Are there any drawbacks to becoming a real estate agent if your primary business is buying, fixing, and selling properties?
There is a local broker who will let me become an agent in the office and I would keep 100% of all commissions on my buys, less a $350 transaction fee. It seems like a good idea when buying a listed property as the 3% commission would come back to me. Also, I’d have full access to MLS/FMLS to get my own comps and market data. And finally, when it came time to sell, I could list the properties at no out of pocket expense on the front end.
But what is the downside to being an agent? I know I would have to disclose my agent status at all times, but are there any things that I can’t do as an agent that I would want to do as a pure investor?