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As a new real estate agent, you want to find the brokerage that’s right for you. As it turns out, you can’t judge a brokerage based on commission splits alone! Sure, the temptation is great—but in reality, a brokerage can—and should—offer so much more that will help you achieve success as a Realtor. And isn’t that what’s it all about? What to look for in a real estate brokerage When searching for the ideal brokerage to help further your career as a real estate agent, you... read more
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When building a business, strategic partnerships and promotions can often help drive customer referrals, not to mention, revenue. The old adage, “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours,” seems like a good idea and a mutually-beneficial move. But when it comes to Realtors entering into marketing services agreements (MSAs), things can get sticky, and there’s a lot to carefully consider. An MSA is a partnership typically forged between a real estate broker and a title company or mortgage pr... read more
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How To Shop for a Mortgage

Posted by Amy Swinger on May 23, 2018 in No Category
As a real estate agent, you know how important it can be to shop for a mortgage. But the fact is most home buyers aren’t doing it. According to a survey of more than a thousand Americans, only a third said they always shop for the best loan rates, and 18 percent reported that they never shop around for loans. That’s according to, “Study: Most Buyers Fail to Shop for a Mortgage,” on www.realtormag.realtor.org. Experts say even a small interest rate difference of one percent can amount to thou... read more
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Ethics form the cornerstone of any business that depends on consumer trust. They provide behavioral standards and guidelines that guide the decision-making process on a daily basis. And just as importantly, clients know when you adhere to a code of ethics, they can trust that you will be conducting business in a manner that is fair and honorable. In short, they know they can depend on you.  That said, we live in a world with vast gray areas, even in the realm of real estate. That’s why the National As... read more
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Debunking Myths About Real Estate Agents

Posted by Amy Swinger on April 17, 2018 in No Category
Whether reality television is to blame, or social media, or other sources of information, misinformation about real estate agents is abundant out there. And whether you’re thinking about becoming a Realtor or you’ve been a hard-working real estate agent for years, chances are you want the truth out there for all to see. Are all Realtors living a life of luxury? Are they all about the almighty dollar? And what are the lingering myths about real estate agents, especially when compared with the facts? ... read more
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