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Finding The Right Broker

2022-08-24T17:54:51-04:00August 11th, 2022|Categories: Choosing a Sponsoring Broker, Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools|

Every real estate agent must work under a sponsoring broker to maintain a Real Estate Salesperson License in NY. Finding the right broker for you is very important. You want to choose a broker that you are comfortable with and can mentor you. Commission splits should be considered, but 100% of nothing sold is still $0.00.  As a new agent, you are going to need training, mentoring, support, therefore, a sponsoring broker that is willing to stand beside you and your goals. You have a lot of choices. Do your homework. Interview with brokers. Different real estate agents have different goals [...]

5 Steps to Your License in Florida

2022-08-31T16:25:36-04:00August 5th, 2022|Categories: Advance Your Career, Florida Real Estate, Real Estate|

There will always be someone who says they can do it cheaper. But at what cost are you willing to take that chance when choosing a Real Estate School provider? Choose a school that specializes in Real Estate Education and not one that benefits from it. If you get excited about helping people buy and sell property in the everglade State, here’s 5 steps to your license in Florida. To be eligible for a license in the state of Florida you need to be at least 18 years old, a high school graduate or equivalent, and have a U.S. Social Security [...]

Don’t be Fooled

2022-08-11T15:01:34-04:00July 15th, 2022|Categories: Real Estate Salesperson, Real Estate Scams|

There will always be someone who says they can do it cheaper, but at what cost are you willing to take that chance when choosing a Real Estate School provider? Choose a school that specializes in Real Estate Education and not one that benefits from it. You want a school that puts all there focus in their student’s educational needs and has a real life understanding of the real estate industry, not just one sided. Don't be fooled. Price Shop Wisely We have all heard the saying “You get what you pay for” but what is worse is when you don’t [...]

Your Superpower is Your Why

2022-06-08T16:11:09-04:00July 1st, 2022|Categories: Home Inspection, Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools|

Let’s take a look at two agents. They both started at the same time, and they both received the same training. However, one is doing great while the other is looking for another career. The reason he is looking for a new career is because he has lost his motivation. A deal he put a lot of time in, just fell apart. He is so frustrated and ready to throw in the towel. Your superpower in the real estate business is your why. Starting a new career in Real Estate is exciting. But when the excitement and vision starts to fade, [...]

The Biggest Challenges for Real Estate Agents in NYC

2022-08-11T15:04:44-04:00June 15th, 2022|Categories: Advance Your Career, Real Estate|

Because of the high cost of living and high real estate prices in New York City, agents make a significantly higher average annual salary than in many other parts of the state. This makes the idea of becoming an NYC real estate agent that much more attractive. However, NYC real estate agents are paid so much because of specific challenges they face, too. So if you're planning to make this the next step in your career, before you sign up for an NYC real estate licensing course, it's important to know everything that comes with the job. So to help you [...]

Converting Time into Money

2022-08-11T15:09:58-04:00June 1st, 2022|Categories: Advance Your Career, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|

Money is not the end result; it is a measurement of the progress you are making. Money measures how well you use your time. As you are starting your real estate business, you will need to learn how to convert time into money. Although money can be used to measure your achievements, money itself is not the ultimate goal here. Quality of life is more important than the quantity of money. Yes, money can help improve the quality of your life but only if you manage your time correctly. If you work 12 hours a day, miss your kid’s soccer games [...]

Help Clients Looking to Buy Out of State

2022-08-31T16:26:50-04:00May 15th, 2022|Categories: Florida Real Estate, Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools|

Buying property from afar has become popular in recent years. Many were unable to travel due to COVID-19, and others hopped on the same train out of convenience. Organizing an out-of-state purchase can be challenging for both the client and the real estate agent. You need to find the perfect home in a bustling market, so both parties need a lot of patience. You will need to juggle multiple offers, short timelines, and also help someone far away purchase a home. Although you will have your work cut out for you, the experience can be rewarding and closing all the more [...]

Finding The Right Broker

2022-08-05T09:28:14-04:00May 1st, 2022|Categories: Choosing a Sponsoring Broker, Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools|

Every real estate agent must work under a sponsoring broker to maintain a Real Estate Salesperson License in NY. Finding the right broker for you is very important. You want to choose a broker that you are comfortable with and can mentor you. Do not base choosing a broker solely on the commission split. Obviously, that is an important factor but 100% of nothing sold is $0.00.  As a new agent, you are going to need training, mentoring, support, and a company that is willing to stand beside you and your goals. You have a lot of choices. Do your homework. [...]

How to Find Your First Real Estate Client

2022-08-11T15:16:25-04:00April 15th, 2022|Categories: Real Estate, Real Estate Business Tools, Real Estate Salesperson|

So, you decided to become a real estate agent. You found the right office location and settled in, but you don’t know how to find your first real estate client. We won’t say that the hard part is over, and finding clients will be a piece of cake. On the contrary, we will tell you that your actual hard work begins just now. Now is the time to put all of your perseverance and dedication into being a successful agent. Without them, your chances of making it into this business are minimal. Therefore, prepare to spend many days researching, planning, organizing, [...]

Continuing Education Requirements

2022-08-11T15:18:45-04:00April 1st, 2022|Categories: Approved Continuing Education, Continuing Education, Real Estate, Real Estate Broker|

In the last two years, so many changes have occurred in the New York real estate continuing education requirements. Most recently, on December 21st, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a series of new Fair Housing bills into law. Including additional required continuing education topics for the real estate salesperson and broker licensee. What are the Current Continuing Education Requirements? As of July 1, 2021, all licensees must successfully complete 22.5 hours of approved continuing education. It must include at least 2.5 hours of ethical business practices or NAR Code of Ethics.  At least 1 hour of recent legal matters and at least [...]

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