They Messed Up and Let Me Into The Club

Scott Costello All, Blog, Probate Investing 6 Comments

licenseThe Real Estate Commission has approved me as a Sales Agent.  All in all it took a little over a month of waiting.   So Tiara, to answer your question, it takes about 6 to 8 weeks to get access after signing up with a broker.  At least in my case it did.  Your experience might be different if you sign up with one of the big brokerages like Weichert or Exit Realty.

This is not going to throw me off my Probate quest if anyone is thinking that.  I’m going to use my access and agent status to my advantage and here are a few examples of how…

  1. Be able to look up Comps
  2. Look at the daily solds and listings, in my area, just to keep up with the market
  3. make my own offers
  4. save on commissions
  5. If a lead wants to sell but won’t discount enough for myself, I will refer them to another realtor for a referral fee (I can legally collect that now because I’m a licensed agent)
  6. On my letters I’ll we include some wording to offer them the option to list their property threw me (or threw my brokerage and get a referral fee)

There may be some more ways I can take advantage of my license and mls access, but I’m tired and my mind ran out at 6 ideas.  If anyone has any other ideas please share them.

What else has happened this week?

I found a friend who had a whole bunch of extra high quality (read thick) paper tinted a beige color that he’ll give me for free.  I’m going to use that for my letters, which I’ve still yet to send out.  I got caught up putting crown molding up in my office and preparing for my wife’s holiday party tonight.  This weekend I will be getting some envelopes and stamps and printing out the letters and sending them.  This Will Happen!!  I feel like a hypocrite because I haven’t sent them out yet.  I don’t like getting thrown off track by the holidays.

On another note, for those that are Married…what are you getting your spouses for the holidays?  I need IDEAS!!

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Scott is a part time wholesaler, but full time real estate investing addict! As his family grows and his free time shrinks,He has been slowing building his wholesaling business over the past 7 years in between life events.Drive, dedication and never giving up are his strengths.
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  1. A-ha! It will be a race between the two of us to get our letters out, as I haven't done mine yet either. I forgot that I wanted to use the good paper, and I just got it today. 🙂

    Congrats on being officially licensed!

    As for Christmas gifts for spouses, I honestly don't have a clue. LOL DH and I just get things for the kids because of our tight budget. Hopefully next year we can get gifts for each other.

  2. Good to know about the time frame for licensees.

    Holidays are a distraction. Keep focused. I am always amazed at how much you get done in a week!!!

    Ideas for mls.. find cash buyers, find contractors through those cash buyers, find hot beds, find what types of properties are moving quickly, find the movers and shakers in your area, the hot shot buyer agents, the REO listing agents, how long properties are sitting before offers are made. I am on my way out, that's all I can think of right now. Sorry for the humongous sentence. 🙂 AND Jewelry is always a big hit in the Miller house!

  3. You beet me getting the letters out, I have them all printed I just never got the envelopes and stamps this weekend. Going to do it today.

  4. Jewelry works once in a while, but my wife doesn't wear a lot of it and I find the price to usefulness ratio very low. Maybe that is a guy thing though.

  5. You beet me getting the letters out, I have them all printed I just never got the envelopes and stamps this weekend. Going to do it today.

  6. Jewelry works once in a while, but my wife doesn't wear a lot of it and I find the price to usefulness ratio very low. Maybe that is a guy thing though.

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