How Should Agents Pick a New Company?

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Q&A: How Do You Pick a Real Estate Company to Work With?

Small office?  Large office?  Local or national franchise?  How did/do you make the call?

Recently an agent asked us the following:

“What sort of advice do you have for new agents regarding which agency to align with?”

A lot of agents– either new or changing companies– have the same question.  What are the pros and cons?  How did you make the decision the last time you had to choose?  Is a big office better?  A small office?  National franchise?  Local or regional?  Or is it better to be out on your own?

Share your perspective and lend a hand to others in the real estate community!  Add your thoughts in the comments below, or join the discussion going on right now:

Comments (3)

Charlie Gantz
Keller Williams Commercial, Tampa Bay - Saint Petersburg, FL
J.D., M.B.A.

Its a matter of personal preferences.  What choice fits your educational needs, your need for being monitored, your desires to work in a group or alone.  The one thing that must be done is obtain all available information and references before jumping into a new real estate office situation.  Charlie Gantz, Greenwood, IN; J.D., M.B.A.; Owner/Principal Broker, Atlas Commercial Real Estate, LLC

Mar 23, 2010 11:21 AM
Oakley Signs & Graphics
Oakley Signs & Graphics - Altamonte Springs, FL

@Charlie: Good points-- especially re: references.

Mar 23, 2010 11:24 AM
Constantine Isslamow
RE/MAX Eastern Realty Inc. - Peterborough, ON
"Training and Accountability"
  • Training and development is critical. 
  • Office vs. home worker
  • After hours support
  • Office duty schedules
  • Competing Broker vs Non Competing
  • Hours of operation
  • Marketing, who does it and who pays for it.
  • Do other agents share their listings for open house
  • Office decor

The list goes on. At the end of the day, you have to be comfortable and focused on your job and not the office politics.


Mar 23, 2010 11:49 AM