Agents are shifting all over the place.

By
Real Estate Sales Representative with Harvest Realty

I'm amazed at how many agents are making the move to  new office. One thing is for sure, it's easier to make a change in this market than in a busy market. It's a process I went through recently. My Re/Max broker left the Re/Max organization to start an independant office in Nampa, ID. To my surprise 25 of 29 agents left the old agency to start up a brand new one. Times have changed and it's a new season for the real estate industry.  

The truth is many of us love this business. It's our passion and we'll will succeed at all costs. Be encouraged, get in the trenches, and work harder and smarter. Tomorrow is a new day and the American dream is still alive.

Comments (4)

Sharon Wilson
Free Real Estate Ads Online - Plantation, FL
you know what they say the grass is always greener
Nov 15, 2007 10:00 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Chuck,
Do you think these changes are for offices that offer higher commissions?  In the slowing market agents are probably looking for ways to maximize their dollars. 

Nov 15, 2007 10:03 AM
Anonymous
Chuck Jones Harvest Realty
The grass can be greener but I'm convinced it's more about what an agent receives from their monthly dues. I dan't feel for me it was higher splits but more so the choice to choose what split you want at a resonable rate. For example, if a 70/30 split is $0 for an offsite agent and only $600 per month for a 100% split with an 12x12 office plus you can have full use of all the facilities and floor time, reduced company advertising, and a great team atmophere I'll take it. The independent offices in my area do very well. People love local businesses here. Although the national chains do well people love the personal experience of the independent broker and independent broker doesn't have the heavy overhead like the national guys have.
Nov 15, 2007 10:15 AM
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Bret & Meredith Amon
LIV-Sotheby's International Realty - Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge, Keystone, Silverthorne, Frisco,

We just switched from Coldwell Banker to Sotheby's International Realty, as our market has changed into such a high-end luxury market.  We are really liking it there.

-Meredith Amon

Nov 15, 2007 10:31 AM