Career as a Realtor

 

To work at our KW office in Joplin, first you must get your Missouri Real Estate License.  To get your license, follow these steps:

How to Become a Realtor in Missouri

  1. Complete pre-license education, 48 hour MO pre-license course and a 24 hour MO practice course.  You can do this on line or come to a class taught in the evenings at our office.
  2. Apply for license
  3. Pass the state and national exam
  4. Background check and finger printing

Select a managing broker.  I would highly recommend Keller Williams.

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License Qualifications

  1. Must be 18 years old
  2. Show evidence of fingerprinting through state approved vendor
  3. Pass background check
  4. Fulfill ONE of the following:
    1. Earn a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion of the 48 hour and 24 hour course, pass both the state and national exam and submit your application within 6 months.
    2. Be a licensed attorney and pass both sections of the exam.
    3. Have a current and active license from another state and pass the Missouri exam.

 

WHY WORK as a KW AGENT?

There is a reason why Keller Williams has the most agents in North America.  Keller Williams is place that cares about the community.

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Keller Williams is a great work environment.

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To find out more about becoming a KW realtor, contact me.

Being a KW Realtor

 

cropped-kellerwilliams_prim_logo_rgb.jpg   Our local Keller Williams office in Joplin

is growing.  With over 100 agents, we have the most agent of any real estate office in Joplin.  But it looks like this is a reflection of Keller Williams as a whole.  Inman reports:

“In Q2 2016, the franchisor had a net gain of 6,073 agents — up 9.2 percent year-over-year. These agents closed 277,594 transactions, an increase of 16.1 percent from the second quarter of 2015. Moreover, the company’s $78.4 billion in sales volume represented a 19.6 percent increase from a year prior.”

As an agent I can understand why the company is growing.  It is a great place to work.

Give me a call and I can share with what it is like to be a KW agent and why you would want to work here.

Keller Williams of SWMO Celebrates 10 Years

On Tuesday, March 8, Keller Williams Realty of SWMO  celebrated ten years in business.

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I began my real estate career 8 months later in November of 2016 at Keller Williams.  We were a small office then.  I think there may have been around 30 agents. But over the years agents in Joplin realize that clearly this is a company where you want to work.  We have grown to an office of over 120 agents.  Keller Williams Realty of SWMO is the number one real estate office in the area.  Keller Williams is the number one real estate company in the country. There are some very good reason for this growth.  If you are thinking about a career in real estate, I would be happy to talk to you and tell you why this is.

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JHAP Funds Are Running Out

JHAP, Joplin Homebuyers Assistance Program, announced this week that funds for this enormously popular loan program that can give buyers up to $30000 for the purchase of a home are running out.

There are 50 spots left but 25 people have already made appointments. After that people can go on a waiting list until the funds are gone.

To qualify for this program, you must meet income requirements, be eligible for a home loan, and purchase a home that meets the JHAP guidelines.

So act fast and give me a call to find out more about how you can use this program to purchase a purchase a home.

 

Said No Buyer Ever

Our mild weather so far this winter has prompted buyers to start their search for a new home; so I thought I would repost a blog of mine from a couple of years ago.   When considering putting your home on the market,  keep in mind some things that buyers might never say about a home.

For instance:

It is so creative they way the home owners have used different carpet in every room.

That stale lingering cigarette smell reminds me of dear ol’granny.

The huge crack in this wall will make a perfect place to store old newspapers.

How do they get pictures all over the wall to look like a qwerty keyboard?  (The tech savvy buyer obviously)

I hope that ripped sofa is included in the sale.

There is a trash dump at the back of the property?  Yippee, the kids will have a place to play!

With the washer being upstairs and the dryer downstairs, I can train for the Olympics at home!

I love the use of recycle plastic bags to fill in the space between the wall and the floor. (The eco-minded buyer obviously)

Anyway, you may have some of your own to add.

But if you want to see some homes where the comments are Oooo’s and Ahh’s check out my featured properties. Or if you would like me to stop by and give you suggesting for staging your home, just give me a call. 417-825-1042

And have a great day.

 

Professionals Helping Seniors

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If you are looking for a resource that will put you in touch with professionals that specialize in services for seniors check out this dedicated group, Professionals Helping Seniors. This group contains a variety of service oriented professionals covering everything from health to legal to real estate to banking needs.

These professionals have the knowledge and experience to deal with many issues experienced by seniors in our area.

So check out our website or Facebook page. Or give me a me a call. I would love help you find the service that you need.