What to do First?
Let’s get started on your first steps as a new agent. Come back to this webpage anytime if you lose your way or need a refresher!
Office hours are Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Contact the main office line at 304.728.2000 or Amy's cell.
Amy will take texts/calls after hours.
Keep track of your continuing education
Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors
National Association of Realtors
West Virginia Association of Realtors
Online trainings or multi-modual classes
Present, Engage, Website, Impress
Franchise Intranet site
Sign online with ease!
Applying for the Eastern Panhandle Board of Realtors is your first step upon passing your real estate exam. ERA Liberty is a member of the Board and all of our agents must join as well.
Address: 408 Randolph Street Martinsburg, WV 25401
Office Hours: M-F 8:30am-4:30pm
Application fee is $200. Board dues are prorated so you must call in to get what you owe prior to completing the application!
A copy of your active license must be emailed along with the Board application. Email to email@example.com. Make sure the office staff also have a copy of your license on file.
Once your application is approved, you will recieve a letter with dates of classes and trainings that are required by the Board - Sentrilock training and your new member orientation class. The letter will also contain your NRDS Number, which will be used to create an account on the MLS (Multi-Listing Service).
CE stands for Continuing Education. These are courses that are mandatory for real estate agents that have to be taken each year. You need 7 hours total for WV. Every few years you will need a Code of Ethics course. Your CE Broker account keeps track of your courses and what you still need to take each year.
*New agents DO NOT need to take CE. They are exempt for their first year.
You will need your licnese number to create the account.
The Multi-Listing Service is your one stop shop for viewing, scheduling tours, adding listings, and more! You will need to register as an Agent. Our office code is ELIB2.
$120/Quarter + $250 One-time Activation Fee
Fill out this About You questionaire so we can make a bio for you! If you would rather write one yourself go ahead. Use a third person format.
We need to know about you! What are your hobbies, what was your past profession, cats or dogs? Along with a bio, we will need a good photo or headshot of you for your marketing. You should also consider purchasing a vanity URL. These come in handy when creating your business card and other marketing marterials.
Your signage is a large part of your marketing efforts! You can have horizonal or veritcal signs. You can have sign riders, text riders, or just the insert. You can customize or leave it more simple. The office provides you with the basic insert and frame. If you wish for something more then you will have to create and pay for it yourself.
Anatomy of a Sign
Insert - Main part of sign, the area where the logo, broker name, address, and phone is housed.
Rider - Smaller sign that goes in the top part of the frame. Can have your name and number.
Text Rider - Small sign with a code or keyword to text to a specific number. Lead capture technique.
*ERA ,as a franchise, has discounts available if you go through specific sites to create your signs. They all should have the proper specifications preloaded since they are partnering with the ERA. Vital Signs is a local shop and will need specifications from you for signage creation.
32 Federal Way, Suite 101,
Charles Town, WV 25414
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