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Getting started in the real estate business

What is Escrow and How Exactly Does it Work?

Home buyers standing in front of house that is in escrow
By Kartik Subramaniam, October 21, 2020

One of the most important elements of the real estate process is also, for many people, among the most misunderstood: escrow. At its core, escrow is simply a legal arrangement in which a third party

Getting started in the real estate business

Breaking Down the Role of a Real Estate Transaction Coordinator

Transaction coordinators calendar on ipad
By Kartik Subramaniam, August 17, 2020

An interesting thing about the real estate industry is that there are far more people involved in the sale of a home than a lot of people realize. Of course, there is a buyer, a seller and their respective

Getting started in the real estate business

These 9 Steps Will Help You Build an All-Star Real Estate Team

Real estate team breaking from team meeting
By Kartik Subramaniam, July 20, 2020

In the real estate world, building an effective real estate team is a growing trend. Rather than working independently, real estate professionals, and even our real estate students are starting to plan

Getting started in the real estate business

Breaking Down How Real Estate Agents Get Paid

Real estate agent looking at commission check
By Kartik Subramaniam, July 01, 2020

As a potential real estate agent it helps to understand how you will likely get paid for your time and expertise. I wanted to examine how agents commonly earn a living, how everything is split, and what's

Getting started in the real estate business

3 Steps to Creating a Budget for New Real Estate Agents

First year real estate agent calculating budget with spreadsheet and calculator
By Kartik Subramaniam, June 08, 2020

One of the most difficult skills for new Realtors to learn is budgeting. Along with good time management, the two skills are probably the core requirements for first-year success in this challenging profession.

Getting started in the real estate business

8 Real Estate Careers Beyond Selling Houses

Person looking at three arrows painted on ground pointing to different paths
By Kartik Subramaniam, May 27, 2020

When most people think about working in real estate, they immediately think of selling houses. While residential sales are the most common occupation for those with a real estate license, it’s far from

Getting started in the real estate business

What Does A Realtor Do?

Man and woman realtors smiling
By Kartik Subramaniam, November 09, 2019

Most people think that in order to become a great Realtor we need to be good at showing and selling property," we tell ourselves. "What more is there?” In reality, it turns out there's quite a bit

Getting started in the real estate business

5 Things To Know Before Starting in Real Estate

Real estate agent going over blueprints
By Kartik Subramaniam, November 02, 2019

Frankly, Instagram has brought us a ton of new students. So many of our students enroll because they have seen social media posts from agents about how much money they make. Programs like Million Dollar

Getting started in the real estate business

Can I start real estate part-time?

Weekly time sheet for part time real estate agent
By Kartik Subramaniam, October 26, 2019

As of early this year, there were more than 2,000,000 real estate licensees throughout the United States. Of that number, around 1.3 million were members of an Association of Realtors. Additionally, a

Getting started in the real estate business

How To Become A Local Real Estate Expert

Real estate agent studying charts for local housing market analysis
By Kartik Subramaniam, October 12, 2019

Obtaining a real estate license after passing the real estate exam is only the beginning of your career in our great real estate business. The next step (and in many ways the more important piece of the