Land Park, East Sacramento
and Curtis Park Specialist

DYI IS NOT FOR REAL ESTATE!

DYI IS NOT FOR REAL ESTATE!

DYI IS NOT FOR REAL ESTATE!

The conversation started something like this:”Hi! I met you at an event last year. I had been considering buying investment property and decided that I could save money by getting my real estate license. I just received my license from the Department of Real Estate and wondered what do I need to do now? I know that I have to pay $245 to the Department of Real Estate, but I wondered if there is a way to not have to to that.” It was such an overwelming, under-informed question that I didn’t know where to start.”If you have not hung it with a broker, you need to do that. You can’t sell or purchase real estate as an agent expecting to receive a commission unless you are a broker or have your license hung with a broker. And no, you can’t get out of paying the Department of Real Estate licensing fees.” His response was, “But if I hang my license with a broker, won’t I have to give him a percentage of my commission? Is there a way that I can do this without having to give up commission?”“Yes, you will have to give up a portion of your commission and no, every brokerage will get their pound of flesh, one way or another.” (I didn’t quite say it that crudely, but there it is.) “Not only will you have to pay DRE fees and give up some of your commission, but most brokerages are members of the Sacramento Association of Realtors, whose fees include belonging to the California Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtor....