Kathleen Miller

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Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Builders are ok, but your activities will be restricted.  

Jan 09, 2016 09:15 AM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I suggest putting your license with a general broker and then working with new home builders 

Jan 09, 2016 09:14 AM
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

I have to second Candice A. Donofrio .  You can go and talk to buiders now and find out what they have to offer.  Why not talk to brokerages too, just to get a broader view.  Search the site here for questions to as brokers.

Jan 09, 2016 09:09 AM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I would recommend talking to the local brokerages and see who offers the best training for new agents.  If you get your feet underneath you with some good education from your brokerage, you can market yourself to local builders and other types of home sellers so you don't pidgeon hole yourself.

Jan 09, 2016 08:52 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

When I was in licensing course, the builders gave presentations every day at lunch. They wanted ALL of us. I wanted to learn general real estate, so I didn't go. But if you visit a few new home builders now and tell them you are about to get your license, you may have a job before you test out. You will only learn one facet of the industry, however, and if the market turns and building goes south, you'll be disadvantaged if you go into general from new homes and have to learn new skills once again. Good luck!

Jan 09, 2016 08:45 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Follow Barbara Todaro she's an expert in working with new home builders.

Jan 09, 2016 05:02 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Best of luck to you Kathleen!  Getting in with a broker that has training.  The school book stuff (in MANY fields) does not teach you how to do your job, just the laws etc.  From there, work the builders trying to get their business.  See if you can get an agent that works these developments and get attached to their hips to soak everything up like a sponge.

Jan 09, 2016 10:24 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

       Meet some builders now... or at least stop by some model homes and introduce yourself.  Don't wait until your license is in your hand.

Jan 09, 2016 09:09 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Sure, marry one!

Jan 09, 2016 08:46 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

truthfully, it's not likely to happen!!!  become well-versed with listing and selling single family resale homes and condos.... then you may want to branch out and find land to list.....if you have land, the builders will find you!!

Jan 09, 2016 07:11 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Kathleen Miller the first step you already took - by joining AR.

Now do all your research here on this platform - I am sure you'll learn a lot here on how to proceed.

Good Luck.

Jan 09, 2016 02:56 PM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Typically the required hours of a Site Agent are the polar opposite of the rest of their family (be aware).

Jan 09, 2016 12:44 PM
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

From my knowledge it would be very difficult to work with a new home builder.  They want an experienced agent.

Jan 09, 2016 12:04 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Most new home builders want an experienced agent with a track record to represent them. You however can sell some new homes, get experieince and get noticed and when you have earned the chance you might get a look.

Jan 09, 2016 11:57 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You will need to find a broker to work under. That will be your first step. Start looking into that now. Interview different brokers. You want one that will offer you a high level of training or a mentorship program. 

Jan 09, 2016 11:34 AM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

If that's the direction you want to go, than go for it! I love the flexibility that I do have working with brokers.

Jan 09, 2016 11:16 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

As a real estate broker, I would take a new agent over a long time in the business any day of the week.  It is hard to get people to change how they do business so I like teaching them right at the beginning of their career. I would imagine a builder would feel the same way, they want you to work with their clientele their way.

Jan 09, 2016 11:06 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

That is one of many options, hope you found a good company to work with.

Mar 27, 2019 05:13 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Most builders will prefer experienced agents.

Join your local builders association as an associate member and do some serious networking.

Jan 10, 2016 01:48 AM
Shanna Hall
Real Estate Solutions - Kirkwood, MO
I love selling houses!!!St. Louis, MO 314-703-1311

You will work for peanuts while you go through the year long training process with them then you can make good money- but working for a builder- you will never have weekends on your own.

Jan 09, 2016 11:08 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Here builders want experienced Agents.  I'd go for a good mentor.

Jan 09, 2016 11:05 PM
Fred Hafdelin
Weichert Realtors - Mountain Lakes, NJ

Join up with a Broker that offers training inclusive of mentoring. Start by listing residential homes to build up your confidence and to get a general feel for the business.

Jan 09, 2016 10:09 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

It is a good idea to work for a good broker who will be your mentor.

Jan 09, 2016 09:50 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Why are you "very interested in working for a new home builder."?

Jan 09, 2016 09:11 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

You should go to the new homes sites and learn about their process.  Speak with the agents and make sure you're speaking with someone that is supportive and not intimidated.  We are a welcoming community but do have our Debbie Downers just like any other profession.  No offense to anyone named Debbie.

Jan 09, 2016 01:49 PM