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Rainmaker
1,648,641
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

You are an independent contractor and you will have to find more eggs to put in your basket than what is there now. I am not sure what you are expecting or getting from your brokerage. 

Oct 04, 2016 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
4,307,948
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Anonymous. 

How about, this answer, You picked the wrong agency to work with!  A

Oct 04, 2016 08:24 AM
Ambassador
4,049,192
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like you may have more brokerage shopping to do before settling in.

Oct 04, 2016 06:01 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

The grass is not always greener. Always talk to an agent or two currently with the firm before you make the final move. It is very telling.

Oct 04, 2016 12:32 PM
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Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Listen to Kenneth J. Jones, SRES, SFR, SCGREA  and Ron and Alexandra Seigel !

Best to you.

Oct 04, 2016 09:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,366,527
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Time to reassess and look for another brokerage.

Oct 04, 2016 11:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,503,980
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

I think you looked at the whole thing all wrong. You based your move on a company that showed NC which is somewhat valid but you missed a huge point.

You have to find your own leads now as Toll was doing that for you whether you thought about it or not.

Mentally you are stuck on luxury but Toll isn't it. Don't get me wrong, they are a good builder here but upscale only. 

Oct 04, 2016 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
2,969,249
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

First of all, it's naive to expect much of anything from any brokerage office--you are an independent contractor and responsible for developing your own business. Secondly, did you have any conversations/understanding with this company as to what kind of support they would provide you?

Oct 04, 2016 09:53 PM
Rainmaker
5,257,579
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Help yourself. Your personal marketing success is up to you.

Oct 04, 2016 09:17 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Well, you got the best - long and short of it - from Kenneth J. Jones, SRES, SFR, SCGREA and Ron and Alexandra Seigel !

Oct 04, 2016 04:32 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Yes, I would re-think your new brokerage.  How many different brokerages did you interview before you decided?  Did you ask the questions prior to signing, about the Toll Bros. restrictions? 

If you're not happy, there's no better time to make the break than now!

Oct 04, 2016 12:37 PM
Rainmaker
983,617
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I doubt you will from any developers. Suggest you shop around getting trained. It takes about 1 year to get a feel for the business.

Oct 04, 2016 11:06 AM
Rainmaker
998,342
Corinne Guest
Corinne Guest, REALTOR® | Barrington Realty Company - Barrington, IL
Barrington Lifestyles

Ron and Alexandra Seigel hit the mail on the head. Start looking for a new one, now.

I also agree with Kenneth J. Jones, SRES, SFR, SCGREA  Toll Brothers is not luxury here, not at all, quite the opposite.

You need some time with a marketing expert, so you can decide what you really want and then focus on it. Maybe new construction is a better option?

Oct 04, 2016 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
4,863,072
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

if you're a new agent, you need training and a mentor to shadow....and to get direction from.... find the right office.

Oct 05, 2016 07:32 AM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Anonymous: First off, if you reply to any comments here your name will be exposed.

 

Second: I don't think that picking an agency based upon 10% of the clientele was the best choice, no offense.  If you are targetting a particular type of client, go to an agency that specializes in them and has a higher percentage.

 

As to the help from the broker, I suggest you create a listing of what you are looking for from them and approach the broker about it.  Don't just have "I want X, Y and Z" but also include "this is how it will help me sell more homes and this is what your ROI will be."  You get more traction when you justify your wants and needs.  If the broker says no, then find a broker that will meet your needs and switch.

Oct 05, 2016 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
2,889,015
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

The beauty of this business if you are not happy try someplace else.

Oct 05, 2016 03:15 AM
Rainmaker
723,664
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Try another brokerage or diversify your client base.

Oct 05, 2016 01:01 AM
Rainmaker
3,237,213
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It may be time to consider a move.  Good luck.  

Oct 05, 2016 12:24 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Kenneth J. Jones, SRES, SFR, SCGREA owns this one.

Oct 04, 2016 11:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,049,771
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Ron and Alexandra Seigel nailed this one!

Oct 04, 2016 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
4,431,972
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Kenneth has answered.

Oct 04, 2016 10:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,264
FN LN
Toronto, ON

You may want to consider a different brokerage.

Oct 04, 2016 09:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,401,304
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

You already received some good advice. You may wish to interview other agencies and broaden your anticipated client base.

Oct 04, 2016 08:46 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It sounds like you need to find another office to work for. A good office can really make a difference. I'm speaking from personal experience. 

Oct 04, 2016 12:30 PM
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Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

I love reading ActiveRain comments!  So helpful, so non-critical and such good advice.  Love you guys!!!

Oct 04, 2016 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

Some good answers below, and I love Kenneth J. Jones, SRES, SFR, SCGREA reply.  Might be time to re-think your agency, because it is never too late to make that change - Good Luck in your decision!

Oct 04, 2016 09:46 AM