Broker's Fee and is it Worth It? Learn how real estate agents get paid in Houston. There is a misconception from the outside looking in that Real Estate agents get all the money from their deals which on a common house sell deal the agent receives 6%, that is not true, however. Agents are licensed salespersons who work under a broker. Agents cannot work on their own and they are restricted from being paid a commission directly by consumers, it is illegal. Brokers, however, are able to work independently and/or hire real estate agents. All real estate commissions must be paid straight to a [...]
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Jackson Hill Apartments Houston Contact us to get up to 2mos FREE Jackson Hill Apartments are located in the Heights/Washington area of Houston. Currently managed by the Finger Properties. 1 bedroom $1,605-2,220 /mo 665-1,087 sf 2 bedroom $2,285-2,920 /mo 1,135-1,405 sf 3 bedroom $3,200 /mo 1,555 sf Deposit: 500-650 Pet Policy: Cats:Yes Dogs:Yes Built: 2003 Prices & Specials change daily, contact me for availability Features: Minutes from Downtown and Washington corridor Video Monitored Entrance, WiFi in Common Areas Fitness Center w/ Free Weights TV Monitors on Cardio Resort Style Pool w/Stunning Views of Downtown Gourmet Kitchen w/Granite Counters Tile Backsplashes [...]
ALEXAN 5151 Apartments Houston Contact us to get 2 Months FREE with a 12+ month lease Alexan 5151 is located in the Galleria/Uptown area of Houston. Currently managed by Greystar. 1 bedroom $1,445-2,965 /mo 578-1,292 sf 2 bedroom $2,425-3,240 /mo 1,211-1,741 sf 3 bedroom $4,145 /mo 1,629 sf (Hablamos Español) Deposit: 0+ Pet Policy: Cats:Yes Dogs:Yes Built: 2017 Location: Galleria/ Uptown Prices & Specials change daily, contact us for availability Features: Brand New Uptown Construction NOW OPEN Community Amenities: Elevators, Business center, Perimeter fence, Fitness center, Assigned parking, Electric Car Chargers, Bus stop, Free WiFi Areas, Door to door trash [...]
Build Mental Toughness The Mental Toughness You Need as a Real Estate Agent In order to succeed you need constant optimisim, a great sense of competiveness, and grand need for achievement. The essential key to success in real estate is to continue your flow of prospects. Prospecting is a practice you must stay doing or you will fall behind from those other agents that are ore hungry than you and win your leads. The market is huge and fair so this wont nessesarly happen, it is just so you can have a sense of urgency. At [...]
Review and Update on Lending Programs Review and Update on Lending Programs with Residential Loan Mortgage Originator Richard Alvarado Always review your options for the lending process with a loan originator. This post is a summary of the current need to know basics of a loan to buy a house. Information provided by Richard Alvarado from Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. We will cover the list of documents you need to get the Loan Approval started and go over traditional loans, non-traditional, and loan assistance programs. Each option is available depending on the loan scenario. [...]
1711 Caroline Apartments Specials **Up to 10 weeks free prorated with 15 month lease on selected units** Located in Downtown. Houston Luxury Apartments are the place to be because of all the activities and life style it can offer you. Currently managed by Greystar Company, and Manager Christine Doggette 1711 Caroline Apartments Features: Contemporary, convenient & lavish lifestyle Sky View lounge-gourmet kitchen & grand piano Rooftop terrace and Clubhouse with lounge Fitness center, business center, pool and cabanas Private entrance with 24-hour security Valet parking, including bicycle valet Expansive plans with floor-to-ceiling windows Fine-dining and casual-dining on site Wine cooler [...]
City Insight Houston: Agent Beginners Manual Part 1 CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON • November 30, 2018 City Insight Houston Realty: Agents Beginner Manual Part 1 We are here for you and will teach you everything we know. There is no unique order to follow in all these steps, your commitment and creativity are key when starting as a real estate agent. This is only one of the tools to assist you in. Stay proactive, interactive, and have fun! Things agents need to do at the beginning: Set up a HAR account (about $400). It is based [...]
Taking a Listing Appointment CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON • January, 28 Taking a Listing Appointment Put yourself in the seller's shoes, imagine you are the seller. Now you as the listng agent, here are the steps you can do for taking a listing appointment. Start by going over your list of leads and call to book an appointment with the owner of the house. Next, go on Slack to add the information and notes about the client. This everyone's job for now. Add notes and say something like "Hey, I'll take this one!" [...]
Your Home Buyer's Checklist CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON • May 03, 2019 Getting Ready To Buy A Home? Here Is Your Home Buyer's Check List. You have looked at your numbers and decided it is about time that you buy yourself a home. Buying a home can seem like a stressful and complicated process. Knowing what to expect however, can ease the anxiety. It can also help you confidently find the home you've been dreaming about. Listed below is a home buyer's checklist to help future homeowners confidently find their new home. Check Your Credit [...]
Buying Flooded Homes CITY INSIGHT HOUSTON • May 07, 2019 Buying Flooded Homes After Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, tens of thousands of houses were damaged. Although so many homes and lives were destroyed, there was something positive that came out of the devestation. There was now a wave of investors who would be able to go into buying flooded homes at prices significantly lower than what the homes were actually worth. The opportunity for growth would lie in buying and flipping these homes. Sell or Rebuild? For some homeowners, rebuilding their home is not [...]