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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

I did that in 2007. My goal at the time was to hire some agents. Even without doing so, it has been more than worth it. I enjoy not having to share my commissions with anyone, can sign my own forms, and run my business in any way I see fit. Best thing I ever did. But. I am an independent player...

Jan 22, 2015 07:35 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I did just that at the advice of my accountant.  6 months after I got it, my builder gave me an ultimatom...Change companies or he was getting a new agent. (He hated my Broker).  I said I would start my own and he was good with that.  2 weeks later I was in business on my own.  I felt that the Brokers license gave me a degree of higher knowledge for my clients also.

Jan 22, 2015 09:40 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Sure. A broker license is certification of a higher level in the real estate profession.

Jan 22, 2015 09:18 AM
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Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

I know that Chief Cook is looking at doing this, Debbie...She also wants to get another distinction that doesn't have to be renewed each year, but I forgot what that was.

Jan 22, 2015 07:49 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Cindy, I think you said it perfectly, it offers independence and it well worth the pursuit.

Jan 22, 2015 07:38 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Maybe, but it may be better to concentrate my efforts on running the team

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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No.

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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You know...I might. That's because I'm all about education and you also never know what that moment might arise when you have to rise up and step up. 

Jan 23, 2015 04:06 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I've heard that it's difficult to get a broker's license in Virginia so I probably won't do this at this stage in my life.  I know a lot of agents who have done it and I think it gives a REALTOR more clout.

Jan 23, 2015 01:28 PM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Those of your states that have all broker licenses arevery progressive. I think that is the way to go even if you have to wait two or three years to be a full broker.

Jan 23, 2015 12:52 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Debbie Reynolds I would like to - even when I do not plan to open a shop! However, I have avoided it so far!

Jan 23, 2015 12:21 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie, I have been toying with this idea for quite some time. The only reason that I would move forward would be if I did decide to work on my own - start my own brokerage.

There are a lot of Brokers in my area that are one man/woman operations.

Right now I have no desire to become a broker, hire agents, and have the responsibility of managing everything that goes along with that. When you start down that road, you are basically managing/operating a business and not really, or shouldn't be, selling real estate anymore.

Jan 23, 2015 10:00 AM
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Devin Veith
Amp Realty - Louisville, KY

I think it is a good idea, it gives you more options. Plus, if your state becomes a Broker state, you are already good to go

Jan 23, 2015 03:23 AM
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent/Associate Broker
RVA Home Team - Richmond, VA
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I JUST obtained mine! I got it as if I ever wanted to explore leadership, I would be ready. Also, I believe Virginia will one day be a broker state so I figured I might as well go ahead and get it now!

Jan 23, 2015 03:13 AM
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Vera Gonzalez
RE/MAX Suburban, Inc. - Sterling Heights, MI
Gonzo For Real Estate

Debbie, 

I think furthering your education is always a bonus for your clients. It is great for you too. 

Jan 22, 2015 11:30 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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I've always had a broker's license. That aside, North Carolina is an "all broker" state, so all licensees are considered "provisional brokers" when they get their first license and then they have two years to become full brokers. Otherwise, they are out of business.

Jan 22, 2015 08:51 PM
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Eric Valente
Calabasas, CA
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No, why to spend time and money on something that you are not going to use? I like my team and at the moment i'm not interest in getting a broker license.  

Jan 22, 2015 03:09 PM
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Trumps Elite
Keller Williams Realty Acadiana - Lafayette, LA
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I thin it signifies a higher level of expertise! Go for it!!

Jan 22, 2015 11:57 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Yes, I did do that.  Then several years later I did go out on my own.  Our Indiana License law changed last year and everyone is now Brokers.  Newly licensed Brokers have to wait three years to open their own Brokerage.

Jan 22, 2015 11:56 AM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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absolutely.  Associate Brokers in Georgia are what they are called while still working under another broker.  I think it looks good to consumers and other brokers you might interview with in the future.

Jan 22, 2015 11:39 AM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Indiana just went from licensees to brokers licenses this last year, so everyone is now a broker.  The Brokers (principal Brokers) will now be Managing Brokers, but I know what you mean. In my case it would be a plus.  It's always nice to have a backup plan in businesses.

Jan 22, 2015 11:36 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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It speaks volumes Roy Kelley and does demand a little more respect.

Jan 22, 2015 09:35 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
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Ron, I would tell her go for it. It is like an insurance policy and back up plan.

Jan 22, 2015 08:32 AM