Million Dollar Year Day 1

Real Estate Agent with YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® MA# 9517963

The first day is always exciting, filled with success, hope and plans you strike off to lands yet unexplored, or just another day in real estate, as the cynic would say. When I first joined Active Rain back before I had my license in MA, I had my license in TX. I lived in the Dallas Fort Worth area and worked for an EXIT Realty franchise.  My nine months in TX gave birth to the realization that no Northern boy belongs in Texas. What made matter worse is they always called you a Yankee. Being a Boston boy since 1980 I am far from a Yankee as you can get here in the heart of Red Sox Nation. Back then I read and wrote about a book by Walter Sanford a coach and writer of many books. The particular one I was writing about was entitled If I could Start Over Again. It was a nuts and bolts way to succeed in this business.

My plan is to move agencies for the third, and I know, the final time.  In the last 9 years I have learned about Brands, Franchises, and my needs.  I spent 9 months with  EXIT, 2.5 years with RE/MAX , and now 6 years with Keller Williams. 9 years of learning and growing. These companies are all franchises.  An Owner buys the Franchise and it's area, the agent works for the owner/broker.  The broker pays the Franchise, the agent pays the Owner and the Franchise. This is very good for the Franchise, not always good for the agent. There is a new breed of agency now driven by the internet.  eXp, Compass, Zillow,, Redfin have come into the market offering virtual offices for less cost and fees while offering the consumer better deals on their houses through discounted commission fees. While this is seemingly good for the consumer it is not so good for the Agent.  Don't you wish there was a hybrid agency that had no fees, a more reasonable cap amount and offered both virtual and bricks and mortar offices locations? That is where I am heading and this is Day 1 of the first 90. Today I have to get my act together for the actual move.

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Larry Lawfer, Realtor®YourStories Realty, It's all about you,

Larry Lawfer


Realtor®, Director of Marketing

YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®

837 Beacon St

Newton, MA 02459, 617-774-8292


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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Larry. Welcome home. I worked with RE/MAX and loved it.

Mar 20, 2019 04:42 AM #1
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited® - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Sheila Anderson I, too, was a RE/MAX agent for a 2 year stint.  My broker/owners were not stellar and so I had to leave, but I still am in touch with many agents from that office.  It is the AGENT and not the AGENCY that makes the difference.  Have a great week.

Mar 20, 2019 06:19 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Good luck to you!  I feel that I am at a brokerage that has low fees and I keep 100% of my check, so I can't complain.  They treat me like family too, so that is a big bonus!

Mar 20, 2019 08:09 AM #3
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Larry -  You have gotten the best from each and you know what you want.  Look forward to hearing about the journey.

Mar 20, 2019 11:28 AM #4
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