12 October

Thinking about becoming licensed?

Posted by Missy Zinda - Telephone: 915-203-0406, Email: missy@austinmodernliving.com


If you are thinking about becoming a real estate agent or are in the process of becoming one, let me just prepare you for the recent encumbrances (real estate term!) that you may face from the Texas Real Estate Commission or TREC for short.  Now, I can only speak first-hand from my recent experiences with them and you may have had a completely different one, in which case PLEASE comment on this post and let me know how you’ve handled the endless bureaucracy.

First off I must give credit where credit is due, I have to say that after being on hold for a good 30 minutes at a time (on numerous occasions) the people on the other end of the line are always genuinely pleasant and sincerely want to give you the answer that you want to hear. That being said, they always end up telling me that ‘they are extremely back-logged and I will receive my physical license in the mail as soon as they can get to my documents’. Reassurance is always key to my lack of patience so every time I do manage to get someone on the phone I ask again, “ARE YOU SURE I HAVE SUBMITTED EVERYTHING?” they explain ‘yes mam’ and we politely part ways.

4-6 weeks is the amount of time the TREC website states you can expect to get your actual physical license and begin practicing as a salesperson due to their back log and I passed my test on August 30, 2010 which by my calculations puts me at a little over 6 weeks.

However confused or frustrated you must feel though, I beg you to fear not my fellow comrades-in-angst and leave you with a few tips so that you may better curtail the length of time by which to get your license…

  • While still taking your real estate classes, make sure to be ahead of the game and fill out all necessary paperwork to have ready-to-go as soon as you have fulfilled all of the required classroom hours. I would say to even have a pre-addressed envelope so this way you just have to drop everything in the mailbox and forget about it.
  • Repeat step one. Once you receive your letter from TREC (which only took a few days in my experience) saying you have fulfilled all hours and can fill out an application for license you should have all the following items ready-to-go in a pre addressed envelope:

(1) Satisfied current education requirements

(2) Completed and filed an application

(3) Taken and passed an examination

(4) Get fingerprinted and meet the honesty, integrity and trustworthiness                                                                    requirements, and

(5) Arranged for a broker sponsor.

  • IMPORTANT: GET FINGERPRINTED BEFORE EVEN TAKING THE REAL ESTATE STATE EXAM. I don’t know how else to tell you besides yelling it from the top of my lungs. This is TREC insider information and as they told me, ‘will save you at least 2 weeks and a mountain of headaches’.
  • After all this is said and done a good way to pass the time is preparing to actually become licensed. Practice marketing, advertising, and networking skills and build as many relationships as you can so when the time actually does come the wait will have been completely worth it.
 
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11 October

Austin Four Seasons Deal - Seller Needs out fast!

Posted by Tom Bates - Telephone: 512-413-0870, Email: tom@austinmodernliving.com


I have a pocket listing at the Austin Four Season’s Residence on a KILLER unit with great views.  The seller is in a situation and needs to assign their contract to one-heck-of-a-lucky buyer who wants to take advantage of this unfortunate situation and get a great downtown Austin condo at a huge discount.  This deal evaporates around Novemeber 1 so call me today if you are interested 512-413-0870.

 
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11 October

5401 Carbine Circle - Austin Green Luxury Home

Posted by Tom Bates - Telephone: 512-413-0870, Email: tom@austinmodernliving.com


Here is an opportunity to buy a green built Austin modern home on acreage lot with huge views.  This green built home has been featured in countless home tours, books, magazines and newspapers, including the AIA Austin Home Tour, and the Austin Cool House Tour.  Too many green features to list here, check out the full listing details here: 5401 Carbine Circle Austin modern home

 
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07 September

Austin modern home price drop

Posted by Tom Bates - Telephone: 512-413-0870, Email: tom@austinmodernliving.com


  • Address: 3402 Mount Bonnell RD, Austin, TEXAS 78731
  • Beds/baths: 5/7
  • Square feet: 5988 sf
  • Listing Price: $3,150,000 – $526/sf

Surprised that no one has made an offer on this unique Austin modern compound on Mt Bonnell.  This house has the coolest pool in Austin. If you are of rock star status and want a killer Austin modern home with views and a pool close in, then call me and let’s talk about putting a knee buckling offer and getting you a killer home. 512-413-0870

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07 September

Austin modern homes & real estate

Posted by Tom Bates - Telephone: 512-413-0870, Email: tom@austinmodernliving.com


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