I started my own brokerage, Abacus Properties Inc. 2 years ago. I made the move because I feel strongly that brokers, especially the big boys are taking advantage of real estate agents. Agents are the talents; without good agents, there will be no Prudential, no CB, no Remax.
My business model is simple: Service the experienced agents(there are the bosses!), let them have 100% commission(they earned it) and pay the company a small service fee. Train the new agents so that they can become top producing agents.
I believe Abacus Properties Inc. will be the Brokerage of the future!