Tuesday, March 24, 2020

A Letter To My Recent Real Estate School Graduates

As a recent real estate school graduate, you have an abundance of choices where you start your real estate career.  Your best bet is probably Keller Williams Realty. 

Ask yourself why did you choose to get your real estate license.  I will bet that the answer to that question is to make more money.  Another answer to this question is to have a more flexible schedule.  If you currently work at a JOB where your boss tells you to show up at 8 and stay until 5, that is not very flexible.  Your kids tell you about Mr. Johnson that comes to all the soccer games.  You have never been to one of your kid's afternoon soccer games.  As long as you have that JOB, you never will attend a game.  Also, you have to work every other Saturday. 

At Keller Williams Realty, we call it quality of life.  You decide your schedule.  You decide how much money you make.  You decide which customers you work with and which ones you don't.  You take more control of your work decisions. 

It is not a JOB.  It is a business opportunity.  At Keller Williams Realty, we have some real estate agents making $200,000 per year in income.  Just a few feet away in the same office  is another real estate agent making $25,000 per year. 

We know the difference.  We know how to help you understand the difference.  Keller Williams Realty has the best training in the real estate industry. 

Most of us that have been here a few years believe that it is not the money or the training or the advanced technology that creates a winning atmosphere at Keller Williams Realty.  It is a combination of many things that we call "culture".

Imagine a real estate company where there is a true incentive for agents to work together and care about each other.  Every real estate agent is valued the same because of the KW pay structure.  That is Keller Williams Realty.  It is a wonderful system. 
Call me.  Let's talk about your new career. 

If you are soon to interview with a real estate sales manager and choose a real estate company to align yourself with, please call me and let me introduce you to the team leader here in Hendersonville or at a Keller Williams office near you.  My phone is 828 755 6996 and my email is ronclimer@yahoo.com.  Contact me.  At every Keller Williams Realty office in America, we receive an incentive for helping the company grow with new productive people.  Over time this can turn into a significant amount of passive income for you.  This opportunity will be available to you the first day you are with the company. 

Good luck and study hard for your state exam.  You have to pass that before anything else starts to work.  Expect a phone call from me unless I don't have your number. You have to call me.  Please do not underestimate the state exam. 

If you are in North Carolina, read the "comments".  https://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=iaPLEyKzX24

Learn the math.  It is 10% of the exam.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMdJ-2iHepM 

Listen to the CDs

Read the textbook

Take the chocolates.

Pass the exam the FIRST time @ $164 per opportunity. 

Watch these study tips.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbQJqrPOmfU

Sunday, March 22, 2020

North Carolina On Line Real Estate Class in Hendersonville.

The bad news is the good news.  The bad news is Corona virus is making it impossible to teach live in person real estate classes.  The good news is that, under an emergency rule, the North Carolina Real Estate Commission www.ncrec.gov is allowing First Real Estate School in Hendersonville to teach a on line "synchronus" real estate class via ZOOM. 

If you are not familiar with this, the instructor teaches the class to an empty classroom.  The student is at home with his computer and his link to the instructor.  The student can raise their hand and ask a question.  The student can see the teacher and the teacher can see the student. This is not recorded.  It happens in real time. 
Join us for our first on line real estate class

First Real Estate School www.firstrealestateschool.com  in Hendersonville will teach their first pre license class starting April 7, 2020 at 6 PM until 10 PM.  The tuition is $300.  This includes a textbook.  If you want to get a real estate license but have been hampered by babysitting problems or you live seventy five miles from the nearest real estate school, here is the solution.  You could live in Miami or Maine and take this course.  As long as you have the MUTE button turned on, no one will care that your child is with you. 

Check out First Real Estate School.  Read our Google reviews.  If you are considering attending real estate school, join us.  This is a temporary emergency rule change that may or may not continue when the crisis is over.  If you have questions, call 828 440 1064 . 

Selling real estate is such a wonderful way to make a really nice living.  You can make your own schedule.  You can create passive income.  You can work hard or not so hard depending on your needs and desires.  Call me.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

How Much Does It Cost To Get A North Carolina Real Estate License in Hendersonville?

First Real Estate School's tuition for the required seventy five hour pre license real estate course is three hundred dollars.  Their website is www.firstrealestateschool.com .  After you graduate from this class, you will need to apply for your real estate license to the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.  This costs $164. The North Carolina Real Estate Commission's website is  www.ncrec.gov .
Get your real estate license.  Change your life. 

You have to pass the North Carolina real estate exam.  This test has a fifty fifty pass rate.  It is important to you to attend a real estate school that teaches you to pass this difficult test.


After you get your North Carolina real estate license, you will need to find a broker to work for.  I work at Keller Williams Realty in Hendersonville.  It is a wonderful place to work and it is an extraordinary place to start your real estate career.  Please call me at 828 755 6996.  I will introduce you to a Keller Williams Realty team leader near you and help you get started. 

Monday, March 2, 2020

Real Estate Class in Hendersonville, North Carolina in April, 2020

First Real Estate School in Hendersonville, North Carolina will teach a 75 hour pre license real estate  class beginning on April 7, 2020 for people that want to get their North Carolina real estate license.  This class is approved by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission www.ncrec.gov .
Next  real estate class is April 7, 2020


This real estate class will be held at 404 S. Main Street in Hendersonville starting on April 7, 2020.  It will meet for two nights per week (Tuesday and Thursday) until June 9 .  The tuition is $300. Ron Climer is the instructor.  If you need more details, call Ron at 828 440 1064 or check our website at www.firstrealestateschool.com

Earning a living selling real estate is such a wonderful way to earn a living.  The bad news is you earn all of your income on commission.  The good news is you earn all of your income on commission.  Some people earn a mediocre income in real estate.  Some people earn an extraordinary income in real estate.  It just depends on what you want to do.

If you are looking for a career change, join us.  Get your real estate license.  Start earning an extraordinary income in 2020.  

Friday, January 3, 2020

Ron Climer to Teach Florida Real Estate Exam Preparation Course in Daytona Beach in 2020

Ron Climer will teach a Florida 2 day (weekend) state exam review course in Daytona Beach, Florida.  This course is not for credit.  This real estate course is for someone that has already graduated from real estate school either online or in person. The first class will be January 11 and 12 in 2020.  That is Saturday and Sunday.  On Friday night the 10th of January, Ron will teach a FREE real estate math class.

If you are soon taking the Florida real estate exam to get your Florida real estate license from the Florida Real Estate Commission,  http://www.myfloridalicense.com/DBPR/     you need this real estate class.  Forty five out of a hundred real estate license applicants that take this test fail at least one time.  Many real estate license applicants fail it more than once. At $31 per try, passing the Florida real estate exam the first time makes sense to me. The tuition for this real estate class is $100.
Take the Florida Exam Prep Course.  Pass the first time. 

The Friday night real estate math class is free.  If you don't know how to compute documentary stamps on the deed and mortgage OR how to compute balance of an amortized mortgage after two payments OR how to compute number of acres in a lot when given the dimensions OR how to compute the real estate commission of a net listing, you need to learn before you attempt the Florida real estate exam.    Here is a link to that last one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTh4Ml0rXbQ 

If you can not do the math that is on the Florida real exam, you need to know that the math is ten per cent of the Florida real estate exam.  It is easier to pass with a ten point advantage.  To take this class in Daytona Beach or to get more details, call Ron Climer at 386 236 9280.  To take the class in Orlando, call Karen Climer at 407 493 3974.

This two day exam prep class will prepare you for the Florida real estate exam.  Join us.  Bring a classmate with you.  The tuition includes the book.  

Please join me.  Pass the first time.  If I can help you or answer any questions, contact me at 386 236 9280 or www.firstrealeestateschool.com


Wednesday, September 18, 2019

What Per Cent Pass The North Carolina Real Estate Exam in August 2019?

The North Carolina Real Estate Commission released the pass fail statistics for the real estate exam in August, 2019.  The North Carolina real estate exam is a two part exam.  Eighty questions are on the "national"  portion of the exam.  Forty questions are on the "North Carolina"  portion of the exam.  A real estate license applicant has to pass both sections of the exam before they are awarded a North Carolina real estate license.  It costs $164 EVERY TIME YOU TAKE THE EXAM.

In August, six hundred and thirty six real estate license applicants took the two part North Carolina real estate exam.  Three hundred and fifty five of those applicants passed.  That is a fifty six per cent success rate.  All of these real estate license applicants had passed a real estate course taught by a North Carolina real estate school approved by the North Carolina Real Estate Commission.  Two hundred and eighty one of these real estate exam applicants will be paying $164 to try again before they receive a North Carolina real estate license.

I suggest that if you are soon taking the North Carolina real estate exam, overstudy.  Study a lot.  It is not a mystery what is on the North Carolina real estate exam.  The North Carolina Real Estate Commission publishes a booklet to tell a real estate license applicant EXACTLY what is on the exam.  It is a free download from the Commission's website.  www.ncrec.gov .  Also I have posted a video explaining it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZFPZGo_DJ4  Download this booklet.  Study what IS on the exam.

On You Tube, I have an explanation of how to do all the math that is on the North Carolina real estate exam.  https://rondclimer.blogspot.com/2017/12/if-this-math-question-were-on-your.html  Please take a minute and read this article.  Here is a link to one of a dozen You Tube videos to help you with the math.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuHYf3DYhIU  The math is at least ten per cent of your test.  At $164 per try, you can not ignore the math.  Watch the videos. Learn to do the math.
Do not underestimate the North Carolina real estate exam.  

I have published a free practice test right here on this blog.  Take an few minutes and do the test.  Grade yourself.  If you are not making a 90% on that little test, keep studying.  Here is a link to that.
http://rondclimer.blogspot.com/2015/04/real-estate-practice-exam-for-north.html   If you are having trouble making a ninety per cent on this test, KEEP STUDYING.

I have another North Carolina practice test.  The link for it is www.ncreexam.com  .  This exam costs ten dollars.  After you take the test, I give you the answers on video along with an explanation. There is one exam for the national portion and one exam for the North Carolina portion.  Take them both.  If you are not making a ninety, take it again.  You can take it as many times as you like.  Invite you classmates over.  Study together.   Ten dollars is a lot cheaper than $164.   Forty four per cent of the test takers paid $164 to try again.  Pass the first time.

One of the problems with the North Carolina two part exam is that you have to pass both portions.  If you made 100% on the national portion and missed the state portion by one point, you would be paying $164 to take that state portion again.

More people fail the "North Carolina "   portion than the national portion.  Half of the questions from the "North Carolina" portion of the exam come from "The Comments".  This is a free download from the North Carolina Real Estate Commission's website at www.ncrec.gov .  Read "The Comments"  at least ten times.  This is dull reading.  I have read this onto You Tube.  If you would rather listen to me read it, here is a link to the first of seven videos.  It is not fun and interesting but it is certainly absolutely on the exam.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaPLEyKzX24  Read or watch me read the comments.  This is on the most missed portion of the exam.

If you live anywhere near Hendersonville, attend First Real Estate School.  www.firstrealestateschool.com   If not, watch the math videos.  Read or listen to the comments.  Read your textbook.   Answer the questions in your textbook.  Take my practice exams.  Watch the math videos.  Call me if I can help you.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

The Easiest First Thing To Do in Real Estate

If you are brand new in your real estate career, you have probably received a lot of conflicting advice.  Here is an example.

When you are new, should you volunteer for floor duty?  Floor duty, also called opportunity time, is where a real estate agent volunteers to sit in the lobby of the real estate office and answer the phone when prospects call or drop in.  The shifts are usually 9 to 1 or 1 to 5.  Is this a worthwhile endeavor?

The bad news is maaaaaaybe a prospect will not call or walk in.  The good news is maaaaaybe an Arab shriek will walk in and buy a 2 million dollar house.

It would appear to the naked eye that it is just luck which of these happens.  It is not luck.  It is a learned skill that you solely need to learn.  I call it verbal adroitness.  It is knowing what to say.  Shooting from the hip does not work.  Let's try this.
You never know where the next real estate super star will come from

Mr. New Guy is sitting on floor duty.  Meanwhile, a happy young couple is riding around Hendersonville, North Carolina in their rental car.  The couple sees a sign in a yard from XYZ Realty.  They dial the number on the sign.  The new floor agent answers the phone," Hello, XYZ Realty.  This is Newby.  How can I help you?"

Mr. Couple replies," We are sitting in front of a house at 123 Residential street.  What is the price of that house?"  Newby replies,"  Let me look that up." pause pause pause pause pause   "That house is $459,000."  Mr couple replies, "That is too much." CLICK

There goes another HOT prospect.  Where did he go?  He went to the next real estate company that  he called.  That call went like this:

Ring Ring

Hello, Well Trained Realty, This is Suzy Superstar, How can I help you?

Hello. I am sitting in front of a house at 456 Average street.  It has your sign in the yard. What is the price of that house?"

Suzy replies, " Hold on while I look that up." pause

Suzy says,"  I am back.  That house is $429,000.  Is that a price range that is comfortable for you?"

Mr Couple replies, " No, I don't think that will work for us."

Suzy quickly responds,"  Oh what were you hoping the price would be?"

Mr Couple says, " I was hoping it would be closer to $229,000.".

Suzy responds, " We have an abundance of nice homes in the 230 range.  Can I help you find one?

Mr. Couple says," We just got off the plane and rented a car.  I am starting a new job here in Hendersonville the first of next month.  We are here this weekend to find a house.

Suzy asks, " Could you come by my office and let's get started?". 

"That would be great"  Mr. Couple replies.

If you are doing floor duty with the skill level of Newby, you probably think floor duty is no good.

Once your skill level rivals Suzy's skill level, you think floor duty is a license to print money.

As you gain experience and skill (those two words are not synonyms), floor duty will become more valuable.

If you don't have phone skills, your income is limited in real estate.  As your skill grows, your income will grow too.   It does not happen by accident or osmosis.  You have to take deliberate action to make it happen. Suzy did not dream up the idea to answer a question with a question.  She learned that at  a sales training session many years ago. 

As you develop phone skills, your income will increase greatly?  Volunteer for phone duty or floor duty or opportunity time or whatever your company calls it. You can not develop skill without practice.  Learn and practice phone skills.  Get good.  Make a fortune.

If you are anywhere near Hendersonville, North Carolina, call me at 828 755 6996.   I will get you started. www.firstrealestateschool.com If you are anywhere near Orlando, Florida, call my daughter, Karen at 407 493 3974. www.demetreerealestateschool.com  She will get you started in a lucrative career in real estate.