FAQ

Is Solid Source growing? Can new or experienced agents join?


Yes! We are continuing to grow as more agents understand the exceptional value that Solid Source has to offer. We are currently onboarding new and experienced agents, full-time or part-time, investors, solo agents, and teams. Please schedule a time to discuss how we can benefit your real estate business by clicking here.




Do you really offer solid broker support for such a low transaction fee?


We know it is hard to believe that you can receive such tremendous broker support at such a low fee! Being debt-free since inception has allowed us to do that. We have a team of five full-time, non-competing brokers and two full-time in-house attorneys. Our broker and attorney team are not in the field buying and selling real estate, instead they are in the office helping agents full-time with their real estate business. You can meet our broker team virtually by watching this video playlist or scheduling a time with us by clicking here.




Are there any hidden fees?


We are transparent and upfront with agents. We do not have franchise fees, marketing fees, internet fees, office fees, desk fees or insurance fees. We also do not have sales quotas, sales minimums, or new agent additional fees.

Our plan is fair and simple: $300 transaction fee when you close a residential transaction, $48 per month for E&O and FMLS Access, and a one-time affiliation fee of $95. GAMLS is offered optionally at $20 per month and Realtor Board Memberships are optional. There are no other required fees at Solid Source.




What does "Optional Board Membership" mean?


Solid Source gives agents the option to join a local Realtor Board or agents can choose not to join a Board. There are many Realtor boards in the Metro Atlanta Area and agents can choose the one that fits best for them. If agents do not join the board, they can purchase the GAR contracts without being a Realtor board member. The bottom line is that we give agents the opportunity to decide what is best for their real estate business!




What are the costs of joining a board?


REALTOR board pricing can vary, as well as the services they offer. Most pricing information and membership details can be found on the individual board’s website. You can expect to pay between $400-$600 per year.




How do I acquire the real estate contract forms (GAR Contracts)?


The Georgia Association of Realtors (GAR) Contract forms are the gold standard contract forms for use by real estate agents in the state of Georgia. These forms can be obtained through your Realtor Board membership OR by purchasing them directly at forms.garealtor.com (for non-Board members).

Your MLS subscription includes a free version of real estate forms called the “RE Forms”. However, we strongly recommend that you utilize the GAR Forms in your real estate business.




What is the difference between FMLS and GAMLS?


FMLS and GAMLS are both platforms used by agents to search properties, create Comparable Market Analysis (CMA), and create offers and finalize contract documents.

The FMLS covers the Metro Atlanta Area and GAMLS covers the entire state of Georgia. Solid Source offers GAMLS at an optional price of $20 per month.




What is the FMLS fee? What is the GAMLS fee?


FMLS currently charges 0.12% of the sales price at closing on the buy and sell side of the transaction listed in the FMLS or if the property is in the FMLS Compulsory Area (and under an Exclusive Listing Agreement).

Example FMLS Fee: $300,000 sales price x .12% = $360 FMLS Fee.

GAMLS does not charge a per transaction fee but charges a monthly fee.




Does Solid Source allow property management?


Solid Source does not allow agents to manage a property for another person. We DO allow agents to manage rental properties that are in their own name.




What would be the next steps to join Solid Source?


We are excited that you are considering joining the Solid Source Family! We want to make sure that all your questions are answered, and we also want to understand how we can best help your real estate career. Our onboarding process is efficient and happens in less than two business hours.

Please schedule a brief call with us by clicking here and we can get started!




Can you provide a Sponsoring Broker Form?


Yes! We are happy to provide you with a Sponsoring Broker Form. Just click here to start this process.




If I'm licensed outside of Georgia, can I have a reciprocal license with Solid Source?


We would love to discuss your reciprocal license for Georgia, and we have many agents who are reciprocal with us from many other states!




Is Solid Source investor friendly?


Yes! Our CEO and founder is a residential investor and started Solid Source in 2003 while she was investing in real estate. From the beginning, she believed in a fair and simple commission plan that allowed agents of all real estate lifestyles the opportunity to keep more of their commission - while receiving tremendous broker support! Click here to learn more.




Do you provide Continuing Education?


Yes. We have a training calendar full of informative and highly useful courses that you agents can attend. Please visit this calendar to preview our training and course offerings!




Do you provide training for new agents?


Solid Source provides training for new agents, including two exceptional Continued Education courses! Our “Building a Solid Foundation” course takes you through the platforms offered at Solid Source, and best practices when working with buyers and sellers. Our “Contracts 101” course offers an in-depth discovery of the contracts, forms, platforms for creating contracts, and a sample contract package that you can use for reference when writing contracts!




Can I take my license courses online with you?


Yes, we offer pre-license, post-license, and continued education at our online real estate academy. Please click here to access our online academy.




What do agents have to say about Solid Source?


Watch this short video to hear what our agents say about Solid Source !




I'm ready to join Solid Source! How do I start?


We are excited that you are considering joining the Solid Source Family! We want to make sure that all your questions are answered, and we also want to understand how we can best help your real estate career. Our onboarding process is efficient and happens in less than two business hours.

Please schedule a brief call with us by clicking here and we can get started!