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Monica Pineda, Real Estate Pro in Dallas, TX

Dallas area agents: Where should I move my license?

Asked by Monica Pineda, Dallas, TX Tue Dec 4, 2012

I have a broker who is very hands-off. I used to like that, but I've realized recently that it's not just because he knows that's how I like it, it's because he literally does not have time for me. I've been licensed and active for 8 years and don't do near the volume I think I could do if I had just the tiniest bit of support from my sponsor. Can anyone in the Dallas area help?

I don't want to pay a huge split but I realize 100% commission offices will most likely be very similar to the one I'm leaving. I want an office that gives me an option to come in and work the phones but doesnt require it, that allows me to use the office to meet with clients, that provides some sort of help generating leads, and that doesnt charge an arm and a leg for monthly fees or a crazy high commission split. I know this sounds like a lot to ask, so I appreciate any POSITIVE feedback. Thanks!

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Michael Brownstead’s answer
Call around and schedule some meetings with office managers and team leaders; ensure you pick an office that has the culture you are looking for, one where state of the art training is offered and one where help is always available.
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Regardless of what many will state Keller Williams Realty is #1 in the dfw area and offers daily classes to help hone your individual skills. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have I promise you wont be disappointed. .

Keller Williams Realty
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Joseph Fernandez
cell: (817)975-7258
off: (817)635-1157
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You should look into Keller Williams. I could go on and on as to why, but really you need to talk with the team leader to learn what they have to offer.
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Honestly, I stand by Keller Williams because of the outstanding training they offer. I have meet with Ebby, Remax and Coldwell and I found as though KW was the best fit. Right now our Arlington Office is number 3 internationally and as a whole we are placed #1 in the dfw area. Now, with all that in mind what might be a good fit for myself might not be a good fit for you. If there is anything I can do to help just let me know. If you are looking for a positive attitude and culture just look this way.

Keller Williams Realty
Real Estate Consultant
3xUS Army Veteran
Joseph Fernandez
Cell: 817-975-7258
Off: 817-635-1028

PS. Alot of agencies that advertise low splits end up getting you somewhere else. If you're interested in receiving 100% commission call and ask how . thank you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
I agree it is all about being a good fit. Why, worry about commissions and fee's when your happiness is #1 and can't be found everywhere.
Flag Thu Feb 14, 2013
I am also a hands off broker unless i give you the lead and process the deal. Than the split is 40/60 in your favour. Otherwise no monthly fee and $220 per deal plus $60 per deal E and o if you don't have your own policy. On the other hand I do make myself available 7 days a week to answer questions you may have.
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Hi Monica,

I am the broker of the brand Dallas Residential Properties but I have been focusing my efforts in Austin for the last 30 years. If you are interested in being one of the first agents of Dallas Residential Properties, please let me know. If it looks like a good fit for both of us, I will offer you 90% of your commissions, free E&O insurance, no fees, a free web page with lead capture, and the ability to receive and work all of your sign calls.

Since it sounds like you are interested in having more support and mentorship, I will be available remotely for contract reviews and mentoring whenever you need me. We are also in the process of designing and launching an interactive website with search capabilities and lead capture for the Dallas market. My daughter, who is also a licensed Texas real estate broker, will be available to train you on social media and online marketing so that you can generate your own real estate leads. She has an MBA from Harvard and can also help you serve investors in the Dallas market. I lived in Dallas for 30 years, and know the market well, and am looking forward to replicating the successful business I have built in Austin over the last 30 years in Dallas.

If you are interested, please reach out to me directly by email and send your resume. I look forward to speaking to you and hope we can work out a mutually-beneficial relationship.


Jackie Clark
Austin Residential Properties | Dallas Residential Properties
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Thanks everyone for your responses, I didn't expect so many so quickly! I am going to take a few days and gather information on the different offices mentioned and that contacted me directly. Looks like I have several really great brokers to choose from. Thanks again yall!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 5, 2012
Hi Monica,

There are so many options out there for you. If you want a broker firm that you can help with the phone to get leads you will have to go with the bigger firm. You will get a lot of support and leadership but really you get what you paid for. You will most likely have a desk fee.

But in my expereience, it is worth it. You really do get what you pay for!

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Dec 5, 2012
Hey Monica,

Each office is different so I understand why you come here asking for help. You have a good list of things you are looking for.

The office I work for provides much of that. I work for Keller Williams Elite in Highland Park. We have a great office, great team atmosphere, the Keller Williams culture, and a high producing office. We have a wonderful training program that includes the basics but also includes technology training, social media training, etc. at no cost to the agents (Disclaimer: I actually teach some of these).

On the other hand, I have just started a team which provides the rest - leads, transaction coordination, etc. and of course a lot more in depth technology education and training. My partner and I are just looking to bring in another agent, and I'd love to speak with you over lunch or a cup of coffee. Even if you are not interested in our team, I'd be happy to tell you more about our KW office.

Give me a call if you are interested.

Brian Rayl
B&B Realty Group - Keller Williams Elite Park Cities
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 4, 2012
I know Mr. Fernandez works at the KW office in Arlington and seems to be doing very well. Every time I'm in the office everyone is smilling and very up beat. Check it out I've been buying investment properties for the last 23 years and can't get enough of the KW atmospher. You get what you pay for....
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Dec 4, 2012

We'd like to talk with you. We offer a lot of what you are looking for.
2012 was a record year for our office. Plenty of agents increased their business 100% or more, some 200-300%. Not all, but some.
We've got some really neat systems we'd like to share with you if you would like to grow.
Give me a call at 214-675-6992 and also take a quick peak at this video.

Not sure if you speak Spanish or not, but we could really use someone who can in our office.

Keller Williams Realty
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Bruce Lynn, Real Estate Pro in Coppell, TX
Try an Exit office in the area, you will not be disappointed. Hands on training and online training to help you reach your goals!

Good luck
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Monica, please call me tomorrow at 214-872-0400
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Make a list of actual questions to ask, narrow your search down to 3 to 5 firms, then ask them all the same questions (put them together in Word format and save for phone interviews).
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I will sponsor you with no monthly fee and 4220 a deal plus $65 for E and O if you don't have it. You must join the MetroTex and have MLS access. If interested please call me at 972-625-2612
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Interview several Broker's and find a office you feel good in.

Ask many many questions.

Good luck.

Turtle Creek Realty
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