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Agent2Agent in Plano : Real Estate Advice

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Susie Kay, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Sun Feb 21, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
If you are a new agent I would suggest finding a brokerage who will support you and give you training. You can start by interviewing agents under different brokerage and ask why they like/select their broker. Be mindful of agents who want to recruit you too much as their broker may have incentives for recruiting. You want an honest opinion. If you are currently working full time I would suggest that you don't quite your job yet. Getting your business up and running takes time and being a local realtor I can tell you there are tons of realtors in DFW and many compete by slashing their commission. Some examples will be selling a client's home for free as long as the client purchase a home with them, some agents go even further by absorbing the buyer's agent fee when client select them to sell their homes. Since the housing market is really hot, there are a lot of for sale by owners as well. There's nothing wrong with that, but keep in mind that some for sale by owners are not willing to pay the buyer's agent commission if you are representing buyers. So unless if you already have a large client base or have a substantial amount of money for reserves, I would suggest not quitting your job yet.

My best of luck to you!
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Phillip Madi…, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Wed Apr 1, 2015
Phillip Madison answered:
Aisha,

Keller Williams by far offers the best training for agents. Feel free to call me or text me and I would be happy to discuss further with you. 254-212-9186
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Scott Johnson, Real Estate Pro in Richardson, TX
Mon Dec 9, 2013
Scott Johnson answered:
Just go with the flow and play the long game. If you've shown them 16 houses and they may be interested in a $1,000,000 property work with them. Even if you show them 50 houses and they buy a $1M property it still comes out pretty profitable on a per showing basis! ... more
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Joseph Domino, Real Estate Pro in Scottsdale, AZ
Thu Oct 3, 2013
Joseph Domino answered:
This is tough question, because it has to be a good fit for you. I worked for Zip for about 1.5 years and I thought they were a very good company. They had excellent training and the broker I worked with was one of the best I have been associated with, great support. If you are a new agent, they may be a good company to help you build a business.

I left Zip because the commission split was terrible and they focused primarily on Buyers and I wanted to work with Sellers (the market had changed). I felt I was working too hard for the reward I was getting, but it was a personal decision. By the way, Zip has changed their business model since I worked there, so it may be different now. You need to analyze your goals and see if it will work for you.
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House Doc, Both Buyer and Seller in Dallas County, TX
Wed Feb 20, 2013
House Doc answered:
Guess they meant Plano West. By the way Plano schools always stay on top of SAT's, Merit scholarships and Ivy addmissions. Just looked at Newsweeks best 1000 high schools and Plano West, Highland Park and Dallas Magnet were. The only ones from DFW in top 100. ... more
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Elizabeth Mo…, Real Estate Pro in McKinney Tx, TX
Wed Feb 20, 2013
Elizabeth Morgan answered:
Hi Brad,
I have a lot of experience with condos in the downtown Dallas & surrounding area.
Are you looking for individual units or for an investment package/?
If you can call or email me the search criteria I will be happy to help.
Elizabeth
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Michael Brow…, Real Estate Pro in Allen, TX
Fri Jul 27, 2012
Michael Brownstead answered:
Hello, I am glad you mentioned ZOHO, because I have never hear of it until now, so I decided to Google-it to learn more about the service. So far, ZOHO seems like a great system, but I would like to read future posts by others who may have used it. ... more
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Asri Joda, Home Buyer in Los Angeles, CA
Tue Oct 20, 2009
Asri Joda answered:
Hi Monica,

I think allied real estate school is really great to prepare your requirements and exam. They have the highest pass rate in the nation and offer 11-% money back promise. Good luck! ... more
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Jed Lane, Real Estate Pro in Petaluma, CA
Sat Jul 18, 2009
Jed Lane answered:
Yes there is. But you should work with an intermediary to determine what will qulaify as the uplink from you relinquished property.
The link below is for a national intermediary company that has great information on it's site and has always been very helpful to me and my clients. The page I linked has many subject links to informative papers written by the staff. ... more
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Sat Jan 17, 2009
Bruce Lynn answered:
RJ,

What I've seen work numbers wise is some of the places in East Plano. My bread and butter tenants typically don't want to pay more than about $1100-$1200/month....that's like 80% of my rental calls. So what I've seen work can't be more than about $120,000 or so....and that leaves East Plano, east of 75. Obviously everyone has their own opinion, but I like Plano if you can make the numbers work. There are some older parts of Frisco that might work too. Good luck. ... more
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Jeff Kessler, Real Estate Pro in Austin, TX
Wed Jul 30, 2008
Jeff Kessler answered:
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Terri Hayley, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX
Sun May 11, 2008
Terri Hayley answered:
Hey Bradley,

I saw some agents looking for a sponsoring broker on Craigslist in Dallas --- esp. if you provide leads. I know some really great starving new home SC's, too.

I know Trae went to another city, cold called Realtors, found a leader, then the rest followed him.

Hope it helps? :)

Thx,
Terri
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