Karen Climer, Teaching people to pass the real estate exam (Demetree School of Real Estate)

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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Employee manuals concept are not new. If done correctly, it can become a type of reference book which may answer questions sort of like a useful @& A forum. However, man does not live by bread alone but out of every word a Broker, associate or supervisor may utter. Feedback & input is the living rules book called in the everyday parlance...experience

Jan 23, 2023 06:35 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

If I could write the laws for my state, real estate rule books would be way down on my list...

I come from the corporate world where if you manage others you need a set of clearly defined rules, policies, procedures, standards, etc. so you can hold you staff accountable and discipline/fire them when you need to.

Jan 23, 2023 09:26 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Maine does. All the policies should be in there Karen Climer to avoid misunderstandings and high emotions. More policies added and changes made to existing ones is an ongoing process for a professionally run real estate office.

Jan 23, 2023 06:06 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

A company should let their policies know to their people.  The government should be setting overall laws and rule and let the Brokerage take care of their own business.

Feb 02, 2023 08:12 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm a fan of less government and more personal responsibility.  I do show my E&O carrier my policy book and signatures that all my agents have read annually as part of my "risk reduction" procedures. 

Jan 23, 2023 09:43 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Good business to have one, hopefully brokers do not need the state to tell them this and do it on their own.

Jan 23, 2023 09:39 AM
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

Yes and yes.  having the manuel and then following it are different matters.  enforcement of the manues is a very slippery slope.  I am for more policing of our industry but against more state intervention.  go figure.  

Jan 23, 2023 07:44 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker



Jan 23, 2023 07:28 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I don't fancy myself qualified to write the laws for my state.

The attorneys for ours have done a very good job covering all the bases in their boilerplated PPM, which we can then edit for our own use.

One thing I learned from opening my office with a handful of agents, and moving to home offices a few years after is that offices with bricks and mortar will need to have different rules. My first office had a dozen agents and required floor time . . . and agents fought over clients and had access to transaction files they should not have, for example.

Floor time, broker's tour of homes and commission/client disputes between agents are pretty much obsolete these days for us.

There absolutely SHOULD be a set of rules for each brokerage. It's bad enough that many people are raised by wolves, give em a RE license and they become sharks to boot! LOLZ

Jan 23, 2023 07:10 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Why are you re-asking this question. Yes, IL requires it but the discussion was also about when it should be updated.

Jan 23, 2023 06:31 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I think it's at the Broker level or Team leader level. The state wouldn't have a clue what to write up.

Jan 23, 2023 01:43 PM