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

National corporate real estate agencies like Keller Williams and Century 21 are a good place for agents  to start their career. For some, they’re even more than that. For others, though, there comes a point  when the overly structured setting is limiting you.

Other options await. Smaller, local brokerages can offer you larger commissions and more autonomy.  You can be master of your own schedule, and your own destiny. But to succeed in this type of setting,  you need to be experienced, driven and resourceful. So how will you know when you’re ready to take  the leap? Here are a few indicators that it’s time to look for a better fit:

1. Your performance.

If your output has improved over a span of multiple years, you might be ready  to move on. This is especially true if you’ve improved significantly over the past several years, but  plateaued recently. Take a look at your numbers, and be honest with yourself when you ask if your  current setting is holding you back from getting more done.

2. Feeling stifled.  It could be the structured setting and schedule holding you back. If you’re at a point  where you know you could create more value if you weren’t required to be at  this  company meeting or  that  office at a certain time, it’s probably time to find a firm where you can manage your time in a more  productive way.

3. Self awareness.  In this case, this means you are experienced enough to recognize your mistakes.  You also take steps to fix them,  under your own prerogative . Basically, you’re moving past the phase  that could be titled “you don’t even know what you don’t know” and onto the stage you might call “ you know what you need to learn and you know exactly how you’re going to start learning it.”

4. Your level of enjoyment.  Maybe you’re competent and successful, but somewhat bored. Maybe you  don’t feel challenged anymore, and your progress has slowed because of it. Enjoyment is important,  especially in a sales position. How can you get your clients excited about a property if you’re not  excited to be there in the first place?

5. Confidence.  Y ou still make mistakes and struggle at times, of course. You’re not perfect and never  will be. But learning from your mistakes has made you confident that, no matter what happens, you’ll  work it out. You may not necessarily know how, but you’ve been through enough to just know that you  will.

6. Preparedness.  You often know what your customers are going to ask before they ask it. We’re not  referring to just the basic questions that everybody has to ask about a property, although these are  obviously important. What we’re talking about is getting a read on people quickly. You can tell in a  short time what sort of property somebody is looking for, and often what they’ve overlooked. 

In short, your communication is quick and efficient. You’ve been through it enough to know how to  steer the conversation toward productive territory, all while gathering info from your clients and  making them feel heard.

Taking the Leap

If any, or even all, of the above traits don’t apply to you, don’t worry. They can. What really matters is  that you  want  them to. You can take the above items as goals rather than requirements. In the  meantime, its always up to you to decide when the best time is to move into a more independent  position as a broker.

At Better Properties Eastside, you won’t have a babysitter breathing down your neck, and you won’t  have regularly scheduled company meetings taking up your time. You will earn nice commissions on e very deal, and you’ll be able to close more deals, because you’ll be able to manage your own time.

The Better Properties Eastside offering

No Nickel and Diming

---NO Monthly Fee

---NO Desk Fee

---NO Phone/Fax Fee

---NO Copier/Scanner Fee

---NO Mandatory Office Meetings

---NO Mandatory Floor Time

Keep More of What You Earn

---When a transaction closes, brokers will receive 90% of the listed commission.

---We allow brokers to reduce rates to compete and match cut-rate commissions companies, such  as Redfin, who offer lower percentages.

---After a broker has paid $8,500 ($12,000 per two-person team, per calendar year) to the office,  the broker will move to 100% commission.

*At 100% commission, the agent will pay a $185 processing fee and a $25 franchise fee for each closing.

Contact us at 425 990 3333 to inquire about brokering real estate deals with BPE







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