@Christina Archly Welcome to the country's top state for foreclosures & Zombie houses, there's plenty to flip, just need to find the buyers. This was a great thread by @Jim Stoffey & helped me get licensed in NJ, PA & CA. The Philly market is hotter than NJ since you're close, also look into The Real Estate School in Cherry Hill, they're the best!
Thank you @Jim Stoffey very good post. I'm taking the 2 week / 10 day class starting this coming Monday here in Bergen County NJ. I'm looking forward to it but I'm also a little nervous about paying attention for all that time while sitting on that cold metal chair.
Quick question: You said to bring notebook I was wondering if I could bring my tablet with it's bluetooth keyboard and take notes that way? Would much rather type than write. Would that work?
in the class I took, that would not have been an issue. Good luck! @Kevin Schaefer
@Jim Stoffey thanks for getting back to me !
great post, Im Getting my ny license first and than I'm doing nj, can I carry the 75 hours to nj. I just want a license so I can do the MLS, can you give any updates on how you are doing.
How long did it take you to get your license after your broker mailed your application? @Jim Stoffey
I actually drove to Harrisburg to get it because of the expiration of the letter of good standing. @Mina G.
@Jim Stoffey @Mina G. - I sent in my NJ application July 1 but my license came through like July 14. Driving is definitely an option in PA, but not in NJ. I got my PA reciprocal license in about a week.
So Jim how has it been being a real estate agent for the past 3 years? Do you recommend it to others, or do you recommend that they use you? Have you bought any lead sources? I feel like marketing companies get our info from Bright and start selling us on their packages ASAP, like Smartzip and Zillow. Since many agents stop within 2 years, they’ve got to get you on a 6month contract while you’re still optimistic.
@Natalie Schanne thank you for the helpful info! It has been a wild ride-this is the start of my fourth year. I absolutely recommend it to others, but definitely takes someone who WANTS to be successful at it and will put in the work and the time. I guess that is like most businesses. It is definitely not a part time gig. Regarding investors-I will take on experienced, cash investors. Distressed properties are by far my favorite ones to offer on, see, and work through. I wish that was all I did sometimes! I have never paid for leads. Most of my business has come from open houses and building relationships over the last few years. I think new agents should seek out investors because it is a great way to learn the business and learn how to hustle, problem solve, make offers, use the MLS etc.