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Are Realtors® Brokers? Are Brokers Realtors®?

2018-11-26T20:21:15+00:00

Last week, 12 people graduated from the broker pre-licensing class at our Cherry Hill real estate school That very afternoon, a person called to enquire about getting her New Jersey real estate license. “Aren’t all Realtors® brokers?” she asked. It made me realize how little members of the public understand about those of us who [...]

Are Realtors® Brokers? Are Brokers Realtors®?2018-11-26T20:21:15+00:00

What in the World is the NJ Real Estate Commission?

2018-12-04T19:03:16+00:00

On the first day of our real estate licensing class in Cherry Hill, one of the first questions we pose is, “What is the Real Estate Commission?” Its Purpose The Commission is a state agency within the Department of Banking and Insurance. It regulates just about every aspect of a real estate agent’s professional conduct. [...]

What in the World is the NJ Real Estate Commission?2018-12-04T19:03:16+00:00

“They stole my listing!”

2018-12-10T03:49:30+00:00

We were halfway through the last real estate licensing class in Cherry Hill when one of the aspiring Realtors® told the class a story. “My friend just changed from xxx Realty to yyy Realtors®,” she said, and after she told them she was leaving, the brokerage wouldn’t let her take her listings with her. That’s [...]

“They stole my listing!”2018-12-10T03:49:30+00:00

“Honor God; Help People.”

2018-12-05T20:36:56+00:00

The speaker at my Rotary meeting this morning was Cedrick Brown, one-time Eagles player and now an accomplished author and successful pastor of a church with campuses in Lindenwold, Wilmington and Rowan University. As he told his fascinating life story that led him to his current vocation, Pastor Brown summed up his belief that every [...]

“Honor God; Help People.”2018-12-05T20:36:56+00:00

Townhouses, Condos, and Co-Ops: What do I need to know to get my NJ real estate license?

2018-12-09T19:10:19+00:00

For some reason, students in our real estate school struggle with the subject of townhouses, condominiums, and co-operatives. Let’s take them one by one. What are townhouses? A townhouse (or townhome) is an architectural style of residential property. It is the suburban  equivalent of the rowhomes we see in our large cities. Townhouses are invariably connected [...]

Townhouses, Condos, and Co-Ops: What do I need to know to get my NJ real estate license?2018-12-09T19:10:19+00:00

When’s the Best time to Sell My Home?

2018-11-17T15:12:42+00:00

I was preparing students to get their real estate license at our Cherry Hill real estate school when one of them asked a question: “Is there any point getting our real estate license in November, when houses don’t start selling until the spring?” It was one of those many moments when I decided to put [...]

When’s the Best time to Sell My Home?2018-11-17T15:12:42+00:00

Who needs a Realtor? I’ll sell it myself!

2018-11-11T13:51:47+00:00

You’re thinking of joining our December pre-licensing class at our Cherry Hill real estate school. You think you’d do well in a real estate career . Then you meet a friend who tells you, “I’m going to sell my house soon, but I don’t need a Realtor® because I can sell it myself.” Now you [...]

Who needs a Realtor? I’ll sell it myself!2018-11-11T13:51:47+00:00

Why Choose a Real Estate Career?

2018-12-04T19:06:09+00:00

A couple of weeks ago, we had a class of new students in our Cherry Hill real estate licensing class. “Why do you want to become real estate agents?” I asked them on the first evening. The answers were as varied as the makeup of the students. Some said they loved TV programs that show [...]

Why Choose a Real Estate Career?2018-12-04T19:06:09+00:00

Investing in Real Estate: Does it Pay to be Mr. Nice Guy?

2018-12-04T18:56:27+00:00

Many students at our South Jersey real estate licensing school tell us they are becoming a real estate agent because they want to invest in real estate. While Garden State Real Estate Academy's primary focus is on helping our students pass the state licesning exam, our instructors--all very successful Realtors(r) themselves--also include a lot of [...]

Investing in Real Estate: Does it Pay to be Mr. Nice Guy?2018-12-04T18:56:27+00:00

Get Your Real Estate License – and GO BIG!

2018-10-21T20:53:49+00:00

When people attend Garden State Real Estate Academy’s real estate licensing classes, they often muse about selling the “Big One.” Is it an impossible dream? Absolutely not! We had one graduate with a brand new real estate license who sold a $3.8 million home as a result of an open house in her first month [...]

Get Your Real Estate License – and GO BIG!2018-10-21T20:53:49+00:00