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AGENTS SHOULD NOT PAY REAL ESTATE FRANCHISE FEES!

July 25th, 2019 | Susan Marshall
WHY REAL ESTATE AGENTS SHOULD NOT PAY FRANCHISE FEES For decades, the debate was whether it was better for a Real Estate Agent to work for a Traditional (Independent) Real Estate Company or a National Real Estate Company. The main difference centered around Traditional Companies stating that Real E ...Read More

Questions agents should be asking Brokers

April 25th, 2018 | Jack Waldrip
What commission rate will receive? Is my commission calculated after a franchise fee is deducted? Are agents in the office on different commission plans? Why? At what point do I receive 100% commission? Are there any bonuses given by the company? What Broker support do I receive that ...Read More

The Traditional Real Estate Brokerage is Obsolete

April 25th, 2018 | Jack Waldrip
The Real Estate office was once the key to an agent’s success. Traditionally, a real estate salesperson joined a brokerage for its name recognition, office environment and the company marketing. Agents would go to the office to work and meet clients. To be able to provide the office, staff and mar ...Read More

Home Staging Works

April 16th, 2018 | Jack Waldrip
In comparison to non-staged homes stay in the market, statistics show homes staged sell faster on average. With that in mind, here are the 12 home improvements with highest returns on investment: 1. Clean and de-clutter · Clean the house from top to bottom and make sure no unpleasant ...Read More

How to Cope with the Stress of Buying and Selling a Home

April 13th, 2018 | Jack Waldrip
A home is the single most important investment you’ll ever make in life – whether you’re buying or selling, you have to be ready to negotiate and make snap decisions. That said, the whole process doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Here’s how to cope with the stress that naturally comes wi ...Read More

Agents Benefit during the Evolution of Real Estate

April 13th, 2018 | Jack Waldrip
Agent Commission models have changed, time and time again, since I began as a real estate agent in the early 70s. When I first started I was on a 60/40 commission split. The company furnished an office, utilities, phone, and secretary. The company also paid all agent expenses which consisted of busi ...Read More

Why you should List with Waldrip Real Estate!

April 9th, 2018 | Jack Waldrip
Navigate the real estate market with a local expert. We have been a local market leader for decades. Our experienced agents and REALTORs® each specialize in residential, commercial, or property management. We have a comprehensive portfolio of developments and acquisitions. Individually o ...Read More

“Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.” — Mark Twain

April 9th, 2018 | Jack Waldrip
For buyers seeking to buy a land investment, hiring a real estate agent who specializes in land sales can help ensure a successful transaction. Land transactions are sometimes more complicated than residential transactions and working with a good land agent can be a great resource to help you lo ...Read More

Hiring a Professional Property Management Company is Not Expensive

April 9th, 2018 | Jack Waldrip
Working with a professional Property Management Company instead of doing it yourself comes at a price. The question you should be asking yourself is if it is worth the money or not. Using professional help to manage your property isn’t cheap because of the many services they provide. As an owne ...Read More

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISIONS BY A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR

April 9th, 2018 | Jack Waldrip
Management is one of the most important decisions needed to be addressed for someone who owns rental property. Management consists of dealing with tenants, marketing the property, rent collection, maintenance, repairs and dealing with evictions. A good manager is critical in the success or fa ...Read More