As the managing broker for a real estate firm, I am constantly trying to develop services and support that will satisfy my current associates and attract new associates.
Recently, I have heard through the grapevine that agents are leaving their companies because of the slow market in our area. I wonder why?
For example, we have national advertising, Interent lead generation and management, a design/marketing center, in-house continuing ed and other training, satellite training, coaching and mentoring programs, online forms, prompt commission payment, low fees, an web-based "office" so agents can get forms, faxes, and other information anywhere they have a connection to the Internet.
I know all of these things are useful. I also know most good companies have systems similar to ours. Yet I've heard that agents are leaving firms left and right because of the slow market. I wonder why? If you are with a reputable firm with good services, why wouldn't you make better use of the services offered by your current company instead of switching? The new firm probably has the same stuff, or maybe even less?
Is it a "grass is always greener" scenario. Did a good recruiter catch you at a vulnerable time? I'm curious.
To my Active Rain colleagues who have switched firms in the last few months, I'd like to ask you why? What started your thinking to switch? What happened, or what was said or done, to finalize you decision? Then, how is your new firm different from you previous one?
Last, are you happy with the deicison you made? If so, why? If not, why not?