October 2015

What Does a United Real Estate Franchise Look Like?

If you’ve thought about joining United Real Estate, you might be wondering what a typical United Real Estate franchise looks like. Many of the offices have quickly risen in their local real estate markets as a centralized resource for agent training and development.

By focusing exclusively on agent recruiting, training, and development, our franchises focus on helping each professional maximize income while receiving support to develop branding, training, technology, marketing, and lead generation to sustain growth over time.

 

Providing Guidance for Success-Driven Agents

If you’re looking to boost your real estate earnings and prestige in the industry, United Real Estate can help. The franchise is headed by a powerful team of brokers, giving you the support necessary to promote success.

Just some of the key figures you’ll receive support from include:

  • Dan Duffy – As CEO, Dan has worked with the United team since 2006 to offer an innovative approach and strategies to agents. This creates a competitive advantage designed to help agents at a local level.
  • Peter Giese – The President of URE, Peter offers both national and local expertise in the real estate industry that furthers the capabilities of United Real Estate Premier.
  • Dave Dickey – The Chief Technology Officer, Dave provides the newest office technology solutions to our offices around the world.

While there are other key management figures, these three individuals form a strong foundation for the organization.

 

How Training at United Real Estate Works

United invests millions into helping agents grow and develop. As such, you can count on receiving the resources necessary to succeed, including:

  • Strategic planning sessions
  • Membership access to RealEstateCoach.com, a platform with articles, radio shows, a training library, and other resources for your success
  • Live and recorded webinars
  • An invitation to the United Real Estate Annual Convention, a prime event to network and receive further education
  • Technology training to utilize the powerful technological innovations United offers to agents

 

Contact Us to Get Started

If you’ve been looking to join United Real Estate either as an office or as an agent, now is the time.  With live and web-based training, advanced support and no fees, this is the perfect resource for your future development and needs.

To learn more about opportunities available with United Real Estate, visit GrowWithUnited.com.

Partner Feature: American Home Shield

When you purchase your home, homeowners insurance is a must. But, what about a home warranty?American Home Shield

A home warranty is a great choice for most homeowners as it covers the repair or replacement of major home systems including HVAC, electrical, plumbing, large appliances, and pools, amongst others. This will give you peace of mind (often for a one-year period before you must renew) that your home is covered should anything break down.

If you’re currently considering a home warranty, American Home Shield is a leader in home warranties and a valued partner of United Real Estate. Check out just some of the major benefits of choosing them for your own warranty below!

 

A Brief History of American Home Shield

Since 1971, American Home Shield (AHS) has been providing home warranties to homeowners just like you. The company serves the needs of homeowners through their network of qualified repair professionals that are ready to help whenever necessary.

Most AHS customers use their plan twice per year, giving them the support and flexibility necessary to keep their homes running. Through their relationship with the ServiceMaster company, AHS offers premier services from well-known names like Terminix, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic, and Amerispec (amongst others) to homes across the nation.

 

Major Benefits of Using American Home Shield

There are major benefits of trusting your home to AHS over other potential organizations, including:

  • 24/7 Service – Home repairs don’t happen on a predictable schedule. Open 24/7, AHS is always there when you need them.
  • 90% Responsive – 90% of the time AHS assigns contractors to homes within just 15 minutes, meaning you receive the service you need (and quickly)!
  • 93% Effective – AHS has fulfilled 93% of customer service requests in the past three years. This guarantees they’ll provide the service promised when you need it most.

 

Learn More About American Home Shield for Your Needs

If you’ve been considering a home warranty, American Home Shield is a great resource.

Learn more about their services and pricing today to see if this is the right option to protect your important investment!

Improve Your Credit, Avoid These Things

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When you’re purchasing a home, your credit score matters. After all, your score will play a major role in whether or not you will get approved for a mortgage at a rate you can afford.

But, what if you need to improve your credit prior to applying for a mortgage? Many potential homeowners find themselves in this position and as such, need to know what to do (and what not to do) to boost their credit. And in this article, we discuss the top five mistakes to avoid when you’re looking to boost your credit. Let’s get started!

 

  1. Cancel Old Credit Cards/Request Limit Reductions

Did you know that 15% of your credit score is determined from the length of your credit history? It is and as such, cancelling old cards will make it seem as if you have more debt than you actually do (because your amount of available credit will decrease).

Relatedly, you shouldn’t request to decrease your limits either. Doing so will also make it appear as if you have more debt than you do, having the same impact as cancelling old cards.

 

  1. Staying Current on Only Some of Your Cards

We all have months where we must prioritize where we spend our money to pay off debts but you can’t fall behind on your cards! Approximately one third of your score is determined by whether or not you pay your cards on time and as such, it’s vital to stay current on every card.

 

  1. Having Too Much Credit

Was there a point in your life where you had to open credit cards to balance all of your purchases? Doing so may not seem like a big deal at the time but unfortunately it will influence your overall credit score.

If you have too much credit, you may be viewed as a risk because you could accumulate a significant amount of debt rather quickly. As such, you should avoid signing up for new cards (particularly impulse decisions at stores for discounts) since doing so will further jeopardize your chances of receiving an attractive mortgage.

 

  1. Maxing Out Credit Cards

You never want to reach your credit limits when managing your debt. After all, maxing out cards will negatively affect your credit, even if you’re staying current on your payments.

Don’t buy what you don’t need. Doing so will help you pay down the cards and manage your debt more effectively (especially when you’re looking to improve your credit score.

 

  1. Never Avoid Opening Cards or Securing Loans

Some individuals have the opposite problem than many others: They don’t have enough credit to build up their score. As such, it’s important to not fear cards or loans and instead, open and use them effectively.

For example, you may want to open one credit card for a store you shop at regularly. By using it on a frequent basis and paying it off each month, you’ll build credit that will give you a much better deal once you’re ready to purchase your home.

 

United Real Estate Can Help You Purchase Your Home

If you’re building credit in the hopes of purchasing your first or next home, the team at United Real Estate can help!

Since 1925, our team has worked across the United States to provide guidance, support, and expertise to homeowners just like you. Contact us to begin the search for your home, today!

Disrupting the Real Estate Status Quo

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Since 1925, United Real Estate has played an integral role in the real estate landscape. And now, we’re rethinking and transforming the way agents like you invest in franchises to expand your own real estate careers.

We don’t believe in following the traditional franchise model. Instead, we offer a series of unique features designed to help you succeed, including:

  • 100-percent commission for agents
  • Business-building technology solutions
  • A dedicated training department for both agents and managers to help optimize your website, build strong client relationships, and learn more about other relevant topics
  • Protected office territories, providing reassurance for your franchise
  • No royalty or advertising fees
  • The strength and power of a national brand
  • Exceptional customer satisfaction (which will translate to your franchise as well)

Marketing and Logistical Support You Can Count On

At United Real Estate, we’re committed to providing ongoing support to all franchises from a logistical and marketing perspective. As such, you can depend on our resources as your own.

  • Logistical Support – We offer year-round trainings, business planning sessions, and other logistical support to ensure you can meet your goals and grow your franchise (even if it means opening multiple offices).
  • Marketing Support – Enhanced Marketing Solutions (EMS) is a subsidiary of United Real Estate that provides custom designs and campaigns for brokerages and agents alike. This is your go-to resource for all marketing needs.

Learn More About Growth Opportunities Available Exclusively Through United Real Estate

At United Real Estate, we believe that boutique firms, brokerages, and agents from a multitude of backgrounds are ideally suited to transition to United Real Estate brokerages. And with our unique structure that delivers more benefits to brokerages and agents alike, you stand to grow as an individual and a business.

To learn more about franchise opportunities and get your questions answered, head over to GrowWithUnited.com. We look forward to helping grow your career, your business, and your brand!