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- Become a real estate agent in your state
- Quickly understand the business so you can start to profit immediately.
- Get the highest possible commissions using creative insider’s strategies.
- Become a real estate investor to quadruple your real estate agent income.
- …and much, much, more!
If you’re thinking about becoming a real estate agent, and enjoying all the lifestyle perks & benefits that go along with that, then this will be the most important website you will visit.
First let me introduce myself so you know who I am and why I am so passionate about real estate…
My name is Wendy Patton. I do not want to toot my own horn, but when I learn about something I want to learn from a true expert. Becoming a real estate agent was one of the best decisions I made for my personal financial wherewithal.
I am a real estate broker and investor. Having owned offices in 3 states I understand what is involved in becoming a real estate agent. Primarily I focus on real estate investing, because it allows me to be creative in the profession of real estate. I have written 4 books in the US and 1 in the UK on Creative Seller Financing. Two of my books: Rent to Sell and Rent to Buy are focused on helping the real estate agent in a challenging and unique market. These books can all be found on Amazon or on my personal website – www.WendyPatton.com.
I have also spoken all over the country teaching real estate agents and investors how to be more creative. I have been interviewed by many magazines and newspapers over the years. I was featured as a real estate agent on HGTV’s My House is Worth What? Click here to view that episode. If you want to know more about me, just Google my name; Wendy Patton.
But this website is not about me; it is about YOU!
This website was designed to help individuals, like you, who want to know more about becoming a real estate agent, but they are not really sure where to start. What is involved? Where do you go to get licensed? How do you pick a broker?
I hope to share my ideas about the profession that will help you rock the real estate world! But first I must ask you…
Why Do YOU want to be a licensed real estate agent?
Becoming a real estate agent is one of the best things I have ever done, but it is not for everyone. You must understand why you want to be licensed and also what your goals are. Do you want to make $30,000 a year part time working the hours you choose? Or do you want to earn over $1,000,000 and be the top agent in your state? These are both very possible.
Most people who are really successful as a real estate agent join an office which provides lots of free training (and sometimes paid training). It is important to be in an office which will help you grow a business if that is what you want to accomplish. If being a part time parent is important to you, then this career can accommodate that as well. You see when you become a real estate agent,YOU are your own boss! Do you want to fire your current boss? (I don’t recommend you do it until you are making money as a real estate agent)
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Deciding which office you will want to be with is one of the most important choices you can make. It determines the leadership to help you get from ground zero to cranking it big time as an agent. Becoming a real estate agent will usually require you to work under a real estate broker (at least for sometime). My free ebook on Becoming a Real Estate Agent.
I became a licensed real estate agent in 1986. Why? I had started to invest in real estate and realized that I had to rely on a Realtor to get me in to see some of the properties I was interested in purchasing, and then I had to wait for them for the comparables. Comparables (aka Comps) can best be found on the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). Only Realtors have access to the MLS in most parts of the country. There are other websites and systems that have comparables in some parts of the country, but nothing is like the MLS. That is where the true sales information lies. After I purchased my first several homes, I decided that I did not want to wait for or rely on a Realtor to buy and sell my own properties. I decided becoming a real estate agent was going to be the key to my success as a real estate investor.
Becoming a real estate agent or Realtor, as a real estate investor, will give you many advantages.
There are no disadvantages that I know of for becoming a real estate agent. Investors tend to be adamant one way or the other about being a licensed Realtor or becoming a real estate agent. I am definitely on the side of becoming a real estate agent. Being licensed has been one of the best tools that I have as an investor. Being licensed allows access to your database of ‘comps’ or “comparables.” This is the data you need to buy and sell real estate – with good information. If you have a great Realtor, or you can get access to the MLS (Multiple Listing Service) without being licensed, great, but I still think it is better to be licensed than not. I personally like to do my own comparables (maybe that is the controlling part of me).
Some investors say becoming a real estate agent gives them more liability. I have two answers to that:
What are they doing to create liability? (becoming a real estate agent does not affect this)
Don’t they think a judge is going to consider them as an ‘expert’ when they find that you buy and sell real estate for investment purposes? (becoming a real estate agent doesn’t increase your expertise; your real estate experience does that)
Some investors say that sellers won’t sell to you if you are licensed. I find the opposite is true. Becoming a real estate agent got me MORE deals. Most sellers are happy that I am licensed and “know what I am doing”. If you are licensed you will also get commission on each deal you buy or sell (if it is listed on the MLS). Every office is different on how they split the commissions received by the office.
My recommendation is to GET LICENSED!!! Becoming a real estate agent made a huge difference, and still does, towards my success as an investor.
When becoming a real estate agent or Realtor you must work directly under a licensed real estate broker.
To become a real estate broker, each state has their own requirements. I have been a broker since 1997. When you are a broker you can have other Realtors work underneath you, but becoming a broker should not be the “be all end all”, unless you really choose to own a real estate company. There are many expenses when you own your own office.
As I travel all over the country, I am asked frequently about becoming a real estate agent and how to locate a good broker. This is always an important part of becoming a real estate agent. You will want to work in an office environment that encourages creativity, investing and entrepreneurship. You will also want an office that provides exceptional real estate training. The company that I have found to be the best overall, in all states, is Keller Williams. I personally owned 4 real estate offices prior to joining Keller Williams. I am now an associate broker in a Keller Williams (Keller Williams) office, as well. Why? For the above reasons.
Keller Williams has a fantastic training program along with several other key ingredients. Keller Williams is open and focused on real estate investing and entrepreneurship. The founder of Keller Williams, Gary Keller, along with Jay Papasan and Dave Jenks, co-authored several books on real estate investing. I was featured in their book, “The Millionaire Real Estate Investor”. Gary Keller also endorsed my books “Investing in Real Estate with Lease Options and Subject Tos”, “Rent to Buy” and “Rent to Sell”. Much of my investing strategies and techniques have personally been focused around working with Realtors. Being part of an office will give you access to listings and relationships with other Realtors.
Keller Williams used to host a radio show on Mondays called “Millionaire Mondays” – these are now archived on their site. I have been on that show many times now. Keller Williams is the fastest growing real estate company in the U.S. and they are currently the 3rd largest, with well over 600 offices. Gary Keller invented a system that no one else has been able to reproduce.
Some of the best advantages to becoming a real estate agent or Realtor are:
The training that comes with becoming a Realtor – especially in Keller Williams
- Access to the MLS – to get comps
- Part of the commission on each purchase or sale you make
- A network of Realtors (many opportunities might come to you before anyone else even knows about them)
- Health insurance for self-employed at huge discounts
I recommend you become licensed and consider Keller Williams as an office for you. I will gladly sponsor you and also assist you in working as a Realtor. I can help you get started in the right direction. I have been licensed over 25 years. Let the Keller Williams office you go to know I am your sponsor and we can work together to help you as an investor and the best ways to use your real estate license. Wendy@WendyPatton.com or call me at 248-394-0767 ext 113 and I will assist you in making a great choice for your future. Becoming a real estate agent and Realtor is a great choice!