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Rainmaker
1,620,616
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Karyn Norton we know you are in class and have to ask questions but please understand that if you get a rude answer or two it's because we get asked this question over and over again. We would all appreciate it if you would ask your professor "how lame is this that you make us annoy the people at this blog site instead of doing the job we pay you to do".

Nov 08, 2018 05:57 PM
Rainmaker
1,446,173
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667 (MT), 914-419-0270 (NY), Broker in NY with Grand Lux Realty and in MT with (coming soon!) - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

This question has been asked quite often, and the responses are still available. If you scroll past the first few sponsored answers here, you will be able to find a lot of suggestions.

 

Previous responses to the question.

 

Nov 08, 2018 04:33 PM
Rainmaker
3,360,087
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

"Work for?" You must be looking for the real estate office receptionist site. Agents are not typically "working for" a broker but are usually independent contractors.  PS: forget about those company paid vacations, salary increases, paid health care, etc.  Sorry about the bubble bursting. It's in the information you obviously haven't read.  Study hard, take lots of practice tests...

Nov 08, 2018 04:11 PM
Ambassador
3,350,748
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

#1 - An independent contractor (YOU, when you're licensed) does not WORK FOR a broker!

#2 - What is important to you? That's what you want to seek in a broker with whom you will eventually hang your license.

Nov 08, 2018 08:33 PM
Rainmaker
2,799,476
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

I suggest the so-called real estate school instructor update the required to ask question in the AR Q&A. 

Agents do not work for brokers. Agents are independent contractors. 

It is not what is important to me that matters.  

What matters is what is important to you. 

I wish you all the best with your real estate studies and in your real estate career. 

Nov 08, 2018 04:50 PM
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Fred Griffin, on leave of absence from ActiveRain
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

See the link from Kat Palmiotti 

Nov 08, 2018 07:43 PM
Ambassador
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

The law of attraction.

Nov 08, 2018 04:31 PM
Rainmaker
3,130,170
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This question has been asked and answered hundreds of times here... check back on previous responses. By the way, you do not work FOR a broker if you are an agent. You are an independent contractor.

Nov 09, 2018 03:56 AM
Rainmaker
1,021,668
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

kindly seach at top box.

I think it has been asked a few 100 times.BROKER TO LOOK FOR

Nov 08, 2018 07:51 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

Give me a call and I will fill you in on this.

Nov 08, 2018 06:41 PM
Ambassador
2,224,171
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

You will be working for yourself and will hang a license at a brokerage. As an independent contractor, it is important for you to interview several offices to determine a good fit! 

Nov 08, 2018 06:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,495,547
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Welcome to the Rain...

Nov 08, 2018 10:15 PM
Rainmaker
689,385
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Ongoing training is one of the most important things that a broker can offer. 

Nov 08, 2018 05:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,464,079
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Not as important as you getting started. Focus on that. Get started!

Nov 08, 2018 05:21 PM
Rainmaker
1,838,660
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Interview with KW

Nov 08, 2018 05:00 PM
Rainmaker
5,422,818
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Select the office that will best meet your personal needs. 

I prefer to be surrounded by highly successful people.

Be wary of bad advice from your instructor. You will have to think for yourself in this business.

Nov 08, 2018 04:51 PM
Rainmaker
776,335
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

I would think your R.E. school and instructor or local Realtor® Association could help you with that

Nov 09, 2018 05:12 AM
Rainmaker
5,035,405
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

training,,,,training,,,,training.... 

Nov 09, 2018 04:59 AM
Rainer
20,225
Romylio "Romeo" Cordoba - NSB Realtor
Adams Cameron and Co. Realtors - New Smyrna Beach, FL
Daytona Beach Real Estate Agent

You don't really "work for" a broker, your work for yourself under the broker's license.

Nov 09, 2018 12:58 AM
Rainmaker
4,487,136
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I like Joe Pryor answer. A

Nov 08, 2018 04:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,163,251
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

None

Nov 09, 2018 10:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,079,792
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Nov 09, 2018 07:00 AM
Rainmaker
3,300,952
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The broker sponsors you! Chemistry, training and mentorship programs head the list. You have to learn before you earn big money!

Nov 09, 2018 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
576,879
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Asked and answered about 1,000 times.  Ask you teacher!!

Nov 09, 2018 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
767,291
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There are NO qualities you can assess regarding a broker while seated at the office desk.

What you should do is be objective, not subjective, in such an evaluation. You will get more reliable data simply assessing height and weight than trying to determine which lie to believe the broker is telling.

There are only two questions to which you need an answer. From those two everything else can be determined....by the facts.

Nov 09, 2018 04:30 AM
Rainmaker
1,599,548
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

None. 

Show what you will give to them.

Nov 09, 2018 10:06 PM
Rainmaker
2,803,661
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Karyn Norton many great responses.

Nov 09, 2018 04:13 PM
Rainmaker
4,797,386
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Integrity.

Nov 09, 2018 05:39 AM
Rainmaker
3,983,315
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Please find a new fresh question

Nov 09, 2018 05:47 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,217
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Many

Nov 09, 2018 02:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,140,670
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Interview many, and I wish you Good luck. 

 

Nov 09, 2018 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
557,400
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Most definitely someone with Patience- and...

This question comes up a lot & that's because we all want to start off on the right foot when we enter the business. As a new Agent I'd be looking for something different than an experienced agent would be. I'd look for a Broker who's knowledgeable & willing to share that to help develop you into the best agent you can be. Someone who is well respected in the industry because they may need to go to bat for you one day. Someone who is not competing with you for listings & is dedicated to developing the company & it's agents 1st. Qualities like that.

Nov 09, 2018 01:16 PM
Rainmaker
1,246,882
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

...

Nov 09, 2018 09:54 AM
Rainer
2,785
Bruce "Bo" Bochicchio
Bruce Bo Homes - Cumming, GA
Forsyth and North Fulton Residential Real Estate

Integrity

Local Market Knowledge

Knowledge and Experience toAssist with All Aspects of the Transaction!

Nov 09, 2018 08:46 AM
Rainmaker
1,329,187
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

It depends on the needs of the individual agent.  The priority for new agents is training and mentorship. 

Nov 09, 2018 07:52 AM
Rainmaker
1,039,798
Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
Fairfax Realty - Fairfax, VA
Making Realty Dreams a Reality #WeWillGetYouHome

It depends greatly on what your goals and personal business model are about. Never forget that a brokerage and an agent have VERY different business models. Karyn Norton 

Nov 15, 2018 11:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,104,543
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

As others have stated, we see this question every few days, and is really lame.  You do not "work for" a broker.

Nov 14, 2018 10:39 AM
Rainmaker
3,202,171
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Move to Denver, Colo and come to work with me and you will be happy for what I do for my agents.

 

Nov 12, 2018 10:41 AM
Ambassador
3,678,450
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

If you are a new agent, you need a solid training program, and I don't mean having the broker pawn you off on an "experienced" agent to mentor you.  That usually means you learn some really bad habits much sooner than if you were  picking them up on your own!

Nov 11, 2018 08:01 PM
Ambassador
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

Credibility.  

Nov 10, 2018 11:28 AM