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The #1 Question to Ask When Interviewing Real Estate Companies
The #1 Question to Ask When Interviewing Real Estate Companies; Due Diligence 101
When I decided to move to a different real estate company I decided to approach it as if I were purchasing a business. I directed my search towards those companies that were growing in a "down market", and those companies who were managing their money in a financially responsible manner. I had to ask only one question to determine whether each real estate company was a company I wanted to partner with.
When discussing this with my partner I said I would ask each company one important question. I wanted to see the companies Profit & Loss Statements for the past year. My partner laughed and said she had been in the real estate business for almost 30 years and has never heard of a real estate company that would show an agent their profit and loss statements. I shrugged my shoulders and said, "If I'm going to work with them, I have to see the Profit & Loss statements."
I figured there are only two reasons a Broker wouldn't show real estate agents their books. 1. They are broke. Or 2. They are making far too much money from the ... more
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