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Rainmaker
4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

This question seems to be asked almost daily.

Feb 03, 2016 05:16 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jake Firth A good training and mentoring program.

Feb 03, 2016 11:22 AM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

hey Jake, read a few of these

http://activerain.com/search?cx=016474116467456296202%3Azcdp2tq_pxi&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=ISO-8859-1&q=What+qualities+are+important+to+look+for+when+choosing+a+broker+to+work+for%3F

 

Feb 03, 2016 09:32 AM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Honesty, integrity, knowledge, training programs and support and even commission splits matter.

Feb 03, 2016 01:44 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I like to work for a broker who is a manager and does not compete by listing and selling.

Feb 03, 2016 11:15 AM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Jake,  I always tell agents with the same question to log into LuxuryRealEstate.com and find out the brokerages that participate in your area, then go interview with them.

Feb 03, 2016 06:55 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Jake, I have a few questions, as an industry observer what do you observe? Also, since there is no money in being an industry observer, what do you do for a living?

Feb 03, 2016 06:42 AM
Rainmaker
469,510
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

Does the brokerage have the enviroment, training and mentoring to help me take my business where I want it to be? In house training/education, in mentoring programs, in house coaching and/or accountability partnerships  that are budget friendly, how many other new agents are doing well there etc. The other side of the coin is (possibly that is)  - big name company - here's a desk, phone, and computer - start - we're a great company and being here with our name is going make you lots of money, by the way that'll be XXXX/mo for the chair.

Feb 03, 2016 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
1,598,452
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

This one has a lot of great answers.

Jul 06, 2019 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
544,014
Dave Halpern
Dave Halpern Real Estate Agent, Inc., Louisville, KY (502) 664-7827 - Louisville, KY
Louisville Short Sale Expert

 

Alex, I'll take "Questions asked by Anonymous" for 200, please.

Sep 21, 2017 04:44 PM
Rainmaker
5,850,312
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Be sure they train and are available when you need them.

Feb 05, 2016 02:22 AM
Rainmaker
4,854,437
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Interview several and make your own decision.

Feb 03, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
5,194,022
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Compatibility and knowledge!

Feb 03, 2016 09:01 PM
Rainmaker
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good training.

Feb 03, 2016 08:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

In my area, agents work for brokerages, not brokers.

Feb 03, 2016 04:01 PM
Rainmaker
864,658
Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Experience and knowledge of programs. 

Feb 03, 2016 03:53 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jake Firth ideally, if you are new, look for the broker who'd provide good training.

If seasoned, work with a broker who understands your value.

Feb 03, 2016 01:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Jake. We get asked this question a lot. Choosing a good broker is very important. You need to find one that cares about you and offers a great training or mentorship program. 

Feb 03, 2016 11:44 AM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Yikes, Jake!  We get that question so often that I wrote a really good post about it.

Feb 03, 2016 11:20 AM
Rainmaker
2,443,200
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

How about uploading a photo so we can see you?

Feb 03, 2016 10:52 AM
Rainmaker
4,976,070
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Honesty, trustworthiness and integrity!

Feb 03, 2016 10:50 AM
Rainer
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LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Hi Jake I think new agents should strongly consider a successful team in your niche or community with leads to offer and infrastructure.  Brokerage is less important until you have the skills and humans to sell houses to.

Feb 03, 2016 10:47 AM
Rainer
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Corey R. Roberts
Keller Williams Realty—Yuba Sutter - Yuba City, CA
Turning Dreams into Realty.

Training. Culture. 

Feb 03, 2016 10:09 AM
Rainmaker
2,776,061
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Availability...if you can get that, everything else is there

Feb 03, 2016 08:53 AM
Rainer
80,653
Linda Guess
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes Branson, MO - Branson, MO
Branson area real estate sales.

Why are you observing?  What is your purpose?

Feb 03, 2016 07:31 AM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Interview broker in your Utah community.

Feb 03, 2016 07:07 AM
Rainer
94,105
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

One that doesn't compete with you in the same neighborhood.

Feb 03, 2016 05:29 AM