Since I started my own brokerage, I have been actively recruiting real estate agents, both new and experienced. What I find supprising is a lot of agents would rather be with the big boys: Prudential, CB, etc. and have big chunks of their commission taken away. I mean I offer them 100% commission with a small fee to me, and I also offer training/mentoring. Furthermore, I am only a cell phone call away. For the experienced agents, you are really your own boss with minimum interference from me, the broker; for the new agents, I practically will hold your hand through the first couple of deals, if you want me to.
Maybe I should start doing 60/40 splits like the big boys, then real estate agents will think I am some hot shot company.