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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 $9,000 commission. In a traditional commission split the agent might pay 30%  to the brokerage ($2,700), but in a 100% commission model they would pay a flat fee, such as $600.

To put it a very simple way, a 100% commission real estate brokerage charges agents less of the commission they earn. Agents typically pay a flat fee, sometimes a monthly fee in addition, or sometimes a simple pre-paid annual fee, instead of a broker split.

The 100% commission model has become very popular in the last 10 years, but the concept is actually decades old.

So why has 100% commission real estate become such a mainstream brokerage model?

The answer is technology. Paperwork is done through services like Docusign or, at the very least, scanned and sent through email. In the past, listings weren’t accessible online, whereas now MLS data is accessible from a multitude of websites. Given that all the tools for agents and their clients need are online and can be accessed remotely, there is less of a reason to have an office to go for client meetings. More agents work from home offices and don’t need to contribute a large percentage of commission for office-related overhead that they don’t use.

Find out more about Balboa Real Estate’s 100% Commission Model HERE

 

 

Real Estate – Be in Business for Yourself

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Be in business for yourself.

Be in business for yourself.

So you’re interested in selling homes and making a career for yourself in real estate. Sounds pretty easy right? It is if you know the right way to navigate this saturated industry. The key topic that people seem to forget with real estate is that you’re essentially working for yourself, not the brokerage nor the broker. You’re in business with yourself and if you want to succeed you’re going to do all it takes to market yourself and your business to turn this job into a career.

To succeed in your real estate business, you need to first formulate a business strategy. How many homes do you intend to sell in a year? When will you be ready to handle commercial property sales? Should you get a broker’s license after a few years in the real estate industry? These are some questions that you should be asking yourself as not only a real estate agent but also a business owner. Be mindful of your finances. Set aside a budget for marketing and advertising expenses. It’s good to set aside funds to invest back into your business to ensure that you can grow and thrive.

Secondly, you need to define what kind of business you will be conducting. It’s better to specialize in a location and type of property sale (residential, commercial, rental real estate), then to stretch yourself thin. In the real estate business, defining what your company is about and having a niche market is crucial to your success and longevity.

Another important aspect to consider when in business for yourself is that you always need to continue educating yourself and keeping up to date with new technology to assist your real estate business. In real estate there’s a lot of paperwork involved; make it easy for yourself and your clients by going green and keeping your transaction paperless. Streamline the way you do your transactions by using electronic signature technology. Be in the real estate loop by signing up for newsletters. Continuously search for new articles about the real estate industry, if there are changes to any real estate forms, make sure your know about it.

The last aspect to never forget when doing real estate and owning your own business is that you need to be accessible to your clients and your agents if you’re a broker. Having accessibility,  and a good phone plan will help towards your success in real estate.

Join Balboa Real Estate if you’re ready to start a career where you are your own boss. Work with us to keep 100 percent of your commission and grow your real estate business.

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Is 100 Percent Commission Really 100%?

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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!