Do I need a real estate agent to buy or sell a house?

Do I need a real estate agent to buy or sell a house?

What do real estate agents actually do? 

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Is buying a home the best way to invest your money?

Is buying a home the best way to invest your money?

recent survey shared by keepingcurrentmatters.com indicates that 93% of Americans believe that buying a home is a better investment than stocks. But is it?  

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The value of having your own online presence as a real estate agent

The value of having your own online presence as a real estate agent

As every successful salesperson understands, you  are  the product. In real estate, when a buyer or seller  is looking for a property and they contact you or your firm, the product they’re looking for, in that  moment, is you.  

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Preparing for the next stage of your real estate career

Preparing for the next stage of your real estate career

Large corporate firms like Keller Williams do provide some benefits to certain types of agents; those  who are inexperienced will find that they are a good place to learn and to grow, for a while. Agents  who are risk-averse, or prefer structure, can be comfortable in the corporate setting. The problem with  these companies, though, is that they have a low ceiling for highly motivated real estate agents, and this  ceiling is hard to break through.
 

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How to find a better firm and make more money as a real estate agent

How to find a better firm and make more money as a real estate agent

If you’re still with one of the corporate firms like Keller Williams, there might be something better out  there for you. In fact, we’d say that if you’re getting less than 90% of commission on the properties you  close, there’s something better. Local, independent firms offer a much higher chunk of commission to  their agents (90-100% in our case). But despite the money, its not for everybody. To be successful at an independent firm, you’ll need to be  resourceful and show initiative. If you’re somebody who likes a more structured setting or struggles to  self motivate, you could end up making  less  money at a company like Better Properties. However, if  you’re largely self sufficient and can do your best work calling your own shots, it’s probably time to  move on to a company like ours. Here’s how you can find a good fit for yourself:  

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Moving from a Corporate/National Firm to a Locally Based one What to expect for real estate agents

Moving from a Corporate/National Firm to a Locally Based one What to expect for real estate agents

The national/corporate setting (think companies like Keller Williams and Century 21) and the “local”  one each offer their own advantages, and thus hold different appeal to different people. Some people  value structure and enjoy a relatively low pressure setting, and are content with the commissions  offered by these companies  

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Are you ready for the next stage in your real estate career?

Are you ready for the next stage in your real estate career?

6 indicators that its time to take the leap 

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The emergency guide to getting the most for your home Staging tips and quick upgrades

The emergency guide to getting the most for your home Staging tips and quick upgrades

Getting the best price for your home comes down to capturing the heart of the right buyer, and helping  them see them to really see how wonderful their life is going to be in their new home. Human beings  are finicky creatures, and the way we see a property is dependent just as much on how the home is  presented as it is on a fair, objective assessment of the home.  

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