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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Since I am married to her I thought it would be best to stay married.

Mar 23, 2017 10:28 AM
Rainmaker
878,171
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

How did I choose?

They had the brand the world recognized and none of the resources upon which I would be dependent. In essence, they allow the agent to run THEIR business in the manner the agent chooses.

Now, for you, the song you will hear is about personality, train'n, trustworthiness and other such criteria that you CAN NOT MEASURE.

The the tricky thing about real estate profession, if you don't figure it out fast you will be the statistic, the item on the menu.

Your choice for brokers MUST be based on subjective things you can measure while you sit at the desk with them.

That actually means you need to answer to two questions and ONLY TWO.

From these OBJECTIVE RESPONSES everything you need to know can be derived.

But it starts with the preparation any responsible business owner (real estate agents ARE business owners) would do. A BUSINESS PLAN.

Without a plan you can not know you are LOST.

 

Mar 23, 2017 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
4,015,199
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Personally, I wouldn't base a decision like this on friendships. You need to decide what you need from a brokerage relationship and go from there.

Mar 23, 2017 10:49 AM
Rainmaker
5,571,077
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I chose every office I worked with.... and I managed each one of them....  I moved from one to another because it was a a career advancement!

 

Mar 23, 2017 10:46 AM
Rainer
352,776
Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 and Barbara Todaro and Roy Kelley have great response and I agree. Many of the same reasons I choose RE/MAX.  No office is perfect so you need to choose based on your business plan and model and perfect it for your style.  You are in business for you and not your Broker.  

Mar 23, 2017 10:51 AM
Rainmaker
2,630,488
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I like me is the reason I am with this Broker...As for you, use the "like" as well

Mar 23, 2017 10:36 AM
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6,497,359
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I selected the highest quality office in the market for experienced agents, a RE/MAX office.

Mar 23, 2017 10:34 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Decide what you want and need, then interview all of them.

Mar 23, 2017 10:32 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

It was the right fit for me.

Mar 24, 2017 04:50 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I like the culture and the owner - a very organized brokerage with the largest national brand behind it.  A win-win for me!

Mar 23, 2017 09:45 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Go with your gut.  What's important to YOU?

Mar 23, 2017 02:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

They made me an offer I couldn't refuse.

Mar 23, 2017 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
3,964,422
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Because I wanted to be associated with the best investor friendly brokerage in DFW.

Mar 23, 2017 12:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,632,642
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Please read Chapter 11, "Your first Broker"

Mar 23, 2017 12:01 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Training and development opportunities, the culture of the brokerage

Mar 23, 2017 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

seemed like a good choice for what I was looking for and I am always open to finding an improvement

Mar 01, 2018 04:47 PM
Rainmaker
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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

The first one, she was knowledgeable, second, I needed a change and she fit the bill.

Mar 26, 2017 09:58 AM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 Since it's been going on 10 years it's hard to remember the particulars however I can remember they were recruiting me and it just felt like a good place to be. ...

Mar 24, 2017 05:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am the broker, and I take care of my agents.

 

Mar 24, 2017 02:38 PM
Rainmaker
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

He is a good manager and is fair, but he is not a micro-manager.

Mar 24, 2017 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

He's the only one who would take me . Plus he had to manage me too.

Mar 24, 2017 07:29 AM
Rainmaker
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Commission caps and ability to advertise my business rather than the brokers!

Mar 24, 2017 06:24 AM
Rainmaker
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

For convenience.

Mar 24, 2017 05:27 AM
Rainmaker
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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

Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041 nailed this one!

Mar 24, 2017 05:14 AM
Rainmaker
675,450
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

He was the most pleasant broker I met & I was very pleased with the terms we worked out. It'll be my 10 year anniversary with the company this August. I consider my choice of brokerage one of the best business decisions I have made. 

Mar 24, 2017 05:07 AM
Rainmaker
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Take your time to choose the right one up front, and it really needs to be the one that will help you get to where you want to be, the way you want to get there. Bring a big list of questions with you when you meet with brokers!

Mar 24, 2017 03:38 AM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Corey - There are a lot of things to consider when choosing a broker, and you need to know what you are looking for, and what will work best for you.

Mar 23, 2017 11:42 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Corey Christiansen - well, frequency match, education, training and....split!

Mar 23, 2017 10:39 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I always moved where I got better terms and people I like and rely on. That's why I now with a smaller broker and do not plan to move any time soon. 

Mar 23, 2017 10:08 PM
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Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

We were born on the same day. Actually, we're the same person. ;)

Mar 23, 2017 08:05 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

0% split.

Low fees.

Dynamic Team running the show-true entrepreneurs.

Mar 23, 2017 07:47 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

He bought my company, hired me on staff and gave me a terrific commission split. All of that probably doesn't apply to anyone else's situation. It was the right thing to do at the time. You have to be ready to recognize opportunity when it is staring you in the face.

Mar 23, 2017 07:35 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

He is good

Mar 23, 2017 05:47 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Because she's smart, experienced, a lot of fun and really knows her stuff!!  And it's me!!

Mar 23, 2017 05:45 PM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

He was my dad and the reason I got my license.  Now I'm the designated broker.  Have never worked for any other company in 13 years. -Kasey

Mar 23, 2017 04:55 PM
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Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

 4 generations in the Business since 1910. Interview a couple of Brokers and go w/ your gut feel on the best fit. Each Broker model is different and each office has a variety of personalities

Mar 23, 2017 04:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I am the broker.  You should work with someone who will be available to answer your questions and can help you develop your business.

Mar 23, 2017 04:12 PM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

Brand recognition and I met with the D.O. and felt that it was a 'good fit' for me...

Mar 23, 2017 03:10 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Law office getting free legal advice. Good split.

There are no known local offices where brokers give you leads. You generate your leads.  Some have more training than others.

Mar 23, 2017 03:02 PM
Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

100% Commission Plan , Culture and great training !

Mar 23, 2017 02:53 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I am the broker

Mar 23, 2017 02:53 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I work for myself.

 My advice to you - friends are friends, business is business.  Don't choose a friend or relative.

 What is the split?  Is there any training?  Are there mentors who will help you?  Do they offer you any in-house leads, the opportunity to be on a team, or some other way to quickly get involved with living Buyers and Sellers?

  When you have a one-on-one interview, do you mesh with this person? 

 

Mar 23, 2017 02:45 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Corey Christiansen Rapport! When you choose a Broker make sure you have rapport with him or her and that they have a good mentoring and training program.

Mar 23, 2017 02:12 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Who do you feel offers the most chemistry? Who offers the most of what you are looking for? If they offer a lot but for you little, you made the wrong choice!

Mar 23, 2017 12:57 PM
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

My husband and I have always worked as a team, and he is an excellent broker.  Our guys loved working with him as did I.  A

Mar 23, 2017 11:07 AM