Bellaire, Michigan

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker

Hi, I will be openning a new office within the next few months. I have always wanted to run my own shop and with sales down and my brokerage company expenses going up, now seems to be as good a time as any. Naturally, I am nervous because business has been so slow but am excited to be on my own.

I am looking for advice on how to set up my management system and maybe a software solution. I expect my office to do low volume of sales and residental rentals so don't need anything too robust. I would like to be able to manage using microsoft office and paper until the business grows enough to require more. Thanks, any help will be appreciated.

Comments (3)

Kimberly Luna
Panama City Beach, FL

When opening a new firm as the office manager, I hired a consultant who also happened to be a retired investigator for the real estate commission. She was awesome and helped me make sure everything was set up properly. Your state real estate commission should be able to refer you to this type of consultant. Money very well spent for sure!

I believe they use something called Lone Wolf (software) where I work now. Maybe a google search could lead you in that direction.


Mar 25, 2009 04:14 AM
Mike Griffin
Coldwell Banker - Bellaire, MI

Thanks for your help, getting someone to come in to check on office set up is a great idea, something I will consider. I may even know a few people in my network that would be willing to do that for me.

Mar 31, 2009 06:21 AM
CDK Home Staging
CDK Home Staging - Mancelona, MI

Hi Mike Welcome To Active Rain. I am just starting my business in Home Staging in this area so I know where you are coming from. Not sure about the real estate stuff but I am an Accredited Home Stager and can help your homesellers turn their home from frumpy to showroom perfect by utilizing some simple inexpensive tricks of the trade of Home Staging. Maybe we can work together to build help each other build our businesses in this area. Anyways, my website is if you want to check it out. And contact me should you have any questions. Nice to meet  you!!

Apr 06, 2009 01:50 PM