What exactly do seasoned and new Agents expect and need from their Broker?

Real Estate Broker/Owner with RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels) TREC# 0386905


What exactly do seasoned and new Agents expect and need from their Broker?


I think this answer has definitely changed over the years.  Back in the day when you got your license you walked into your Brokers’ office on the “first day of work” and you were handed the GIANT Criss Cross directory and told to “get to work”.   Well, at least that’s what happened to me.


Say what?


With progress you text, e-mail and FACEBOOK your Broker now.  Agents work from their own offices, out of a “remote” office or sometimes still have the old fashioned “in the office, office”.   Heck, in some offices there is not a physical Broker in the same city!


What exactly do seasoned and new Agents expect and need from their Broker?


Are new Agents expecting a Broker that is in the office available for questions?


Looking for guidance and advice?



Looking for someone to feed them leads?



Wanting an online presence from their Brokerage?




Tell me what exactly it is that made you go to the Brokerage that you are currently at AND what keeps you there?






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Sheila Moran, Broker/Owner


19115 FM 2252, Ste. 7

Garden Ridge, Texas 78266

210-657-7500  /  210-325-6962




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Eric Michael
Remerica Integrity, Realtors®, Northville, MI - Livonia, MI
Metro Detroit Real Estate Professional 734.564.1519

Sheila, I went to my brokerage because the broker has been a friend of mine for over 20 years. We were even room mates for a while. What's keeping me here? Loyalty. But I have some things to figure out really soon, so who knows.

Apr 17, 2012 08:51 AM #1
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

I started my own brokerage when I asked myself the same question you pose.

Apr 17, 2012 09:17 AM #2
Sheila Moran
RE/MAX Access (Garden Ridge, San Antonio, New Braunfels) - New Braunfels, TX
SanAntonioSheila.com, RE/MAX Access, 210-32

@Eric, so friendship got you there and loyalty keeps you there....didn't think about those 2 aspects!




Apr 17, 2012 09:44 AM #3
Loreena and Michael Yeo
3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co. - Prosper, TX
Real Estate Agents

I think for me (if I'm new) would be to teach me the ropes of the business. Teach me how to fish. If I was seasoned, to me - splits are important.

Apr 17, 2012 10:09 AM #4
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Hmmm, interesting question.  I changed because I felt I needed more education...however, I think it's probably a combination of what you mentioned above..mentorship, guidance, advice and leads lol :)!  I think it's important that you get what you pay for :)!

Apr 17, 2012 10:42 AM #5
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

My wife was with our broker before I got my license.  That's the main reason I went there.  I'm glad I did.  My broker is always there to back us up when we need it.  

Apr 17, 2012 10:29 PM #6
Lynda White
Bluegrass Homes & Farms Realty, Agent Know How - Louisville, KY
Admin. Mgr., Keller Williams Realty

As a new agent (hopefully soon), I will need training and resources. The brokerage I work at now provides that, so I will jump in when the time comes. 

Apr 18, 2012 01:20 AM #7
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

All agents need a Broker that when issues come up not relating to a listing or PAA agreement, that will take care of them. 

Complaints about other agents and things on this order.

Apr 18, 2012 11:07 AM #8
J. Philip Faranda
J. Philip Faranda (J. Philip R.E. LLC) Westchester County NY - Briarcliff Manor, NY

Respect and support. 

Respect means they are not ignored or dominated. They are appreciated and paid attention to. 

Support: Leads, help with coverage, advocacy and assistance in tough deals, and listening. 

If you do those things, your agents will be your best recruiting tool. 

Apr 19, 2012 10:09 PM #9
Robert Bob Gilbert
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties - Katy, TX
Your Katy TX ( West of Houston) Real Estate Expert


The key is for the Broker to help with answering questions and provide useful education.

Apr 21, 2012 01:13 AM #10
Charles Stallions Property Manager
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pace, FL
Pensacola, Pace & Gulf Breeze Property Management

Training, our broker has 21 days to freedom and it takes some a lot longer but it gives you all the tools that one needs to be successful.

Apr 21, 2012 09:50 AM #11
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