would be to start interviewing with brokers in your city. Even before you start your classes, brokers will be willing to meet with you to answer all of your questions! For my office, there are no monthly fees of any kind. You'll also be able to set your own hours regardless of the fees that you pay. As a real estate agent in Texas, you are considered an independent contractor and set business hours are for employees.

Regarding the auto policy, this policy is mainly there if you were to eve have a client riding in your car with your during an accident. Regardless of what happened, because you are an independent contractor working for your broker, your brokerage could be help liable. But again, every office is different!
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Tue Dec 8, 2015
Lindacrerandvip asked:
If you have a used Supra box for sale in the San Antonio area, please text me at (210) 843-0093. Thank you!
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Sat Nov 28, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
My suggestion is that you pick up the phone and call a few agents under those two brokerages. See why they chose their broker, how long they've been there, the negative and positive of the brokerage. Ask if they can rewind time, will they still pick their broker.

Good luck!
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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
You might want to consider a real estate referral company as a starting option. With your license you can refer any of your prospect to a full-time Realtor, anywhere in the world and collect part of the commission. It's a good place to get your feet wet in the business before going in head first. Take a look at as an option. ... more
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Sun Aug 23, 2015
Susie Kay answered:
Are you or your family paying with cash or needing a loan? With cash transaction it doesn't matter what you credit is. If you are trying to obtain a loan, it's best that you contact a lender or two. Your credit and income will matter and if your dad's going to co sign the loan then his matter as well.

Good luck!
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Sat Mar 7, 2015
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Thu Jan 1, 2015
Ninja Agents answered:
Hey Shipmate, I retired last year after 20 years in US Navy as well. My wife and I now work together in Real Estate with Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Bradfield Properties. Sounds like you have a solid plan and have made plans to execute it. Using TA while in active duty will save you money.

Books give insight, but experience and good leadership is the best way to make it in Real Estate. Give me a call or shoot me an email at so we talk in more detail. Our company is execptional in providing training and support for their agents.

The market is what you make of it. Hard work, dedication and a plan is the foundation of a successful REALTOR so get in contact with me.
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Wed Dec 17, 2014
Travis Reed answered:
Each home/transaction has it's own challenges. No deal out there is the exact same as one before, even if it was the same home. I have had deals where it was negotiating repairs as something major came up on the inspection, others because we could need justify the sellers initial counter-offers.

Always remember, that your clients interest come first and you give them all the information. The clients I respect the most are the ones who can say "no" or willing to cancel a deal. Simply because they understand market conditions and when the deal that is on the table is not good enough to take. There is always another home just like the one you showed, getting into a financial bind or buying a home that is in poor condition can't be easily rectified.
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Wed Jul 30, 2014
John Souerbry answered:
When all "real estate transaction functions" have taken place and the seller will not cooperate in closing the sale, the first thing to do is ask why. Can't really answer your question unless you share with us why the seller says he doesn't want to close. ... more
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Sat Jul 12, 2014
Phyllis McArthur answered:
If I have a client who want's to look at a rental, no big deal, I just do it. Usually the commission is low, but these clients may be buyers some day.
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Tue May 6, 2014
Sharon Felton answered:
Congratulations on achieving your license. Contact several (at least 5 or 6) companies in your area -- and interview THEM. Find out what training they offer, whether they provide leads, what the desk fees are or the commission splits, and ask about what the "typical" agent there makes per year. After talking to several, one should stand out as head and shoulders above the others. Good luck. ... more
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Sat Nov 16, 2013
Annette Lawrence answered:
Of course, the PERFECT gift can not be selected without buyer profile and understanding the buyer's greater purpose. There are lots of less perfect options available.
I'm one of those folks who have very little appreciation for the wind intitated notes floating to my patio for the yards of five back yard neighbors.
I've hired a aspiring (translated: starving) artists to do a line drawing of the home from a picture I provide.
My most meaningful house warming giff is a assorted CASE of LED lamps. This gift will prove influencial in decison they make in the coming years. Seems a bit pedestrian, but wil have a lating impression and will set their feet on a good direction. We only have one planet, lets help others protect it.
We all know we'll be having many opportunities to pay for dinner and maintain the relationship and even identify THE PERFECT gift as their goals, values and pupose are revealed.

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
Move to the Front of the Line
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Sat Apr 27, 2013
Judi Monday, CRS answered:
Read the contract you signed with your brokerage and make sure you understand how it works. It has been my experience that most will pay you the commissions you've earned but the split on those may not be what you are currently receiving. ... more
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