If you are new in the business, we will write the offer for you!

watsoncares1Many new real estate agents are hesitant at the beginning of their careers simply because they do not understand the paperwork they are required to assist a buyer with, when purchasing a home.

Ellen and I offer an extensive initial training program for our new agents, however, when an agent gets started quickly, sometimes they need help before they receive their initial training.

We are there to help.

We are happy to write the offer for our newer agents.  With our use of transaction desk, we are ale to shadow the new agent’s profile and complete the offer for them and their buyer.  All they would need to get the following from the buyer; purchase price, escrow deposit amount, closing date, type of financing or will they be paying cash, do they want a home warranty. Any other terms or conditions that are important to them that are not already on the contract.

We never want our agents to miss a sale simply because they are new.

If you are a new agent and want to be part of a team that is there to support you, give us a call!

Kissimmee Real Estate School Weekend Classes

kissimmee real estate schoolWatson Realty Corp. in Kissimmee will be hosting a 63 hour post licensing course beginning on August 6th.  The real estate school will be a weekend class ending with the class exam on August 28th.

If you are interested in attending or would like more information about a career with Watson Realty Corp., Kissimmee, give me a call.

Greg Staker 407-343-5752

A question about withdrawn listings.

Q: I have a buyer I am working with and they asked me about a property that they saw on realtor.com.  I looked it up on the MLS and it was withdrawn 30 days ago after being on the market for over 440 days.  My buyers are interested in the house.  Since it was withdrawn and not expired can I still attempt to contact the owners or should I contact the agent that had the listing?

A:  In my opinion, you should contact the listing agent first.  It could still be under listing contract.  Just because it shows as withdrawn in the MLS does not necessarily mean that the listing contract between the real estate company and seller has expired or is no longer valid.



Kissimmee Watson School of Real Estate is now offering the state required 45 hr. post licensing class


Are you newly licensed?  We are offering the required 45 hour post licensing class tht you need to complete.

KISSIMMEE-1950 E. Irlo Bronson Mem. Hwy.  Kissimmee 34744

Friday, January 8th 5 PM – 10 PM        Saturday, January 9th  9 AM – 6 PM,  Sunday, January 10th  9 AM -6 PM
Friday, January 15th 5 PM – 10 PM     Saturday, January 16th  9 AM – 6 PM,  Sunday, January 17th  9 AM -6 PM

Review and State Exam will be given in class on
Sunday January 17th  9 AM to 6 PM

Contact me to reserve a seat!

Kissimmee Real Estate school starts January 2016

Do you live in Kissimmee or Osceola County and are considering a career in real estate sales?  You will need to attend a pre-licensing class.

Watson Realty Corp.’s Kissimmee office will be offering this class starting January 20th and ending on February 25th.  The classes will be held Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 6pm – 10pm.  This class will be held at our Watson Realty office located at 1950 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy.  Kissimmee 32804

The cost of this course is $245.00 which covers the textbook, materials, supplies and class exam.


Contact me for a registration package or more information.

Greg Staker
Watson Realty Corp.

Kissimmee real estate school starts September 9th

Are you interested in a real estate sales career?  We are offering a pre-licensing course to be held in our Watson Realty Corp. Kissimmee office on September 9th, 2015.

The class will run from September 9th to October 12th.  This will be a night class with hours of 6pm to 10pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.  The cost to attend is $245, which includes textbook, class materials and final exam.

To reserve a seat, please email me for a registration package.


Real Estate Agent Training: TouchCMA

We will be offering in office introduction and training on the TouchCMA seller and buyer presentation tool.  TouchCMA allows our agents to perform live and in-depth market analysis for their clients, quickly and accurately.

This training will be held in our office and is open to area agents interested in learning more about our Company and this program.  This presentation will be on August 13, 2015 from 10am – noon.  Our office location is 1950 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy.  Kissimmee 34744.  Call me if you would like more information on Watson Realty Corp. and/or to register for this training.

(8-13-2013) Great to see so many attending this mornings class!

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What options does the FARBAR purchase contract provide when dealing with inspection report repairs?

What are the options does the FARBAR purchase contract provide when dealing with inspection report repairs?

Page 5, section 12 of the FARBAR AS IS contract deals  with the property inspection.  This clause, in my opinion, allows the buyer to terminate the contract or accept the condition of the property.

In many transaction , real estate agents want to offer a 3rd option, that of negotiating these repairs.  While it is the right of buyer and seller to mutually agree to amend a contract, I would strongly suggest that the agents involved should not be in a hurry to do so.

FloridaRealtors.org legal section has addressed this issue and the answer to a similar question included this suggestion; “Since the as-is aspect of the contract is a central theme referenced throughout, we recommend that parties wanting to make the contract more like a formal inspection and repair contract hire a lawyer to draft the amendment. ”  You can reference the question and answer regarding this here.

That is a pretty strong recommendation to hire a lawyer to draft the amendment.  Unless the agents involved are lawyers, it would be in their best interest to not prepare an amendment with the purpose of negotiating repairs under an AS IS contract.  This will help reduce risk management issues.

The importance of self-motivation

How do you get yourself to do things you don’t feel like doing? You know what those things are and I bet each and every one of you have said at one time or another; “tomorrow I am going to ___________ in order to get more listings or make more sales”. Unfortunately, just like New Year’s resolutions, the motivation passes long before the task has been completed. I have heard it said that motivation is just like bathing, you need it every day. We can get motivated in a variety of ways. A coach can motivate us, real estate managers can motivate us, our husband, wife, or significant other can motivate us, even a book or quote can motivate us to get going in the right direction. The challenge we encounter is that we can’t always have those outside motivators with us on a daily, minute by minute basis or when we need them the most! So what then?

We need to learn how to motivate ourselves.

Being able to self-motivate keeps successful agents moving in the right direction. It is my opinion, the key to being able to motivate oneself, starts first with understanding what motivation means. I found a definition of motivation online that I think provides a clue on why successful agents are able to motivate themselves daily. Motivation is defined as; “the reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way”. I believe successful agents have the reason or reasons they will succeed ingrained into their being. Nothing will stand in their way and that includes doing the things that most agents don’t want to do. Their reasons for wanting to be successful are immensely more powerful than their fear of what needs to be done to reach their goals. Are your reason or reasons that powerful?

Reexamine or identify why you want to be successful and then ask yourself, would it be ok if I failed. If the answer is yes, then you are trying to build a real estate career for the wrong reasons. It is when failure is not an option that self-motivation will be the driving force for success!

Don’t forget those open house balloons!

Unfortunately, holding open houses as a method of selling a home or prospecting for new buyers or sellers, has went the way of dinosaurs for many real estate agents. For those agents who still understand the power of using open houses to grow your business, here is a little tip that I was reminded of.open hose real estate

I had the opportunity to sit at an open house this past weekend. The listing agent explained to me that we would need to get an early start prepping for our open house because she wanted to place several directional signs. The fact that she used 10 directional signs was impressive enough but then she went a step further and attached helium filled balloons to these signs. It is my opinion that few agents use balloons to attract attention to their signs.

They should start.

We had at least 20 visitors during our 3 hour open house. Several new relationships were started and the seller ended up receiving an offer from buyers who visited the open house without their agent. The little extra step of using the balloons was noticed by the community builder rep who, stopped in and thanked us for putting out balloons!

Were we successful just because of the balloons? Of course not, but I do believe those little extra steps increase an agents overall success.


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