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We Want You

Yes, if you are a newly licensed real estate agent, and you are looking for a company to grow
and expand with, we want you! Or, if you have been thinking about becoming a Real Estate
Agent, don't miss the chance to speak with us! At First Choice Realtors, we take pride in the fact
that we invest time, effort and energy; along with a lot of other tools to enhance your career; in
our new real estate agents. We work together as a team to provide you with the necessary
skills and knowledge to make you the ideal, successful agent that you long to be.

One of the many benefits we offer is pre-licensing help. We can point you in the need direction
and provide you the needed information that can ensure you are ready to get your license.

Once your license is secure, we then offer experienced, one-on- one guidance building your
marketing plan. You can expect to be mentored from our current team members to help your
experience level expand, all while you build a better understanding of the real estate industry!

We also have an in-house, full time office manager that will assist you in inputting listings,
schedule showings and open houses. This provides you with the extra time to concentrate on
what you do best: sell houses.

In addition, we provide you with leads to get you rolling, the highest paid commission in the
area through incentive-based pay, allowing you to ensure yourself unlimited income potential!!
Your dream of becoming a successful real estate agent can be your reality with the help of First
Choice Realty.

While some agents prefer working from home, you can do both at First Choice Realty. We have
four locations, and you can choose the office or offices you prefer, and we set you up. We also
provide you an opportunity for your own website with a full back-end lead management

How does all this sound to you? Contact us today and let's talk. Let us tell you more in-
depth of all the benefits of choosing to become a part of our ever-growing family of realtors!
Let First Choice Realty be your first and ONLY choice!


When's the last time you went on a shopping spree? Wheeling has plenty of local stores for all your shopping needs.

Wheeling has a lot to offer, from historical sights to outdoor activities. But one thing our real estate agents love doing in Wheeling is shopping! After you visit some gorgeous Wheeling homes for sale, enjoy a day out in the city by shopping at these local staples.

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Why choose a realtor, especially one from FIRST CHOICE REALTORS

You see an eye doctor when you have trouble seeing, you call a plumber when your sink and tub get clogged beyond what "Drano" can unclog, you call a construction company when you need a new deck built….so why in the world does one think they don't need to call a realtor when they want to sell their house?

Every time I see a "FOR SALE BY OWNER" sign I cringe. Does one not realize that trying to be a real estate agent is not easy? Here are some things that you may not be thinking of when you try to sell your home yourself:

    1. Realtors may not show potential buyers your "For Sale by Owner Home" In an FSBO deal, the buyer's agent knows there won't be a professional colleague on the other end of the transaction. Even if a client insists on seeing your home, the agent might discourage making an offer, citing the hassles and risks of trying to close the deal without a professional representing the seller—and without a guaranteed commission.
    1. You may have emotional sales. Examples are overpricing your home, refusing to counter a low offer because you are "offended" or giving in too easily when you have a deadline for selling.
    1. Real Estate is a Full Time Job. Can you rush home from work every time someone wants to see your home? Can you excuse yourself from a meeting every time your phone rings with a potential buyer? At the end of a long workday, do you have the energy to take advantage of every possible opportunity to market your home? Are you an expert in marketing homes?
    1. Can you access large real estate networks? Yes, you can list your home yourself on Zillow, Redfin, Craigslist, and even the multiple listing service that agents use. But will that be enough? Even if you have a large personal or professional network, those people will likely have little interest in spreading the word that your house is for sale. You don't have relationships with clients, other agents, or a real estate agency to bring the largest pool of potential buyers to your home. A smaller pool of potential buyers means less demand for your property, which can translate into waiting longer to sell your home and possibly not getting as much money as your house is worth. 
    1. Can you weed out potential buyers? Can you find out whether someone who wants to view your house is really a qualified buyer or just a dreamer or a curious, nibby neighbor? It's a lot of work and a major interruption every time you have to put your life on hold, make your house look perfect, and show your home. You want to limit those hassles to the showings most likely to result in a sale. 
    1. Do you have the skills needed to negotiate the price? Even if you have sales experience, you don't have specialized experience negotiating a home sale. The buyer's agent does, so they are more likely to succeed in the negotiation, meaning less money in your pocket. An experienced selling agent may have negotiated hundreds of home purchases and they know all the games and the warning signs of a nervous or disingenuous buyer. 
    1. You ignore your home's flaws. After all, you have lived with that wet basement for years, so what's the big deal about it right?  You simply don't view many issues with your home as flaws. 
    1. Are you a legal expert? There is a lot of legal paperwork involved in a home sale, and it needs to be completed correctly by an expert. One of the most important items is the seller's disclosures which has an affirmative duty to disclose any fact that materially affects the value or desirability of the property. A seller can be held liable for fraud, negligence, or breach of contract if they do not disclose properly.

    So, still feel like taking this task on to sell your home yourself? It's a tall task to learn how to sell your house without a realtor—and selling your home will likely be one of the biggest transactions of your life. You can try to do it alone to save money, but hiring an agent has many advantages. Agents can get broader exposure for your property, help you negotiate a better deal, dedicate more time to your sale, and prevent your emotions from sabotaging it. An agent brings expertise, which few FSBO sellers have, to a complex transaction with many potential financial and legal pitfalls.

    Call us at First Choice Realtors and let one if our experienced real estate experts help you sell your home. Let us take the stress away from you. Sit back, relax and let us do the work! 



    Fresh herbs make a world of difference for your cooking, which is why you should use these tips and start an indoor herb garden.

    For many of us, the kitchen is the heart of the home, and judging by the beautiful, modern kitchens featured in many Wheeling homes for sale, that's still as true now as it was decades ago. One way to enjoy your kitchen even more is to introduce some fresh elements into your cooking. If you enjoy trying out new recipes and cooking with fresh herbs, you'll appreciate having your own indoor herb garden! Our real estate agents have a few tips to help your herb garden flourish.

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