In fact, real estate agents are getting pressure from every direction. MLS property listings, which were once under the exclusive control of real estate agents, are now widely available to a new breed of discount brokers and a variety of online resellers. Shrinking commissions, a huge crop of new agents and a down housing market have made it increasingly tough even for many seasoned real estate professionals.
[PICTURED: The National Realty Group franchise brochure.]
The National Realty Group franchise is offering the independent real estate professional a new way to compete. By joining the National Realty Group franchise system, real estate professionals will receive the systems, training and support to benefit from two new potential revenue centers: providing their own mortgage and (in some states) escrow services.
Traditionally, an agent would help a couple find their dream house and then hand them off to mortgage and escrow service providers for financing. With the NRG program, the franchisee would provide the real estate services, then also provide the mortgage and, when applicable, escro services. According to National Realty Group franchise founder Jeff Maas, it’s a win-win situation for all involved: Home buyers get the convenience of a one-stop real estate resource, and the franchise owner and agent has two, sometimes three, potential revenue centers instead of one.
The National Realty Group franchise may also help even out the peaks and valleys so common in the real estate market. According to Maas, when the real estate sales side is down, the mortgage side often gets busier with mortgage refinancing.
At this time, the National Realty Group franchise is only being offered to real estate professionals in California and surrounding states. For more information about this and other top new franchise opportunities, visit the Top New Franchises blog at TopNewFranchises.Com.
The blog is focused on providing up-to-date information and an in-depth look at the new and growing National Realty Group franchise. It’s being published in cooperation with the National Realty Group.
National Realty Group, LLC., a California based franchise company headed by president Jeff Maas, not only provides real estate services, but also complete mortgage and escrow services.
Other realty franchisors only offer real estate services, while National Realty Group provides all of the necessary tools and resources to complete real estate transactions. Their services also include complete processing services for loans. This allows franchisees to offer mortgages without the additional burdens of establishing accounts or hiring appropriate outsourced staff.
National Realty Group plans to open 25 new units within the next twelve months, and they are targeting new franchisees with experience in the real estate industry. Escrow services are not offered in every state due to local business practices, as well as some local laws, so where applicable, services are limited to both real estate and mortgage brokering.
Visit the National Realty Group real estate franchise blog at InsideNRG.com.
Congratulations to Jamie Gilleland and her team at MARS The Real Estate Store for awarding their first franchise! MARS is an innovative real estate concept that’s designed to give real estate agents a revolutionary marketing approach, and real estate consumers a superior way to buy or sell their home. They just recently completed the arduous process required to begin offering franchise opportunities.
Congratulations especially to the first MARS franchise group: LowCountry Lifestyles Group (Sherry Reed, Tara Lynam, Leigh Anderson and Barbara Pearson) of Bluffton, SC. FranBest.Com wishes Sherry, Tara, Leigh and Barbara the best of luck with their ambitious growth plans, and applauds them for being the first franchisees of MARS.
MARS The Real Estate Store was just named one of the Top 100 New Franchises by Franchise Market magazine. For more information, visit the MARS website.