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Matthew R,  in Los Angeles, CA

Hello there! I recently passed my CA Real Estate Sales Person exam! I am now looking for a broker/firm to start working for/under, in Los Angeles.

Asked by Matthew R, Los Angeles, CA Thu Apr 3, 2014

I am very familiar with the Beverly Hills, Westwood, Santa Monica, and Beverlywood areas.
I hope to hear all your advise as I get started with my career.
All the best and have a wonderful day!
-Matthew R

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Hello Matthew R,

i have been in the real estate business for 15 years. I started with a great company call DBL..then it was bought out by Sotheby's. I now and with Keller Williams Hollywood Hills. I found that the Keller Williams family has an amazing continuing education program that is ahead of the game and always working with its agent to be the best agent they can be and to build careers worth having, businesses worth owning, and lives worth living. You should give then a call. Let me know if you have any questions.
2 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 9, 2014
everything everyone said abou t the training, but learn more about the agent to broker split, most will start at 50/50, work towards a better one and even a better one once you start selling
2 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
Matthew, I have a great one. Call me 310-291-1601. You will get leads. Nili
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
Congratulations Matthew , i can tell u when i was in your positiion i was interviewing and/or looking into century 21 allstars which by the way is the #1 office in the world, keller williams and remax which are all great companies and i will tell you what was most important to me training, comission split, and fees. i ended up joining a Great Young Real estate Firm by the name of Real Estate Heaven with an Office in South Pasadena and one in WHittier ca
its been Great feel free to email me with any questions or for more info at
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
Congrats Matthew

Please email me your contact info so that our brokerage can reach out to you.

It is very important that you align with a company that share similar values with you and that has the proven track record to help you be successful in this challenging profession.

I would like for you to be well informed before making the decision where to place your real estate license.

I am with Keller Williams and we have multiple offices all over the place; Beverly Hills all the way down to San thing about it, you can meet with your clients in any of the Keller Williams offices even though your license is in Beverly Hills.

You want to make sure that the brokerage that you partner with, offers this and more.

WE are that brokerage and would like an opportunity to share with you our core values and how we can help you become successful selling real estate by helping others get what they want.


Ray Fernandez-Silva
Keller Williams International
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
Hi Matthew,

Congratulations on passing your exam!

Like others, I cannot overstate the importance of joining an office with a strong training program.

If you have any interest in Coldwell Banker (#1 Brokerage in Southern California), I'd be happy to invite you to an office-wide sales meeting with me; we have them every Wednesday morning.

Let me know! I'm more than happy to help.


John Graff, REALTORĀ®
Real Estate Consultant
BRE: 01938560
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sunset Strip
9000 Sunset Blvd. #100
West Hollywood, CA 90069
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
Congratulations. Start off at a place where you will get the best training! Keller Williams is probably one of the most popular brokerages...but you need to find the right office.

Talk with the hiring manager at several brokerages. When I was thinking of a particular office...I also called agents who already worked at that office to get a feel for the culture and morale.

Good luck.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
Hi Matthew,

Interview with at least 3-4 companies and see which has the best feel to you.

I'm with Rodeo Realty and love it (definitely make sure they're one of the ones you interview with).

Be sure that the office is close to where you live and where you want to focus. You don't want to pick an office in Studio City, since you won't want to trek out there for meetings or to make copies. Also note that each office is different. I first interviewed at a Rodeo office in Sherman Oaks and wasn't impressed. A few weeks later I interviewed at the Studio City office and signed on immediately.

Make sure that there's plenty of training and a good mentorship program. You're going to feel totally lost your first year. Having support is essential.

Good luck, and if you have any specific questions, feel free to ask!
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014

You are green as new grass right now and have no idea what you don't know. Find a company that offers training because you need it. What you learn to take the test is not what you will use day to day and you need some experience now. It's not as easy as you think it will be. Good luck
1 vote Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014

Don't work for anybody but yourself and get a brokers license
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 12, 2014
I thought your suppose to have a real estate license for 2 years before you can get a brokers license.
Flag Mon Dec 29, 2014
Congratulations! I'm with Keller-Williams Beverly Hills. The training and agent support is unmatched. If you like, I would be pleased to speak with you about how KW-Beverly Hills can help you start and grow your business.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 12, 2014
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Flag Thu Jun 23, 2016
Wish you luck in your real estate career!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 12, 2014
Hi Matthew!

Welcome to the industry, you are going to have a blast.

Whether you are a new agent or an experienced agent, selecting the right brokerage is going to depend on your specific needs, situation and business plan.

For the most part. new agents benefit from brokerages like Keller Williams or Prudential. I was with RE/MAX for about 8 years and recently transferred to Keller Williams. The amount of training and support is unmatched.

I know one of the Brentwood owners if you would like to talk to him. They are very nice and have a lot to offer.

If I can help you in any other way, please feel free to let me know.

All the best!

Diana Rosero
Prime Partners @ Keller Williams
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 7, 2014
Hi Matthew,
Well you really need a Brokerage who is Pro-active in working with "new agents", mentoring them and training them. There is so much to learn that you can expect to spend a year just learning and training. This is a substantial investment of time and money for you, so it's imperative you take your time when you interview and that you are sure, there is an active program in place for you. It's easy to make a mistake but if you do, don't waste time...move to another broker.
I started with Prudential California Realty, at that time they had classroom training, mentoring with an experienced realtor, and offered new agents the Open House opportunities. This was a great help in getting our feet on the ground. That's the type of training you need to succeed.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 6, 2014
I would go to the cities that you want to work in & talk to the brokers. I would also Google the cities & see what office come to the top of the search engines ! I would ask the broker if they have a mentor ship program or your could work for a team to get started .Good Luck !
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 5, 2014

My brokerage is called JohnHart Real Estate. We have amazing programs for new agents. This company really cares for your well being and you get to keep 80% of your commission and there are no desk fees. Here is the website.

Nick Khachian
BRE: 01866954
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 4, 2014

My Brokerage is Property Masters Realty and we are located in Glendale, near Montrose Village. I have a great program for new agents and lots of leads. We have an excellent training program.
Let me know if you are interested.
Alisa Krohn
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 4, 2014
Hi Matthew,

First off, congratulations on passing your RE Exam! I've heard that the California exam is tough.

I will give you some advice from personal experience. Before I got my license and even now, people try to get me to come over to their brokerage. I've heard all the promises (we generate leads, great support, I'll train you, etc), but you should interview them and decide for yourself where you feel the best in. Keep in mind that many brokers offer a bonus for a referral, at least in Arizona. With that in mind, I always felt that much of the hype I heard was merely to get me to sign up for that reason. I chose my brokerage because of a personal referral from a friend, and I have been happy with the decision. I've stayed because of the size of the company, the services offered (offices, strong broker support, CE classes), and overall good interactions from other agents.

Good luck in your search! If you'd just like to chat please feel free to reach out to me.

Cody Swartz, REALTORĀ®
Direct Cell: 602-919-9322
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
Coldwell Banker is of course the best company specially for new agents. Almost all the new agents in my office immediately hit the road running because of our mentor system and a very good risk management program which is so important nowadays. We have several offices in the areas you are interested in. Interview with the offices and look around and see if the office is a perfect fit for your needs.

Good luck!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
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Flag Yesterday at 4:32am
Call Keller Williams and talk to them, at my office the E&O insurance is about 50% of any of the other brokerages in our Area and we start with an 80/20 split.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 3, 2014
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