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Frequently Asked Questions

How does Real work? Arrow

Your job is to generate leads and promote the interest of your clients. Real’s job is to support you by providing the tools you need to do so, while returning the highest splits possible to you to maximize your earnings. Real does this using mobile technology tools to help you build your brand, generate leads, manage deals and get support – totally paper free.

Real’s smart technology platform includes Google Suite for Business with professional email, calendar, survey tools & more. Dotloop allows agents to manage transactions & signature from beginning to end – totally paper-free. Wait. There’s more! It includes CloudCMA for data-driven market analysis… plus your own, branded IDX-integrated app and website for listing search, client communication, support and more.

When you join Real, you also join a supportive community of hundreds of agents locally and nationally who interact daily in Real’s mobile app.

And Real provides an on-demand support staff and broker assistance to help answer any questions you may have. Work in your own home, on your own time, with a full staff behind you.

Why choose Real? Arrow

If you are motivated to build your own business, you are independent, self-driven and comfortable with working online and you’d like to keep more of your commission while also accessing free, best-in-class technology tools and great support, then Real could be the brokerage you’re looking for.

While traditional brokerages take a large portion of your commission and discount brokerages skimp on support and charge hidden fees, Real provides a larger commission split (85%, with the ability to earn 100% for the remainder of the year after reaching an annual cap) and no hidden fees.

Real can offer both great support and a great split because we cut our own overhead. We are not a franchise so there are no franchise fees, and we use technology and data to automate and optimize processes.

Through an innovative app, agents have the power to grow their own brand, make their own schedules, and work from anywhere, anytime. The app itself gives agents access to transaction documents, marketing materials, a CRM, the latest listings, on-demand real-time support, and even the ability to build a beautiful, custom website and generate a Facebook business page in a few taps.

This is what Real offers today. Tomorrow will be different because Real, along with agents and consumers, is always innovating. Big changes are coming from advances in artificial intelligence, cryptocurrency/blockchain and marketing technology. Real will never stop breaking ground to provide agents an advantage.

I want to join Real, what's next? Arrow

Once you decide to become a Real agent, fill out your information here: You can go ahead and e-sign the independent contractor agreement (ICA) or stop and talk with a Real rep first.

Once you sign the ICA and resign from your current brokerage, your individual Real rep will walk you through the process of transferring your license.

I am a broker - can I still join Real? Arrow

Yes, if you are a broker, you can still join Real. In fact, we have a program that allows you as a broker to transition yourself and your team to Real, and still make a profit from your agent's sales. The exact details vary by state. Interested? E-mail

What fees do I pay? Arrow

You pay no monthly fees, tech fees, desk fees or any other fees to Real. You do pay the agent portion of your real estate board and MLS fees.

How do I earn 100% commission? Arrow

For the first $75,000 in total commissions, you earn 85% split. After that, you earn 100% split for the remainder of the 12-month period based on your starting date.

How long do I have to reach the cap? Arrow

Caps are on a 12 month period based on your starting date.

What is your E&O insurance coverage? Do I pay for it? Arrow

Real covers the cost of E&O insurance, which covers every transaction you do with a coverage amount of no less than $1M per occurrence. Note: In NM and LA, the agent pays for insurance and Real reimburses them.

When do I get paid? Arrow

Provided you have submitted all transaction documents, you will be paid directly at closing by getting a CDA, or you will be paid on the same day we receive the commission check from escrow. You will be paid as an independent contractor, and will be issued a form 1099 at the end of the year.

Is there any minimum sales volume I should commit to? Arrow

Real is built for agents who aspire to be active. When you join Real, you will be asked to set your goals. While there is no minimum sales volume, there are 6-month check-ins to review your progress against goals.

Who negotiates the commission/fee with my clients? Arrow

You do. They are your clients and your deals. Feel free to negotiate what is best for you.

Are you a member of any board of REALTORS? Arrow

Yes, we are members of many boards. To view by state, visit, pick your state and scroll to the bottom of the page. Upon joining Real, you will also be required to be a member of your local board.

What type of license do I need? Arrow

A valid CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MD, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NY, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV real estate salesperson (agent) or broker license is required. Your license has to be in good standing, and you should have no claims filed against you.

Do you provide office space? Can I work from home? Arrow

Real does not typically provide office space (although in San Diego and Atlanta, we have co-working spaces). That’s why we can offer such great splits, technology & support with no monthly fees.

What if I need support? Arrow

Real has an on-demand support team to help with whatever you need. The team includes transaction specialists, board & MLS experts, tech support & brokers for compliance questions and more. You can tap the team whenever you want through the chat function in your Real app, by email or by phone.

Does Real provide training? Arrow

From marketing to compliance, we’ve got you covered. Attend live and on-demand voice and video sessions multiple times per week with top brokers and experts. Self-train with articles and templates. Where available, join a team for one-on-one coaching. And also, reach out to support for help with anything.

What technology does Real provide? Arrow

Real provides you with smart technology to run your business in 2018. This includes Google Suite for Business with professional email, calendar, survey tools & more. It includes Dotloop for managing transactions & signature from beginning to end -- totally paper-free. Wait. There’s more! Cloud CMA for data-driven market analysis… plus your own, branded IDX-integrated app and website for listing search, client communication, and more.

What marketing help do I get? Arrow

Real estate is about marketing yourself, and Real is here to help. From push-button Facebook Business page creation to pre-built listing campaigns plus coaching and training along the way, the only limit is your drive to use the tools to get out there.

Additional options include paid lead generation programs managed by Real, and a branding and marketing store where you can order business cards, signage, flyers, and car magnets based on professionally-designed templates.