Join a Team or Roll Solo: Which is right for you?

how to's Nov 16, 2020

Team or Individual Agent?

As a current team leader and past member of a team, I may be a little biased when writing this article on whether or not joining a team is right for you... However, there was time in my life when I rolled as a solo agent and there were definitely many benefits to it. 


For starters, it gave me the opportunity to grow my brand separate from my team lead. Another, is it taught me how to really work for my business, instead of passively waiting for a new lead to hit my inbox. And although it was no easy feat, I definitely credit much of my success to those years when I struggled as a solo agent. 


Regardless of whether you are an individual agent or on a team, you may be wondering if it’s time for you to make a switch. Personally, I began as an individual agent at an almost all-male brokerage where I was on a 50/50 split with my broker. To top it off, I wasn’t being fed a single lead and had to purchase call lists out of my...

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5 Good Reasons Why a FSBO Should List With You

how to's selling tips Aug 17, 2020


Are listings in your area almost impossible to come by?


Like, you have dozens of eager buyers in your back pocket, writing contracts left and right for just about any home they can afford and yet… Nothing? No dice? Not a chance? Your foot’s not even in the door thanks to cash offers and absurd escalation clauses.


If your town is anything like mine, then you desperately NEED listings. I mean, I’m looking at the hot sheet right now and it shows 55 properties listed and 52 pending. Now, I live in a pretty small town so those numbers may sound small to you (and trust me, they are for me too. Last year around this time the numbers were double and triple what they are today) but since March we’ve had thousands of buyers flock here in search of safety from the pandemic. Our market just can’t keep up with the buyer demand, forcing us realtors to scramble for listings. 


And I know you’re thinking, “But, Nicole, how...

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