Starting Your Real Estate Business Right
CONGRATS!!! YOU GOT YOUR LICENSE!!!! Now what? Choosing an office to work for isn’t as easy as it seems. Do your homework before you jump!
Before you decide where you’re going to go hang your license, you need to seriously consider a few things…
How close is your office to your home? If you don’t have a fax machine or scanner in your house, and you need to fax, you’ll need to drive to your office. In the winter? Snow? 3am? Last thing you wanna do is have to drive 20 mins. to your office…
What training does your prospective employer offer? Classes? Seminars? ASK!!!
Does your office offer mentoring? In Realtor school, they taught you the LAW, NOT how to sell a home. You WILL needsomeone to show you how to do contracts, find tax records, etc…
4. What’s included?
Some offices, you pay for nothing. Others, you pay for EVERYTHING. Paper, faxes, ink, signs, it will get expensive QUICKLY. ASK!!!!
What technology does the office offer? Online apps? Software? Internal systems? Websites?
When you meet each broker, hopefully, you will know whether you will mesh. You need a broker that will help you to grow your business, not compete against for listings. Ask a ton of questions.
Hopefully, your search will be a short one. Just be sure to weigh your options!
About the Author: Christine Gerbehy is a Realtor for Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors in Northfield, NJ. and is e-Pro certified. Realtor, writer, blogger, wife, mother and zookeeper, I LOVE what I do. ALL of it. Let me help you to buy or sell your property, ’cause This Mama Sells Real Estate!