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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

No, not mine. Not a fan of the team concept, but that's just me. I will just have help behind the scenes, sorta like the "Wizard", but without the drape! 

Feb 18, 2016 10:27 AM
Rainmaker
1,153,744
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

It's likely that many associates have that impression but it has taken me years to shake that thought. My team consists of independent insurers, attorneys, title companies, home inspectors., closing agents, lenders. plumbers, painters, roofers and more. None of these affiliates are on my payroll but they always earn a piece of business from me when I need them and they're always on time!

Feb 18, 2016 08:01 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I think it is natural to think about it and consider it. Teams don't work in every situation and some agents are just better solo.

Feb 18, 2016 01:10 PM
Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I see a lot of advantages to teams, but they have to be set up well, and I would want to make darn sure the other members are in it for the long haul. At this point in my career, I prefer to go it alone. 

Feb 18, 2016 11:00 AM
Rainer
223,831
LUXURYSOCALREALTY COMPASS La Jolla
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

I agree with Joe, I think it is dependant on your niche, market, split, and skill set as a leader.

Feb 18, 2016 10:58 AM
Rainmaker
1,183,216
Peter Mohylsky, Beach Expert
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL
Call me at 850-517-7098

What are your goals in the real estate business is one question you should ask your self. 

Feb 18, 2016 06:03 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning. Each person is different, some may feel they want to go it alone, others just the opposite. I have two full time assistants, they allow me to continue to grow my practice.

Feb 18, 2016 04:29 PM
Ambassador
3,034,178
Katerina Gasset
The Gasset Group & Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Provo, UT
Amplify Your Real Estate & Life Dreams!

Some people are born entrepreneurs. Entreprenuers seek to innovate and create and increase profits. Sometimes that works for a team and sometimes it does not. Building a team takes leadership skills and an understanding of how people interact with one another. We have built teams in real estate and in other businesses. In 2005 we started our own brokerage after many many years with other companies. Now we build our agents. They are independent agents. So we don't do the team thing any longer. However, we do have a large virtual assistant team that is a part of our "team". Team can mean different things to different people. It is all relative. 

Feb 18, 2016 12:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,525,616
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I prefer to work by myself.

Feb 18, 2016 11:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,712,551
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Defining a team can be difficult in that one size does not fit all. 

Feb 18, 2016 10:54 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

It depends, some agents like have a team and some do not.  It does not limit one's income at all.  A

Feb 18, 2016 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
400,356
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I don't want to be on a team or lead one.  I'm a little bit of a lone ranger.  When clients hire me, they get me.  

I know the team concept is popular and works well for those who embrace it, but it's not for me. 

Feb 18, 2016 10:37 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

teams are in demand by potential home sellers.... they like that concept....and building a "solid team" is a slow process.... it took me two years to develop mine and we were "top dog" in the RE/MAX of New England rankings for a decade....

Feb 18, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
2,219,617
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTAcondos.com
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am in the process of building a team. 

Feb 18, 2016 09:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,529,338
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

ONLY, if you have more leads than you can handle that are coming in predominately from referrals and sign calls, not purchased online "leads".

You need the leads before you build the team. Biggest mistake out there, building a team before you have the leads to support the team.

Feb 18, 2016 08:56 PM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I can say that of late it seems that way. When I started there were no teams now it seems like the rage. Personally I like having a partner with go to lenders, closing agents, attorneys, printers, etc. in the periphery.

Feb 18, 2016 08:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,619,091
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, of course, the more experience you have, the easier for you to share your skills and delegating, focus on the most productive parts of your business. 

Feb 18, 2016 03:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

Not necessarily.

Feb 18, 2016 03:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

This is indeed a natural process. Easy for some and not so for many.

Feb 18, 2016 02:47 PM
Rainer
94,105
Val Evans
Scottsdale, AZ

Some agents are natural born entrepreneurs and business builders. Most are not. It takes a special skillset to lead a team or brokerage. You have to always be motivated and have your eye on the big picture and know exactly where you're heading.

Feb 18, 2016 11:54 AM
Rainmaker
1,280,748
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

No. I have no desire to build a team.

Sep 19, 2016 02:26 AM
Rainmaker
7,788,039
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have been there and done that.

Feb 21, 2016 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
4,898,962
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I would have to say yes

 

Feb 20, 2016 02:59 AM
Rainmaker
5,848,364
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I would like to bring on an agent, but not build a team.

Feb 19, 2016 10:49 PM
Ambassador
6,352,545
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I do best with a team of good people working for me.

Feb 19, 2016 04:08 PM
Rainmaker
4,272,424
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

No to your question!

Because of James Dray. I will be considering your company next year. He is a fine member of your organization. 

Feb 19, 2016 05:34 AM
Rainmaker
1,498,148
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Not in mine.  Not unless I start doing insane levels of business.  For now my broker and office admin are enough.

Feb 19, 2016 03:48 AM
Rainmaker
908,508
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I've seen several " Teams" fall apart within the first year. There are different rules for teams, and it requires certain personalities for them to work together well.

Feb 19, 2016 12:38 AM
Rainmaker
140,768
Joan Dickie
Keller Williams Premier Realty - La Crosse, WI
Keller Williams Premier Realty

Not for me.  I'm too much of a control freak to work well with others.

Feb 18, 2016 10:51 PM
Rainmaker
4,552,903
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Not for me but maybe for others.  It depends.  

Feb 18, 2016 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
652,740
Jeffrey Jones
AZ Home Seekers - San Tan Valley, AZ
AZ Home Seekers, azhomeseekers.com

The team concept has been pushed alot lately as a sign of success.

Certainly not for us. Instead of building a team we opened a brokerage.

Feb 18, 2016 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,209,215
Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

We have been a part of a team for a while now and love it.  

Feb 18, 2016 10:05 PM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

IF one wants to use that yard stick, then it is true.

However, success should never be one dimensional.

The natural progression is:

student

learner

struggler

survivor

proficient

influencer

Thought leader

Creator

Whether a team is involved only depends on the flavor of Kool-Aid being consumed.

 

Feb 18, 2016 10:00 PM
Rainmaker
1,722,626
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not necessarilly, unless the right, dedicated people are available and pull in the same direction.

Feb 18, 2016 09:34 PM
Rainmaker
3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

It has been

Feb 18, 2016 08:51 PM
Rainmaker
5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No.... had one for a while and got rid of it. It's just one of many possible business models.

Feb 18, 2016 08:42 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 yes it is.

Feb 18, 2016 05:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,270
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yes, it does take a lot of people management. Sometimes it is easier to hire assistants since some agents want more share of the commission and wanting their name on every transaction also.

Feb 18, 2016 01:38 PM
Rainer
182,915
Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

I like the team concept but its more responsibilities. We have to work with all different minds but as a one team. No one can be left alone whether they want to think as team or not.

Feb 18, 2016 11:10 AM