As an agent with 10 years experience with BPO/REO companies I'm finding the fees and commissions getting extremely low. Just last week I had several requests from companies I have worked with for years offering fees as low as $35.00. I did request fee changes for $45. to $50. which I still think is low. I did not get one order. I have a license, continuing education, MLS and board dues not to mention things that go with being self employed. Office, gas, health care, paper computers and the like. So I think we deserve a fair fee. I also understand everything changes and we have to evolve to the ever changing market. With that being said my question is this? What is the next big thing for agents that like to work in this industry, providing services. I need a fee that can feed my family? They like to eat to! Maybe make video home tours, go back to working with clients in the traditional market? Any suggestions before going broke slowly?
Thanks in advance for your feedback.