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As an REO Listing Agent and REALTOR inn the Hemet San Jacinto Valley, who got in early I can say that my life has been blessed. Not only have I sold more houses than I ever thought possible but I have gotten to know some really spectacular people.
The business has been so good to me that I have outgrown the traditional business model of a traditional real estate office and forced to re-invent myself and the way I look at this business.
I found a Virtual Broker that truly does pay 100% commission after a small annual fee of approximately $3,000 a year - which includes E&O Insurance. Allison James Estates & Homes is much more than a rent-a-broker; they are a virtual broker - still providing me with access to the same tools I would expect from a traditional broker - only I don't have to pay for expensive overhead.
This concept has allowed me to take the traditional broker fee, the franchise fee and all of the other garbage nickel and dimes I was forced to pay and re-invest these monies directly into my business - which has really allowed me to do so much more.
For one thing, instead of struggling with a desk top all-in-one printer that I seemed to chew up with the volume of copies and scans I was performing on a daily basis and move up to a really hot Kyocera floor model that is the envy of most professional offices I have ever worked in.
I have also been able to allocate funds to hire professionals to take care of some of my basic and time consuming internet tasks - like my totally revamped website at www.JohnOcchi.com. Not that the job is done, but it sure looks a lot sweeter than the former versions. Already my visitors are staying more than 3 times longer and visiting more than twice as many pages (even though I only have about a third of the pages I had before).
The biggest bonus of working independently is propelling my business to open a bona-fide branch office in a very new retail center - right next to Starbucks! (and yes I am a certified coffeeaholic as well as my other weakness in life - chocolate.) The real sweetness to this location is that I am the ONLY REAL ESTATE OFFICE IN THE ENTIRE ZIP CODE! On top of that, about 80% of the new homes in San Jacinto are all in this zip code and this where my team and I have been selling most of our real estate.
This brings me to the point where I am now looking for experienced real estate agents to join the Excellence in Real Estate Team as Buyers agents with lots of leads coming in from the Internet, my call capture system as well as the new walk-in potential for being in the hottest location in the valley for a real estate office.
The Excellent in Real Estate Team generates quality leads every day and perhaps the best opportunity in the valley to write new business. Since our agents are all 100% commission with the broker, all the team asks for is a reasonable referral fee for the business the team generates. Any personal business is between the agent and the broker - having nothing to do with team.
Did I mention that I have re-invented myself and the way real estate business is done?
John Occhi The Excellence in Real Estate Team Allison James Estate & Homes 2281 W. Esplanade Ave., #102-B San Jacinto, CA 92582 92582
This blog and the contents written here is the intellectual property of John Occhi, Temecula - Murrieta, CA REALTOR® in the South West Riverside County region of the Inland Empire of Southern California. The views and opinions expressed are just that - views and opinions of John Occhi and those who comment. Please note that I am not an attorney or a tax professional and any time I discuss either topic, I suggest you consult with the proper professional for relevant assistance.
I am proud to be a full time REALTOR® who is proud to be a contributing member of the ActiveRain community.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.