Married Realtors Get Better Perks With Their Broker...

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Compass 0524642

I just read an intersting post in one of the real estate groups I am part of on Facebook. Married Realtors who are also a "team" got better financial perks with their broker versus other "teams" with non-married team leaders. Better splits and less fees.

I don't get it.

My first thought is that John and Betty Smith would share the same last name, which means they could share the production. But why would the broker care or provide any financial perks to a married couple versus a non-married couple. The brokerage in question is a national brand, but it doesn't necessiarly mean that it is a system wide policy. In my area, all the RE/MAX offices are independent franchises, with each having various office polices and procedures.

In any case, I can't imagine being in an office where a husband and wife team got to "pay less' simply because they were married. 

What's good for one team, should be good for all teams.

Posted by
Greg Nino
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Comments (4)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

In arresting point that you bring up, I do know it Keller Williams a marriedteam in many market centers only pay 1 1/4 cap.

Aug 03, 2015 05:04 AM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas


I wonder why that is? What makes a "married team" special? 

Aug 03, 2015 05:21 AM
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL

Hmmm, no clue.  I've now got a team, as my son has his license now.  There is no special team treatment for us.  Wonder what the "married" issue is?

Aug 03, 2015 05:34 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Interesting and never heard of that before . . . oh, yes I have, come to think about it.  In some marketing for a brokerage here, they had a "team" discount.  Not sure why?

Aug 03, 2015 05:40 AM