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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Brawer & Associates Real Estate, Inc.

This is my first blog post! and it was inspired by a blog post about IDX liability. It is a real shame when there are people out there more interested in lawsuits rather than placing blame where it belongs. 

Early on in my Real Estate Career it was explained to me what was expected, and I do remember what was learned throughout the courses involved. I find it hard to believe that REALTORS still have not been told that an MLS listing needs to have pictures and a little more access information than 'text me', ' 24 hour notice needed' not to mention the various laws you may or may not encounter. Where is the supervision that governs REALTORS that brokers are ultimately responsible for. I currently have no agents working with me but in the past I have, and after reviewing their performances realized very quickly that I do not have the time to efficently monitor their activities.

I have spent a lot of time and effort to become a broker and business owner. Rest assured my intention is not to micro mange people, but rest assured I will have a handle on what they are doing and be sure they are familiar with the various laws involved.


Linda K. Mayer
License # 01767321 - La Verne, CA

Pamela: Welcome to the rain.  Great first blog and a fabulous topic.  EVERY agent should know from the very beginning not to put things such as age, race and gender, but also more than just text me in the public comments.  Hope you have a fabulous time here.  And if you need any questions answered, please email or call me!

Mar 11, 2013 11:58 AM
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
KW 561-214-0370

congrats on getting the ball rolling, get into a few classes and then you will enjoy living in the rain.

Mar 11, 2013 01:44 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Welcome to Activerain and I hope you are learning a lot and if you ever need any assistance, don't hesitate to check out my blog, email me, call me, I will be glad to help you in any way possible. Also, check out the main page of Activerain and look for the Activerain University tab, there are lots of educational webinars to help you build your business.

Mar 12, 2013 02:47 PM
Beth and Richard Witt
New York, NY
The best Retired Brokers !!!!


Welcome to the “Rain”.  I hope your experience with it is as positive as mine has been. Please don’t hesitate to let me help you with any questions you may have. Lots of great stuff to learn and tons of great folks to help you do so.

I like your post... it speaks volumnes about the  times we are currently in. I've been a Broker for 34 years  and currently have over 60 agents and I can tell you that the Brokerage business in my opinion is over ... thanks to the high splits brokers now have to pay...they can no longer afford to train nor manage their agents and the MLS is missing in action. We have one Broker with over 1400 agents who have no clue as to what they are doing and MLS could care less.... (These agents pay $39.00 a month and $350.00 per transaction) 

Have a Happy Day and thank you for letting me rant!


Mar 12, 2013 09:55 PM
Joe Kerouac
Madison, NJ
Real estate agent and writer

And THAT is what a broker should be.  Not the machine and branded banner that over-promises that they will be the name that gets an agent more business, or that they will offer the highest split, or the most bells and whistles to tout to potential clients.  

The broker should be quality control for the industry...picking, choosing, hiring and watching over the well-intentioned folks of this industry.  No need to "micro-manage" if a broker does not care to be that...but for the agents that need that, perhaps another broker has that business proposition to offer to agents.  But to just recruit to the gills and see what sticks!!!??  That is where I truly appreciate your stance.  Better to have no agents than to have one, two, or hundreds that are not taking responsibility.

Great first post, Pamela.  First post, but it oozes with absolute experience and perspective.  You will surely be a good voice in Activerain.

Mar 13, 2013 12:33 AM