Recently I've had many conversation with agents regarding the benefits/advantages of working at the big franchise Brokers or the smaller independent RE Brokers. As one who has experience at both, I beleive the cost involved with the franchise brokerages are high and your final net is low. Sure, you can negotiate a 100% commission but is it really 100% after paying for desk/office space, copies, phones, and a whole list of other charges.
Then there is the argument of "global exposure". Well a few years back I would agree. However, with today's access to unlimited internet resources to promote your company products and listings, that exclusive "Global Exposure argument is somewhat neutralized.
I recently became a Broker for a small company and find it very relaxing with higly motivated and professional agents. My difficulties so far have been getting a few more agents to join our company.
This conversation can be endless and for this posting I looking to stimulate further some responses.
Seems like no one wants change. Any suggestions would be appreciated.