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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Give Bob a Call.

Nov 15, 2018 12:02 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

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!

Aug 18, 2015 04:43 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Give me a call and I will put you in touch with a great KW brokerage.

May 19, 2018 08:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Robert Gillen One who has a good training and mentoring program.

Aug 18, 2015 07:53 AM
Rainmaker
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Set up Interviews.  Have a list of questions you want to ask.  That would be the first thing I would do.

Aug 18, 2015 07:29 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

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....

Aug 18, 2015 04:26 AM
Rainmaker
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

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.

Aug 18, 2015 04:25 AM
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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

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.

Aug 18, 2015 02:57 AM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Go meet with the brokers at the most productive offices. I would start with RE/MAX offices.

Aug 18, 2015 02:14 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Go start talking to any possible brokerage you may be interested in.

Aug 18, 2015 02:12 AM
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Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

Interview different brokers, talk to other realtors, ask about their training for new agents, office policies, name recognition etc....

Aug 18, 2015 02:06 AM
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Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

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. 

Aug 18, 2015 01:40 AM
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Jack Lewitz
IL Real Estate Specialists - Evanston, IL

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.

Aug 18, 2015 01:36 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Ask other agents, and just interview different brokers.

Aug 18, 2015 01:25 AM