A Career in Real EstateExperienced Agents/Brokers
An Atlanta institution since 1956, Askew Realty Co. is the place to be if you want to be in an environment where respect for each other and the clients we represent is an expectation, not a surprise.
Are you also looking for an environment that is conducive to high levels of production? Consider this fact: Askew Realty Co. Associates’ production levels exceed the average production of associates affiliated with almost all other metropolitan Atlanta area real estate firms! Not bad for the quiet, smaller firm located at 1411 North Highland Avenue where personalized attention is not only for our clients, but also for our associates!
Location, location! You know this is a primary attribute to look for when house hunting…But it should also be one of the factors when considering which office is best situated to take you to the next level! Our office has the best location in the intown Atlanta market. Thousands of potential buyers and sellers walk by, or stop at, our front door which features photos and descriptions of our listing inventory. Many walk right in and ask to see the home of their dreams!
The level of professionalism and support from the broker and staff is unmatched. We also provide you with the support and resources you know you need when challenges present themselves. Our 55+ years of ‘court-free’ business experience is there when you need it!
To assist in marketing yourself and your listed properties Askew Realty:
a) sends 100 postcards, by the office at our expense, to homeowners that surround each of your listings. (A one time $50 set-up fee is your only cost.)
b) sends personalized letters to your Sellers: “Thanks for listing”, “Congrats for going Under Contract and the tasks ahead”, and “Congrats for Closing”; and your Buyers: “Congrats for going Under Contract” and “Congrats for closing”. All sent and personally signed by the Broker.
c) sends semi-annual letters sent to past clients, signed by the Broker, that include a “Snapshot” of the previous 6 month’s real estate activity surrounding their home, and savings certificates from local vendors who want our clients to become their retail customers!
d) exposes your listings on FMLS, our front door display, askew.com, 14west.com, aol.com, zillow.com, REALTOR.com, google.com, livedeal.com, realestate.yahoo.com, cyberhomes.com, homescape.com, findmyroof.com, kijiji.com, Emory University’s housing website, WSBtv.com, vast.com, trulia.com, oodle.com, citycribs.com, AJChomefinder.com, house.com, and more! for each listing. (over 40 viable websites and you do not lift a finger!) CLICK HERE FOR A COMPLETE LIST;
e) creates a property flyer within 48 hours of your listing being turned in to the office.
Another unique aspect of Askew Realty is that we offer our associates three commission plans from which they select the schedule that best suits their needs each calendar year, including a program that allows you to pay $275 per month and a per transaction fee in exchange for the remainder of the commission paid! (less FMLS and referral fees, if any).
Finally, we provide 6 hours of free Continuing Education courses to our associates each year in addition to bi-monthly sales meetings designed to enhance your knowledge and expertise.
How To Get Started
First, consider the nature of the real estate industry. A successful career in real estate requires a good sphere of influence, initiative, hard work, persistence, and a love for your fellow man. And weekends. And evenings. Are you, or more importantly, your family ready for this?
Second, start-up costs include a pre-licensing course, State licensing fees, continuing education costs, and perhaps some technological upgrades to your current computer and communication devices. Then you have expenses related to marketing yourself. New agents should strive to have a minimum of 6 months living expenses stashed away before entering this rewarding, but highly competitive, industry.
If we haven’t scared you away - requirements for licensure eligibility are:
* You must be 18 years old or older
* Have graduated from High School or have a GED
* You must take and pass a State approved, 75-hour pre-license course. Pre-licensing courses vary in length and may be taken either in person or via home computer courses. A few of the top, approved schools in Atlanta are;
o Georgia Institute of Real Estate*
*Click here for a $50 off certificate from G.I.R.E.!
o Georgia MLS Training Institute
* Pass the State licensing exam
* Select a Real Estate company to work for where you feel comfortable and which offers you the tools you need to be successful. With the plethora of business models and firm sizes available in the Atlanta marketplace, you have a lot of possibilities, so do not be lulled to sleep into thinking one factor such as firm size or the commission ‘split’ is the most important component in locating your new business home. Interview and ask a lot of questions to find the best fit for YOU!
Contact Us To Set Up An Interview!
Congratulations! Upon completion of the State requirements for entering our fast-paced industry, step one towards a rewarding career in real estate has been accomplished! You now must research and select the firm you feel most comfortable and which offers you the tools you need to be successful.
One thing to consider - One size does not fit all. In fact, when comparing firms, consider the fact that Askew Realty’ associates’ production levels exceed the average production of associates affiliated with almost all other metropolitan Atlanta area real estate firms! Not bad for the quiet, smaller firm located at 1411 North Highland Avenue! (Proof that the size of firm does not always translate to the size of YOUR business!)
If you are people-friendly, possess a good sphere of influence, are not afraid of hard work, and have high ethical standards, Askew Realty is interested in talking with you! We are currently looking for full-time sales associates who have the initiative and drive to succeed!
Atlanta has been our home for over 55 years. Our knowledge and expertise are unmatched due to the professionals who have worked here over the years. Those who should consider Askew Realty must be self-confident, have a deep-rooted sense of honesty and integrity, and an appreciation for a team-oriented office environment in order to ‘fit in’!
Askew Realty offers an outstanding post-licensure class aptly titled “Plan For Success” which incorporates class time with field study and suggested, daily activities to get you geared-up and producing as quickly as possible. Many of our new licensees produce sales and listings during our training period! In addition, we provide 6 hours of free Continuing Education courses to our associates each year in addition to bi-monthly sales meetings designed to enhance your knowledge and expertise.
Location, location! Our office has the best location in the intown Atlanta market. Thousands of potential buyers and sellers walk by, or stop at, our front door which features photos and descriptions of our listing inventory. Many walk right in and ask to see the home of their dreams!
Our office has wireless, T-1 Internet access as well as desktops for agent use.
Another unique aspect of Askew Realty is that we offer our associates three commission plans from which they select the schedule that best suits their needs each calendar year.
Finally, Askew Realty provides you with the support and resources you need when challenges present themselves. Our 55+ years of ‘court-free’ business experience is there when you need it!