There are a lot of Brokers that will sponsor you. The trick is finding one that will give you the support you need and tools that are necessary to work when you have clients to assist. I started out working part time several years ago and placed my license with a little mom and pop shop because the split was good. The support was horrible though - I had to buy all my own signs, lock boxes and do my my own billing on leases (which is a great way to find your groove) but was really difficult with limited time. Then I made the move to a BIG broker. They had all the flair and talked about training until I was blue in the face. When it came down it though my split was horrible and mentoring came only at a cost. Now I am with a mid size broker. About half of the agents are part time, we have a transaction coordinator who is amazing, signs and lock boxes are supplied and the leads are steady so, when I have time to work them I can but, there is no pressure to meet certain goals. At the end of the day you need to find a place where you feel supported and have mentors who you trust and respect. I was a lender for years and worked in Title so I knew a ton of Brokers but still had to test a few places before I found the perfect fit. If I can help in any way, feel free to give me a call. Wishing you all the best, Laura Rosales, Realtor with Premiere Team Real Estate 512-771-5334
Just do yourself and your clients a favor and don't hang out there too long. There is so much to be learned and experienced to be a great agent and provide great customer service. Give it all you have and you will be rewarded.
I would have to agree with Scott. This would be a very, very difficult job to do part time. Someone would lose... either you, your family or your clients. You may want to rethink it and start when you can treat it like a full time job.
Good Luck to You!
I d love to help! My broker, Keller Williams and my market center would welcome you with open arms! It doesn't matter that you are new or will be operating part-time.
I'd be more than happy to serve as your mentor. I've had great success at my office being the top new agent. I'd love to show you what I did to gain this quick success.
Look forward to hearing from you!
Guy hit the nail on the head. You will find that most will be glad to sponsor you. Don't be fooled into thinking this hard to do. You need to be concerned with costs in the beginning. It is easy in real estate to let monthly fees of all sorts add up to a large amount. Remember these fees just keep coming whether you sell anything or not. Commission splits vary greatly too. As one of the brokers I"d recommend to interview with is Team Price. Yes, this is where I hang my license. I started at Keller Williams but the cost to do business was unbearable. Our training is spot on too.
We are happy to sponsor part time agents at Resident Realty. We are a small but growing firm. We're consistently recognized as a top producer in the City by the Austin Business Journal, which means we have the experience to help you navigate the often field of land mines in this world we call real estate! We have one of the best commission structures, while still providing one on one training, group training and online resources. We provide our agents with all the online tools they need to achieve success in their business. We also provide our agents with an average of 10 leads a week that are better leads than simple internet leads, which are very hard to convert to business. We are not for everyone though. If you are looking for a large firm with lots of in house activity, we're not for you. Our agents have access to our office, day desks and conference room, but we do not have permanent desk space available. We keep our over head low so we can pay our agents more. We also do not sponsor anyone who walks in the door. We sponsor those individuals who we feel have the tools to reach success, with some help along the way. I started my career as a part time agent and know that not all good agents start full time. I'd love to visit with you in person at our office to determine if we are a good fit for each other. Please give me a call. 512.468.4387
If you would like to talk further, feel free to contact me and I will do all I can to assist. I started fresh in Real Estate with Keller Williams, and I'm now one of the top agents in Austin, consistently doing between $5 and $10 million per year in business. This is in large part due to the training and support I received at Keller Williams Realty. I am also now a Master Instructor due to their extensive, mostly free continuing education.
Joe Jarusinsky, Realtor/Master Instructor, Keller Williams Realty, Austin's #1 Real Estate Company, Ranked #1 by Buyers and Sellers (JD Power & Assoc. 2012)
Michael can be reached during business hours at 512-610-5000
GRI, CRS, ABR, CLHMS, e-Pro
Best of luck.