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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.AtHomesCharlotte.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

A manageable mix, William.

I prefer those who are experienced to have a strong ethics & sales record & newbies who demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication and ambition. There's much more to it than that but, that's the nutshell version!

Sep 10, 2017 08:01 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Whoever wants to work.

Sep 10, 2017 07:16 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Seasoned agents may be more difficult to deal with, but you know that they will survive the orientation period, most of the new agents may not.

Sep 10, 2017 08:01 PM
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Danielle O'Brien
Parkway Real Estate - West Roxbury, MA
Real estate Broker / Owner in Boston

I try and hire a mix. For every seasoned agent I bring on, I try and bring one new agent. We run a mentor program, so I always make sure I have the bandwith for a newbie first, of course :)

Sep 10, 2017 07:04 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

I'm the manager, and I love to see seasoned agents join.... my daughter's team has some new agents and training is intense.... 

Sep 11, 2017 06:59 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I like new agents who have not been taught bad habits yet

Sep 11, 2017 05:47 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

We are small on purpose but do not want new agents.

Sep 11, 2017 05:07 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I prefer those who are productive.

Sep 11, 2017 05:06 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

usually new- bring no baggage & more Co. $$$

Sep 11, 2017 05:03 AM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty & Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

I like new agents but they require a lot of time that I often don't have.

Sep 11, 2017 04:58 AM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I prefer a mixture of both. It works

Sep 11, 2017 04:21 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one.

Sep 11, 2017 03:46 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Los Angeles CA

I'm in a small company and I believe most of us have more or less experience, no brand new agents. 

Sep 10, 2017 09:24 PM
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Dave Halpern
Keller Williams Realty Louisville East (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

The perennial debate. 

Sep 10, 2017 09:10 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding and Marketing

William,

It really depends, I have seen newbies take to real estate like ducks in water, and I have seen seasoned ones sleeping on the job...

Sep 10, 2017 09:09 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

If I would bring someone into my company, they would definitely be seasoned.  I don't have time to train, but available for questions.

Sep 14, 2017 06:01 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Some of each, depending on the agent.

Sep 13, 2017 07:53 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Well, we don't actively recruit so usually those joining our brokerage are doing it because they are getting their license to work specifically with us. I can only think of 3 agents over all the years that were already licensed and at other brokerages before joining us.so, I guess we prefer new by default. -Kasey

Sep 13, 2017 06:53 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I would take both. New ones you can help establish good habits. Older ones you have to do retraining.

Sep 11, 2017 05:20 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I am not a broker. 

Sep 11, 2017 05:06 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

When we owned our brokerage, I preferred experienced, but gladly took new ones too!

Sep 11, 2017 11:40 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I like helping people so newbies works best for me.

 

Sep 11, 2017 10:33 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Depends on the person.  We're not actively recruitting, but we've had interest from both.

Sep 11, 2017 08:59 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor,CRS,e-Pro
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
Co-Host of Mail-Right's: Real Estate Agent Podcast

A mix, some to guarantee income, others to guarantee good habits...'cause they are still coach-able.

Sep 11, 2017 07:47 AM
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 651-674-7449

When I was a Broker I liked seasoned agents ,but looking back, You can t4each newbie's much easier.

Sep 11, 2017 07:07 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

William Feela I prefer new agents so they can learn the business from the ground up.

Sep 11, 2017 06:54 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
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Experienced agents are more likely to succeed. 

However, many of my new agents have been very successful and have gone on to own their own successful companies. One of them became president of NAR.

Sep 11, 2017 06:40 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

I don't want to work with newbies.

Sep 11, 2017 06:10 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Great question. The ones that are willing to put in the time to develop their skills and become successful.

Sep 11, 2017 06:03 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Area Realtor

I work in a company whose agents have some 13+ years experience on average... we rarely higher newbies (they need to be seriously deemed to be exceptions). Our broker owner has always said he's not interested in being the largest company in terms of headcount, but the most productive... and that we are.... our agents are the most productive in the Charlotte region both in terms of income and transactions per agent.

Sep 11, 2017 03:44 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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Only brokerages have lots new agents if  they provide training has new agents. Some are fine, many post a eMail question you give the correct ans. They go ask others over and over.  We got several lawyers pretend they are brokers. 

 

Sep 10, 2017 10:24 PM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Not a broker but prefer to work with brand new agents who are easily coachable.

Sep 10, 2017 10:08 PM