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Agent2Agent in Florida : Real Estate Advice

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Wed Nov 22, 2017
Jose Carreon answered:
Go big or go home.. who you gonna want working for you someone driving a new luxury vehicle that obviously knows what he’s doing or someone in a 2000 Ford Explorer who looks like has no experience ... more
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Thu Nov 16, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Good luck with your new career. Do not forget that after you chose a company, to promote yourself with sites like Active Rain, I put a link to sign up for free below. If you have not found a company yet, make sure you ask what they offer, what they pay and what fees they may charge, ... more
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Wed Nov 15, 2017
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
You can get free practice exams online to help you pass at it's worked great for many of my agents. Good luck!
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Wed Nov 15, 2017
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
Yes, brokers all over the U.S. can pay a referral fee from brokerage to brokerage. Referral fee are typically not paid on rentals/leases unless the price is about 4k or above. But, they can be paid if you have someone looking to rent out their unit. Take a look at a company like Park Place Realty Network they can refer it out for you and pay you back the referral fee and handle everything. ... more
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Tue Nov 14, 2017
Andrea.mirob asked:
I am a real estate agent in Massachusetts and I will be relocating to Florida. Currently I don’t have access to the Matrix MFR MLS and it will be a couple of months before I do. I was…
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Mon Nov 13, 2017
M. Bryce Olson answered:
I just celebrated my first year in Real Estate last week. I am dual career and work full time as a Missions Pastor. I closed 13 homes and 1 lease this past year. I shot high and set my goal of 3 Mil in sales for year 1 and right now, I am $140k shy but have clients actively putting in offers right in that range and have a month and a half until the end of the year. I have set 5 Mil as my goal for next year and will be continuing to work dual career. We will see and I will keep plugging away. Please send any North TX Referrals my way and I will gladly give a nice referral $! ... more
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Sun Oct 29, 2017
Wolfecreative answered:
What would be the framework for a licensed autonomous real estate brokerage to create it’s own MLS brand/feed, then push this out to all non-member web-portals with the goal of zealous cut-rate sales of low end cash properties. The founding methodology is absolute boycotting of NAR realtors / realtor clients. This is a direct sales model dealing only with buyers and independent licensee agents whom hold the same disdain of the NAR.

Realtors are married to the Banks, and this leave a HUGE void in hard money deals; they can’t get their hand off their yank to close deals! Specifically in Missouri.

This should look something like Craigslist with IDX functions. Listings vetted for accurate and posted by responsible credentialed affiliates. You’d basically take all the dirty black-balling of the NAR and turn that 180 degrees.
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Thu Oct 26, 2017
Valerie_diemer answered:
Any new agent or someone wanting to increase their number should really check this, it has worked wonders for me
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Mon Oct 23, 2017
Laura Muzzarelli Jorden asked:
Thu Oct 12, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
As a retired realtor, you need a reality check so allow me to educate you:

Your job as a pharmacist meant a weekly or bi monthly paycheck - correct? As a realtor, you are self employed. NO PAYCHECKS!!! Your income will be 100% dependent on sales. You only get paid when you close a transaction. Therefore, you need to expect the first 6 months - 1 year with NO INCOME!! Do you have savings to pay all your bills?

Your comment "...I'm looking more for happiness and freedom then money because with happiness, money will come later." I disagree with you 100%. If you have NO INCOME, how will you pay your bills? You won't be happy with no hone to sleep at night, no food, no electricity and no cell phone. Happiness is when you have an income to survive.

You need to learn that as a realtor, it is up to you to find leads (buyers and sellers) and have them work with you to make a sale. Brokers are not required to provide you leads or tell you "here is a seller / buyer. Call them and make a sale." Brokers are only responsible for your behavior / actions if it violates any state or Federal laws or the brokerage policies. Further, the brokers only interest is getting their agents to close deals so they can collect their portion of the commission checks.

You also need to learn that for every commission check you collect, a portion goes to your broker. You do not collect the entire amount. You will need to reserve a portion of your check to pay Federal income taxes, health insurance and save some for retirement. Unlike your pharmacy paycheck, your employer would deduct the required amount. As a realtor, you are responsible for this.
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Mon Oct 2, 2017
Yvette Fuertes asked:
My office: Century 21 Professional Realty
2740 Windguard Circle, #101
Wesley Chapel, FL. 33544
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Fri Sep 15, 2017
Nick.brunch asked:
I am talking about boring questions like which locality, number of beds, baths, r u pre-qualified etc? Would be cool if you can use humor. Thx in adv
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Fri Sep 1, 2017
Gmxdello answered:
its a good company to deal with I received 5 leads this week and 1 is my potential client right now. Thank you for your help.
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Sat Aug 26, 2017
Ccleethomas49 answered:
I don't think it's fair but who am I to say I have a similar problem I need help with. My mom just sold her brother's house and it came out of the trust he left for us all to split. She had me and my sister come meet her in the Florida keys,and help get the house into a condition to be able to show to sell it was so deplorable it took almost over a week sometimes we worked 14 hrs in a days time she had gotten a quote on how much a cleaning company would charge what they were going to charge would have been3000 so instead she convinced me to stop what I was doing,and I for a living clean houses and remodles, not only did my sister and I clean but she helped with fixing the aircondishining and I painted the front door and all the storm shutters and had to nutraluze the entire home because from human feeces cigerett smoke, the lawyer told her that we should get paid fair market value she refused to do as the lawyer told her and we both got 500and was supposed to get reinburst for traveling expenses like the lawyer told her to do also she did nothing what should I do ... more
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Tue Aug 22, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You can not just transfer it, reciprocal usually means you just have to take the state law portion instead of both, but i would call the FL real estate commission to be sure.
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Sun Aug 20, 2017
Jeffrey Jacobs answered:
I don't understand why no one can ever give intelligent answers that pertain to the question. If you don't know the answer, or don't want to answer, or don't have an intelligent answer, be respectful and don't respond at all and move on.

Now to answer your question completely.......
The amount you receive and when you receive it determine when you must file. Generally, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days after receiving a payment. If the Form 8300 due date (the 15th or last day you can timely file the form) falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, it is delayed until the next day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday.

In the event of more than one payment.......
In some transactions, the buyer may arrange to pay you in cash installment payments. If the first payment is more than $10,000, you must file Form 8300
within 15 days. If the first payment is not more than $10,000, you must add the first payment and any later payments made within 1 year of the first payment. When the total cash payments are more than $10,000, you must file Form 8300 within 15 days.

With all that being said, the answer to your question is (B) Must report the event to the IRS within 15 days after receiving more than $10,000 in cash for a single transaction.
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Wed Aug 16, 2017
Jeremy Weinberg answered:
Keller Williams is a great company for full-time agents as you can work behind other team members and learn from them. If you are wanting to start out, try a real estate referral company. Take a look here as you can take their free practice exams for the state exam they will also provide you with the post license course for free which you'll need to take your first 2 years. It's smart to finish that asap while the info is fresh. ... more
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Fri Aug 11, 2017
Bob Motta answered:
Do not use Zurple. Rip Off. Horrible customer service.
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Thu Aug 10, 2017
Allison Filippone answered:
It may sound cliche, but boosting your ad on Facebook works wonders- keep it one to two days prior to your open house and have ask your close friends to share it also. Craigslist and local newspapers online sites are a good place also! ... more
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