Keep in mind those little-wonderful things money can't buy.
For several years, I used to make an annual trip to Harry Rosen's in Vancouver, where an excellent sales person helped me with my wardrobe. One year, I showed up while he was on vacation, and I just didn't feel that the new rep "got" me. I wound up buying about a quarter of what I'd usually buy, and after that, I learned to call ahead and set up an appointment.
My point being: our real service to buyers is in educating them and listening to them; I think the most valuable thing we do for buyers is to show them property.
Teams might provide better service if the agents reversed the roles - had the veteran agents do the showing and selling, and have the "assistants" write up the contract.
The short answer is yes...As an Independent Broker who owns my own company I've worked several times with other Independent Brokers I trust both on the giving and receiving end.
I am friends with one of the most respected Brokers in the Pikes Peak Region...in Colorado for that matter...and we help each other when one of us has to go out of town or is otherwise unable to assist a client due to other obligations.
I would highly recommend that if you decide to make this kind of arrangement that it be with someone whom you trust implicitly and have absolutely no doubt would treat your clients as you would.
Brian L. A. Wess
RealtorÂ®, Broker Owner
CRS, CDPE, GRI, ABR, ASR, CSR, CNS, SFR, e-PRO
Military Relocation, Residential & Investment Specialist
Infinite Horizons Realty - Metro Brokers
Colorado Springs, CO
COLORADO REAL ESTATE...DONE RIGHT!â„¢
Personally, I usually go by the old adage, "if you want something done right, then do it yourself." Plus, I wouldn't feel right letting someone else deal with my clients showing properties, and then me casually stepping in at the end to write the contract. Makes me look like a pompous you know what. Plus, I like getting to know my clients, their wants/needs, and I actually enjoy the "difficult" part of hunting for that perfect home. And you develop a better relationship with your clients that way. And then they give you referrals because you cared so much about finding them the perfect home! It's about quality, not quantity.