Here we go!
Welcome to the team. Here is everything you will need to get started.
The first step is to get your licensed sponsored by the 6th Ave Homes Brokerage. To do this you will need to login to the my license portion of the TREC website. Just a warning, their website is slow, confusing, and hard to navigate. I don’t think it has been updated since 1998.
Once logged in you will be taken to a menu that should have your license at the top with a drop down menu next to it that says "Choose A Function". Click on that menu and select, "Manage My Sponsorship (Sales)".
Once selected you will be taken to the next screen. There you will choose the tab on the left side that reads "Manage My List".
From there you will select the button at the bottom left that reads "Request Sponsorship"
A pop up form will then open up. Where it says "License Type", select "Real Estate Company (LLC or Corporation)". Where it says "License Number", type in 9005507 (this is the 6th Ave Homes brokerage Licenses number). Leave the rest of the fields empty and then hit the "Search" button.
This should pull up the 6th Ave Homes LLC info at the bottom of the form. Select the box next to our license number and then hit the "Request" button. This will submit a request to our brokerage for sponsorship. NOTE, there is no confirmation page that appears after this and sometimes we do not get any sort of email (because TREC is awesome like that). So please let us know once you have completed these steps.
Independent Contractor Form
Like most brokerages all of our real estate agents are considered independent contractors instead of employees. This means that we do not with hold any taxes (state, federal, or local) for any of our agents. Additionally this means we do not pay any sort of base salary, require agents to work or keep certain hours, pay by the hour, and we are not responsible for any state unemployment compensation. As an independent contractor you will be responsible for all tax obligations and will make and keep your own hours. All payment will be directly related to sales performance and not based on hours worked.
We require all of our agents to fill out and sign a standard independent contractor agreement. If you have not already done so, please download, fill out, sign, and then return this form here :
We will need this before you can officially start working on the 6th Ave Homes team
Membership in the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors and Texas Association of Realtors is required of all 6th Ave Homes Agent. This membership gives you access to MLS, NTREIS Matrix, Zipforms (our backend system), and tons of great resources and support from the GFWAR team.
To sign up you will need to contact Meghan Sheehan w/ GFWAR to schedule your new applicant meeting.
817-870-2863 ext 102
At this meeting, you will also need to sign up for a SUPRA lockbox account. We also recommend purchasing your first Supra Box at this time.
After your meeting with Meghan you will be required to attend a New Member Orientation Class and NAR Code of Ethics Class. Both of these are mandatory. You will not have access to MLS or NTREIS until you complete these. The Ethics class can be done online and take about an hour. The New Member Orientation class is from 9:30 - 12pm at the GFWAR Offices.
Additionally you will need to take a basic Matrix MLS Training online to get your MLS access. Meghan will provide you with the info on how to do that.
Information About Brokerage Services
This is the MOST important form you will need to have as agent. If you do do not provide this to all customers and prospective customers you will be liable for BIG fines and loss of license. This needs to be given at first contact with prospective clients.
You can get the pre-filled out 6AH IABS form HERE
Additionally, a link to YOUR form will need to be linked in the body of ALL emails. It can be saved as a link in your email signatures, but needs to be BEFORE your name.
Centralized Showing Services - CSS
CSS makes showing, accessing, and listing houses easy. To set up your account please contact :
Email address/ FB
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your 6AH email account. All business related email must be sent from your 6thavehomes.com email address.
Also ask Rachel to add you to our Team Facebook group. Its our way of staying connected to the entire team.
We believe our signs are one of our greatest marketing tools, which is why we choose to use custom handmade wood signs. Our signs make a statement and stand out. We provide two signs for new agents and each additional sign is available for an additional $300.
Turn around time on new signs is 2-3 weeks.
We want you out in the community networking and meeting people. 6AH will provide you with your first 100 business cards.
Our graphic designer will provide you with a personalized email signature to attach at the bottom of all of your emails.
Zipforms is our backend system and they way we handle contracts, forms, and manage our transactions. You will sign up for zipforms access at your GFWAR New Member Meeting.