In a recent discussion among agents from around the country, a few single agents were making broad comments about real estate teams - that they were impersonal, and that they lacked personality.
Painting "teams" with that broad a brush is a bit brash, to say the least. What about husband and wife teams? What about parent and child teams? What about family teams? What about a few friends who've been close for years teams? What about large teams with a charismatic leader whose personality shapes the entire team?
Teams - and individual agents - and companies .... have as many styles and personalities as people in general. We all work in unique ways and have unique personalities.
Each type has pluses and minuses, and every agent/team/company that you interview should be judged on your terms and how that particular agent/team/company works for you, your objectives, your personality. Let's not throw stones at one another, and let's not paint any group with such a broad brush that comments apply to all single agents, or teams, or franchises, or boutiques, etc.