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Can Agents be Paid Directly from Escrow?

We are often asked if real estate agents can be paid directly from escrow. The close of a real estate transaction often marks the culmination of months of work to earn a commission. Naturally, agents want to be paid that commission as fast as possible. Any reputable company has requirements to be met before the […]

How To Keep 100% of Your Real Estate Commission

The phrase “100% Commission Real Estate Brokerage” has been a popular trope for about 10 years. 100% Commission has taken on the meaning of a low-cost brokerage, typically where a licensee pays a small flat fee to the broker and keeps the rest of the commission. There are variations, but this the general idea. It […]

The Best 100% Commission Real Estate Plan

With so many different 100% real estate brokerages in California,  agents often wonder which company has the best plan? It’s been our goal at BalboaReal Estate to create a flat-fee-per-transaction-inspired commission model that allows full-service real estate agents to pocket as much commission as possible. Our company started in 2011, and in that short time […]

Does Outbound Calling Work in Real Estate?

Real estate agents often ask, “does outbound calling work,” or, “does cold calling work?” The answer is at the end of this post, but first it’s important you know why. Real estate agency is competitive and has a long ramp-up period. New agents are super motivated and are eager to be proactive in order to […]

Is there really such a thing as a 100% commission real estate brokerage?

Is the term 100% commission real estate brokerage accurate or a misnomer for low-cost brokerages? By now 100% commission real estate brokerages have been around long enough to represent a considerable slice of the the real estate brokerage world.  Many real estate agents know that there are brokerages that charge less than the traditional broker-agent […]

What is 100% commission real estate?

100% commision real estate is a name for a low cost real estate brokerage model for agents. Instead of the traditional percentage fee of a real estate agent’s commission paid to the broker, also known as a commission split, a nominal flat fee or annual fee is paid instead. As an example, an agent earns a […]

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Are Personality Tests Needed for Real Estate Agents?

Can the liklihood of a real estate agent’s success be predicted by a personality test or bevaiorial assessment? Some real estate companies have adopted the same screening technique as large companies hiring employees by asking prospective real estate agents to take an Activity Vector Analysis (AVA) assessment or the DISC behavior assessment, which is based on four […]

What To Look For in a 100% Commission Brokerage

For years, many real estate agents have left the traditional office model of paying 20%-50% of their commission to the brokerage. These agent go to brokerages that charge agents a flat fee instead instead of a percentage of the commission. This flat fee commission arrangement between brokers and agents is what is referred to as […]

Taking Initiative in Real Estate Agency

Often, we have ideas about how to grow our real estate agency business. Some are good and some aren’t, but many ideas never get a chance. This is because we think about something to do, or maybe a way to do something better, but never do it. Just think about it for a second, have you […]

Advice For Part-Time Real Estate Agents Looking For 100% Commission

Maybe you are looking to ramp up your real estate business, whether you’re just starting out or have been in the business for a while. Some of you may be deciding whether to focus on residential or commercial real estate. Of course you’re considering which real estate brokerage to join. Have you asked yourself whether to work […]