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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Being with Keller Williams does make a big difference when talking with buyers & sellers.  They already know KW and I do not have explain anything about the company.  I have worked with smaller local companies and I have expain every detail of the company to my leads.  

Jul 23, 2015 05:03 AM
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4,854,437
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Zero.  It should be the individual and not the brokerage.

Jul 22, 2015 09:15 PM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA
REALTOR

I believe it is a large part of help in the beginning of a career. I have personally seen the benefits of having resources behind you can do. Having a recognized brand name opens doors that would have otherwise been closed. The tools and support provided have been wonderful. Operating under the Coldwell Banker Franchise has been very positive experience. 

Jul 22, 2015 09:15 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

not a member but I have heard great things from others who are.

 

Jul 22, 2015 04:59 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

never worked for a franchise and don't plan to become one so I can't help on this.  I will say that I put a lot into training at my independent firm. 

Jul 22, 2015 03:53 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

I do not think it helps me at all. I don't take company referrals and get my own business. Clients don't seem to care what the company offers, just what I can do for them.

Jul 22, 2015 01:47 PM
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Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

Eatly in my career it helped because we had floor time and more calls and walk ins but the Internet has caused different buyer behavior so it's less important . 

Jul 22, 2015 11:55 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It has it's pros and cons. Mostly educational events, CE opportunities, tips, etc, but real referrals are rare. But, I have listed a few properties simply because people wanted to use a well known and established brokerge like Remax.

Jul 22, 2015 10:33 AM
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

The name recognition of RE/MAX has been very profitable for me. 

Jul 22, 2015 10:32 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 / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

When I was a member of a franchise, I found no particular benefit to getting business.  I generated ALL my own leads.  Name recognition was nice but I'm a little too rogue to enjoy being in a "franchise policy box".  

Jul 22, 2015 10:31 AM
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

As a Keller Williams agent...rarely a month goes by that we don't receive at least one referral....and often those blossom to other sales.

Jul 22, 2015 10:21 AM