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Agent2Agent in Chicago : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Jan 24, 2017
Rose Dunn answered:
Hi Rose Dunn East Windsor,NJ
I use Land voice and so far so good. So often times you run into people and let then know the business and services you offer, only to hear they have a friend with a cousin who has a uncle married to an aunt in the Real estate business. I say get any which way you can, but get it. ... more
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Sun Jan 8, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You have to pay for zip codes and it can be very costly for the quality of leads you get. I find the best way to get leads is through my Active Rain Blog, You can sign up for free using the link i put below. Write about what you can offer, service, todays rates, your area and find clients you dont have to share. For a lot less you can become a Rainer and really get some good leads by your own efforts. ... more
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Tue Dec 27, 2016
Karen Peyton answered:
Inquire with the state of Illinois about placing your license in an inactive status. You wouldn't be able to practice real estate or receive a referral fee, but if there are costs involved for "hanging," it's something you may want to consider.

Good luck!
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
You need to find clients and the best way to attract them, is through self promotion. Start with a blog. Sign up for an Active Rain Blog, i put a free link below. Write about your area, what you offer, wrote about you. There is ample blogs you can read with blog writing ideas to get started. Then become a Rainer to get your blog exposure. My blog attracts a great deal of my new clients. When you get clients, do a good job and earn referals from them. You will then grow. ... more
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
Gramaci753 answered:
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Fri Oct 7, 2016
Mike answered:
I would take a look at -- they've got the best looking templates, really easy to set up, they look great on mobile and the price is pretty reasonable.
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Sat Sep 17, 2016
Elle Lee answered:
For me one big obvious time waster is when people call and say they want to look at a property within the next hour. We are based on the Big Island of Hawaii, so we get a lot of tourists that decide to look at property while they are here, they never have a pre-qual letter and sometimes the house hunting turns into "Hey, let's just drive by that beach I heard about while we are in the area..." The people who are willing to see houses tomorrow instead show me that they are somewhat serious at least and they are showing that they respect the time you are making for them. The ones that can only do it now are not that serious... ... more
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Fri Sep 9, 2016
Grobconnolly answered:
I don't know about a book, but I have a program that has really helped me generate more business. Check out They connect you with real leads from your yard sign. It's a great way to leverage your listing and double end listings. ... more
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Wed Sep 7, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
I would visit a large company and a smaller independent company. See what they offer. Large franchise types will have more classes and online resources where smaller companies may have more hands on assistance than class time. Ask what they charge, what they pay and if they provide leads. Decide if you will go at it full time right from the start where you should have a large savings to pay for life until your sales start closing. No matter what type of agency you choose, large or small, you need to promote your self. One great way is through a free log at Active Rain. See my link below to see my example. Make your self stand out, know what your strengths are and promote them. Service sells. ... more
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Sat Aug 13, 2016
Dan Adams answered:
Excellent training program works wonders if the agent that is being trained does what is necessary.
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Fri Jul 29, 2016
Paul answered:
Use to help educate on all real costs of homeownership, including purchase price, improvements, title + HO insurance, RE taxes, mortgage financing options + after-tax implications, utility costs and eventual selling costs of 6% realtor commission + state transfer taxes. provides in-depth, easy-to-understand analysis on financial decision of Buying v Renting v Investing in stocks. Find out actual # of years until break even on all costs of investing in a house vs renting. Get educated today with before you make biggest investment of your lifetime. ... more
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Mon Jul 11, 2016
Bob Brandt answered:
You get it in the Realtor MRED MLS by searching Open House and the area and date.
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Sun Mar 27, 2016
Scott Godzyk answered:
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Tue Mar 8, 2016
John Meyers answered:
Yes. Check out "Real Estate Institute". -- They have the best educational platform and prices.

Just let me know if you are looking for an agency as well. -- We pay new brokers well and will help you get started.

John Meyers (Meyers Realty,, c: 847-533-7115)
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Mon Feb 15, 2016
John Meyers asked:
One of my listings expired (temporarily) and brokers immediately started calling my client to see if he would list with them. -- Although annoying to both of us, I was impressed how they…
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Tue Nov 10, 2015
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
You might want to look into a real estate referral company. You could refer yourself to a full-time agent who specializes in investment properties who could handle everything for you and you would then be able to collect a quarter of the commission as you would have your license. is a company I use here in FL, not sure if their going to IL in the near future. Good luck! ... more
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Tue Oct 27, 2015
Synthia Noble answered:
Welcome to the wonderful world of real estate! Really critical decision on your plate - where to hang your hat. When first starting out be sure you find a firm that is the right fit - offers training, leads, mentoring, website, resources, etc. I agree you want to interview at least 3 firms. You will find there are options for higher commission splits or higher fees. work out which one is the best for your situation. Keep in mind that you may not make much money for the first few years. I think I had one deal in the first six months that closed. ... more
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Mon Oct 26, 2015
John Meyers asked: has great templates and features but they charge $6,000 upfront and then $400/mo to maintain which is way out of my budget..
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Wed Sep 16, 2015
Greg answered:
Hi John!

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