Dennis Swartz, MBA, GRI...experience counts! (Full Circle Property Management)

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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

They need to get lucky enough to find competent brokers that have the time and interest in helping them.

Aug 19, 2017 03:47 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

There is, they just have to get with the right broker.  At least the Utah students all know about the qualities to look for in a broker!  LOL!!!!

Aug 19, 2017 09:02 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Yes, all new agents have to go through a training class before they can start selling.  Once they finish, they get assigned to a mentor for 6 months.

Aug 19, 2017 05:22 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I get those same questions from agents, primarily with one of the national companies in our area. I've never understood why they only want warm bodies to hang their licenses with them, Dennis Swartz

Aug 19, 2017 09:18 AM
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Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
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Dennis we no longer have an office full of agents but when we did YES we had training going on every week as well as one on one coaching.

Aug 19, 2017 08:46 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Most are clueless. The hop along on one leg and we all pay the price.

Aug 19, 2017 07:42 AM
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Sam Shueh
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mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

where is the bath room?

Aug 19, 2017 07:26 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
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the ones we hire do....

Aug 19, 2017 07:25 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
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I was in our Ignite training yesterday and one of the agents spoke up and mentioned that she has been in real estate for 12 years and two different brokerages, yet this is the first time she has been taught how to be a successful agent.

KW, does train their new, and old agents.  That is why I chose them.

Aug 19, 2017 07:03 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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It depends on the company, and some do and some don't.  A

Aug 19, 2017 06:44 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
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Ours do!!!

Aug 19, 2017 06:25 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Depends on the managing broker. In some states the proliferation of 100% offices has left training in the dust!

Aug 19, 2017 05:35 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Sometimes you wonder...

Aug 19, 2017 05:00 AM
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Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

 I agree. It always surprises when I see how surprised agents are when I "reveal" to them the existence of the many types of public records

Aug 19, 2017 04:35 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

it depends on the company and the broker but I am pretty surprised at some of the stories I hear about new agents being not trained or helped at all.

Sep 17, 2017 11:32 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

From some of the offers I have received, NO!    I think some offices just get all the warm bodies in and hope for the best, sadly! 

Aug 21, 2017 04:19 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I often wonder that also

Aug 20, 2017 08:23 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Our company has a mentoring program.

Aug 20, 2017 07:18 PM
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Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
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This too will pass once they figure out that the real estate profession is not as easy as they once believed.

Aug 20, 2017 09:47 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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I just interview a new agent this past week and explain to him he has me training him 3 hours per week and will do one of everything with me from  one of each open houses to closings.

Aug 20, 2017 08:53 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

In some places.

Aug 20, 2017 05:45 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

There's a reason why nearly 80% of all agents quit in the first year. Lack of training is a big part of that.

Aug 20, 2017 05:38 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Dennis Swartz - I'd say, more than ever - provided they want to take it!

Aug 19, 2017 10:33 PM
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Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I would say it depends on the broker and office.  Most are paired with a mentor.  

Aug 19, 2017 08:47 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It was bad before and probably not better now. Yes, a new agent can be= you have to do both sides of the deal( at least, make sure it is done checking all the time).

Aug 19, 2017 06:54 PM
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Gary 'Banana' Houghtaling
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Real Estate Agent

yes many do here in my area

Aug 19, 2017 05:41 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

They are offered training, do they accept it is the question.

Aug 19, 2017 02:29 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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No.

Aug 19, 2017 11:13 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

Not really.  BAsic licensing covers nothing relating to transactions, negotiation, paperwork,

It does however teach the difference between a ranch and tudor style house, fair housing, agency, but nithing regardign managing a transaction itself.  That is all learned on the job.

I wish they had a internship or experience requirement.. 

Aug 19, 2017 10:42 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

This depends on the brokerage they hang their license. Some offer great training and others very limited. It is a difficult situation when the agent on the other side of a deal is asking our agents for help in their transaction! Always advise them to consult with their managing principal broker, but sometimes that broker is not available. 

Aug 19, 2017 09:35 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
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The lucky ones do at the right brokerages, but many do not

Aug 19, 2017 07:40 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am all for asking and answering questions sort of train as you go

Aug 19, 2017 06:38 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

If they are they are not paying attention.

Aug 19, 2017 06:34 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Dennis Swartz This reemphasizes the importance of a good mentoring and training program. Brokers should know better.

Aug 19, 2017 06:23 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Sad... I think it probably depends on the brokerage.

Aug 19, 2017 06:06 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

We offer a 12 week course.  Some take it others don't. 

Aug 19, 2017 05:42 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

There is plenty of room of improvements in education.

Aug 19, 2017 05:39 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Some days i think "not much" as i get those questions too, some unbelievable as well that are basic before an agent should be allowed to hit the streets

Aug 19, 2017 05:01 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Some do and some don't. there are many training opportunities available for all agents.

Aug 19, 2017 04:37 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

sometimes

Aug 19, 2017 04:35 AM
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Steve Bracero
Heisler and Mattson - Shrewsbury, MA
First Time Homebuyer and Investor Specialist

Thay may not be basic knowledge. I know how to see the public records when thru buying my first property.

I looked into larger brokerages such as KW, c21, Coldwell Banker, which all looked like they provided excellent training to their agents. 

Aug 19, 2017 04:16 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Hard for me to say, as I work in a brokerage where we almost never take on a new agent, so our "training" is geared towards the experienced agent.

Aug 19, 2017 04:11 AM