FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Are there any monthly, annual, or start-up fees ?
NO, there are no fees.
Are there any required meetings ?
NO, there are no required meetings.
Are there any sales minimums ?
NO, there are no sales minimums.
Does my current broker need to release my real estate license before transfering it to ARG ?
NO. It is done with a few mouse clicks by yourself on the California Bureau of Real Estate website. ..Takes about 2 minutes.
When can I get broker phone support ?
You can reach us on the phone seven days a week from 9am to midnight. ..yes midnight !
Can I use my own Transaction Coordinator ?
YES, our TC’s are awesome, but you may use any Transaction Coordinator you like.
Is ARG a member of CAR (California Association of Realtors) & NAR (National Association of Realtors) ?
YES, we are members of both CAR & NAR
Do I need to join CAR & NAR ?
NO, you are not required to join if you are going to be inactive.
Do I need to join a local real estate board ?
NO. If you are going to be inactive and do referrals only, you are not required to join a local board.
Do I need to be a member the MLS ?
NO. However if you want access and list on the MLS then your local MLS will require you to join.
Can I do commercial transactions ?
YES, we allow our agents to conduct commercial transactions as well.
Can I do leases with ARG?
YES. ARG agents are able to do lease transactions.
Can I sell business opportunities with ARG ?
No, ARG members not allowed to sell businesses some exceptions call for details.
Can I use my own DBA name with ARG ?
YES. We allow you to use any DBA you like with your business.
How do I get paid ?
When using ARG’s preferred escrow service, you get paid directly to your bank account the same day your transaction closes.
Can I just hang my license with you and do referrals only ?
YES. ARGoffers our members our exclusive License On Ice program. This program allows our members to avoid all the CAR & NAR membership fees and still get paid for referrals! $95 bi-annual fee.
Can new agents join ?
YES, new agents are welcome.
Is there any agent training available ?
YES. We offer direct one-on-one training with our agents covering all aspects of your real estate business; Marketing, Open Houses, Contracts, Social Media, Websites, SEO, ..and more ! All at no cost to ARG members. What can be better than having your company’s own personal trainer ?
Do you offer a Recruiting Bonus program ?
YES. You will receive a check for $100 for every transaction that closes from every agent you invite to join.
Refer 7 agents and they only close 1 transaction a month – $700 in your pocket every month. ..not a bad gig !
I'm in the middle of a transaction, can I transfer it ?
YES, just have your current broker & seller sign a Listing Transfer. Contact your local MLS / Board for a
“Listing Transfer Form”.
Can I do transactions anywhere in California ?
YES, our brokerage is available to any licensed California real estate agent anywhere in California.
Can I list properties for less than 6% ?
YES, you can charge any commission rate you like.
Can I sign all my transaction forms on my phone ?
YES, ARG members have the ability to sign all their transaction forms on their phone from anywhere in the world.
Do I really keep all my commission ?
YES, you really keep all your commission.
Does ARG offer commission advances ?
YES, ARG Commission Cash allows our members to get cash advances on their pending transactions.
Do you cover me with Workman’s Comp insurance ?
YES, ARG members are covered with Workers Compensation insurance.
Does ARG have a consumer website ?