sarah lunt, real estate agent student  (other )

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Since I don't know where you are located, I couldn't even begin to answer. Brokerages and their training programs are highly localized.

Sep 04, 2018 08:50 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Set up interviews and have your questions prepared. Seek connections. 

Sep 04, 2018 08:41 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

What is your question? 

Sep 04, 2018 08:26 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Is your question how to find the best training program?

Sep 04, 2018 07:59 AM
Rainer
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Richard L. McKinney P.A.
Atlantic Shores Realty Expertise - Port St Lucie, FL
For Results that MOVE you on the Treasure Coast!

sarah lunt 

Forget the Broker.

Find a high performing team and see if the agent is looking for a buyers agent. You will  thank me later. 

Sep 04, 2018 02:10 PM
Rainmaker
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Talk to several active agents in your area and ask why they chose the company they work for. Then set up interviews with several brokerages.

Good luck

Sep 04, 2018 10:17 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Sounds like you're on the right track.  Hope you interview with several offices to make the best choice for you.

Sep 04, 2018 08:43 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Best solution - meet with a few brokers and let us know which one you choose and why.

Best of luck, Sarah.

Sep 04, 2018 08:24 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Sarah, 

If you got the license, that subject was disscusted many time and it was a question on the state exam. 

There are so many big and small companies, most of them will give you a training. And classed in your local Realtors Association. 

It seems somebody push you to ask this question in AR again and again. 

Real life is a little bit different than asking here in AR that question. 

When you sign with the RE company, let us know, what you have learned there in the first month. Good luck.

Sep 04, 2018 08:04 PM
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Allie Angeloni
Long Realty - Oro Valley, AZ

I would look for a company with good support and training sarah lunt, and that can be webinars on-line or in a classroom situation.  I would interview different brokerages, for the feel of the company, the style of the manager, and what you will get and what you will pay for.  If you know realtors already who work for different brokerages, ask them what they like or do not like - I realize that is personal opinion, but it gives you more input to consider.  Ask about a mentor, and what percentage they will get and how long will they work with you.  Have a list of your questions, as doing 'homework' in this regard is very important - you want a good fit.  Best of Luck!

Sep 04, 2018 05:15 PM
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Jay McHugh
SendOutCards-Appreciation Marketing Expert - Boston, MA
YOUR SendOutCard Mentor

Interview with them and as many as you can... select the one that is in alignment with your needs and goals.....

Sep 04, 2018 01:41 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

I'd interview with the brokerages in your area & go with a company that has a training program in place or a Broker willing to mentor you. 

Sep 04, 2018 10:48 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Interview brokers. Find one that has ongoing training and mentoring for new agents.

Good luck on a successful career.

Sep 04, 2018 09:51 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

Hello! splits are always a priority - don't work for free.

Sep 04, 2018 02:54 PM
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Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA

my advice is a small independent with a mentoring program and decent tech tools.  I think new folks get lost at big box with tools, but no real hands on broker.

Sep 04, 2018 12:20 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Hit the ground running as it is the best teacher of all.....

Sep 04, 2018 09:09 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

sounds like you are starting with the right attitude....training and mentoring are most important....DO NOT THINK ABOUT MONEY....you won't make much until you're trained....unless you have a sphere of influence that's "feeding you" business....

Sep 04, 2018 09:02 AM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

Interview will more then one broker, ...Important....Interview them...dont let them interview you...What are they going to do for "their" split...what training are they providing? how are they helping you obtain your objectives in RE....good luck!

Sep 04, 2018 09:00 AM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Set up interviews and ask for what would work for you.  A

Sep 04, 2018 07:59 AM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Interview several brokers and choose the one that works for YOU!

Sep 04, 2018 07:17 PM
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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 did a lot of research on this, and the clear choice was Keller Williams, give  me a call and I can help you find a good office to join.

 

Sep 04, 2018 05:23 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Start talking to Brokers in your area.

Sep 04, 2018 03:18 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Where are you? We know what is not a priority, what is?

Training can be a very personal choice - some prefer direct interaction, some prefer to learn as they go CBT, and some prefer being hand held all the way.

Some many choices

Sep 04, 2018 02:10 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

   Interview several Brokers.

   Get a good split from the start... it may be hard to negotiate it up later.

Sep 04, 2018 01:16 PM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

you have to start somewhere, choose the one with best terms for you and good broker/mentor support, you'll need that. 

Sep 04, 2018 12:35 PM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

You have the right priorities. Ask the tough questions and ask for references!

Sep 04, 2018 12:35 PM
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Eagle Ridge Real Estate Agents
Eagle Ridge Realty - Gilroy, CA
Representing Buyers and Sellers in Eagle Ridge

Sometimes the best training programs are not put on by Brokers, but by organizations.  Try GRI.

Sep 04, 2018 08:50 PM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

FInd A broker with a mentoring program...no better way to learn than one one...if you want a couple suggestions feel free to email: Sally@HansonRealEstate.Net

Sep 04, 2018 08:37 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Be very careful with your selection. 

Sep 04, 2018 09:28 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Splits are not a priority...YET!  That is exceptional insight.

How do you choose a broker.....best train'n... getting started.

Exactly the same way you would choose the best apple tree, you examine the fruit!  Don't rely on the sweet words from the lips of the broker because they quickly turn bitter in the light of disappointment.

Sarah, I bet  you have a business plan that identifies your preferred client, location, access portal, income expectations, vertical and horizontal markets. GREAT!

Here is what you do. 

Ask the broker only two questions. Now you will need to be patient and respectful and sit through the dog and pony show. When it is your turn, ask these two questions...and these questions are the only two you need to ask.

1. How many licensed agents are in this office. Include every licensed member of a team and office staff regardless of their role.

2. How many transaction sides completed by that office in the past 12 months.

From these two questions you can examine the fruit of the office and derive the quality of the training, effectiveness of support services, culture and compensation.

You will need to know how to use those two numbers properly to evaluate  the office OBJECTIVELY. This is a business, not a hobby. Don't make decisions based on how 'happy' they make you feel.

When you identify the offices with good fruit, select the one who:

1. connects you with a mentor who is experienced in implementing business plans like yours.

2. a broker who will commit to getting you involved in a transaction within 30 days. You LEARN BY DOING, not warming a stool in a conference room.

Need more? you know what to do.

Sep 04, 2018 09:22 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Congratulations.

Sep 05, 2018 06:43 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

The nest training is hands on, by a mentor, who you shadow and then who goes with you. Learn by doing not a computer or class. Splits are always important. Choose the best of both

Sep 05, 2018 05:35 AM
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Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Set up inerviews and speak with a few Brokerages.  Find out what training they provide, and DO NOT sign up with a brokerage where the broker of record is a selling agent.  Have a list of questions ready.. what is their referral program?  When a lead comes into the office how is it distributed?  There is enough competition out there you don't need to be competing with your broker.  Talk with a few agents in each broekrage to get their opinion of the office environment and the broker.

Sep 05, 2018 05:15 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

sarah lunt - welcome to the 'freedom' world!

Be disciplined and you'll touch the sky.

Sep 04, 2018 09:11 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

Be sure the broker offers training and is there for you when needed.

Sep 08, 2018 06:35 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The law of attraction should work for you.

Sep 06, 2018 04:58 AM
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii

If I was new I would consider Keller Williams, they have all the bells and whistles, and training.  Maybe learn all you can from them, then find a company that fits or stay.

Sep 06, 2018 02:52 AM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Come to Denver, I train my agents with a 3 hour a week training program for 12 weeks, everything from working a niche to marketing.

 

Sep 05, 2018 03:12 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Sep 05, 2018 01:06 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Interview w/ KW. Consider being a Buyer Agent on a Team

Sep 05, 2018 11:56 AM
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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

Good luck.

Sep 05, 2018 06:39 AM
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Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

Best thing you can do is Google who offers the best real estate agent training in your county. Go to a couple of interviews and see what they have to offer.

Sep 05, 2018 03:24 AM