Today a co-worker / co-agent asked me if I like working with a team better than being alone. This caused me to thing a bit and I had to ask the following questions to the agent:
- Why do you ask the question?
- Are you thinking of joining a team?
- Would you like to join my team?
- What advantages do you think being on a team affords that working alone does not?
- Same question but vice-versa!
I had to think of my own answers and here is what I came up with:
WHY ASK THE QUESTION?
It's important to understand why teams exsist. For some its the team work model, for others its the mentoring and flexibility that having peers near by brings. There is also a security element to being on a team. How does that saying go... Together Everyone Achieves More!...
Well its true, a well organized team multiplies both the input and the output (production) when all cylinders are firing, however, when all cylinders are NOT firing things can go bad. Therefore you must first understand the team struction options... Loose Partnerships or Team Leads are the two basic options.
Both have pluses and minus so read "The Millionare Real Estate Agent" and then decide for yourself.
ARE YOU THINKING OF JOINING A TEAM?
Joining an established team means you are a subordinate, learn your place, play your role and you are likely to make lots of money without all the responsibility.
Do you want to hook up with another agent? Make sure you are evenly yoked... what ever you are great at they should be good, what ever you are weak at they should balance you out. What ever your work ethic, drive and determination level is they should match it. NO EXCEPTIONS.
WHAT ADVANTAGES DO YOU THINK BEINGON A TEAM AFFORD THAT WORKING ALONE DOES NOT?
Lighter duty and greater balance and follow up! Everyone can share in the pot IF they meet quota... less if you don't.