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Give Bob a Call.
Stevens Point, WI
Make sure they are non-competing brokers and are not in bed with any of the agents in the stable.
I'm not even sure speaking with the existing realtors in the office will help because they're still there, good bad or indifferent. Speaking with realtors who've left could simply show why it wasn't for them. It could have been them, not the broker.
Even interviewing isn't going to be an exact science because you don't even know what you don't know. In a nutshell, I'm advising that you listen to your gut, don't expect anything from a broker and be prepared to work your backside off because no one else is going to care if you succeed or fail!
Give me a call and I will put you in touch with a great KW brokerage.
Robert Gillen One who has a good training and mentoring program.
Set up Interviews. Have a list of questions you want to ask. That would be the first thing I would do.
it depends on what you're looking for....but interviewing is the only way you'll determine who is worthy and who is not....and then speak with agents who work there and agents who left that agency....it's not an easy process....
Robert this is an excellent question for which you have not received excellent responses. If you proceed using the conventional processes being offered you are most likely to be among the 90% of newbies who will not see their 2nd year anniversary. And this pattern has been repeating for decades, and the same advise offered to newbies who ask, "how do I get started/find a broker/ know who to choose?"
Well Robert someone needs to ask you the REAL question. That question is, "What was your business plan when you decided to plunk down your money to go real estate school and start your real estate business?"
How can anyone expect to start a new business without a business plan? Only in real estate is this practice encouraged...and the results are criminal in the level of failures.
Let's cut to the chase. If you need to know more about creating a meaningful business plan you know what to do.
To select the right broker, you need to identify the one who can plug you into the right situation that aligns with your plan AND is able to work within the assets and resources you have to offer. The right broker and mentor will immediately engage you in activity to determine if your actions is controlled by your fear or if you acknowledge but will walk towards your fear.
Remember, you are looking for the broker who fits your plan, NOT the one promising you train'n. That 'train'n' plan is well known and results well established.
I would look for a broker that doesn't compete with the agents and then interview them as well as talk to the agents in the office.
Go meet with the brokers at the most productive offices. I would start with RE/MAX offices.
Go start talking to any possible brokerage you may be interested in.
Interview different brokers, talk to other realtors, ask about their training for new agents, office policies, name recognition etc....
Make a list of what's most important to you with a broker. Then start calling local brokers, meet them, ask questions and compare the answers.
A good prinicpal broker for you would be one that will train you or set you up for training and give you new tasks to complete each week or month and really teach you this business.
Ask other agents, and just interview different brokers.