Real Estate Job Security

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

On our Q&A there was an agent who was really annoyed about the practice of another agent in his office. He was asking the group how to handle it.

I thought about my situation.

Ten years ago I asked Lenn Harley (she is missed in the Rain)

'How do  you know when it's time to be your own broker?'

Her response was refreshing.

'When you no longer have a need for manager or broker.'  

 

 That helped me make the decision.

My advice to this agent, who was annoyed,  go sit for the Broker's Exam.

In Maryland you need to be in the business for 3 years...not sure about other states. Some states are making it mandatory to have an Associate Broker's license.

Once you have it... you also have job security.

 I do love it when a question inspires a post.

 

In case you may be wondering..

What is a broker, a salesperson an associate broker?

 

 Brokers can work alone or they can hire agents to work for them.

A real estate salesperson must work under a Broker.

An associate broker  is someone who has taken additional education classes and earned a brokers license but chooses to work under the management of a broker.

 

If you have questions about selling a  home

Call Margaret Rome

 

Margaret Rome

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Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES
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I've often thought of obtaining my broker's license but have not been able to rationalize doing so.  I don't necessarily NEED my broker at this point, however I do enjoy the tools and marketing products my brokerage provides for me.  I don't want to have to reinvent the wheel in that regard.  Good post Margaret and best of luck to you.  By the way, what happened to Lenn?

Jul 10, 2018 04:23 PM #1
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Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES Thanks for stopping by.

The rationale is having job security.

 Lenn's last post stated.. "I have simply "GONE TO GROUND".

Jul 10, 2018 05:09 PM #2
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Will Hamm
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Hello Margaret Rome,  Yes we do miss Lenn here in the rain but we have you and Roy and Barbara that does a great job in blogging.

 

Jul 10, 2018 05:27 PM #3
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John Meussner
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And a wonderful broker you are!  Sometimes "me" is the best answer to "who should I work for/with?"

Jul 10, 2018 05:54 PM #4
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William Feela
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It was about 4 or 5 years I got mine and never looked back

Jul 10, 2018 05:54 PM #5
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Hi Margaret- I miss having Lenn around her as well!!!

Jul 10, 2018 07:26 PM #6
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Will Hamm I miss the hard core real estate Lenn and I miss Lenn the warm  friend. I was sitting with Lenn at Rain Camp when she hit 1 million points. That was a wonderful moment.

Jul 11, 2018 03:32 AM #7
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John Meussner  Your comment would have been a good title.

... "me" is the best answer to "who should I work for/with?"

Jul 11, 2018 03:34 AM #8
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Kathy Streib We all do. 

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William Feela Congratulations..no need to look back.

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