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Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

independent.... I don't like rules....I don't like dictators.... I have my own style and my own thoughts....and as long as I stay on the right side of the line, I'm good....

Jul 26, 2015 10:07 PM
Rainmaker
292,635
Jack Lewitz
Exit Strategy Realty - Evanston, IL

I am independent now and am happy that I made the change working for myself for many of the reasons already mentioned . The biggest was having office in my home and low overhead except paying for E&O

Jul 26, 2015 10:45 PM
Rainmaker
7,783,544
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have owned independent and franchised offices.

Today, I would opt for a RE/MAX franchise or another strong national franchise.

Jul 26, 2015 10:20 PM
Rainmaker
2,759,787
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Monday morning Paul. Most people that I know who open an  office are independent.

Jul 26, 2015 06:53 PM
Rainmaker
3,261,890
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

At most I would do a small franchises until I had the actual tangible assets to take me to the next level.

Jul 26, 2015 04:43 PM
Ambassador
6,348,261
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Probably independent, though I am intrigued by some of the big guys like KW.

 

Jul 26, 2015 02:44 PM
Ambassador
3,159,209
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I'm an independent kind of girl.  I want to only answer to me and I want the branding.

Jul 26, 2015 02:18 PM
Ambassador
2,323,575
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

I opened my independent office, Integrity Real Estate Services, LLC 10 years ago.  I had considered a franchise but the only one that came close to what I wanted to do was a Re/Max franchise.  I like being known for our quality of service due to our efforts instead of being known as the local xyz office depending upon the reputation of a franchise.  

Jul 27, 2015 11:42 AM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Paul,

We were independent and prior to that we worked with independent firms.  It is our nature.  A

Jul 27, 2015 02:43 AM
Rainmaker
3,626,424
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Independent

Jul 27, 2015 02:39 AM
Rainmaker
2,486,155
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

Independent

 

Jul 26, 2015 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
4,846,785
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Independent.

Jul 26, 2015 11:15 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,785
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It would depend on my goals and objectives at that time and the costs and benefits of independence vs. particular franchisors.

Jul 26, 2015 08:41 PM
Rainmaker
2,538,633
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Paul. Independent for sure, I would want to create my own brand and identity.

Make it a great week!

Jul 26, 2015 06:50 PM
Rainmaker
1,618,781
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Independent. It works for me now.

Why? Are you looking into these options for yourself?

Jul 26, 2015 04:26 PM
Rainmaker
875,922
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I am an idependent! there are enough Franchises out there...  where I live the people are independent and like working with the person they trust! 

Jul 26, 2015 03:58 PM
Rainmaker
979,296
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Paul - I would probably have to say that I would go independent. I am not very good with having someone tell me how I need to do things, or having to follow someone else's procedures, or sharing my earnings.

Jul 26, 2015 03:26 PM
Rainmaker
513,337
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Willis, TX
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

I would be an independent.  I have worked for a franchise previously and probably wouldn't do it again.  I have done better on my own without the franchise.  With all of the technology out there today I don't think people care what company you work for.  As long as you work hard for them, have knowledge, and do a good job, that is all they are looking for.

Jul 27, 2015 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
1,080,463
Ginger Harper
Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage~ Ginger Harper Real Estate Team - Southport, NC
Your Southport~Oak Island Agent~Brunswick County!

I have and I did.

The advantages much outweigh the disavantages..

I am a Coldwell Banker Kind of Gal..

 

Jul 27, 2015 02:20 AM
Rainmaker
280,549
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

I'm with Michael Jacobs.  I don't need that stress, but I applaud those who want to. 

Jul 27, 2015 02:02 AM
Rainmaker
4,550,037
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

I have no intention of doing that.  Ever.   No way.  

I can still "own" my business while working under another broker's license.

It's great to have choices and for those who want to go out and do it -- good for them.

Jul 27, 2015 01:34 AM
Rainmaker
443,220
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Independent...I don't like having to follow corporate rules

Jul 27, 2015 01:28 AM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington I was an independent broker when I had my office.

Jul 27, 2015 01:23 AM
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Ed Macias
Real Estate Teammates - Miami, FL
Miami FL-REO Property Management Multifamily

Independent

Jul 27, 2015 01:08 AM
Rainmaker
212,755
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Independent 

Jul 27, 2015 12:18 AM
Rainmaker
1,722,226
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Independent only as we have been in the past.

Jul 26, 2015 11:54 PM
Rainer
62,840
Michelle E Davis
DreamTeam Realty, Inc. - Cleveland, OH
Converting Transactions into Relationships!

Independent for sure.

Aug 02, 2015 10:39 AM