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#422266 - 04/04/13 12:17 AM Newbie question
realtorinoc Offline
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Registered: 04/04/13
Posts: 5
Loc: CA
First of all, I am so grateful for this forum! I have been lurking around here for quite sometime and I thought I would put my question out. I am in Orange County, CA and I spent the past 12 years in the mortgage industry, however since so much has changed in our industry I decided to make the change based on a friend's nudging, so I jumped into real estate in January of this year.

I didn't know what agency to go with, so I signed up with one she knew, who happens to be a small broker, but not even in the same county I live in and focus my business in. It's quite a ride to get to my broker's office and while he is really helpful any time I have questions, I am beginning to think I should have gone with a broker that is in the city I want to focus in, and offers training for newbies, like me. My broker, just started his shop last year, so there is a concern of the fact that the brand is not known at all. I do realize it is all up to me as an agent, but I am wondering if I could do better in an office, where there is more trainings offered, especially for newbies like me.

I would love to hear your feedback....thanks in advance...

#422275 - 04/04/13 04:08 AM Re: Newbie question [Re: realtorinoc]
johnnyloans Offline
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Registered: 03/29/09
Posts: 870
Loc: Los Angeles ,CA
You got into real estate because someone else nudged you and chose your broker at their request? Are you sure this is what you want to do?
Johnny James
Real Estate Broker in CA
Greater Los Angeles Area
Have Car Will Travel
For Those That Google

#422289 - 04/04/13 10:53 PM Re: Newbie question [Re: realtorinoc]
realtorinoc Offline
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Registered: 04/04/13
Posts: 5
Loc: CA
LOL.....thanks for the feedback. It was my decision based on good reasons, not just nudging, so I most likely didn't use the correct words on that. I hoped for feedback that I could have used, but thanks anyway.

#422295 - 04/05/13 03:28 AM Re: Newbie question [Re: realtorinoc]
Thunderstruck Offline

Registered: 05/17/10
Posts: 250
Loc: Townsville, Australia
[u]Sorry for the lack of feedback.

Being from California I can tell you this, only one Broker I know there will really give you proper training. There could be other brokers, but I don't who they are. Most brokers KNOW that most agents only last 1 to 1 1/2 years in the business. So therefore, they will not invest much training into an agent. As you are finding out Real Estate Brokers and their agents are different than Mortgage Brokers, I found that out years ago.

What have you heard about surviving in this business?

Because one of your greatest assets is your time, could you work closer to home and meet your business goals?

You can be a great agent with the right training. I would be remiss if I didn't say that means being a great sales person ... first!

After 12 years in the mortgage business how many clients did you help? You have a GOLD MINE there in several ways.

What do you think?

Edited by Thunderstruck (04/05/13 03:40 AM)


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