Culture Shock

By
Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Spirit

After many months of internal debate, running numbers, talking to trusted bankers, title reps, agents, family, I made a decision.  It was time to leave Re\Max and join a different Company.  I chose Keller Williams. 

 At the end of the day it did come down to value offered.  What I paid at Re\Max compared to what I pay at Keller Williams.  The numbers were not even close.  The only thing I feared was the Keller Williams culture.  Agents and brokers actually care about your performance even though they have no financial tie to it.  WOW!   

It has amazed me the support I have gotten from fellow office agents offering help to get settled into a new company.  It seems to be that if the office is successful, then we all benefit.  If the Company as a whole is successful, we all benefit.  The free flow of insight, tips, and ideas, is blowing my mind.  I came from a culture that these are secrets and keep your mouth shut. 

 Im loving it, so please be patient with me. 

Comments (10)

Amanda Wilson
EWM International Realtors, Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL
Real Estate Advisor

Chad, congrats...sometimes it is just time to move on...and you know it.....I'm fortunate to work for EWM Real Estate....and it's a great culture...and people share and other realtors are happy about  your successes!  It's a great find!!

Jul 27, 2009 04:54 AM
Holly Weatherwax
Associate Broker, Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
A Great Real Estate Experience

Change can be a great motivator!  Glad to see you found a supportive environment.

Jul 27, 2009 05:06 AM
Holly Weatherwax
Associate Broker, Momentum Realty - Reston, VA
A Great Real Estate Experience

Oh, by the way, remember to change your profile...it still says RE/MAX Spirit

Jul 27, 2009 05:07 AM
Maureen McCabe
HER Realtors - Columbus, OH
Columbus Ohio Real Estate

Oh I was going to say what Holly said.... Congrats on the move, best wishes.  Welcome back to ActiveRain, I don't envy you changing profiles here and elsewhere Chad!

Jul 27, 2009 05:36 AM
Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375
Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions" - Grand Rapids, MI
Real Estate Services You can Trust!

Hi Chad, Congratulations on the move and glad all is going well.  Good luck and best wishes to you,

Jul 27, 2009 09:03 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

I'm sorry you left RE/MAX.  RE/MAX seems to be the best fit for me but there aren't many others in our little town.  C-21 and Coldwell Banker exited this year. We've never had a Keller Williams.

Jul 27, 2009 02:56 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Congratulations on your move, but don't forget about your friends here in the rain! We have missed you, where have you been?

Todd Clark - www.LivingBeaverton.com

Jul 28, 2009 04:54 AM
William James Walton Sr.
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group - Waterbury, CT
Greater Waterbury Real Estate

Sounds like you made the right move. Congratulations and here's to your continued success!

Oct 05, 2009 05:55 AM
Gina Tufano
Ask Gina & Company with Pearson Smith Realty - Sterling, VA
Ask Gina & Company, Northern Virginia Real Estate

Sorry to hear you left RE/MAX, but it sounds like it was a great move for you. Wishing you all the best at Keller Williams!

Dec 06, 2009 02:54 PM
Phil Hillerman
Crye-Leike Realtors® - Rogers, AR
Crye-Leike Realtors®

Good Morning Chad, I hope things are working out for you.  It has been a challenging couple of years.   Don't forget to come back and dance in the Rain.

Oct 12, 2011 05:44 AM