Is a Referral License Right For You?

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Featured 5 Comments

If you are not aware, I have a Real Estate License and pretty much just use if for the MLS Access.  Even just for that purpose it was worth the $1200 a year to keep it active.  The ability to get comps when ever I wanted was key in my world of limited time.  Even if I had a great relationship with an investor friendly real estate agent to run comps for me, it would be a pain in the …

More Confusion with my Real Estate License

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 2 Comments

In my post last week (Real Estate License Stuck in Limbo) I figured out why my mls account was suspended and was told by the NCJAR that I needed to get my transfer forms filled out and signed by my “New” broker and include a $15 check.  Well there seems to be more to the story then just that… I called up my broker and explained the situation to the nice lady at Realty Executives.  I figured I’d be told …

Real Estate License Stuck In Limbo

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 7 Comments

Last week I found out that my mls access had been suspended for some reason unbeknownced to me.  I tried to contact them last week by email and phone but couldn’t reach anyone because of some strange holiday hours.  This was kinda pissing me off because I had just paid the $450 North Central New Jersey Realtors association fee so my account wouldn’t get suspended. When I spoke to the NCNJRA yesterday I found out that they did have my license …

Lessons Learned: Bye Bye Broker

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Lessons Learned 5 Comments

Last summer, after being tired of trying to find a Real Estate Agent to work with,  I decided to just get my own license.  Which I accomplished by September and then signed on with a very small broker.  For those not aware, in order to do anything as a RE Agent you have to hang your license with a broker.   If you don’t hang your license you can not have any of the benefits of being a Sales Agent like …

They Messed Up and Let Me Into The Club

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Probate Investing 6 Comments

The 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 …

Broker Sign Up Process

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 9 Comments

Just wanted to give an update on how my joining of Millenium Brokerage is going.  I’ve emailed him all my forms and information and he is starting the process of submitting it all to the commission.  I have to mail him a signed application though.  I will do that tonight. This is what I’ve sent the broker Weichert Course Certificate saying I passed Finger priting confirmation form Sales Agent Licensing Test Certificate saying I passed Name Address Soon to be …

One Broker Down and Maybe Two

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Bruce gave me a call last night to let me know that his broker wasn’t interested in holding any new part time agents at this time.  That’s to bad cause it was sounding like a great situation for myself and exactly what I was looking for.  The good news is that Bruce and I are going to stay in touch and help each other out.  I’m going to give him some help on internet marketing if he needs it and …

Brokers and feeling like a criminal

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I sent an email off to the broker at Exit Realty Gold late last week to try and re-establish communication with them and to setup another meeting to talk about hanging my brand new license.  I was a little worried I wouldn’t hear back from him because back in august I sent an email just to keep in touch and heard nothing.  Well, apparently I had nothing to worry about as an email arrived on Saturday from the broker saying… …

They Call Me Mr Agent

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 20 Comments

Good news, Good news!  I took the real estate license test last night and I…. PASSED! I went into the test feeling a bit nervous cause I never really studied after finishing the class last week.  I brushed up on a few laws and definitions, but that was about it.   The test was a bit of a challenge, there were quite a few questions on topics we barely went over in the class like Project Management.  The testing providers are …