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A manageable mix, William.
I prefer those who are experienced to have a strong ethics & sales record & newbies who demonstrate enthusiasm, dedication and ambition. There's much more to it than that but, that's the nutshell version!
Tony and Suzanne Marri...
Whoever wants to work.
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Seasoned agents may be more difficult to deal with, but you know that they will survive the orientation period, most of the new agents may not.
Stevens Point, WI
Debe Maxwell, CRS
I try and hire a mix. For every seasoned agent I bring on, I try and bring one new agent. We run a mentor program, so I always make sure I have the bandwith for a newbie first, of course :)
West Roxbury, MA
I'm the manager, and I love to see seasoned agents join.... my daughter's team has some new agents and training is intense....
Pete Xavier with Affo...
Pacific Palisades, CA
I like new agents who have not been taught bad habits yet
We are small on purpose but do not want new agents.
I prefer those who are productive.
usually new- bring no baggage & more Co. $$$
Michael J. Perry
I like new agents but they require a lot of time that I often don't have.
I prefer a mixture of both. It works
Debe Maxwell, CRS nailed this one.
I'm in a small company and I believe most of us have more or less experience, no brand new agents.
The perennial debate.
It really depends, I have seen newbies take to real estate like ducks in water, and I have seen seasoned ones sleeping on the job...
If I would bring someone into my company, they would definitely be seasoned. I don't have time to train, but available for questions.
Some of each, depending on the agent.
Well, we don't actively recruit so usually those joining our brokerage are doing it because they are getting their license to work specifically with us. I can only think of 3 agents over all the years that were already licensed and at other brokerages before joining us.so, I guess we prefer new by default. -Kasey
I would take both. New ones you can help establish good habits. Older ones you have to do retraining.
I am not a broker.
When we owned our brokerage, I preferred experienced, but gladly took new ones too!
I like helping people so newbies works best for me.
Depends on the person. We're not actively recruitting, but we've had interest from both.
A mix, some to guarantee income, others to guarantee good habits...'cause they are still coach-able.
When I was a Broker I liked seasoned agents ,but looking back, You can t4each newbie's much easier.
William Feela I prefer new agents so they can learn the business from the ground up.
Experienced agents are more likely to succeed.
However, many of my new agents have been very successful and have gone on to own their own successful companies. One of them became president of NAR.
I don't want to work with newbies.
Great question. The ones that are willing to put in the time to develop their skills and become successful.
I work in a company whose agents have some 13+ years experience on average... we rarely higher newbies (they need to be seriously deemed to be exceptions). Our broker owner has always said he's not interested in being the largest company in terms of headcount, but the most productive... and that we are.... our agents are the most productive in the Charlotte region both in terms of income and transactions per agent.
Only brokerages have lots new agents if they provide training has new agents. Some are fine, many post a eMail question you give the correct ans. They go ask others over and over. We got several lawyers pretend they are brokers.
Not a broker but prefer to work with brand new agents who are easily coachable.