If you’re looking to establish your own agency, you don’t just need to focus on listings and sales but ensuring you have a rock-solid legal foundation to set yourself up for long-term success.
That’s the message from O*NO Legal – The Real Estate Agents’ Lawyer Founder, Kristen Porter, who said too often agents branch out on their own and work tirelessly to build their agency, only to lose it all because they didn’t get their legals sorted.
Ms Porter wants to ensure that doesn’t happen to you, which is why she’s developed a free webinar, From start to success: the legal ‘must haves’ for an unbreakable agency.
She said the webinar had been designed for start-ups or those agencies that are already up and running but have been in business for less than two years, and who want to build a valuable asset for the future.
“Starting your own agency and building a valuable asset needs a solid legal foundation, whether you have been in business for less than two years or are thinking of starting up,” Ms Porter said.
“Agencies have very different needs throughout the business life cycle, and it can be confusing as to when you should address each operational and legal element.
“This webinar will teach you about the legal ‘must haves’ you need to start and grow your agency’s revenue and equity value, and how to protect it.”
The webinar will also contain critical information on how sorting your legals will increase the value of your agency and have you ‘sale ready’ at all times.
Ms Porter said other topics included what you need to think about if you are going to business alone versus with others, how to create and protect your brand and what corporate structures are available to you.
“If you are in real estate and want to start and grow your agency, build a valuable asset that is saleable and know when you need to take action, then this webinar is for you,” she said.
“We will also cover how you can get your entire start-up legal framework set up, guided by our real estate lawyers, without breaking the bank, with our new Start Up Sorted Program.”
Ms Porter said the webinar will be hosted by herself and O*NO Legal Senior Lawyer Jonathan Green, with both experts having extensive legal knowledge in the real estate setting.
Ms Porter has a proven track record of helping agents start and grow their agencies, buy and sell rent rolls, get ready for sale and assist with shareholder agreements, employment law, commission arrangements, franchising and everything real estate business related.
As a practising lawyer and Licensed Estate Agent, Mr Green understands the unique day-to-day and legal challenges, pressures and opportunities his clients contend with as he has stood in their shoes.
The free webinar will be held on April 27 at 10.30am AEST. You can reserve your seat here.