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Agent2Agent in Buffalo Grove : Real Estate Advice

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Mon Feb 1, 2010
Jarcy Brown answered:
The test is multiple choice. My particular test did not have very much math on it - approximately 5%. I think there can be as much as 10% math. The math was fairly basic and straightforward. There is an IL study guide w/ 150 questions. That helped tremendously. ... more
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Kathy Weber answered:

Honestly, I was in sales for 15 years.

Real Estate is NOT a sales position. You are a consultant, educator, advisor, and taxi cab driver!

It's a frustrating and rewarding "Career" all in one. You SELL yourself first and then guide your client's to either "sell" or "buy" properties.

The great attribute is that you're obviously good with people. To have good "people skills" is definitely a plus! What you have going for you is being you and working extremely hard for your client's.

Starting any career is "hard" but if you want it bad enough and will work hard enough, you will succeed. You won't know if it'll work unless you go for it!

Good luck!!
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Sun Jan 31, 2010
Erica Ramus, MRE answered:
Find an office where someone can take you by the hand and mentor you. Shadow someone on listing and showing appointments. Ask someone to help guide you thru this first year. It won';t be easy, but the best offices have on the job training, not just courses. ... more
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Mon Dec 28, 2009
Mike Stodola answered:
How's it going? Did you take a review class? Are there any parts you need help with?

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Mon Dec 7, 2009
Alan May answered:
Yes, there are plenty of prep courses.... one nearby is R.E.I. (the real estate institute)... and there are plenty of others just like it.
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Sun Nov 1, 2009
Alan May answered:
An offer written in Illinois, is valid for as long as you "write in".

You can write your contract with a deadline... (ie: offer expires Friday at 5:00), or you can put no deadline in the contract, and verbally withdraw the offer, when you desire.

If you've given them no deadline for a counter, a call is in order, to the listing agent... to find out when you can reasonably expect a counter... or to verbally install a deadline (ie: If we don't hear back by 5:00 tonight, we're withdrawing the offer).

Good luck.
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Fri Oct 30, 2009
BJ Tregoning answered:
It is going to depend a little bit on whether the town home is fee simple ownership or condo ownership, but you should be between $100-$275, on average about $200. I hope this helps, let me know if I can be of any assistance to you. I grew up in Mt. Prospect, so I am real familiar with the NW burbs. ... more
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