Getting Started - Q & A



Promark Preferred International Marketing


1) Q. What will I be doing as an International Marketing Coordinator?

     A. You will contact real estate agents who have the experience we require and sell them one of our seven different
          international bio / profile listings. Our listings will feature their new "foreign property investor and / or relocation"
          focused agent bio / profile on our website and will include targeted marketing. Promark Preferred offers profile
          listings based on seven Profile Levels, subject to availability. (We market real estate agents not property listings).

2) Q. How long has Promark Preferred been in business?
     A. We started Promark Preferred over two years ago as a "free" real estate resource for Canadians and overseas buyers
          looking for knowledgeable real estate agents that have foreign property investor experience or relocation experience.
          We are still free for all potential buyers, sellers and website visitors but have recently changed to a "paid" profile listing
          service, which includes targeted international marketing, for real estate agents who want to be listed on our site.


3) Q. Why will real estate agents prefer to place their bio/profile on your site and be marketed by your company?
     A. Our
core marketing focuses on specialist real estate agents. We make them easier to find, greatly reduce their local
          competition, market them globally and guarantee results. We have no monthly fees, referral fees or profile setup fees.
          Our goal is to have a worldwide network of preferred Canadian, U.S. and International real estate specialists who are
          "shortlisted" (based on the experience we require) from well known international or regional real estate organizations.

4) Q. Who is your competition?
     A. There are lead generation companies, web designers and other marketing companies but no-one in our industry offers
          what we do. We offer individualized marketing for agents with the experience that
public surveys indicate buyers prefer.

5) Q. Who is best suited to being an International Marketing Coordinator for Promark Preferred?
     A. You are self-motivated, able to work independently and plan your own work week.
You are focused on achieving results
          and can adjust your marketing accordingly.
We want you to treat this job opportunity as if it is your own business.

6) Q. Will I have to sign a sales agreement with Promark Preferred?
     A. Yes, you will be required to sign our sales agreement which has an easy-out termination clause. This enables either
          party (you or us) to terminate the sales agreement for any reason with twenty-four hours written (email) notice.


7) Q. How many real estate agents are there in Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean & Europe?
     A.
There are over "one hundred thousand" agents in Canada according to the Canadian Real Estate Association  
         
(CREA) and well over "one million" agents in the USA according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
        
Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe collectively have "hundreds of thousands" of real estate agents.

8) Q. Selling to agents in local real estate companies versus to agents in national or international companies:
     A. Real estate agents in small local real estate companies usually "struggle to be found" based on name recognition while
         agents in larger national or international companies "struggle to stand out" from all of the other agents in their company.

9) Q. How many International Marketing Coordinators will you be hiring?
     A. We will only hire a select number of International Marketing Coordinators who, in our opinion, are being productive
         and helping us to expand our brand. We would like to maintain a minimum of three or four:
CanAm, MCAC and Euro
         Marketing Coordinators based on the extensive international marketplace. We strongly believe in quality over quantity.

10) Q. What if I happen to contact the same real estate agent as another Marketing Coordinator?
      A. The real estate agent that you contact can place an order with any Marketing Coordinator they want. As long as your
           personal promo code order identifier is applied by the agent when the order is placed you will be credited for the sale.

11) Q. What are the three ways I can earn commissions as an International Marketing Coordinator?
     
A. By selling our seven unique International Profile Listings to real estate agents.
     
A. By selling our Geo Targeted "Kickstart" Packages - Profile Listing Add-ons.
     
A. By selling our professional Canada Wide and International Pro-Ad Packages.
     
A. Commissions are not applicable for hotel bookings made on Promark Hotels.

12) Q. What will my employment status be if I am hired by Promark Preferred?
     
A. You will be hired as an independent contractor and are responsible for your own expenses including having your own
           international calling plan, taxes and all other business expenses associated with being an independent contractor.

13) Q. What information should I review on the Promark Preferred website?
     
A. Review the advantages and differences between our 7 international Profile Listing Levels and their corresponding
          Profile Listing "Order Forms" (the order form links are shown below each profile listing level heading) so you have a
          good understanding of each one as they pertain to agents located across Canada, the USA and other countries.

14) Q. How do I find real estate agents and who else can I contact to be listed by Promark Preferred?
     
A. We will suggest multiple ways for you to find real estate agents in any country.
A great way to begin your marketing
          campaigns is by contacting real estate agents that you, your family, friends and business associates have used in the
          past and would use again in the future. You may also want to start by contacting real estate agents in areas or cities
          where you would like to live, visit or vacation around the world.
Mortgage brokers, immigration lawyers, real estate
          lawyers, home inspectors, movers and other real estate professionals in any country can also be listed as one of
          three professionals per geographical service area and listing level for their professional category.
           
15) Q. Can I contact prospects worldwide and what countries will you include in your Preferred Agent Directory?
      A. Yes, you can contact prospects in any country. We currently list six geographical areas on our website which include
           Canada, the USA, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. We will add more countries as required.

16) Q. What is my "sales territory limited to" outside of my agreed upon primary market?
      A. You do not have an exclusive or restricted sales territory. You are free to sell our available profile listings worldwide to
           all potential prospects who have the real estate experience we require.

17) Q. How do you determine if I made a sale to a specific real estate agent?
     
A. Sales verification is required in order for you to receive a commission from us. All of your sales will be identified by
           your company assigned "personal promo code order identifier" which must be shown on a real estate agents
           completed Profile Listing Form at the time they place their order with us. You must instruct the agent to enter this
           code.This will enable us to know that you were responsible for the sale. We reserve the right to accept or reject any
           profile listing order and will decide if a commission to you is applicable and due in respect to any sale.

18) Q. What is the amount of commission paid to an International Marketing Coordinator and how is it calculated?
     
A. Commissions are based on thirty percent (30%) of the total amount of each company approved sale. Example:
           You would be paid $149.00 commission on a $499.00 listing sale or paid $431.70 on a $1,439.00 listing sale.
           Our highest priced L7 Profile Listing is $4,995.00 and would pay a commission of $1,498.50 per approved sale.
           All prices for listings are subject to change at any time. Always try to sell a Level 5, Level 6 or L7 Profile Listing.

  • This commission based opportunity pays thirty percent (30%) of the value of each Profile Listing sold by you.
    Commissions are based on sales of our Profile Listings that you sell to real estate agents and professionals.
    Our Seven International Profile Listing Levels include 2 year, 3 year, 4 year and non-expiring Profile Listings.
  • There are over 100,000 real estate agents in Canada according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). There are over one million real estate agents in the USA according to the National Association of Realtors (NAR).
    There are over 30,000 incorporated towns and cities in the USA alone. (Larger cities = more agent service areas).
    Our seven different Profile Listing Levels at 3 agents per listing level x 7 levels = 21 agents per agent service area.
  • Compensation example at 30% per sale: (Note: Results will vary based on effort, experience and market conditions).
    Monthly sales commission example: Based on 4 sales@ $199= $238.80, 4 sales@ $249= $298.80,
    3 sales@ $299= $269.10, 2 sales@ $359= $215.40, 10 sales@ $499= $1,497.00, 4 sales@ $1,439= $1,726.80
    Total monthly commission earned based on this example = $4,245.90 per month x 12 months = $50,950.80 per year.

  • Performance Bonuses:
    1) Based on your total yearly commission earnings of $50,000 to $59,999 over twelve consecutive months will be
        an additional eight percent commission. i.e. This would be $4,000 on $50,000 worth of commission earnings.

    2) Based on your total yearly commission earnings of $60,000 to $69,999 over twelve consecutive months will be
        an additional nine percent commission. i.e. This would be $5,400 on $60,000 worth of commission earnings.

    3)
    Based on your total yearly commission earnings of $70,000 to $99,999 over twelve consecutive months will be
        an
    additional ten percent commission. i.e. This would be $7,000 on $70,000 worth of commission earnings.

    4)
    Based on your total yearly commission earnings of $100,000 or more over twelve consecutive months will be
        an
    additional twenty percent commission. i.e. This would be $20,000 on $100,000 worth of commission earnings.
  • The same commission amount of 30% and the Performance Bonuses of 8% to 20% will apply to your sales of our
    Geo Targeted "Kickstart" Packages - Profile Listing Add-ons and our Canada Wide and International Pro-Ad Packages.

19) Q. Will I receive a commission after a listing expires and is renewed by a real estate agent?
      A. All Profile Listings must show your company assigned "personal promo code order identifier" on an agent's
          completed
Profile Listing Form at the time they place "any" order with us and you must be employed by us at the time.


20) Q. How and when will my sales commission be paid to me?
     
A. Your commission will be paid to you by PayPal within ten days after we receive the payment for your listing sale from
           the agent for an approved profile listing.

21) Q. What is the preferred way to cover a sales area and find real estate agent prospects?
      
A. By systematic and alternate between three or four different real estate companies "in one area at one time" when you
           are getting your agent "contact list" ready. Example: Start by contacting agents from the "independent" real estate
           companies and then contact agents from the larger agencies like Century 21, KW or Sutton, etc.

22) Q. Can all of the real estate agents be from one real estate company (example Sutton) for one Profile Listing
           Level in one geographical service area?
       A. Yes, but try for a mix of three different companies per profile listing level. The intent is to not have three agents or
            other real estate professionals from "one" company in "one" profile listing level for "one" service area listed in our
            Preferred Agent Directory.

23) Q. What is the best way to keep track of the prospects that I have contacted?
      
A. We suggest using Excel or a CRM system with the following information:
            Date of Contact: ____________ Prospect's Name: ____________ Email or Phone: ____________
            Service Area: ______________ Company Name: _____________ Address: __________________
            Prospect's Remarks: _____________ Interested: ____ Yes: ____ No:____ Undecided: __________
            Follow-up Required: Yes: ____ When: _____________  No: ____ Notes: _____________________
           
24) Q. Will I be required to submit my contact list to your head office on a regular basis?
     
A. No, but be ready to submit it to us or allow access to your contact list if requested. Let us know if there are ever any
           changes in your daily routine that may affect the amount of time that you are able to spend working for our company.

25) Q. What exactly is considered as a real estate agent's geographical service area?
     
A. This is regarded as the area that the agent normally covers in their territory. It may be listed on their website but it is
           usually a defined area. It is described as the area where they sell or have sold properties or the area where they
           consistently market themselves.

26) Q. How many real estate agents should I contact per day and how much money can I make?
     
A. You can set a daily or weekly sales target as your personal goal. The amount of money that you can make is based
           on your effort, experience and current market conditions.

27) Q. Who reviews the actual profile listing and does the profile layout for each real estate agent (or other real
           estate professional) for the Promark Preferred website?
     
A. Each real estate agent is required to complete all of the information requested on the "Profile Listing Form" they
          choose for the Profile Listing they want. After we receive the form we will review it for content, length, spelling, etc.
          and make changes as required. We also have a website form for future listing changes.

28) Q. Can more than one agent or a real estate team "share" one Profile Listing?
     
A. All profile pictures are for that individual only but he or she will have a link to their website on their profile listing and an
          optional link to their property listings is also available. We regulate the use of all other links in the profile listing. The
          profile description can include the background information for all team members.

29) Q. Can I guarantee a real estate agent that they will be listed in our website directory?
     
A. No, it is based on area availability and the agent's experience. We reserve the right to make all listing decisions.
          Always check an agent's experience shown on their "About Us" or "Bio/Profile" website page or on "Linkedin" before
          contacting them. We also "prefer" that all agents should have at least two years of real estate experience.

30) Q. Can you hold a specific "area listing space" for an undecided agent that I contact?
     
A. No, we do not hold listing spaces. They have to complete the appropriate listing form.

31) Q. Will you notify me of any changes that affect prices, listings, policies, etc.?
     
A. You will be advised of any price changes. It is up to you to routinely check our website for other changes.
          Always check our website for new listings in the areas where you are looking for agents and check our "Policies" page
          for any updates.

32) Q. Do you allow agents or companies to place their property listings on your website?
    
  A. No, we only place agent profile listings on our Promark Preferred Directory but most of our Profile Listing Levels offer
          a link to an agent's property listings on their website.

33) Q. What Profile Listing Level offers the best value?
     
A. Our full page profile listings tell the reader more about the agent. You should promote the advantages of a Level 5,
          Level 6 or an L7 Profile Listing as offering more immediate information to foreign property investors and relocation
          buyers who want to work with a specialist agent.

34) Q. Will you offer a refund for a listing after a payment has been received from an agent?
     
A. No, all purchases of our profile listings are final once the payment has been received and are non-refundable.
          Listings are not transferable to other real estate agents or parties.

35) Q. Will you accept monthly payments from real estate agents and other real estate professionals instead of just
           one payment for their profile listing?
     
A. No, we do not accept monthly payments at this time.

36) Q. Can I improvise on the email templates and phone scripts you have provided?
      A. Yes, they are provided as a general sales guide and you can change them if you are able to make them more
          effective without misrepresenting our company.

37) Q. What if a real estate agent asks a question that I am unsure about how to answer?
      A. Check our "Policies" page shown on our website or let them know that you will contact your Head Office and you will
          get back to them with an answer as soon as possible.

38) Q. How do I find real estate agents that will meet the requirements for being listed?
      
A. For real estate agents located in Canada you can go to the following website:
           www.realtor.ca
and click on "Find a Realtor" which is located on the top right hand corner of that page.
           Just enter the city Location and the Province and click on Go to find all of the agents for that area.

       A. Real estate agents located in Canada can also be found at these three websites:
            www.point2homes.com/Ca/Real-Estate-Agents.html
            www.castlesandestates.com/index.cfm?view=needagent
            www.aventurerealty.ca          

       A. For real estate agents located in the USA you can go to the following website: 
          
www.realtor.com/realestateagents/#realtorType-Agent and type the city under Area Served and then click Search to
           find all of the agents for that area.


       A. Real estate agents in the USA can also be found at these three websites:
           
www.point2homes.com/US/Real-Estate-Agents.html
            www.castlesandestates.com/index.cfm?view=needagent
            www.trulia.com and then enter your agent search criteria                                                 

       A. Real estate agents in all countries can be found by going to Google and search by entering: Real estate agents
           located in ___________ (name the city and the country location where you want to find real estate agents or
           prospects).

       A. Real estate agents in other countries can be found at:
www.iresagent.com/ires and then search the I.R.E.S.
           Members and Google the names for phone numbers. Note: An "International Real Estate Specialist" designation
           is not required by us.

       A. For the names of real estate agents in different countries who specialize in luxury real estate and may have the
           experience we require go to:
www.luxuryrealestate.com/professionals/agents and select a country.

       A. For a large "search list" of local and regional independent real estate companies and their agents located in over
           60 countries, including Canada and the USA, go to:
www.leadingre.com/search

       A. Real estate agents can also be found by entering the location, country and the real estate company name on
           Google. For example: Keller Williams, Sutton, etc.

       A. You can find the local independent real estate companies or the major international real estate companies like
           Century 21, Remax, etc. by entering the city name and then "real estate companies" to see what comes up on a
           Google search.

       A. You can go to Google and check for the local "real estate board" in the area you are prospecting to find a list of real
           estate agents and their phone numbers or you can Google "real estate companies" in each area you have mapped
           out to search.


       A. Another way to research agents before contacting them (and to get their email address if it is not shown) is to send
           an email in your own name to an agent and say: Hello, I am looking for a knowledgeable real estate agent located
           in ___________ with foreign property investor experience or relocation experience. Can you tell me if you have
           experience in either of these areas? Thank you, ____________

39) Q. How do I qualify real estate agents to determine if they meet company requirements?
     
A. You will need to search for and contact agents who have foreign property investor experience or relocation
           experience. You can check their website Bio or their "About Us" or "Profile" page or ask them if they have experience
           in either of these areas.

      A. They should be listed on Linkedin and have "Investment Properties" or "Relocations" shown in the area where "Skills"
          are listed on their Linkedin page.

      A. Look for real estate agents that are from another city or country as they have been through the relocation process or
          are foreign property investors.

      A. The "specialist" agent should have their own real estate website but an "About Us" page, "Bio" or "Profile" page on
          their real estate company's website is also acceptable.

      A. Search a real estate agent's social media for an indication of what they specialize in doing or want to expand into: i.e.
          Twitter, Facebook, Google+ or Pinterest, etc.

      A. We prefer not to list real estate agents from "discount real estate companies" or from other "low commission real
          estate companies" on our website.

      A. Look for agents from "independent" real estate companies as they may be very interested in expanding across their
          country and internationally. Always try to contact a balanced mix of men and women real estate agents.

40) Q. What if I have more questions or need additional information?

      A. Go to the Head Office Communication and Support
page on this site for our contact information.

 



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