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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I enjoy working as an individual and I prefer dealing with individuals as compared to teams as well.

Jul 09, 2015 11:10 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If the team is comprised of complementary genius, the experience will be exhilarating. If the members are all TEMPO genius, the experience will be one of extreme frustration.

The purpose of any team is defining that as a team they can accomplish what they can not accomplish as individuals. That accomplishment (Higher Purpose) really needs to be brought into focus and embraced by everyone.

That is much harder than it seems and contributes to the short life span of most collaborative or team efforts. I, at this time, prefer flying solo.

 

Jul 09, 2015 11:08 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

transactions should be handled by one person not many people.....

Jul 09, 2015 11:03 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I prefer to work on my own.

Jul 09, 2015 10:57 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor, ePRO, CRS, RCS-D
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

What is your take Brian? Have you done both?

I'll let you know soon as far as Real estate goes, I've successfully been on teams in other industries. As a Realtor, I worked as an individual for 14/16 years, but the last 2.5 years with an informal collaboration. Now, I'm in the process of creating an incorporated team, launching by 2016. Lot's of details to hammer out, but the process itself has made me really look at my business. 

Since 10 years old, when I started a neighborhood car wash business, I realized I'm an entrepreneur at heart and in in previous businesses I formed teams (to multiply our growth & reach) over the years and it was great: collaboration teaches you to share ideas, compromise, negotiate and celebrate the talents of the individuals while covering the weaknesses. KEY POINT: don't partner with equal strength, equal weakness partners; meaning hire your weaknesses so the talent of the team overlaps the indivduals' weaknesses.

But if you want to grow beyond your sole proprietor income, knowledge base & skill-sets; teams & partnerships are great ways to do it; set up properly..they can also be like a bad marriage, so due dilligence in the setup is key.

Jul 09, 2015 10:44 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It's on my own and I like it that way.

Jul 09, 2015 11:40 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Brian Coleman I prefer working as an individual. Working with a team is like working for someone. Good if you like it.

Jul 09, 2015 11:30 PM
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Carrie Perry
ReBroker - Irvine, CA
I am a Real Estate Agent in California.

I love Both.

Jul 10, 2015 06:11 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

one individual

Jul 10, 2015 04:51 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

The preference is to be independent although I have worked in a team environment that was effective.

Jul 10, 2015 02:16 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I like having a team, it really helps get more done and help more people.

Jul 10, 2015 02:16 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Brian,

Ron and I have worked as a team since we met.  We enjoy each others company and appreciate each other strengths and talents.  We have a lot of fun.  

A team mate has to be someone you are compatible with.  Otherwise, it is best to be on your own.  A

Jul 10, 2015 01:35 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

I have spoken enough about TEAMS and work for myself but it would be nice to find a good assistant when you go on vacation or need to cover when you over book your day. Its hard to be more than one place at a time. But then having an assistant can also be a hassle because your expectations or work habits are not always the same as your assistant.

Oh what to do?

Jul 09, 2015 11:37 PM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
REcampus Fully Accredited Florida ONLINE & Classroom Training in Destin, Pensacola Florida - Panama City Beach, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I can do well with either one Brian.  

Jul 09, 2015 11:32 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Leading a team provided greater production opportunities for me.

Jul 09, 2015 11:20 PM
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Brian Coleman
First Home Mortgage - Baltimore, MD

Thomas,

I only worked as an individual when I was a Realtor, so I am not sure how a team of Realtors and the environment works.  I was curious as I am seeing more and more successful Realtors, team up and combine forces to grow their business and presence in a specific farm area.  Thanks for the feedback.  Great insight.  

Jul 09, 2015 11:16 PM