Good, bad and ugly... creating a real estate team

Reblogger Hilde Webber
Real Estate Agent with

Anyone have any advice (positive or negative) to share regarding partnerships/teams?

Original content by Vicki Todd

Well, after almost 10 years in real estate, I am now excited about joining forces with a friend and collague of over 7 years.  We have been warned of the pitfalls and death traps.  After consideration of all the factors both good and bad, we decided to forge forward into this new venture.  Hilde Webber and I have created the Best Northwest Realty Group. 

I think one of the most important factors for us in moving forward is that we trust eachother and have equal experience in real estate.  We both have similar demands in our private lifes, so one won't be a race horse and the other a tortoise.... at least not all the time.  There are days we will both require more support from the other and we both understand that. We are new into this, but we already have had some positive results from our potential clients.  If you can get your head wrapped around and be confident in the fact that you really do offer more support and services, people like it. 

Are there any of you out there who have positive experiences or advice to provide?

Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

I am working through some of the same issues with a friend of mine since jr high school.  It is difficult for we too lone wolves to come together and deliver services to our clients.  Two alpha dogs who actually like each other and care about how we can grow.  We are looking for other teams who are successful to take to lunch and find out what they are doing that helps them work.  What we have done that is positive is given each other duties that we are in charge of.  This way we are not duplicating things.

Mar 29, 2010 07:31 AM
Dan Benefield
Benefield Realty - Decatur, GA

Congratulations to you both. I hope you have a terrific year. Hopefully it will be a little easier on you when it comes time for vacation.

Mar 29, 2010 07:31 AM