Suggestions for improvement
- impress ethics as number 1, none ethical agents is what caused the collapse of the housing market. non full disclosure of the adjustable rate loans they were using to qualify buyers, knowing they would eventually become foreclosed upon. once any area has any foreclosures it severely depreciates the appraised value of all comparable properties. unscrupulous and unethical agents, only concerned with their pockets, combined with mortgage and loan agents working for large bonuses from the banks that wrote these easily misunderstood adjustable rate loans(known in the business as teaser rates) with little, if none, qualifying documentation, would have put our country in a great depression , if not for obama and the stimulus programs he provided. bailing out the very banks that lined their corporate accts.
What I like about the company
it was my first real estate job after passing the state exam. shown in great detail all facets of the salespersons position, as the test had nothing to do with what was the ins and outs of the business. the state exam was all about obscure facts. like the sq. ftage of an acre. enjoyed and appreciated the personal tutelage i received from the broker.; as my success directly affected his bottom line. he was given a percentage of the commission i earned. a smaller percentage was in our contract as i became more knowledgeable regarding contracts and such. ; whereas eventually i was operating independently with mostly everything. but it took a brokers licence to sign off on the final contracts. had i continued it this field i would have taken the state brokers exam, but the recession hit and i couldn't write a deal to save my life. since it was an all commission position, i had to bring home some steady income. it was real profitable initially, and i enjoyed putting people into their homes.
What I dislike about the company
it was somewhat cutthroat, and sales agents were not thought of highly as many had no ethics, however i had plenty of clients due to my outgoing and congenial personality, it didn't hurt to possess a broad vocabulary and sound somewhat intelligent. i credit my father for that, i was taught a proper manner of speaking(no slang) and annunciation from day one, he always said, there's only one thing that can change ones first impression of you, whatever it may be; and that's when you open your mouth. you don't have to be a genius, as long as you don't sound like a moron, a show you were taught a bit of etiquette. most agents showed no class and openly spoke as if it were all about the money. ethics was as important to me as assuring my clients , in they were not totally satisfied, neither was i. I truly believe nondisclosure of any facts is tantamount to a lie. were as i noticed others due anything, say anything, to close the deal. bad loans(just qualify em) hidden problems with the property, zoning concerns a prospective client might need to know.its one of the biggest if not the biggest purchase one makes, and they do with the entire family in mind. am proud to say ,i never had an unhappy client ,and closed every sale or purchase. some just took a little longer, as customer satisfaction was a source of pride, but brought true joy in life.all of my clients still call me to this day for my sage counsel, ever though i am retired.