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Independent vs Franchise

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During this troubled time in our economy, I am trying to resovle my troubled mind and I would like some expert opinions from Broker/Owners that have made the transition from Independent Brokerage to a Franchise Model! To give you a little history, I am a Broker/Owner of an Independent Brokerage in Lafayette, La. I have been open since 2006, and I currently have 7 agents. I am considering a Franchise, and I wanted to ask for opinions, suggestions, or comments! Any response will be appreciated!

Thanks, Don Perron


Comments (3)

Jenn Neumann Deer
RE/MAX Southern Shores - Surfside Beach, SC
Surfside Beach Real Estate

I am not a broker/owner (yet) but I am interested to see what kind of response you get from this because my mom and I work together and have been talking about the pros/cons between working with a nationally recognized brand or an independently owned company.  Thanks for posting. 

Nov 13, 2008 03:08 AM
Karen Poss
Coldwell Banker Pinnacle Properties, Florence Alabama - Florence, AL
Realtor - 256-366-6292 - Search Florence Al Homes For Sale

This is weird that you post this today.  Yesterday I spent quite sometime here doing various searches trying to find some information on this very topic.  I can't wait to see what kind of response you get

Nov 13, 2008 03:16 AM
Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

We as agent of a Century 21 franchise pays 8% fee to Century 21.  Do you want that extra expense?  Granted that we get some training materials from them and then we also share with C-21 promotion/marketing, I would rather stay independent if I can.  Keep blogging on AR, you'll get better share of referrals.  I never get a referral from C-21.  I don't know who is getting the leads.  All the leads go to the Corporate Office and they are dishing them out.  I do my own thing.  I sometimes wonder why I am still with them.  

Nov 13, 2008 04:18 AM