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Agent2Agent in Miami Beach : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Jun 23, 2017
Lonnie Hand answered:
As a certified mentor for eXp Realty I can comment on the training that we provide to new agents. Your first question is about split. eXp has an 80/20 split with all agents having a low attainable $16,000 cap at which time they get 100% commission. If they do 20 transactions past cap each year & attend both company conferences they are eligible to get their entire $16,000 back in company stock. A quarter of which they an cash out after a 6 mo. holding period. The rest is vested. eXp also has 6 ways agents get stock awards for production, i.e. doing what they should be doing anyway. Upon joining eXp a new agent is paired with a mentor who essentially does a bit of hand holding and helps that agent with all aspects of being a realtor and the path to success such as prospecting strategies/buyer and seller consultations/contract write up and negotiations all the way through closing. As we are a very agent-centric company the idea is to help agents reach a certain level in building their business. The mentor program is only for the first five transactions and the mentor receives 10% from those five transactions, unlike other brokerages that may keep agents into a long contract. Additionally we have a cloud brokerage meaning collaboration happens in a virtual environment through technology that many med schools and pharma colleges use to collaborate called VirBela which lowers expenses for the agent and allows them greater efficiency. Within this environment agents can attend 30+ hours of live training events and business coaching each and every week such as
* Mastermind for eXp Agents
* SkySlope Basic Training
* XCamp
Learn the latest technology tools that influence real estate and your business.
* Kunversion 101
* 4 Step Plan for Success
* eXp Orientation
* Orientation Tools
* Grow Your Business Coaching
* WordPress Workshop
* Sales Coaching
Sales Talk and coaching with National Sales Performance Coach Bill Crespo.
* Build Your Revenue Share
* eXp Tools for Success
* eXp eXplained
* Millionaire Agent Mastery
Join Rick Glade and experience the power of focus, consistency, and accountability in this simple to follow yet powerful program. Introducing the world's best wealth creation training class for people in real estate who wish to become super achievers.
* SkySlope Basic Training
* The Math Behind Lead Generation
We have an open door policy to ALL agents so please feel free to check out our campus and attend a training. Would love to take you on a tour of eXp World!

I wish you much success!
Lonnie Hand
eXp Realty Certified Mentor & Agent
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Sun Aug 14, 2016
Yanoska Diaz answered:
Bob Hogue School of Real Estate
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Sun Mar 15, 2015
law5058 asked:
Does anyone has some idea where is the good place to start real estate carrier ? I plan to work in Miami Beach or Brickell area but I don t know where is the best idea . Maybe I should go…
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Sun Mar 15, 2015
Mark's Of Excellence Team answered:
It really depends on the area. 25% is typical in Ohio, and other areas of the country it can be higher.
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Mon Aug 25, 2014
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Thu Dec 19, 2013
Peter answered:
Hello, you can also give these guys a try Professional and affordable
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Sun Apr 21, 2013
Mercedes Henze answered:
Hi Karym,

No I don't have any of the sort.
Good luck!.

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Sun Dec 2, 2012
Alistair Barrett-Powell answered:
Hahahaha!! Same for "agents is it really difficult to answer phone if we want to show a listing". Thanks for the Sunday laugh Marc
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Thu Nov 29, 2012
Team Forss, #1 in SoCal answered:
Couldn't agree with you more. We always add a lot of photos on our MLS listings, and they all populate with Trulia, Zillow, etc. We even have some $1M+ listings in our area with 1 photo! Amazing. ... more
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Thu Mar 15, 2012
Angel Calzadilla answered:
Alan Martin, check with this link please and you will find valuable information for your customer. Good luck !!! ... more
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Mon Oct 24, 2011
Dp2 answered:
Actually, you'd need an attorney who specializes in real-estate law, one who specializes in international law, and one who specializes in tax law. I've never found that combination of expertise in the same person. ... more
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Mon Oct 3, 2011
Michelle Kantzler answered:
Hello Richard, I would be delighted to assist with your Uncle's interest in a South Florida RE purchase. I am a Florida native, born and raised on Miami Beach with years of Luxury experience. My homegrown knowledge of the market and the lifestyle choices enable me to give an insider's view of the beauty of Miami and the beaches. Please call me for a personal dialogue at 772.538.4017. ... more
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Mon Sep 19, 2011
Vivian Laino answered:
Thank you all, the agreement was between listing broker and my past broke (out of business) through the MLS, so to speak, the tenant has contact me to negotiate the renew, and the listing broker will collect the full commission from landlord, I called Hot line and they suggest I contact the past broker. It does not sound fair to us agents since we have no saying if the broker goes out of business and ends our business relationship, we should be able to continue servicing our customers and get paid as usual. ... more
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Sat Sep 17, 2011
debra allen answered:
Sign up with This is the site that was supported with the NAR certification TRC and now has become an independent website for International Brokers to promote their listings worldwide.

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Mon Jul 25, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
It is highly unlikely you can get a effective answer to your question in this way.
What is needed is an understanding regarding the dominate ways a foreclosed home is returned to the maket place in your area.
Does the bank actually make the decision?
Does the servicing company make the decision?
Does the legal firm representing the banks interests make the decision?
Who is making the decision? As you will find out,,,it varies based on who eventually takes ownership.

Now, go to the loan servicing companies such as Ocwen and Atisource websites and see if they are accepting new agents. Find out who they may be outsourcing to and visit them also.
Now develop your marketing proposition. i.e. What's in it for them? Why should they let you market this home? Do you have the resources?
Then network, network, network.

Make note of the names and numbers that appear on the short sales and REOs for the closing you have completed.
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Wed Jun 15, 2011
Annette Lawrence answered:
Wenceslao makes a great point.
For evaluating brokerage determine the following:
1. Number of agents
2. Total transactions / # of agents = average transactions per agent
3. Average price point
4. Number of transactions YOU need to keep your business growing based on average price point.

The results reveal there is not a close second. Real Trends Inc and Hitwise (for media prominence data) are good sources for objective data. Of course you know there is a local publication every broker has access to that tracks productivity statistics. This report is the 'holy grail' of real data regarding each brokerage. Here in Tampa it is call the Kenst Report.

Good luck and welcome to the sunshine state.
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Wed Jun 15, 2011
Gerard Carney answered:
The proper attorney will return all of the deposit using the fact that the builder is not producing a product of the same value as was promised at time of deposit, which is a $1,000,000 Condo, this condo is now only $800,000 and this is for sake of financial value not the same product. A good Real Estate Attorney would be able to say the Builder has not lived up to advertised details! ... more
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