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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 a “100% commission brokerage.”

Once a real estate agent decides that the 100% commission brokerage model is right for them, they have several options to consider when choosing the right brokerage.

Does the agent want to pay monthly fees? Many 100% commission real estate offices charge a monthly fee, but some don’t.

Is errors and ommissions insurance included in the flat fee or is is paid separately? Find out if the E&O fee is included in the flat fee or paid separately, If it is paid separately find our how much and how often.

Is there a workspace or conference room to use?

Is there any sort of application or initial fee to start with a 100% commission real estate brokerage?

Can you buy or sell your own home as a real estate agent with a 100% commission real estate brokerage?  Some brokerages have rules against this and require agents to use another agent within the brokerage to represent them on their own home sale.

Is there broker support, and how often is the broker available?

These are the basic questions that should be asked by any prospective agent looking for a 100% commission real estate brokerage.

Balboa Real Estate does not charge monthly fees. Errors and ommissions is included in the low flat fee.

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Balboa Real Estate: Your Real Estate Future Starts with Us

When you got licensed as a real estate agent, it was extremely important to decide which broker is best to work with and get trained. A strong start at the beginning of your career from a 100% commission broker will make a huge impact for those who are new to real estate field. Some larger and renowned brokers, like Balboa Real Estate, offer an extensive training programs to new real estate agents. Before joining a real estate firm, it is important to check certain factors like the business image, environment, size and so on. Let’s have a look at what you as a newly licensed real estate required to know about a broker before giving interview.

Size
Size does matter. In states like California, where you can find companies which range from 10 agents to hundreds of agents. It is important to be. With a real estate company with the best commission program and statewide coverage. Always consider to join a reputable company with statewide coverage that gives the support that you need while working.

Facilities
Facilities are important and one of the more important factors to look for. You surely  don’t want to take your clients in an office without basic facilities. Its important to check whether broker office has basic amenities like computer, fax machine, copier, adequate parking space, etc.

Management
Management of the broker company is as important as you contact with potential buyers. In large company, salaried managers will be in your primary contact list while in small real estate company, owner of the company will manage your work. It is your duty to ask about how many full-time and part-time agents the company have. How managers will manage the work of all agents and how they all will communicate.

Training
As a new in real estate field, it is essential for very real estate agent to get trained under experts who have decades’ experience in real estate field. Broker companies should offer training for their new agents. It is important to the principals and fundamentals. For example, how to write purchase agreements, you will learn about real estate law and contract law, how to finance real estate, how to list property for sale, and how to evaluate real estate property. Proper guidance and training is important to get for acquiring skills in such areas as negotiating and sales techniques.

Administrative Support
In many real estate company, brokers handle MLS listings and processing of paperwork transaction. Ask account department about how long you will get your commission after closing the deal.

Recognition
Your personal goal determines how successful you can become in real estate. Making money is goal of every real estate person, but you should get recognition for your achievements from your broker or the real estate company for which you are working. Successful real estate companies recognize their top agents.

Balboa Real Estate is looking for agents to join their team on a 100% commission basis. There is no need to pay the monthly or yearly fee. Just pay a transaction fee and we provide training and guidance from experienced real estate professionals. successful

Grow Your Real Estate Career At A 100% Commission Real Estate Brokerage

The journey of real estate agent is a most rewarding journey and can be a big reason for stress too. There are many decisions you have to take that can change your entire career path. As a new real estate agent, finding the best brokerage is difficult. Real estate is business is relationship oriented. Successful business can come from referrals and past clients, which a new agent typically doesn’t have.

 

For your starting years as a real estate agent, you have to do hard work and earn your business through efforts ranging from door knocking to cold calling expired listings. Such activities take a lot of time and to pay off. Sometimes agents have to go months without any single commission check. Therefore, it is essential to choose the right brokerage from the beginning of your career as a real estate agent.

 

When you start working as real estate agent, it is important to you to see whether the brokerage is good to fit you or not. In this process, it is important to discuss over commission splits, training support and lead generation. If you are a recently licensed real estate agent, then joining the right a 100% commission real estate broker can expose you to a long list of client base and help you to grow your real estate career. Therefore, it is essential to find a 100% commission real estate broker that offers you the opportunities that help to enhance your career, where you can learn new marketing techniques, selling techniques, and very importantly allows agents to keep most of the commission they earn.
Doing online research of 100% commission real estate brokers will be your starting point from which you can do the broker search. By calling them or visiting their office or website, you can inquire about whether they are recruiting new agents or not and what fees they charge. Pay attention to all the fees that these companies will add on or that might be hidden. It is also important to check whether such companies have social media presence or not. A successful broker has a presence on different social media websites like Facebook, Twitter etc. and has an attractive website. You can check reviews and testimonials about such a real estate company.

 

It’s always a safe bet to join a real estate brokerage that does not charge agents any upfront fees when you start a real estate career. Brokerages have different mentoring programs that will help you shape your career. You will get specific tips that will improve your insight into real estate world. Check the members of their team, how long their members shave been with the company, and what are their areas of expertise and experience levels. All this information is usually available on real estate brokerage’s websites.

 

Balboa Real Estate is welcoming new real estate agent to join their team online through their website. We do not charge start-up, monthly or quarterly fees. You need to pay only one low flat fee that is only due at closing. For more information about our 100% commission structure, Please Click Here.

Real Estate Agent or Consultant?

We’ve all seen the real estate agents that call themselves consultants rather than agents or salespeople. The reason is blatantly obvious, and a little cheesy, but there is actually a higher Real Estate Consultantlevel and deeper meaning than these real estate consultants may have ever considered.

Let’s face it, the title “salesman” has a bad connotation. People that are in sales squeamishly change their title to something like account executive, account rep., and the sales department has been rebranded as the business development team. Real estate agents would never call themselves salespersons on a business card, and to put their title as “real estate agent” strikes some agents as cold or generic. However, “consultant” is much more elegant. It just has a ring to it that that suggests a knowledgeable advisor.

Top producing agents don’t sell homes like most salespeople sell products. A home is an extremely dynamic and personal product, consumers already have in mind their needs. Their preferences surpass what they will ever tell their agent.

This is where the title “consultant” rises to more than just a better sounding title and becomes the true sense of the word. Good agents deliver high quality data to their clients and educate their clients so they can rapidly make a sound decision. They don’t push homes onto people like most salespeople push products. Facilitating home sales is a matching and information game.

Top agents do have the qualities of top salespeople because both personality types are often charming, persuasive, and carry a purpose. These qualities are just used differently.

Agents sell their brand and character, then they get down to business and perform the work when contracted. Salespeople sell a product and use their brand and character as reinforcement to make the sale.

All top agents make good salespeople, but not all top salespeople make good agents.

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Real Estate Marketing in 2014

Unique Ways to Real Estate Marketing in 2014

Balboa Real Estate – Real Estate Marketing Techniques

In Real Estate and many other facets of life, marketing is key to get anywhere. In real estate marketing many agents walk the well beaten path. There’s nothing wrong with using real estate marketing techniques that have been tried and tested. However in an industry where there are more agents than homes to sell, you want to stand out.

In 2014, it takes more to sell a home and the following tips will help you up your real estate marketing game, sell more homes, make more commission and thrive as an agent.

Make your property stands out. An effective way to get your property noticed is to create a website. Showcase the house under good lighting. A little staging goes a long way. Put some thought into your url and make sure to include information from the MLS. Make the website the go to source for potential buyers.

Be smart about what you pay for real estate marketing. Paid advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google are performance based and you pay per click. It’s better to utilize these platforms versus others that will not give you metrics. You want to know that it’s money well spent to bring in prospective buyers and you want to see numbers that are delivering clients to you.

Create buzz on your listed property by offering agents incentives. For the most part, no one turns down a free lunch. Offer a small monetary bonus to agents that brings your property a buyer within a certain time. This will not only drive more interest to you listing but will can help you sell the home in a faster timeframe.

Live by a real estate marketing technique of marketing and advertising that multiplies itself and not necessarily pays for itself. Keep all business cards and network with other agents. Send a postcard to past clients. Ask for referrals and keep in touch with agents and clients alike. Spend a little on postcards and Christmas cards to multiply your client base when you get those referrals.

Get on the social media train. One of the biggest social media platform of 2014 is Instagram. You can take photos of your properties, filter it and share it with your clients, other agents in your network. The best part of Instagram is that it’s an easy and fast way to market your listing and getting it out for people to see.

Join Balboa Real Estate. Benefit from one of the best 100 percent commission program in the industry.

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Is 100 Percent Commission Really 100%?


100 commission real estate100 percent comission, but is it really? Avoid additional and hidden fees with Balboa Real Estate.

Real Estate firms have adopted to the trend of offering agents 100 percent commission but through research of competing agencies in California there seems to be few that truly stand by their 100 percent commission tagline.

100 percent commission serves as a motivational strategy to keep agents and brokers engaged because this ideally works to ensures that the agents get the most out of their hard work. However, many of the leading firms in California have other fees that agents, new and seasoned, should be aware of. There is usually a start-up fee, a key charge for using the office, plans requiring monthly or quarterly fees and payments for E&O. Many firms will charge you unneccesary fees going towards benefits that are rarely used by agents. Don’t be fooled by firms stating 100 percent commission. The list of additional fees seems never ending and not even near the 100 percent commission mark once everything is calculated.

At Balboa Real Estate we won’t ask you to pay for services you don’t need or services that should be provided without additional costs. We believe that you should keep all of the commission that you earn and we are a firm that wants to make sure our agents are taken care of. There is a reason why Balboa Real Estate is one of the few true firms that stick as close to the essence of 100 percent commission as possible. Balboa Real Estate wants you to keep as much of the commission at possible and avoid charging our agents all the hidden fees that many other real estate firms charge. Our 100 percent commission plan is as simple, easy and the best in the industry!

Contact us to join and get the 100 percent commission you work hard to earn!

The Secret to Automating Content for Your Real Estate Blog

A blog on your real estate website is essential for adding the quality marketing content we always talk about.

 

This video reveals a secret tip to use for automatically generating content for you blog.

Here are the instructions:

Remember that original targeted content is best.

Put targeted words into Google Alerts and have them e-mailed to you daily.

When you receive relevant articles from Alerts, read them and then type a brief summary and introduction followed by the article link.

Do not copy and paste the article as duplicate content is bad.

Contact me with any questions.

info@BalboaTeam.com | 100% Commission Real Estate | 949.891.1094

 

 

How and Why Realtors Should Promote Community Pages

I came across a phenomenal article that gives several great examples as to why real estate agents should have community pages for marketing.

 

Before I post the link to this wonderful in-depth article I must offer offer my own marketing insight along with it:

Your website should be as targeted as can be. Such as a Neighborhood, tract of homes, an enclave, even one complex.

If you are targeting more than one area then you need more than one website.

Your website should be loaded with valuable content on your niche area.

You should utilize a blog to add updated niche information.

Your website should be associated with these social media tools:

  1. Facebook
  2. Pinterest
  3. Google Plus
  4. Twitter
  5. LinkedIn

 

I’ve said enough for now. Please enjoy the marketing information you’ll learn from this article:

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100% Commission Real Estate in Southern California

Balboa Real Estate is Bringing 100% Commission Real Estate to the Inland Empire.

Balboa Real Estate is headquartered in Orange County, but quickly expanded south to San Diego and north to the San Fernando Valley.

Naturally, as we expand we join the local associations or realtors.  Below is a list of associations of realtors of which Balboa Real Estate is a member.

100% commission real estate in Orange County | Orange County Association of Realtors (OCAR)

100% commission real estate in the San Fernando Valley | Southland Regional Association of Realtors (SRAR)

100% commission real estate in Ventura County | Ventura County Coastal Association of Realtors (VCCAR)

100% commission real estate in San Diego County | San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR)

100% Commission real estate in the East Valley Riverside County | East Valley Association of Realtors (EVAOR)

100% Commission real estate in the Inland Valley Riverside County | Inland Valley Association of Realtors (IVAR)

We offer the two best 100% commission plans in the industry:

Option #1: Agents pay $900 a year and keep every penny of commission.

Option #2: Agents pay $495 per transaction or 10%, whichever is less.

 

Methods of Compensating Real Estate Agents – Commissions and Splits

This article gives a great  overview of real estate commission plans. More evidence that our commission plan is undoubtedly the best in the industry.

You can read the article below or click here for the original, enjoy:

The Broker/Agent Traditional Commission Split Model:

The vast majority of real estate agents are compensated by a broker via sharing the gross commission amount that the broker collects. Here’s an example:
1. Gross commission amount of a transaction = $12,000.
2. Broker/Agent split of 50% broker/50% agent = $6000 to the agent.
3. The percentage split is an amount agreed to by the broker and the agent and usually reflects the amount of services and support the broker provides. It can also reflect the volume of business the agent brings in.

The 100% Commission Model:

In this compensation model, the agent gets the entire commission. This model can pay 100% to the agent because the agent is paying a “desk fee” or monthly office fee. This can be a significant amount/month, but experienced producers prefer it because their costs are capped while their income is not.
Example from above would be $12,000 to agent, but office fee could be $1000/month or more.
New agents generally are not interested in this model because of the fixed cost they must pay monthly.As of 2013, this model has almost disappeared, with even REMAX taking on new agents with less than a 100% commission.

Referral Fees from One Brokerage to Another and Agent Split:

Referrals come “off the top” before commission is split. The referral is a negotiated percentage paid to another company for sending a client, either as a seller or a buyer. Here’s an example of a typical buyer referral:
1. Brokerage A refers a buyer to Brokerage B in another state.
2. Using the $12,000 gross commission from above, and an agreed referral fee of 25% would give Co. A $3000, and Co. B agent and broker would split the remaining $9000.

Percentage Paid to Franchise for Business:

Some of the major franchises charge a percentage fee “off the top” of each commission to their franchisees. This fee would come off the top of whatever amount the Broker receives before splitting with the agent. Using a 7% franchise fee as an example:
1. $12,000 gross commission from deal would pay franchise $840, while broker and agent would split the remaining $11,160.
2. On the referral deal from above, the franchise percentage would come off of the $9000. Agent and broker split $8370.

Other Compensation Models:

With differing models appearing regularly for how brokerages charge their listing and buyer clients, there are many other ways an agent might be compensated….even by a salary.
For a new agent, the split negotiated with the broker should be carefully considered based on the services and anticipated prospect leads that will be received. Sometimes a 45% agent share can be better than a 60% share with little business coming from the broker.