Thinking about pursuing a career in real estate?
Are you looking to continue your career in real estate or maybe start over from where you left off? Which of these options best suits your position for a career in real estate?
- Thinking about a career change
- In the process of getting my Real Estate license or have recently become licensed
- A Realtor with Experience
1) In order to engage in the sale, lease, rental or exchange of real estate in North Carolina, you must have a North Carolina Real Estate license. The process to obtain a license requires completion of a seventy-five (75) hour Broker pre-license course from an approved real estate school and passing the state exam. More information can be found on the North Carolina Real estate commission website: www.NCREC.state.NC.US If a career in Real Estate is of interest to you I encourage you to read on and note some of the criteria you should consider in the process.
2)The foundation upon which you build your house is critical in determining how long it will last and how large you can build it. The same is true in selecting the Real Estate Company where you choose to launch your career in real estate. Like the foundation of a new house it will be the base for building your business. Your objective should be to partner with a firm focused on helping you grow professionally. Don’t settle for anything less.
At ERA Strother we believe the critical issues that lead to Real Estate success are training, technology and support.
3) Training and Education: As in most professions, the training you receive sets the state for your future productivity. At ERA Strother training and ongoing education are cornerstones of our business model.
“Fast Track” is our initial eight (8) week training program that gets you up and running. It is instructor-led training twice per week in two (2) hour module with practical application of the material between sessions. You practice what you have just learned and each topic builds upon the previous one. This program concentrates on prospecting and building your client base as well as the basics of working with buyers and sellers.
Acceleration: This five (5) day ERA course focuses on sharpening your skills in marketing, negotiating, prospecting and closing. In this instructor-led course, you will learn winning marketing presentations, assessing and understanding seller’s and buyer’s needs and the importance of time management.
Top Gun Academy: This eight (8) week course (1 day per week) is designed for graduates of Acceleration and those more experienced in Real Estate sales. This course builds on the areas of prospecting, presentation and skill development. Graduates, on average, have improved their previous production more than threefold in just 8 weeks.
E-Campus: This is where you can find educational resources from basic interest such as Microsoft Office and PowerPoint all the way through designation courses such as ABR. There are 300 courses to choose from and the formats are live instructor led, virtual classroom to self-paced modules done at your leisure.
Historic Properties: As a result of ERA’s association with the National Trust for Historic Preservation you will have the opportunity to participate in marketing program for properties of historical and architectural significance. You will benefit from these educational programs in joining this niche market.
International Collection: Training in this course is tailored for the agent in the luxury market. You will learn architectural styles and upscale global marketing techniques.
Business Plan: work closely with your Broker-In-Charge to develop a business plan customized to help you attain your personal goals in building your business.
Personal Skills Development: On TeamERA.com enter the areas you want to learn or improve your skills on, and the website will layout a suggested list of training sessions covering the areas. Also, it will list the dates of availability for the sessions, simply click and you are enrolled. You can select a schedule that will cover up to 12 months.
Company Sponsored Seminars: Throughout the year you will benefit from ERA Strother sponsored seminars lead by industry experts on topics aimed at making you the most knowledgeable agent in your field. Top producers continue to develop their skills and we facilitate that.
Technology: The fact that you are reading this online demonstrates that you recognize the value of technology in our world. It is vital to us, not only in our business dealing, but also in our personal lives.
ERA (Electronic Realty Associates) was originally founded on using innovated technology to make transacting Real Estate more efficient and effective. We continue to lead the industry in development and implementation of the latest technologies for careers in real estate.
Our automated drip mail marketing campaign allows you to stay in touch with your client base or prospective markets with nothing but your computer. Simply load your database and either picks from scores of marketing templates or personalize and design your own. You pick the type (email or print mail), the frequency and the time from (up to 4 years). A monthly report tells you who received what and when.
ERA LeadRouter directs customer lead information to your cell phone via text message within seconds of receipt regardless of the source. Over 80% of all home buyers begin their search online. With all of our listings advertized on 18 of the highest traffic Real Estate websites, LeadRouter stays pretty busy – and so will you!
Home Zone Marketing System allows you to feature narrated virtual tours on all your listed properties. In addition each listing is assigned its own website and all leads are immediately texted to you. Professional quality print material can be generated directly for you online and you can even create online magazine containing all your listings. This powerful marketing system allows you to do video sharing with such sites as YouTube, MySpace, and Google Video plus copy up to 100 audio/visual presentations to a single compact disc. There is also a call capture system integrated into the audio and text information system for all your listings. Buyers simply call or text the 800 number on your sign rider and receive all the information on the property – and you capture their number.
How would you like to put this technology to work for you?
Support: You’re not alone. The primary goal of our management and office staff is to support your efforts. MLS entry and changes are a thing of the past – we do it for you. Yard Signs? Taken care of – we do that too! Need technical help with the marketing and prospecting systems – we’re here for that too! At ERA Strother – “Always There For You!”
Give us a call or email us for more information or to set up a confidential interview. Join the Best of the Best!
General Brokerage: With over 65 agents there is always a large inventory of listings for your buyers and buyers for your listings. In house transactions are always your most profitable ones!
New Construction: How about 300-400 new homes in inventory in over 5 county market areas on average. Work with our builders on a first name basis.
Relocation: Our affiliation with the Cartus Relocation Network and USAA’s Movers Advantage Program keeps our agents busy with buyer and seller referrals. Come be a part of this exclusive network. You will also have direct access through this group of top Real Estate Professionals to refer clients anywhere in the country and 33 foreign countries with a real estate need and earn fess.