Need Information on Century 21

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Real Estate Agent with Phyllis Browning Company

I am looking for feedback regarding building a real estate career with Century 21.  Is there a cap on what Century 21 takes from agents on an annual basis?  What does their agent support system look like, as well as their training?  Thank you for your help!  I appreciate honest feedback from those in the business! 

Comments (2)

Cathy Worrilow
Farm & Home Real Estate & Auction - Fayetteville, TN

Hello Karen

The best advice I can give you in searching/researching a company is to go to the company in your area and ask for information on their policies. Also talk with some of the realtors who actually work for them. Yes, I know many that will not tell you anything, and some who will. Here in the county where I live I could barely get anyone from several of the companies here to speak with me. I did my contacting throught the internet. I too was looking for training, cost of office fees, cost of getting continued education and so on.

I was surprised that only a few Real Estate companies only offer continued training, education and low office fees. So take a good look at any of them, and don't be afraid to ask question after question.

I will tell you I settled with EXIT realty due to their training programs, low office fees, and NO DESK FEES, and workshops.  I had to find an office that is actually an hours drive for me, but it has been worth it. Visit www.exitrealty.com and check out the types of training they offer, and their residual program. I think you will find it very interesting. If you have any other questions, please feel free to email me and ask!!

Just like anything do your homework!

Have a great one,

Cathy Worrilow

Dec 28, 2008 07:47 AM
Bill Gillhespy
16 Sunview Blvd - Fort Myers Beach, FL
Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos

Hi Karen,  I selected a C21 office because two friends had previously researched many of the available offices out there.   I have been here just over 4 years and my experience has been that the C21 brand is very powerful.  I've had many customers tell me that they walked in our door because they know who we were and had seen us for many years !  One of my agent friends went with one of the very trendy business models where that are based on a residual/pyramid system of income.  That company closed due to lack of business ( Several bighitters were at that office and couldn't carry the rest. ) and everybody got burned.  That said,  even the brand names will vary greatly from office to office.  Spend some time talking to agents in each office ( some doing well and some not doing well ) to get a feel for the management style.  There is a lot of training available and no one company has all the best all the time.  If I were to do it again I probably would still go with C21.  I would also want to see a mentoring program aimed at both new and experienced agents.  Let me know if I can be of further help.  Good luck and Happy Holidays to you.

Dec 28, 2008 08:22 AM