What would make you change companies?

By
Real Estate Sales Representative with Team Quintana Real Estate

Hello Everyone,

It seems that reale state companies have changed like mortgage companies over the last few years. The little ones or poorly managed ones have fell by the wayside and some of the big ones have either merged or improved how they operate.

What do you look for in a company and what do you think would cause you to be compelled to change companies?

I would love to hear the feedback. I am very happy with my company but from what I have seen many other companies don't offer the same things and I am wondering what keeps people at their company. Thanks

 

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Comments (6)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

I have been with C-21, and independent, REMAX and now with Keller Williams I needed to be with a company that I had some what of a say in how the company is run. I did not have that at the other 3. As a former agent leadership council member,  I felt as if I was on a "board of directors"

 

How can you truly run you buinsess if you have no say in how the company you work for is run?

Jun 24, 2010 06:50 AM
Beyonca Clark
Century21 New Millennium - Lusby, MD

I am new to the market and my brokerage. I chose Century21 New Millennium because they have awesome programs in place to help new people like me to transition into being able to do this business easily. I wasn't thrown out to the wolves.  I also get wonderful marketing support, they send my announcement cards out and mailers to let people know that I am now an agent and associated with them.  Well informed bi-monthly branch meetings and they just are about making us better and helping us make money, ethically.  I love the branch owner, she is a dynamic and awesome woman, Mary Lynn Stone.

Jun 25, 2010 01:48 AM
Karen Rice
Joseph J. O'Brien REALTOR Inc. - Greentown, PA
Northeast PA & Lake Wallenpaupack Home Sales

I would never leave my current company, unless something really drastically changed - it was taken over by someone else or something along those lines.  I adore my broker and his partner - they are the best.  Nothing nothing nothing would compel me to change.

I would look for a comfortable supportive office with minimal fees....if I were in the market for looking that is.

Jul 23, 2010 12:15 PM
Charleyne Stumpf
Century 21 Nashoba Associates - Pepperell, MA

I know this is an old post, but I just read it.....

I left my first company after 2 1/2 years.  I loved our office, we were like a big family.  We could trust each other, we ate lunch together, socialized out of work together, had personal conversations with each other, families interacted, etc.  The office I worked for had an Office Manager, who was a Broker, but wasn't the owning Broker if you can get what I mean.  She and I always got along, her husband worked in the office too under her, which caused some issues when he got his licence because of nepotism.  It was obvious that all of the office referrals were not coming to us anymore, they all went to him....what are you going to do?  She was not allowed to be a competing Broker under the umbrella of this company, so any of her past sphere was passed on to her agents, which stopped, again once her husband started working there.  She was confronted by a few of the Top Producers after some time and referrals, slowly and moderately were put back into the office pool, so to speak.  That was enough to upset the office who had a long history, but it also upset me since he and I practically started at the same time and I grossed probably $14,000 that year and he probably grossed $40,000, it just wasn't fair....but I stuck with it.  Towards the end of the 2 1/2 years I worked there (and I was in the office every day and so was she), every time I went in there, she picked at something, my clothes weren't right, I got there later than I usually did (who the hell was she?  I wasn't getting paid and I had a 4 year old Autistic son and a 7 year old son to get off each day), etc.  There was always something she would have to say, and I didn't know why....I had my suspicions that she wasn't well.......which years later, I was right.....but I have no idea why I was the target.  I couldn't stand it.  I happened to get a call from another Real Estate Company trying to recruit me and instead of looking at other companies, I was promised the world and I resigned....even with a buyer and a seller and My manager would not let me take them with me......so I lost the listing and she went with another agency and the buyer was given to someone else in my office.....luckily we were very good friends and she gave me my commission, but I took the risk......

Jul 25, 2010 02:19 PM
Sergio DePinto
Royal LePage Maximum Realty.,Brokerage - Greater Toronto Area - Vaughan, ON

Rick,

It's simple for me> A company has to have a great reputation, a leader with integrity and an espresso machine. I'm fortunate to have found one and made the change last October. ( it took me almost 25 years)

Sergio

Aug 03, 2010 03:02 PM
Cece Blase
Paragon Real Estate Group - San Francisco, CA

I'm hangin' with Sergio on this one. Good coffee is a must! Fortunately we have a Peet's right downstairs. Of course it doesn't hurt that I work for an independent company that isn't tied to the coattails of some out-of-state office that develops profit centers off of mandatory agent pages on their websites or taking ever bigger chunks of our referral fees from agents within the relo network. . .

Aug 06, 2010 04:40 PM