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Agent2Agent in Texas : Real Estate Advice

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Fri Apr 28, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
You should interview with a small and large company. Large companies often offer more online type training with small companies more hands on. Being part time in real estate tough. Having a partner or company that offer assistance for your you and your clients when you cant be there is a must. After you choose a good company, start promoting yourself by writing a daily blog. I put a free link below to Active Rain. Write about your area, events and what you can do. It is a good way to promote yourself and attract new clients ... more
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Fri Apr 14, 2017
Faironlinereviews answered:
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Some include everything, some include some things and others charge for everything. You have to ask each one what they charge you and what you get in return. I prefer smaller companies with a hands on approach. Another subject is to promote yourself, get a blog and start promoting yourself. I included a link to sign up at Active Rain for free below. ... more
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Here in NH it is not mandatory, each state could be different. I would not do business without it. Some brokers charge for it, others include. Ask your broker
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Mon Apr 3, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
Trulia does not edit listings, you can log on, click on your name, listings then edit to go to pictures
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Sat Mar 25, 2017
Scott Godzyk answered:
This is the q and a section, customer service may not see your post. Trulia does not edit listings. You can scroll to the help center to submit an email to cust service. You can also ask Tanya to delete her ad. Try clicking your name, go to listings and click edit ... more
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Thu Mar 23, 2017
Roma Van Demark answered:
Mon Mar 20, 2017
The Reygadas Team TOP PRODUCER! asked:
Can you please add this listing under my profile because I have now been called by two different agents saying they have a buyer for this listing and they both show up on here as the agent…
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Tue Feb 28, 2017
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Thu Feb 23, 2017
Jonathan Shields answered:
My brokerage, LystHouse, is hiring full time real estate agents on SALARY with bonuses. If you or someone you know is interested I've included a link below. :-)

We would consider applicants seeking part time work but that would not be for a salary position.

Good luck!
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Mon Jan 23, 2017
inbox answered:
Monthly dues to my Broker: $60 (includes E&O)
Monthly electronic key box access for showings: $20 per month
Yearly MLS fee approx $400
Continuing Education (first year $145) after that 14 hr continuing education per year online is $20
License renewal per year with state: $64

You don't have to join the MLS but it is hard to get information if you don't.
Monthly cost without any advertising, cards, signs, etc. = $122
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Sat Jan 14, 2017
Gjamessr answered:
I am a real estate broker in Washington State, my commission agreement is 100% paid to me minus B&O and transaction fee.

A few agents got together and formed an entity for lead generation, separate business name and tax number. The agreement allows for you to withdraw at anytime by choice, effective on day of notice of written receipt.

When I gave my notice, the office manager (who keeps the books for both entities) took $2500.00 without my consent and no written explanation out of my commission check.

Again these are two separate entities with two separate contracts - can the office manager do this legally?
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Tue Jan 10, 2017
Kathy Burgreen answered:
All brokerages are more interested in you closing deals than what hours you work. You are basically self employed and it makes no difference when you work. It's more important to get clients and to close deals. That's what brokerages need - their split from your commission fee. ... more
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Sat Dec 24, 2016
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
inna ivchenko answered:
The representation of clients who are “immediate family” must be made in writing in the listing agreement and in any sale or lease contract. NAR has adopted this definition of "immediate family" for Article 4:

"As used in the Code of Ethics, the term 'immediate family' includes, but is not limited to, the REALTOR® and the REALTOR'S® spouse and their siblings, parents, grandparents, children (by birth or adoption), grandchildren and other descendants."

There is no word about ex-es.

But, as many already mentioned: disclosure anyway.
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Fri Dec 9, 2016
re.investor answered:
A referral fee is always a percentage of the gross commission for the seller agent or buyer agent. After that, the remainder is split as per the agreement between the agent and his broker. The receiver of the referral fee will know exactly what the sales price was and can figure his or her referral fee percentage without having to rely on the honesty of the agent. ... more
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Sun Dec 4, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
I would suggest that you contact TREC and the brokerage you are under. You may not need a dba but TREC can tell you that.
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Sat Dec 3, 2016
Susie Kay answered:
Interview the brokerages and the agents under those brokerages.
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