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Rainmaker
1,212,209
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

What I said to the last person

Aug 07, 2018 01:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,873,807
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I've answered this question once today, and I'd be happy to answer yours if I saw a photo and  name.... no so much with blue man and Anonymous....

Aug 07, 2018 10:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,026,222
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Aug 07, 2018 10:29 AM
Ambassador
3,191,290
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Whatever is important to YOU. You don't work for a broker - they work for YOU!

Aug 07, 2018 05:45 PM
Rainer
91,332
Jon K. Judd
Keller Williams Realty - Central Delaware - Dover, DE
GRI, e-PRO, SFR, Delaware Homes

This question was posted here within the last couple weeks or so...???

Aug 07, 2018 05:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,033,169
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

Training. 

Aug 07, 2018 10:35 AM
Rainmaker
1,456,073
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Do not interview the broker.

Ask for Help to start and be trained. 

 

Aug 07, 2018 07:46 PM
Rainmaker
383,122
PropertyMinder (AccelerAgent)
PropertyMinder, Inc. - San Jose, CA
Modern Tools for the Modern Agent
Aug 07, 2018 05:02 PM
Rainmaker
2,425,830
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not important to focus on the broker as much. Start learning the business

Aug 07, 2018 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
4,318,900
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

If you read through today's question, you will see that this one was answered already.  A

Aug 07, 2018 11:30 AM
Rainmaker
5,268,541
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Check the previous answers for this question today.

Aug 07, 2018 11:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,901,589
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think this is a good start:

1. Do you provide formal training to agents?
2. Is there a program where new agents are mentored by top producers?
3. Are any of my training or class expenses eligible for reimbursement?
4. What is the starting commission split? Does it change with production?
5. Is there a bonus program?
6. What costs am I required to cover?
7. Am I required to have additional auto insurance?
8. Where do you advertise and who pays for it?
9. Are my desired farm areas already taken by other agents in the company?
10. Will I receive a copy of company policies to review?
11. What is the dress code for the office?
12. How many agents are in the company?
13. What is the average gross volume of your agents?
14. What commission does the company typically charge? Am I allowed to offer a lower rate?
15. What is your policy on referrals within the company and to outside agents?
16. Is there any clerical or support assistance available through the company?
17. Do you have regular meetings?
18. Is the environment team-based or individual?
19. Do you handle commercial listings or property management?
20. How many listings does the office typically have?
21. What is the company’s market share?
22. What are your office goals?
23. What are your expectations of me?
Aug 07, 2018 10:25 AM
Rainmaker
3,049,971
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
BVO Luxury Group @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA nailed this one!

Aug 08, 2018 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,431,983
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Many.

Aug 08, 2018 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,977,717
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sorry this was asked 2 people before you

Aug 07, 2018 07:51 PM
Ambassador
4,063,350
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I have put a lot of research into this and have your answer, give me a call.

Bob

Aug 07, 2018 06:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,566,510
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I've been happy in general with my choices but of the two I dumped: one was the brokers lack of a moral rutter and the other was because of the excessive amount of paper work they required.... just one more form and then we will pay you... oops found another, and another.

Aug 07, 2018 05:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,461
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

For new agents:
Integrity, training and support.

For experienced agents the priorities change.

Aug 07, 2018 05:25 PM
Rainmaker
2,707,425
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Many great responses.

Aug 07, 2018 12:58 PM
Rainmaker
1,478,361
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Choosing the right team is like dating, take time and do your homework.

Aug 07, 2018 12:48 PM
Rainmaker
73,301
Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans Jumbo/Conventional/FHA/VA

Do they live up to their word? Ask around. 

Aug 07, 2018 11:49 AM
Ambassador
2,344,789
Fred Griffin presently on Leave of Absence
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Please tell your instructor that most agents do not work FOR brokers.  Most agents are independent contractors, not employees.

Aug 07, 2018 10:49 AM
Ambassador
3,917,436
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Training, mentoring and accessibility when help is needed, and perhaps other things important to you.

Aug 07, 2018 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
744,502
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Height and weight.

Aug 07, 2018 10:33 AM
Rainmaker
762,573
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

This is a personal preference. Everyone has different needs in their business which is why there are so many brokerages and so many different business models.  Of course, the broker should be knowledgeable, available and honest. But what are YOU going to need? Mentorship? Coaching? Training? Office Space? Signs & Business Cards? Leads and clients handed to you? A Team? Receptionist/Transaction Coordinator Available?  The question isn't what is most important, the question is 'What is most important to YOU'? Good luck! -Kasey

Aug 07, 2018 10:30 AM
Rainmaker
652,923
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Training, mentorship if you are just starting out.

Lots of other things to consider but if you if you don't have support in the beginning you will not last.

Aug 07, 2018 10:30 AM
Rainmaker
2,765,118
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

What is important to YOU!!  That is all that matters. 

Aug 08, 2018 09:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,173,292
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Check the answer I gave to Diana Reeve!

Aug 08, 2018 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
2,979,740
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This question was answered yesterday and hundreds of times in the past. I suggest you do a bit of research and see responses. By the way, as a real estate agent, you do not work FOR a broker. You affiliate with a broker and work FOR yourself.

Aug 08, 2018 03:41 AM
Rainmaker
912,017
Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

🙄

Aug 07, 2018 09:27 PM
Ambassador
1,613,629
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Honesty, integrity, core competence.

Aug 07, 2018 06:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,037,744
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

Please take a look at the NUMEROUS times this EXACT question has been asked and answered.. it was most recently asked just within the last day. 

Aug 13, 2018 02:03 PM
Ambassador
3,981,962
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Make sure the culture matches yours and that you will get support and the broker has honesty and integrity.

Aug 08, 2018 06:28 PM
Rainmaker
4,796,551
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Honesty is a good one.

Aug 08, 2018 08:23 AM
Rainmaker
1,135,184
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Training. Interview many. 

Oct 31, 2018 12:49 AM
Rainmaker
4,023,947
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

One that offers training and is available when you need help.

Aug 10, 2018 07:27 AM
Ambassador
4,298,246
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Trust.

Aug 09, 2018 08:56 PM