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Tue, Oct 24th, 2006 - 2:11 pm

How Agents Get Paid: The Summary

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

The most important thing to realize in understanding real estate compensation is to understand that you truly are working for the client (buyer or seller) and not the broker or brokerage. (Click for More)


Mon, Oct 23rd, 2006 - 1:32 pm

How Agents Get Paid: Breaking Down Commissions (Part 4)

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Yesterday we showed how on a $200,000 home sale with 6% commission being paid by the seller, a fairly good experienced agent could expect to get paid just under $2,000 in commission after broker/franchise splits, reoccurring marketing expenses and taxes. But that's not all you need to know. (Click for More)


Sun, Oct 22nd, 2006 - 11:33 am

How Agents Get Paid: Breaking Down Commissions (Part 3)

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Over the past week we've been discussing how commissions in real estate get broken down. It's easy to believe agents "get rich" selling real estate- on even the smallest of properties- if you look at the whole commission and assume it's going to one person, which is seldom the case. (Click for More)


Sat, Oct 21st, 2006 - 1:13 am

How Agents Get Paid: Breaking Down Commissions (Part 2)

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Yesterday we established how the MLS plays a role in determining commissions, then we looked at a segment of the industry called "non-traditional" brokerages. Now let’s go back to the traditional residential agent working with traditional full-service listings that are a part of the MLS. (Click for More)


Fri, Oct 20th, 2006 - 10:36 pm

How Agents Get Paid: Breaking Down Commissions

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Over the past few days, I have discussed how real estate agents get paid by showing the relationship the agent has with their employer, how most employers pay their agents and by looking at all of the various options that exist within the real estate industry. (Click for More)


Thu, Oct 19th, 2006 - 10:23 pm

How Agents Get Paid: Understanding Your Options (Part 2)

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

The real estate industry also gives you freedoms that other industries just don’t have. Even though many agents focus on a specific geography to sell in, there are no requirements to do so other than to be licensed or registered with the appropriate governmental agencies. (Click for More)


Wed, Oct 18th, 2006 - 10:07 pm

How Agents Get Paid: Understanding Your Options

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Today I would like to continue that discussion by explaining all of the various options that exist within the real estate industry because my experience is that most new agents are unaware of all the options they have available to them. (Click for More)


Tue, Oct 17th, 2006 - 11:53 am

How Do Agents Get Paid? (Part 2)

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Since the average first year real estate agent is usually someone who enters the industry from another career (generally outside of sales), the next piece to understanding compensation is to realize that it will probably be unlike any other job you have ever had. (Click for More)


Mon, Oct 16th, 2006 - 11:55 am

How Do Agents Get Paid?

By: Darin "Sid" Cameron, CRS

Recently I had a new real estate agent ask some very simple questions about how agents are compensated. So I thought I would take the next few days to write a multi part blog on how the real estate industry works, what your options are as an agent, and how agents get paid. (Click for More)


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Darin "Sid" Cameron spent 15 years working in tech sales which in 1998 relocated him to St. Louis. In 2004 he took over web development tasks for Kimberly's real estate team and later became the full-time Marketing and Operations Director. In 2011, he launched two brokerages, The Realty Store, Inc. and Realty Referral Partners, Inc. Sid holds a real estate broker's license in Missouri, CRS certification and was the first CyberStar in the St. Louis area.
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