I am extremely excited to announce that I have completed and passed the Real estate Exams for the State of Arizona and now a Licensed Real Estate agent.
Im writing because I need some advice. Obviously the next step is to figure out who I want to hang my license with. I was thinking Re/Max or Keller Williams. But I am open to any and everything. Small or large as long as i get the education needed to be successful. I live on the edge of Tempe and Scottsdale.
My biggest thing right now is education. I want to learn as much as possible as I take on this new career. I am a very fast learner and eager to be the best that I can be. I also feel that I have alot to bring to the table as far as strengths.
So to ask a few questions.
What would be a good brokerage to start with?
Should I go with a big name or a smaller brokerage?
Should I join a team since I'm just starting out as an agent?
If you can, point me in the direction of a broker or a team to possible join or interview. I want to learn from people that are really producing and successful in the industry. To become the best, you have to learn from the best. I don't mind starting out and doing the leg work just to get my feet wet and experience as long as its worth my time and gets the bills paid.
Thank you so much for your time. Im looking forward to hearing from some of the amazing people in this community.
Congrats on getting your license. Its a good decision on your behalf. The advice I would give you as a licensed agent is as follows
1. Find a Broker that is Investor Friendly. Someone who may be doing deals
2. The size of the firm does not matter, its the support that they give. If they support you in the way you need it, this will accelerate your growth as an agent/investor
3. Get with a team. A circle of influence.
If you go to a local REIA group in your area you may run into some agents who are licensed and can help point you in the right direction. Ask them questions to see if they are actively doing deals. Stick with the agents/investors that are "DOING" not just "TALKING" this is important. We all stive to be Doers.
If you want to be successful, hang around successful
Lastly: Add to your profile here on Bigger Pockets. Look around and find others who have filled in their profiles
Call to action etc.............Build it up. and connect with people locally and from far away
Congratulations on getting your license. Big company can be good and should have training, however, there are plenty of opportunities for training offered by the title insurance companies and real estate schools. Many are free. I think just finding a "seasoned" investor friendly mentor or partner, would be an excellent way to go. Just be careful of the companies who want you to write them a check every month for the privilege of being in their office, as the benefits derived may not be worth the price paid.
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