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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

READ THIS

https://activerain.com/questions/show/58361/any-advice-for-what-type-of-brokerage-to-join-as-a-new-agent-in-the-provo-area-of-utah--what-are-some-of-the-pros-and-cons-of-some-of-the-different-agencies-in-the-area--

Jan 12, 2019 09:24 AM
Rainmaker
4,656,296
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

large or small....it's all about what they offer for training.....

Jan 12, 2019 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
3,086,387
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Those are options, among many, to consider.  So many things.  To consider.  To ask. And much more.

Jan 12, 2019 10:09 AM
Ambassador
2,956,855
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

It's totally your call. For me, I didn't want the 'herd mentality' of a brokerage whose agents do the same things over and over again. I preferred a small, intimate brokerage that was rooted deep in the Charlotte area and a broker that answered his phone, took me to all of his appointments and showed me the ropes himself. I learned more than any classroom talking-head could have taught me in 10 years! 

The key is finding that broker - when you find him or her, latch on and take in everything you possibly can before they retire!

Jan 12, 2019 10:02 AM
Rainmaker
2,773,757
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

This very same question was asked a few days ago. The answer depends on your personal objectives and what's offered by the different brokerages in your area, especially in terms of training.

Jan 12, 2019 09:13 AM
Rainer
103,671
Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
Excellent Sales and Property Management

As a noobie, you will need training, which typically the larger places will provide.

Make sure the smaller places provides training and has someone accessible to questions , if you go that route. 

Jan 12, 2019 09:12 AM
Rainmaker
600,101
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Opinions will fall on both sides of your question. You should interview the brokers of interest in your market both large and small. Ask them that question. Look for additional and on-going training to complete your journey to productivity and success.

Jan 12, 2019 09:03 AM
Rainmaker
832,799
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

That's a personal preference. 

Jan 12, 2019 01:15 PM
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1,583,966
Alan May
Coldwell Banker Residential - Evanston, IL
Helping you find your way home.

There is no "cookie-cutter" answer.  You should go where you'll get the best training.

That could be a smaller brokerage with a great managing broker, or it might be a larger company with great resources.

Jan 12, 2019 09:29 AM
Rainmaker
5,022,639
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Select the office that will best meet your personal needs. 

A well known and respected office in your market may give you a marketing advantage.

Jan 12, 2019 09:21 AM
Rainmaker
9,620
Mary Grace (Ballew) MacDougall
Keller Williams Columbia - Columbia, SC
Home Buying and Selling in the Columbia Area

It depends on what you want out of your brokerage. I started with (and still am) with Keller Williams Columbia. I chose them because they offered the education and support I knew that I would need. When I talk with agents working on choosing where to hang their license, I recommend that they meet with the brokers of multiple brokerages of different sizes to see which one they feel will best support their needs and have the culture/community that they want to be a part of.

Jan 12, 2019 09:04 AM
Rainmaker
2,851,907
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I prefer a smaller agency where you wont get lost, haveing a broker to train you by doing, not on a computer or in a class. Having a mentor to show you hands on through every step. 

Jan 13, 2019 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Realty Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
Your Brevard County, Florida coastal connection!

There is no good answer to your question. Make a list of what's important to you in a broker and brokerage then do your due diligence and find one that suits your needs.

But first, concentrate on your studies and passing the EOC exam and state exam. After that is accomplished, you can look into finding a broker.

Jan 12, 2019 02:49 PM
Rainmaker
1,446,528
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Tivoli Custom Homes - Minot, ND
Bob Timm, Project Coordinator for Tivoli Homes

This question was asked yesterday. It has nothing to do with size. Find the best fit for your needs and personality Jacob Trainor .

Jan 12, 2019 10:39 AM
Rainmaker
477,248
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
PETER TESTA

Large or small I would want to know that I am getting support as a new agent. 

Jan 13, 2019 09:24 PM
Rainmaker
1,607,272
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

I am with Keller and I think we provide great training 

Jan 13, 2019 07:38 PM
Rainmaker
1,168,302
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
www.HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Size doesn't matter as much as you may think it does...  it's more about what the company can do for you as far as training.

Jan 13, 2019 07:18 PM
Rainmaker
3,676,101
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Go where you are going to get the best training!

Jan 13, 2019 02:42 PM
Rainmaker
202,498
Elisa Bruno-Midili, NYS Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker
Cafe Realty - Mount Kisco, NY
Cafe Realty 914.230.0650

I have been with every kind of real estate model and opened an indie brokerage 5 years ago. I firmly believe that a small brokerage has the best ability to train new agents on practical matters, focus on building confidence and teach how to do personal marketing. 

Jan 13, 2019 12:28 PM
Rainmaker
2,894,793
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It depends, sometime you get more one on one with a small broker.

 

Jan 13, 2019 09:26 AM
Rainmaker
4,696,308
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Every brokerage is different, pick one that will work for you.

Jan 13, 2019 06:29 AM
Rainmaker
500,372
Maria Sapio
Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

That's a very personal choice.

Jan 13, 2019 06:29 AM
Ambassador
3,791,012
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams fox cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Where is he getting the training, technology, coaching and support?

I did the research and joined KW, it was a simple and obvious choice.

Jan 12, 2019 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
2,711,074
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Asked recently and answered.  

Jan 12, 2019 05:46 PM
Rainmaker
141,130
Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556
K1 Realty Group - Pembroke Pines, FL
Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward

Repeat question....Repeat answer - Interview both and see which one that you like at that time based on what they offer.  If you went with the large firm and it does not work try the smaller company.  That's the good news in real estate you can be with one company today and gone tomorrow..It's your preference because there is no one size fits all..

Jan 12, 2019 04:39 PM
Rainmaker
1,478,940
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
Realty National - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It's up to you and how much commission you can afford to share with your broker

Jan 12, 2019 02:40 PM
Rainmaker
2,369,451
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Turn to any compass point, locate a Broker and jump-in to get started

Jan 12, 2019 01:59 PM
Rainmaker
518,990
Karen Feltman
Cedar Rapids/Iowa City, IA KW Legacy Group - Cedar Rapids, IA
Relocation Specialist in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

As a new agent, training is the most important consideration.  Whether it be with a franchise like Keller Williams (I am biased since I am a KW agent), find a broker that is available to answer your questions.  Best of luck to you!

Jan 12, 2019 01:20 PM
Rainmaker
4,099,911
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jacob, read what Candice A. Donofrio said.  A

Jan 12, 2019 10:50 AM
Rainmaker
972,269
Valeria Mola
SIB REALTY - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty

It is your choice, Jacob. Training - MUST.

Jan 20, 2019 08:49 AM
Rainmaker
1,395,537
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Training will be #1 to concern.

Jan 20, 2019 07:23 AM
Rainmaker
3,885,163
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

It is up to you and what you would want for your career.

Jan 16, 2019 06:16 AM
Rainmaker
3,900,400
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

 Personal preference

Jan 14, 2019 04:48 AM
Rainmaker
931,652
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

KW has great trainings. Split is reasonable. I have met two agents then and we are still together 3 brokerages later.  The small company is likely not teach you right stuff. The old timers probably will give you no advice. Leave me alone. No one taught me anything when I started.

Jan 13, 2019 07:06 AM
Ambassador
1,536,348
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Depends on the quality of the broker, the training given, and the direction of that particulat brokerage.

Jan 12, 2019 12:14 PM
Rainmaker
709,621
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Smaller brokerages who have been around for a while won't waste their time on newbies, 90% of whom leave before their 2nd year anniversary.

The magic for you, however, lies in your well conceived business plan and implementation strategy.

Jan 12, 2019 12:05 PM
Rainmaker
2,986,306
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Chemistry with the managing broker and training are the key elements. 

Jan 12, 2019 11:08 AM