When we arrived in Florida, Boca Raton was our destination which soon changed. We realized Boynton Beach, Florida, only 10 miles north, was for us. My family moved in our 2 bedroom apartment and within a week I was studying for the Florida real estate brokers exam.
After two months I was able to read the state exam prep book front to back three times. I memorized the book so well, I’m thinking of taking the instructors exam to teach real estate courses. What I’ve learned in Florida (along with many other states) is you’ve got to be different and smarter than the rest of the other 11,438 licensees in Palm Beach County; or you’ll be out of the business faster than water can hit you sitting on a toilet seat.
Upon passing the state Brokers exam, Florida requires new Brokers to read two other 450 page novels, one on broker management and the other on investment analysis. (I still have one book to read).
By this time I had been in Florida for ten weeks, I then set out to form an LLC and obtain a tax id # from the IRS. I was then able to open up business checking accounts. I was nearing where I wanted to be minus a real estate website. I then contacted Real Estate Webmasters and bought the LEC 5 (limited edition custom). You can check it out at www.moving2palmbeach.com.
As you’re thinking this is the end to the story it’s not. I have a few others posts I will complete on recruiting agents and search engine optimization. You might be thinking, Robert is up and running and he has it all. Up and running is far different from up and running with customers!
So how could I develop my SEO quickly, cheaply, and meet people at the same time? Easy! I have started a website which should be live in a few weeks called www.ThingsToDoInPalmBeachCounty.info. Every week as a family event, I go out to a few really fun neat places just to “get out of the house” with the family. We record our video of the place we visit, often times even meeting the owners of the business (who of course link on there site to our really neat video). By meeting the owner’s of businesses I’ve built contacts, I’ve built SEO because they are linking on my video, and I’ve had fun with the family! You can check one of my first video’s here, and you can see for yourself the relationships, family fun, and SEO that are all being built at the same time.
You’ll have more from me on part # 3 & 4 on how to move a real estate business and get started with a bang! One of my upcoming parts also integrates HomeGain to jump starting your business. From deep down in the trenches I’m back to work. Remember, any move is possible in the real estate business, take it from me