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So many things including great training.
Stevens Point, WI
Massive culture and training at KW.
Stevens Point, WI
Safety in numbers
You have office staff to input your listings, etc. However, you pay dearly for that service. We were with CB for 10 years.
I do not have to explain who I work for KW and what they stand for. I also can call another agent or my market leader to ask a question. I have worked at offices were I had to figure a lot of thing for myself because the other agents did not know they answer or the broker. So I am very happy with KW.
Ginger Harper When I worked with Coldwell Banker, they had name recognition and market share in my area.
Independent. It is good that there is no one size fits all.
Ginger Harper the support, training, education and networking opportunities - that's why I am with KW.
I have a great referral base after all the years. I will stay with my independent brokerage.
I like the people and the connections...
The customer awareness. They also have some pretty cool marketing tools but you pay for them. I have been with ERA, Coldwell Banker, C-21, Prudential and now Berkshire Hathaway.
I never found a plus. That's why I moved on.
I've worked for two franchises and am currently with an independent. While I know some people like being associated with a franchise, the thing I liked best was leaving.
I am interested in seeing the answers to this question. I am currently an independent Broker and I have 14 agents (7 full-time agents). I do most of my marketing online. That being said, I am convinced a brand logo on my website would provide more "instant credibility" with buyers and sellers when they visit my website...especially for those relocating to our area. A brand would give me instant recognition over being a small independent.
However, I don't like the idea of a corporate office telling me where I may and may not open office locations since they might be too close to another franchisee.
I go back and forth about this issue almost daily so this topic really interests me.
The training, so you can go out on your own.
Keller Williams - brand recognition