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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I've been a broker since 2006.  No looking back. Best thing I ever did.

Sep 29, 2015 11:53 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I became a real estate broker while still in law school to prepare myself to open my first real estate office after graduation.

Sep 29, 2015 10:24 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I opened my company 6 years ago, and have never really wanted agents with me, but the last couple of years have been so busy, would love to have help.

Sep 30, 2015 12:51 AM
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Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

I've been a broker in two states. Have no interest in running a team of realtors, its like herding cats.

Sep 29, 2015 11:42 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm literally creating both scenarios right now.

I'm taking my broker's classes as of September 2015 and transforming my "informal tribe" into a team legally. However, I've hired a broker of record; I still want to sleep at night. But my boutique shop is underway. It's why I left Coldwell Banker in August after 12 years with them...I'm going for it...it's my exit strategy.

Sep 29, 2015 11:15 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Winston Heverly Been a broker for over 25 years.

Sep 29, 2015 11:10 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Here in NH i was able to take my brokers test after 1 year of full time work and the additional class time. That was 29 years ago and been a broker ever since. 

Sep 29, 2015 11:06 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Yes Winston Heverly - that is the goal - at least it is easy to do so at Keller Williams. (Have systems in place.)

Sep 29, 2015 10:55 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

After 25 years I became my own broker last year. Should have done it earlier.

Sep 29, 2015 10:20 PM
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Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

I am part of a team.

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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I prefer to concentrate on running my team and let the broker in our office handle the icky work.

Sep 25, 2018 09:13 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I am in the process of obtaining my brokers license.

Oct 17, 2016 10:20 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have thought of becoming a broker.  Maybe one day.  Maybe not.  

Oct 03, 2016 02:25 AM
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Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL
GRI, ABR, SFR, CDPE, CIAS, PA

I have found that having a brokers license may be just that, Being independent has advantages and disadvantages. Name recognition may be more important with an established name behind you.

Sep 30, 2015 12:08 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

My plan for next year was to get my Broker's license.  I have the required years of service as a Realtor and education level, but my years of service are too far back to count.  So now I must wait until 2H 2017.

Sep 30, 2015 09:52 AM
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Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

I am planning on getting my brokers license in the near future but I don't think I will have my own brokerage.  I'm not looking to create a team.

Sep 30, 2015 09:45 AM
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
Carmel by the Sea, CA
Rothwell Realty Inc. CA#01968433 Carmel-by-the-Sea

Am a broker in two states. Have talked about having agents for the past couple of years, but keep putting it off. Don't want to train new agents, only want seasoned ones if I do. In the meantime, I'm still "inventing" my brokerages and having great fun at it. And doing very well, thank you.

Sep 30, 2015 07:46 AM
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Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

I am already a broker and wouldn't have it any other way.

Sep 30, 2015 06:40 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 am all about the team building right now but doing it in multiple states. Maybe in the future a broker, but it is not in my immediate to-do list.

Sep 30, 2015 03:01 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We are both brokers - however - we prefer to pay a designated broker and a brokerage for that function and overhead.

Sep 30, 2015 01:01 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've always been a broker associate....had my broker's license from day one.... and started my team when I was about 10 years from retirement....it takes time and testing...

Sep 29, 2015 11:25 PM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

No. I haven't the patience to be a long term babysitter.

Short engagements in training or coaching is more suitable.

Sep 29, 2015 10:15 PM