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Rainmaker
3,128,475
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

 For me personally I just look in the mirror.

Oct 17, 2018 09:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,427,860
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Ask questions.  Listen carefully.  Be open/available to connections. 

Oct 17, 2018 10:43 AM
Rainmaker
1,368,736
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

Mostly through my trusted network of agents across the country.

Oct 17, 2018 10:22 AM
Ambassador
3,445,533
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Referral agent? Agent to recruit for your brokerage? Agent for a buyer? Agent for a seller? I'm not sure what agent you're looking for, Don!

Oct 17, 2018 07:48 PM
Rainmaker
3,213,336
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

 I'm not sure I understand this question since you are a Realtor. 85% of my business is repeat and referral so I guess my clients believe I'm the right agent.

Oct 17, 2018 10:55 AM
Rainmaker
713,014
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

 Ask friends and relatives who have recently used an agent for a possible referral. Search the internet...Yelp, Zillow reviews, etc.

Oct 17, 2018 10:47 AM
Rainmaker
780,908
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

 Don, I see your profile includes BROKER.

That leads me to ASSUME you are in a recruiting frame-of-mind and know the true cost of finding a time-hole.

So....here goes...

#1. look to see if the lights are on. 
Ask the question, "If your broker was willing to spend $2,500 a year to help your business, where would you want that money spent?" If the response includes coffee maker or copier, they are a few lumens short of a flicker.

#2. the life examined
The candidate agent seated across from you will respond to your question which sounds like 'What do you bring of real value into a real estate transaction for those who hire you?"  If you hear real estate agent gobbly-gook, this is an agent in search of a clue. They are parroting what they have heard and have done nothing to examine their value. They are very like parrotting the 'sweet words' they heard from their broker.

#3. the teacher will come when the student is ready
The RIGHT agent will open and walk through the door recognized as opportunity. The sweet words emanating from the lips of most broker is NOT opportunity, it is predation.  HOWEVER, if the broker examines the candidates resources, skills and plan, the broker can suggest there exists a untapped vertical market that will prove a catalyst to greater things. If the RIGHT agent does not open and walk through the door....this is a time-hole, a student not ready for instruction.

Oct 17, 2018 10:45 AM
Rainmaker
747,859
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I'm doing this now...checking agents' digital footprint to see what value they would bring to my needs and than interview two of them by phone, that's all I need.

Oct 17, 2018 10:42 AM
Rainmaker
574,034
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Assuming I needed one, I'd interview them. 

Oct 17, 2018 10:36 AM
Rainmaker
5,506,783
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Face to face interviews and a review of recent results.

Oct 17, 2018 10:25 AM
Ambassador
4,372,423
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Look for a guy named Bob Crane

Oct 17, 2018 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,258,538
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Did not get it. 

Who is looking for agent? 

Oct 17, 2018 02:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,697,983
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

What for I need a right agent?

Oct 17, 2018 02:36 PM
Rainmaker
1,114,298
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Richard Weeks has the correct answer.  

Oct 17, 2018 02:05 PM
Ambassador
2,896,742
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

insurance agent? referral agent? agent to hire for personal use?  Question too open ended for me to give a good answer.

Oct 17, 2018 11:28 AM
Rainer
477,036
Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

Call me of course.  

Oct 17, 2018 07:14 PM
Rainmaker
1,264,092
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

I'm with Richard Weeks 

Oct 17, 2018 04:55 PM
Rainmaker
1,500,682
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Agent for what? 

Oct 17, 2018 03:15 PM
Ambassador
2,363,990
Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 To refer business to?

Oct 17, 2018 02:41 PM
Rainmaker
4,574,583
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Given that you are a broker looking to recruit agents, you need to see if their core values are a match to yours.  A

Oct 17, 2018 01:07 PM
Rainmaker
5,121,653
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

contact a few who have the best visibility....interview them.... if you like one, you win...

Oct 17, 2018 01:06 PM
Rainmaker
1,557,954
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Real Estate

There is a whole website dedicated to real estate namely AR.

Oct 17, 2018 12:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,160,435
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am the right REALTOR.

Oct 22, 2018 06:10 AM
Rainmaker
3,983,713
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Research when I need to find one

Oct 19, 2018 08:51 PM
Rainmaker
551,814
Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
RE/MAX Valencia, Stevenson Ranch, Santa Clarita

I look in the mirror.

Oct 19, 2018 04:06 PM
Rainmaker
3,243,265
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I am lucky, I am the right agent.

 

Oct 19, 2018 10:32 AM
Rainmaker
1,086,868
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

Best way for laypeople would be word of mouth.

Oct 19, 2018 07:04 AM
Rainmaker
2,826,561
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Right agent for what?????

Oct 18, 2018 09:19 AM
Ambassador
1,656,141
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Your question is a bit broad and a simple answer is not possible.

Oct 18, 2018 08:15 AM
Rainmaker
3,366,737
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Ask questions and have patience

Oct 18, 2018 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
4,797,822
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

By doing some research.

Oct 18, 2018 06:38 AM
Rainmaker
3,051,833
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like to say I am the right agent. When i need an agent to refer to in another state, i look right here on Active Rain  and if i cant find what i need, i ask the Rainers

Oct 18, 2018 06:33 AM
Rainmaker
1,846,854
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

For referrals ?  I talk to the Sales Mngr.

Oct 18, 2018 05:29 AM
Rainmaker
2,485,290
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

We agents know the answer but how would a principal? Dautning this is!

Oct 17, 2018 03:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,467
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Referral.

Oct 17, 2018 01:44 PM