I am Making a Change this Year and I Want YOU to be the First to Know!

Real Estate Agent with Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group S44645

Dear clients and fellow REALTORS, 

I have decided that I want more from myself...and my business in 2012.  So back to school I go!  I am going to take the initiative to take the broker classes and obtain a broker's license.  I have no excuse, all the courses that I need can be taken in the first half of the year and all are held within 20 minutes of my office.  Yes, it will take a 3 day commitment once a month for the next three months, but it is worth it to me.

stack of books

Let me tell you why it is worth it to you:

I will be more knowledgeable about the way that brokerages are managed and maintained.  In the security of being an associate, I have no risk and I have been oblivious to the everyday workings of running an office.

If I decide to be an instructor or an office branch broker someday, I have 8 years of salesperson experience to back me up.  There are already many agents that look to me for answers to contract language and contingencies already, so this is the next logical step.

Since I am renewing my salesperson license this year, it makes sense for this to be the year that I become a broker associate.  I may never decide to open my own office, but I may want to leave the door open for managing an office....someday. 

As for my clients, I will have even more knowledge regarding the law surrounding their real estate transaction.  You can never have too much knowledge, and I am always learning.

So please be patient with me in the coming months.  For those of you that know me well, I am always accessible.  But three days out of each of the next three months, I will not be able to take your call and answer your questions immediately.  My voicemail will reflect those days and times when they are upon us, and rest assured that I will respond to you as soon as I possibly can.  I appreciate your support and look forward to serving my clients in a new way this year.  Just don't be surprised that you don't see me hanging out at the office too much.  Not that I do anyway!  :)

2012 will be the best year ever!

Keep smiling!




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Karen Feltman, REALTOR®, ABR, AHS, CHMS,                                                                      CNE,CRS, e-Pro, green, GRI, SRES, TRC

Keller Williams Legacy Group

4850 Armar Drive SE Ste B

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52403

Email: karenfeltman@gmail.com

Mobile  319-521-0701


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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Congratulations Karen for making the choice to further your education and career. I wish you much success as you take on many new resposibilities in this industry!

Jan 18, 2012 05:15 AM #1
Kathy Stoltman
Rockwood Realty - Ventura, CA
Ventura County Real Estate Consultant 805-746-1793

Hi Karen,

I am making the same commitment myself, I need to complete 3 courses, then I will take the "how to take the exam" class, then off the the 7 hour broker exam.

Good luck to you

Jan 18, 2012 05:16 AM #2
Chuck Carstensen
RE/MAX Results - Elk River, MN
Minnesota Real Estate Expert

I have thought about getting my broker license too but have not done it. I think its a good thing for you to do.

Jan 18, 2012 05:20 AM #3
Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Thank you Wanda!  It is exciting and overwhelming at the same time.  Making the commitment is the easy part, following through is a whole other story.  Putting this out there, holds my feet to the fire.

Thank you Kathy!  And good luck to you as well.  Wow, 7 hour test....I am glad that mine is only 180 minutes.  Thank goodness for small favors.

Jan 18, 2012 05:20 AM #4
Bill Reddington
Re/max Southern Realty - Destin, FL
Destin Florida Real Estate

Good luck with getting your brokers license. It only makes sense if you are a full time Realtor. Knowledge never hurts.

Jan 18, 2012 05:25 AM #5
David Companik
Keller Williams Realty - The Woodlands - The Woodlands, TX
Realtor ▪ The WoodlandsTX ▪ davidcompanik.com

I think this is a solid step forward in your business plan! I haven't become a broker yet, but I will seek to do so in the next year or two, I expect.

The average client may be confused by all the titles - Realtor, broker, agent, associate - but the level of knowledge you will rise to will not go unnoticed or unappreciated! The more you learn and apply, the better your customer service.

Jan 20, 2012 07:34 AM #6
Scott Hayes
(512) 786-8300 - Austin, TX
Realty Austin, Broker Associate



I have a bunch of certifications, but I think the only one the public recognizes are cares about is being a broker.  Congrats in advance.

Jan 25, 2012 12:32 PM #7
1~Laura Filip
1~Laura Filip Broker , Opening doors for All Seasons of Life - Whitesboro, TX
What can we do for you today?

Laren good day to you Ma'am getting your Brokers license will be a challenge but well worth it. Are you a full time agent or do you work another job.

Feb 12, 2012 07:27 AM #8
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