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Riana Keve, Home Buyer in Dallas, TX

Hi I have been contacted by Zip realty to join their team, any feedback on working with them in Dallas suburbs?

Asked by Riana Keve, Dallas, TX Thu Sep 26, 2013

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This is tough question, because it has to be a good fit for you. I worked for Zip for about 1.5 years and I thought they were a very good company. They had excellent training and the broker I worked with was one of the best I have been associated with, great support. If you are a new agent, they may be a good company to help you build a business.

I left Zip because the commission split was terrible and they focused primarily on Buyers and I wanted to work with Sellers (the market had changed). I felt I was working too hard for the reward I was getting, but it was a personal decision. By the way, Zip has changed their business model since I worked there, so it may be different now. You need to analyze your goals and see if it will work for you.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 3, 2013
You should always feel good about the company you may go work for. If your asking us, then this may not be a fit for you. They may be a great fit for you and they may not. Talk with the Broker/Office Manager and make sure they aren't jerks. If its a fit then perfect. But be careful. Once you sign those papers you maybe stuck to pay a parting fee or fine should things turn south, and they can. Best of luck.
http://www.tcrdallas.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Oct 3, 2013
Riana,
Whether you should do to zip or not really depends on where you are now, what you are doing there, and why you think the grass in greener on the other side.
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If your business is not growning, it likely has very little bearing on the brokerage you are with or the one to which you are goind.
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The ONLY reason you should change brokerages is to retain MORE of your ever increasing revenue.
Read that carefully.
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In a nutshell, if you are not successful where you are, you wont' be where you are going. If you are expereinceing success...and you want MORE...now you've got something legitimate to pursue.
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Descrive the 'green grass' you see in the zip pasture that suggests your will thrive and prosper?
Be aware, EVERYONE is atempting to sell real estate agents pipe dreams, from Adword to Zillow, and CB to Zip. And agents keep buying.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 27, 2013
Thank you for the sound advice. I am a new agent (not new to the industry was on the mortgage side for 7 years) and I am beginning my search for a brokerage home. I did a search on careerbuilder and I believe that is where zip found me. They have been hounding me ever since. Just wanted to see if anyone had any luck with this company.

I am looking for a company/broker that provides extensive training/mentoring, that serves the areas I would like to specialize in (NW Dallas Suburbs and Park Cities), excellent brand awareness, provides leads/referrals/experience, and most of all encourages agents personal branding campaigns.

I definitely wouldn't know which grass is the greenest, but am in research mode currently :)
Flag Sat Sep 28, 2013
Riana

you need to negotiate a good Commision split and concider office location

a Good stablished Realtor get a fair share of relocation lead

so negitiate your share of Relocation lead

if you like to talk to Heather in our office let me know she is Great

Best of Luck



John Hamidi
Keller William Realty
3600 preston rd Ste 100
Plano TX 75093
phone : 469-252-4661
website : http://www.johnhamidi.kwrealty.com

Mobile URL http://app.kw.com/KW171KAK
ACCESS CODE KW171KAK
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Sep 27, 2013
Thank you John, KW is definitely on my list of brokers to visit. You all do great work!
Flag Sat Sep 28, 2013
I've worked with Zip Agents in te past. they have a great website and you get leads assigned to you from there. They are savvy in that regard.

Realistically I never seen anyone really turned down by a real estate brokerage so you can choose anyone that you think will help being you the most business.

In my opinion if a company is not providing you with leads the only thing you are gaining from them is corporate branding. If you can develop a marketing plan and you have a budget to execute it then I think you are well on your way to becoming an successful agent. If you are hoping that being with the right company is the key to being successful it may be tough out there for you if they aren't providing the business.

Regards,


Chris Hutchinson
REALTOR®
The Michael Group
972.809.0607
http://www.chrishutchinsonrealestate.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 26, 2013
Thank you Chris Hutchinson for the insight on Zip.
I do agree that leads/referrals are important, but I am looking for a brokerage that also provides great training/mentorship as well.

Have you heard of success in this regard at Zip?
Flag Sat Sep 28, 2013
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