Who are the better real estate companies to work for?

By
Services for Real Estate Pros

Hello, Just wondering if anyone can give me advice on a real estate company.  Currently wanting to start my career and was wondering which companies offer the best training?

Thanks

 

Comments (11)

Bridget Cella
Re/Max Connection - Sewell, NJ
e-Pro, Realtor

I think it is a personal choice - Interviewing the different companies in your area will give you a better feel fro what they offer in the way of training.  I worked for Weichert before and they have a great training program, they will push you to do it.  Other companies offer the training but you are on your own to complete it, I currenlty work for Re/Max and they offer training but you are not forced to do any of it!.  It depends on your personal style

 

Good luck!

Feb 13, 2010 03:21 AM
Don Wixom
RE/MAX Executives Nampa, ID - Nampa, ID
"Looking out for your next move..."tm

Juan, there is nothing greater than the power of the RE/MAX Brand! It speaks volumes! It gives you instant credibility. If you're just getting started, you can sell yourself on the track record of the franchise & you WILL GROW into a top producing agent! "Nobody sells more real estate than RE/MAX!" All my best!

Feb 13, 2010 03:22 AM
Athina Boukas
Virginia Capital Realty - Richmond, VA
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

It is very regional. You have to look at your immediate market area.  Interview with the top three.  See where you think you might fit in.  

If you are new in the business you should look for a company that offers good support to help you get going. That's training, support and team work.  You also want to know that you will want to stay there when the training is over.  You also want to see a good mix of new agents and seasoned agents in the office. The new agents will "train with you" and the seasoned ones can be your "mentor"..or you can join one of their teams.

Keller Willams is an excellent company and is the fastest growing one right now.  They offer super training and support.  It is highly really team oriented, but you can hang out on your own too if you wish.   Again, look at your immediate area and see if their office is a good fit for you.

Feb 13, 2010 03:28 AM
Juan Tanon
Orlando, FL

Bridget

Thanks for your response, I will look into Re/Max as well as others. Also I am thinking of starting out part time what's your take on part time real estate for starting out and getting my feet wet.  Thanks

Feb 13, 2010 03:29 AM
Rob & Jeannie Steward - Realtors®
RE/MAX Advantage - Nashville, TN
We Work TWICE As Hard For You! - Ashton Group

Hello Juan;

We have been very happy with the Weichert company. Their support, training and continuing education keep us on top off all the changes which seem to occur almost weekly. You can see if there are any offices in your area at the website...

http://www.weichert.com/search/offices/StateSearch.aspx?state=FL

Feb 13, 2010 03:31 AM
Juan Tanon
Orlando, FL

Don

Thanks for your response! and for taking your time in answering my question.  I will be posting more questions because I have a few and would like to hear different opinions from professionals like you. Again Thanks

Juan

Feb 13, 2010 03:33 AM
Juan Tanon
Orlando, FL

Athina

Thanks for the information you have provided me! Is this training offered at a cost to a new agent or is this offered at no additional cost? Thanks for your answer in advance

Juan

Feb 13, 2010 03:35 AM
Juan Tanon
Orlando, FL

Rob & jeannie

Got the link and will look at it right now!  Thanks a whole bunch

Juan

Feb 13, 2010 03:37 AM
Athina Boukas
Virginia Capital Realty - Richmond, VA
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)

Usually it is at no cost.  It is free at our office.  Part time is okay, but real estate is really a full time career if you are expecting to make an income unless you have a lot of relatives! You have to be  available to your clients. 

Feb 13, 2010 03:41 AM
Juan Tanon
Orlando, FL

Athina

Great, I do expect to go in full time but not for the first 3 to 6 months! so I was actually looking at it as a part time to start including weekends. I work full time in a different field and would like to get into real estate full time but it would be a big change for me as well.  thanks for your response!

 

Feb 13, 2010 03:48 AM
Bruce Brockmeier
Internet Marketing Consultant to REALTORS® - Yorba Linda, CA
Coached By Crouch

Hi Juan,

I agree with Athina Boukas.  Interview with at least three brokerages.  Talk with the national firms, but also be open to speaking with a strong regional brokerage like Watson.  You might even find that your best choice is a local brokerage.  Each broker is different.  Try to find one who cares about your career on a long-term basis.

Feb 13, 2010 05:33 AM