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Maybe you’ve been a Realtor for years. Or maybe you’re considering starting a career as a real estate agent. Whatever the case, it’s time to get it all out on the table: being a real estate agent can be challenging at times. Sure, it may look easy from the outside, and as we’ve detailed in the past, the benefits of being a Realtor are pretty awesome.  But the truth is some aspects of the job can be trying, with many of them unique to having a career in real estate. So in the spirit o... read more
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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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