Zillow Advice: Home Selling - I don't work for a realty company nor do I want to, so, how can an independent agent find clients? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Hello,I am not sure what ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ Hello,<br/>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.&nbsp;<br/>Hope this helps! Wed, 18 Sep 2013 01:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ 2013-09-18T01:24:00Z Thank you, Ron. I will look ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ Thank you, Ron. I will look into it! Cheers to you too! Wed, 18 Sep 2013 01:19:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ 2013-09-18T01:19:00Z Be careful of the licensing ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ Be careful of the licensing laws of your state. It is against the law to practice real estate without a license.<br/><br/>Working for you own behalf is one thing, but soliciting for business is another matter.<br/><br/>I would look into online real estate school and start working on obtaining your license.<br/><br/>Cheers, Wed, 18 Sep 2013 01:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ 2013-09-18T01:08:00Z Thanks for your answers. ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ 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? Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ 2013-09-18T00:43:00Z The first step would to take ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ The first step would to take steps so you don't remain anonymous.&nbsp;&nbsp; Have an agent tag on Zillow, fill out your profile and contact information (including your license #).&nbsp; <br/><br/> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 00:02:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ 2013-09-18T00:02:00Z I know some independent agents ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ 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.&nbsp; Another option might be joining a smaller, boutique firm, especially if you are new at this.&nbsp; Often times, you can find a smaller agency to collaborate with you, even on a referral basis for sharing leads.&nbsp; Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:57:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ 2013-09-17T23:57:00Z Are you licensed? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ Are you licensed? Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:23:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/I-don%27t-work-for-a-realty-company-nor-do-I-want-to-so-how-can-an-independent-agent-find-clients/511778/ 2013-09-17T23:23:00Z