It's Almost January 1st
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In just a few weeks, Michigan’s new rules for real estate advertising will take effect. You may need to order new signs. Rather than getting caught with your pants down, here is some good news.
For current agents and those joining Best Homes of Michigan this month, we will pay for your new signs. Think of it as our Christmas gift to you!
If you are considering a change in brokerages (and who wouldn’t want a better deal), here are the top 10 reasons to consider us….
#10 - At Best Homes of Michigan, you‘re a 100% agent – we take no split.
#9 – Agents at Best Homes of Michigan never spend money on NAR, MAR or GRAR dues, MLS participation, E&O Insurance, franchise fees, desk fees or ANY OTHER FEE. Instead, we ask agents to pay $169.00 per month to cover those expenses and we will pay those bills for you when they come due. We do that because our agents prefer paying a small, monthly amount rather than be hit with big bills at the worst possible time each year like Christmas time.
#8 – Best Homes of Michigan will provide you with free marketing materials, a personal webpage and lockboxes. We provide agents with free presentation folders, notecards, directional signs and wire frames. We’ll even buy your first set of 1,000 business cards.
#7 – What additional cost are Best Homes of Michigan agents responsible for? You are responsible for future yard signs, business cards and ConEd classes.
#6 – What’s required of agents at Best Homes of Michigan? Every agent keeps a home office, uploads their own listings, plants their own signs and takes their own photos – We don’t have staff for those things. That’s how we keep costs down.
#5 – How does Best Homes of Michigan make money? Rather than charge you, we charge your client a $295.00 Broker Admin Fee at closing. That’s not a lot of money, but when you multiply it several hundreds of times each year, it becomes a smart business model for us.
#4 – Best Homes of Michigan offers you all the support you’ll need to be successful in real estate. Whether it’s training, accounting, I.T. or graphic design, support is accessible to agents free of charge.
#3 - Best Homes of Michigan’s broker is always available to you – 24/7. We are available to our agents for guidance; training, answering questions, mentoring and stepping into situations when you need help – as every agent needs on occasion.
#2 - Best Homes of Michigan was built with the golden rule in mind. We treat you the same way we want to be treated. You can work full time or part time. We have no sales quotas or require you must give us your personal client database.
#1 – Until the end of the year, Best Homes of Michigan is offering a special recruiting promotion – We will reimburse the cost of your new yard signs. So, there is absolutely no cost to switch brokers!
Occasionally, I talk to agents who say this sounds too good to be true. My answer is simple. Talk to any agent on our team. They are the best, most informed people that can answer any question you might have about our brokerage. You can find their names and contact information here.