Redefining the One-Man Real Estate Brokerage

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Revealing how the opportunity of real estate brokerage ownership has shifted to the achievable through the Realty Point® franchisor’s vision and experience.

The Usual Paths to Brokerage Ownership

Boutique
The independent “boutique brokerage” is the first option many choose to establish themselves as brokerage owners.
No restrictions on the territory of operation, freedom to craft and grow the brokerage as you see fit, coupled with no franchisee fees, a boutique brokerage can be an attractive and generally low-cost business path.

Many boutique brokerages ...

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Real Estate Brokerage Franchise Opportunities

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Aspiring real estate sales professionals very quickly hit a government imposed glass ceiling.

Unlike other self-employed professionals in Ontario, real estate salespeople cannot legally incorporate their business without becoming the “Broker of Record” and opening their own brokerage.

This legislated restriction removes the various tax advantages of incorporation from the reach of many realtors that would otherwise enjoy significant savings in the taxes they pay.

The only legal option is to open their own real estate brokerage.

Of course, this course of action opens ...

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The Warren Buffett Model For Your Real Estate Business

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Have you considered the Warren Buffett model for your real estate brokerage business?

Mr. Buffett is renowned for smart investments, he “buys the business” rather than just considering his stock purchases as an investment.

Generally he finds value within a company and hires the right managers to continue allowing the business to be run effectively and efficiently with an eye on growing the bottom line.

Realty Point also looks at their franchisees as business people with specific skills that have brought them the ...

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Sub-brokerages, Mini-brokerages and the Realty Point Brokerage Franchise Model

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Let’s understand what real estate sub-brokerages are and how the Realty Point Brokerage model disrupts the traditional real estate brokerage franchise model.

The Old Real Estate Brokerage Franchise Model
The traditional model of real estate brokerage takes two forms, a franchise agreement with a provincial or national real estate corporation or a real estate broker opening an independent brokerage office (IBO).

Real estate brokers and salespeople in Ontario have to-date not been able to incorporate ...

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Top 5 Excuses For Not Opening Your Own Real Estate Brokerage

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At Realty Point we’ve spoken with many real estate brokers about incorporating and opening their own brokerage. While the benefits are obvious (tax benefits, liability issues, equity growth, income splitting and income deferral are the most popular pluses), there is always the uncertainty about starting off on your own even in a business that you’ve had many years in the making.

Here are the top reasons why real estate brokers don’t open their own brokerage and why they need to reconsider ...

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Take Charge of your Destiny!

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Running a successful real estate business is difficult. You’ve worked very hard and sacrificed a lot to reach the level of success you have. But if you’re working under the umbrella of one of the big brokerages, every deal you do adds to their prestige, not your own. Wouldn’t you rather be growing the value and reputation of your own business, instead of someone else’s? Then why put its keys in their pocket?

Many Realtors® dream of setting up their own ...

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Income Splitting for Real Estate Brokers

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As a self-employed Realtor® you pay tax based on marginal tax rates. Once you reach each threshold amount, the next dollar you earn is taxed at a higher amount. Individual tax rates in Ontario increase gradually up to a massive 49.5% – almost HALF your earnings.

Corporations pay a flat rate of 15.5% tax on net earnings up to $500k – so you can significantly cut your tax rate when you incorporate. And that’s not the only way you’ll save money. ...

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Turn Your Real Estate Practice Into a Marketable Entity

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As a self-employed Realtor, your business is just a source of income. The moment you stop working it will become worthless, leaving you with nothing to show for all the work you’ve put in.

When you incorporate your business you’ll transform your real estate sales career into a marketable entity, a valuable asset you can sell or transfer whenever you’re ready to move on. Whether you want to relocate, start a new venture or settle down and enjoy your retirement, you’ll ...

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Want to Open a Brokerage Without Drowning in Paper?

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As a successful Realtor, there are lots of reasons why you might want to incorporate your business. Like putting thousands more dollars a year in your pocket by taking advantage of the corporate tax rate of 15.5%. Or protecting your savings from legal threats. Or investing in your future.

But there’s an awful lot of work involved in opening a brokerage. Applying for a licence, filing paperwork, setting up an ...

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