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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Why get a license?  Why get into Real Estate if you are not going to go all the way?

Dec 22, 2018 10:51 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

MLS, networking with your colleagues, and professional growth.

Sep 02, 2015 07:23 PM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

 Amanda Brown , I read your profile and I love your life-long learning attitude.  Knowing that, you will WANT to join a Board of Realtors if you become a licensed agent.  The educational resources are amazing!

Sep 02, 2015 05:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Jeanne Feenick
NextHome Premier - Basking Ridge, NJ
The Agent you choose REALLY does make a difference

Credibiltiy and access to training resources.  There are certain expenses you should build in - this is one of them.

Sep 02, 2015 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Access to the local MLS is key. And you might want to actually get involved and help shape the way your local board does things. 

Sep 02, 2015 03:07 PM
Rainmaker
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I believe the last I heard 88% of the listings are in the MLS.  Why would a buyer or seller choose to work with someone not in the mainstream of the real estate industry?

Sep 02, 2015 10:42 AM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

Access to the MLS is the key reason since the MLS is only available throught the local board.

Sep 02, 2015 09:43 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

For the most part it is access to the MLS, it is very hard to succeed in this business without that.

Sep 02, 2015 08:19 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Access to the MLS is certainly one reason.  Most boards offer a lot of training and educational events as well.

Sep 02, 2015 08:19 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Typically, if you don't, you won't have access to the MLS.  That's the biggie.  

Secondly, it's a great place to network and learn about the business.

Sep 02, 2015 05:05 AM
Rainmaker
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Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

Legitimacy

Sep 02, 2015 04:58 AM
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Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Nancy Robinson nailed it, Amanda. Also in many areas you are required to be a member if you will practice as a buyer/seller agent and publish on the MLS.

Sep 02, 2015 04:09 AM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Because you have decided to become a Realtor so you should be involved in all aspects of the profession.

Sep 02, 2015 04:01 AM
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Nancy Robinson Ranked #6 in MI
Century 21 Town and Country - Royal Oak, MI
#11 Century21 Realtor in the US, #16 in the World

You should  because the Board governs rules, laws and ethics of the practice of Realtors. It  is a place to go to solve disputes without going to court and a good Board will have training programs and social activities that will introduce you to other like minded individuals who are not trying to recruit or take advantage of your newness in the field.   Some offices will not allow a non board member to show their listings if they are not Realtors. The Boards are for Realtors only.   You may not want  join if you want to remain a sales agent and not become a Realtor. For example if you are a licensee who works strictly for a builder or a licensed assistant.

 

 

Sep 02, 2015 03:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If your business model includes residential sales, you will discover, choice for the buyer, seller and agent has been removed by NAR and you really have no choice except to join the club.

To be in business, you will be compelled to join the club.

In most cases your BROKER will REQUIRE membership.

See what I mean?

Sep 02, 2015 03:48 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You really do not have a choice if real estate is going to be your career. You will need to belong to the local, state and national groups. 

Sep 02, 2015 03:44 AM