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#1 SamCB

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 10:51 AM

Hi Marko,

My wife is interested in becoming a realtor. What's the best way to do that?
Also, what's the situation like for Realtors out there right now?

Thanks.

#2 MarkoJ

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:33 AM

Hello Mark,

  • Becoming a REALTOR® is relatively easy. You can use this as a resource -> http://www.recbc.ca/...ing/career.html I had an engineering friend do the course in about 4 weeks (literally). For the average person it would probably take those 2 to 4 months depending on how much free time you have. You have a maximum of one year to complete it and then you write the exam and go from there. All the expenses including course/insurance/board fees/etc. to get your started will run approximately $4,000 to $5,000. Your monthly fees will be approximately $350 to over $1,000 depending on which brokerage you are with.
  • What is the situation like? Depends. On average not very good; however, with the industry in a huge amount of flux there are opportunities. You really have to be very creative to generate business unless you are extremely established in Victoria with tons of connections. In my opinion, most new REALTORS® with the business model of the last 40 years won't make it longer than 2 years.

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#3 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:44 PM

Craigslist today, in the help wanted section. Would you choose this guy/gal as your Realtor?

New Agent Needs Help! (Victoria)
I just moved to Victoria from Calgary and am just starting out as a real estate agent (I just past the exam); can anyone give some good solid advise about how to be successful in real estate in Victoria.


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#4 Holden West

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:51 PM

^Nice find.

Can anyone give some good solid advise about how to be successful in real estate in Victoria.


I recommend completing your Grade 8.
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#5 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

^ Don't forget:

I just past the exam


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#6 pherthyl

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 01:32 PM

Based on the spelling in many MLS descriptions, that guy will fit in perfectly

 



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