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I don't work for a realty company nor do I want to, so, how can an independent agent find clients?

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Hello,
I am not sure what state he is licensed in, but in Ohio Real Estate agents must be an independent contractor under a Brokerage. You will want to check the license laws in your state, but the best way to be an agent and not be under a broker is to become a Broker. 
Hope this helps!
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Thank you, Ron. I will look into it! Cheers to you too!
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Be careful of the licensing laws of your state. It is against the law to practice real estate without a license.

Working for you own behalf is one thing, but soliciting for business is another matter.

I would look into online real estate school and start working on obtaining your license.

Cheers,
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Thanks for your answers. They are very helpful! Ron, I am not licensed but my partner is. We were both disabled recently. My partner is mostly recovered where as I will be unable to technically work until the end of the year. (Hopefully). It's a perfect time to research and and plan for a new way to make money once I have completely rehabilitated. Does this info help?
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The first step would to take steps so you don't remain anonymous.   Have an agent tag on Zillow, fill out your profile and contact information (including your license #). 

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I know some independent agents that get a good amount of business through networking, referrals, and saturating a local market with advertising. While it's rather freeing to be on your own and do things on your terms, it's also great to have at least a partner for support and to share expenses.  Another option might be joining a smaller, boutique firm, especially if you are new at this.  Often times, you can find a smaller agency to collaborate with you, even on a referral basis for sharing leads. 
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Are you licensed?
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