TEAM Hughes Real Estate School serves one primary purpose. We teach students how to get a real estate license. We are not in the business of recruiting agents for any real estate firm. With that said, we listen to our students when they voice concerns about placing their license with different firms, and when they ask for advice, we give it to them.
Recruiting agents has long been a standard for real estate companies. Brokers and managers understand the practice of real estate always has been and always will be a numbers game. Hopefully, some of the agents recruited will turn out to be success stories and will generate income not only for themselves, but also for their company. TEAM Hughes doesn’t get involved in company’s recruiting efforts and will even allow brokers and/or managers to present themselves to a class during a lunch sponsored by the real estate companies.
Some recruiters are more aggressive than others, and we’ve had past experiences where we’ve not allowed certain recruiters access to our students until after the students have finished their course. Recruiting agents should reflect the empathy and integrity of the real estate company, and we’re hearing from our students that this is not the case. We are hearing about aggressive tactics, students being pressured into signing Independent Contractor Agreements before they even finish the real estate course, students being given the impression they are committed to a real estate company and cannot change their minds, and students being asked for credit card information to be put on file before becoming licensed.
These practices may be legal, but they certainly cannot be acceptable! The practice of real estate should be an honorable profession and the practice of recruiting agents should be done with professionalism and integrity. The practices we are hearing about reek of desperation, and I hope some of our students will be wise enough not to fall into the trap. Unfortunately, students don’t know what questions to ask, and can fall victim to fast-talking, pie-in-the-sky promises of great training and high splits, only to find they didn’t have a clue about extra fees being charged, they can’t access a broker, and they weren’t told training is presented by agents rather than professional trainers.
Getting a real estate license is stressful enough, and those first few months in an agent’s career are crucial. They will form the basis for an agent’s future, and should not be taken lightly. If you want quality education that will help get your license, TEAM Hughes Real Estate School has the best reputation in the area. We specialize in people, not numbers, and to us, it’s all about relationships. Join one of our classes before you make the decision where to practice. You will not be recruited. You will be taught and then you will know what to look for in a real estate company. Contact us for more information.