My name is Heather and I am Interested in doing BPO's. I wanted to see if you can possibly answer a couple questions for me as it appears you are very knowledgeable in the field.
a little background...I am a real estate agent (originally licenced in 2007) I had let my license laps (total mistake) due to lack of use and not renewing :( because I was a PhD student and was more focused on schooling and getting some great experience flipping a few properties. I am quite familiar with BPO's and not "completely in he dark with things in that field due to a former friend having a VERY successful business doing only BPO's.
During our friendship I was able to gain some insight on how she does things and how the pure Volume, speed and consistancy is what really gets her the money (obvious I know) lol. told me she had to purchase certain software to help her along and has even given me some great references on companies to sign up with. She said some companies are tough to deal with and others are better. She said that many run their offices out of the country and it is very difficult (if not impossible) to contact anyone via phone if you ever need to for any reason. She also mentioned that some of the companies she signed up with requires for her broker t sign off on her ability to work for them doing BPO's. Any thoughts on this?
Anyway, I live in NY (Long Island) and after calling the state I found out that I had to take the real estate exam over again but did not have to do any class time hours Thank goodness!... because I will be "grandfathered in" due to me holding my license originally in 2007. Anyway, I once again passed the test YAY!...and I am now in the stage of deciding what to do with choosing a broker because my sole purpose for me getting my license at this stage in my life is to build a successful BPO side business.
I am hoping you guys can give me some insight with your experience if you can be so gracious to do so. I wanted to know if you are you familiar with the procedure behind having to deal with these BPO companies wanting to pay the broker in which you "work for"? I ask this because I am not quite sure how brokers take it when doing strictly BPO's is your focus and your focus is to not really "work for them".
I want to approach things the right way while choosing a broker and be able to be honest from the beginning but I am afraid of being turned down or them wanting to take a slice of every BPO grab. My former friend lucked out because her father is her broker I have my license app sitting right here on my desk just itching to be sent out so I can get things started once again but I already know I need a broker to sign off on it and their license number as well.
While previously licensed a coldwell banker broker office by me held my license. Although they are wanting to take me on again I just don't know if that is an option for me. Any insight?
I found this site and was happy to do so. I have been on blogs, websites, chat rooms, real estate forums...etc and have been racking my brain on what to do.
Anything you can advise me on I would GREATLY appreciate it!!