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Rainmaker
2,224,473
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

My company is part of the impression. It's the oldest running real estate office in Cedaredge.

Jul 08, 2016 02:58 PM
Rainmaker
3,988,013
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Most of my business comes to me directly and the client doesn't care which company I am with.

Jul 08, 2016 02:11 PM
Ambassador
5,090,055
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's a great company but it's really about me and how I run my business.

Jul 08, 2016 02:09 PM
Ambassador
6,491,390
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Both, we all work together to impress.

Jul 08, 2016 05:18 PM
Ambassador
3,883,722
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

SInce I am THE company, I impress the clients.

Jul 08, 2016 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
680,665
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Many of my clients are referred by past clients and so they come with a high recommendation.  They hire me because of who I am not the company I'm with.  Although, I'm the owner of the company, so I gets it's all relative.

Jul 08, 2016 02:53 PM
Rainmaker
682,505
CA COASTAL ESTATES Lauren Selinsky Perez CRS
California Coastal Estates - Aliso Viejo, CA
"Your Real Estate Broker" #oclauren

My clients never ask what company I am with. It's strictly ME. I would have to say!

Conversation usually goes like this, "Lauren, you sell homes?... right?"

 

Lauren Selinsky

Jul 08, 2016 03:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,231,853
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Having been with three companies in thirty years I must agree with Nina Hollander 

Jul 09, 2016 10:39 AM
Rainmaker
5,583,503
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

a company is as successful as the agents who work there..... the agents are responsible for the reputation..... the company is the vessel...

Jul 09, 2016 12:58 AM
Rainmaker
5,156,613
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

It's both... my company's position in town is truly impressive. I "sell" both and people get it.

Jul 08, 2016 09:04 PM
Rainmaker
995,552
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

My business comes to me - however I have had clients come to me because of Keller Williams. in the past I've also had clients come to be when I was C21.

Interestingly enough I've also had customers tell me "I hope you're not like blah blah from C21 or  KW" LOL

Jul 08, 2016 09:02 PM
Rainer
3,500
Jim Abbamont
Long Realty West Valley - Surprise, AZ

It's a balance of both.

Jul 08, 2016 04:02 PM
Rainmaker
5,773,786
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

It really depends on the marketplace you are in, especially on the higher end.  We have worked with status companies and with those independents who challenge the status quo.  Some real estate brand rarely make it in luxury, they are perceived as the Sears of the Industry.  There is nothing wrong with them except for the perception.  And we can handle that.  This is a big subject.  A

Jul 08, 2016 03:50 PM
Rainmaker
401,621
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

My clients don't care about the company where I hang my license.  The company doesn't matter to most people.  It is about the knowledge and service they receive from the agent.

I've worked for big brokers who have great agents and sh!t for agents.  Same with a small brokerage.  The brokerage doesn't make a bad agent good.  It's all about the agent. 

Jul 08, 2016 02:51 PM
Ambassador
3,184,410
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I own the company and it's ALL about the CLIENTS

Jul 08, 2016 02:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,771,867
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Both

Jul 08, 2016 02:19 PM
Rainmaker
1,280,848
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

It's about us and our service, not our company.

Oct 12, 2016 02:31 AM
Rainmaker
979,796
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I believe that in today's world it is much more about the individual agent. However, I can see in smaller rural areas where a Brokerage with a long history would probably carry some clout.

Jul 13, 2016 11:50 AM
Rainmaker
1,734,627
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It is strictly about us.

Jul 09, 2016 10:24 PM
Ambassador
3,759,468
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's a lot of both.

Jul 09, 2016 03:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,986,308
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I try and keep it on a somewhat even balance.   I am the Broker

Jul 09, 2016 02:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,683,912
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It's all about me!  Actually that's true, because they are hiring me to either sell their home or find them a new one.  It's me who they have confidence in, although the reputaion of the company doesn't hurt.

Jul 09, 2016 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,443,255
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

I try very hard not to focus on me as the Broker, but on the culture of the company and how we, as agents, do business.

Jul 09, 2016 12:51 PM
Ambassador
2,685,760
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I am the company.  I make the impression. 

Jul 09, 2016 12:40 PM
Ambassador
3,600,466
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

I had to smile Paul - I am the company and my goal has always been to impress our clients.

Jul 09, 2016 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
1,514,713
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Being a family run company where the client deals directly with me and my broker, we impress them.  I can't recall the last time we had to even handle the question of "boutique v. giant firm."  In this day and age, the playing field is even, now that the internet has replaced the two page ad in the sunday paper.

Jul 09, 2016 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
4,800,132
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I try to make it all about what I can offer.

Jul 09, 2016 03:51 AM
Rainmaker
1,157,791
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the client.

Jul 09, 2016 03:05 AM
Rainer
24,099
Steve Snyder
Private-Money-Loan.com - Los Angeles, CA
310-948-8585 |100% LTV | Stated | Private Money

Name recognition is definitely a thing. If a company has a strong reputation (Sotheby's, Berkshire Hathaway etc...) that will help. You can't deny that. However, ultimately they are buying you. I'm never worried about competition, because I know what I say is true and the smart people will work with me.

Jul 09, 2016 02:57 AM
Rainmaker
906,483
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The company stats may be a factor, but in my experience it's up to the agent to get the jobs.

Jul 09, 2016 02:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,614,467
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Likely a combination.   

Jul 09, 2016 02:24 AM
Ambassador
3,362,742
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I am my company ... so I guess it is all about me. I works as an independent broker and fly solo.

Jul 09, 2016 02:07 AM
Rainmaker
823,679
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

Being relatively new to Naples, my company definitely has the local name recognition and history of selling the most high end properties and that has helped with jump starting my business here.

Jul 09, 2016 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
5,026,299
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I have to say it all about me

 

Jul 09, 2016 01:56 AM
Rainmaker
4,434,177
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Jul 09, 2016 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
5,307,494
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

It is, in the end, all about you! You choose your affiliation to strengthen your position. There are several choices and one size does not fit all!

Jul 08, 2016 11:59 PM
Rainmaker
280,599
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

I have a big balloon over my head, but no, I don't think that impresses my clients.  Most come to me because of me and the service I provide. 

Jul 08, 2016 11:55 PM
Ambassador
2,215,917
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

When I was new I needed the reputation of the company.  Over the years I worked with very obscure names and did fine.   My clients never seemed to care much about the name of the company.  

Jul 08, 2016 11:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,617,991
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

We focus on the client at my business.

Jul 08, 2016 11:37 PM
Rainmaker
1,247,830
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

First of all, I hang my license with my broker. He supports us.

There are 3 other brokerages in the same high rise building.  Warren Buffet's operation does not impress anyone unless he wants shares his wealth with clients.

RE is about your ability to operate. Not name sake. Walkin traffic rarely happens these years.

Jul 08, 2016 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,257
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington I believe the big companies still have name recognition, but it is the agent who brings in the business.

Jul 08, 2016 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
5,093,061
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

It's a balance of both for sure but my business comes from me and all about the service I give.

Jul 08, 2016 11:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,854,531
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

It's me first & then info on my company. Shows the success of others around you also. We are on the national 500 list or whatever it is called.

I am surprised at the 'people don't care' answers. OR is it .... we will overlook that if we like him/her?

Jul 08, 2016 10:58 PM
Rainmaker
7,943,090
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The company is very successful and has a very strong market presence. This provides an advantage for the agents.

Jul 08, 2016 10:16 PM
Rainmaker
4,390,592
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

It's all about us!

Jul 08, 2016 09:29 PM
Rainmaker
3,072,135
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Coldwell Banker Realty

I have never asked...

Jul 08, 2016 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
846,475
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It's all about me baby!

Jul 08, 2016 08:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,632,202
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I work in a small brokerage, so mostly all impressions are up to me. 

Jul 08, 2016 05:28 PM
Rainmaker
4,320,412
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Burlington, MA
Metro Boston Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, Broker, Tacoma Washington - I do share my company information and support I receive from my office/market center when I meet them for the first time.

Jul 08, 2016 04:01 PM