As a licensed realtor it's your responsibility to brand yourself and work to get your own leads. Realtors are independent contractors - not employees. Therefore as a self employed realtor, you can't expect brokers to give you leads. All brokers are required to do is provide training and most will provide mentors and that's it. It's your job to develop your work style, provide yourself an income, invest in your business, etc.
If you want leads, then get yourself a regular salary job because you don't belong in real estate.... more
Stephen is right. KW is not the cheapest but if you value training its well worth the expense. There is a reason KW is the largest real estate firm in North America and 1 in 5 transactions involve a KW agent.
Best f luck and if you have additional questions let me know I'd be happy to get you in contact with the right person!... more
I have represented friends and family in the past and will continue to do so. What I think the â€œkey factorâ€ is when representing friends & family is brutal honesty and straightforwardness almost to the point of being rude. We all know we are â€œselling ourselvesâ€ at listing appoints when we deal with friends and family we donâ€™t have worry as much about the sales aspect of ourselves and we can truly focus on the facts surrounding the property. If the house stinks like cat pee you flat out tell them this will affect value & to take corrective action.... more
I thought I knew the answer and now I'm confused! **going to head into research as soon as I can grab the ethics manger...lol**. I am fairly certain that an agent must disclose they have or have once held a license. After reading all of the answers, I'm confused as to when that disclosure should be made. Difinitely on contract, but "as soon as possible", first contact? etc. So it's more a matter of timing.... more