Best of Luck,
Century 21 Tenace
I've heard some take more commission than agreed on, keeping YOUR hard earned listings, etc. I even heard of one angry broker make up bogus charges to give you that one last ZING as you leave.
Just be careful, stay professional, and good luck to you!
Depending on the reason, you may want to do it in person. If it is a reason that might be able to be resolved, this gives the broker the opportunity to correct the issues (lower split, lower fees, etc). If it is a reason that cannot be resolved, anything in writing should be sufficient.
If you are looking for another broker, I would love to discuss Keller Williams with you. The culture, the atmosphere, and the training are the major reasons that I signed on with Keller Williams and will be staying with them. It is a great place to work.
I'd love to treat you to a cup of coffee to discuss it. Feel free to give me a call.
B&B Realty Group
Keller Williams Elite
Always site the reason that you are breaking the agreement - if it is bad customer service, that's valid - just make sure you have a release before you sign on with another realtor!
I would give the broker written notice in person.
An email just seems a bit cold.
You never know, you may find yourself doing business with your old broker. No need to leave on bad terms, make it short and sweet!
Much Success to you!!!
Kawain PAyne, Realtor
BEFORE you give you current a clue you are thinking of bailing out, you need to move your critical assets. For instance:
1. Be prepared to have a phone number that you own appear on your listing and advertising. If you are using the brokers front desk staff to take consumer calls you may find yourself 'out of business' for a few months.
1b. don't forget those 800 numbers.
1c. Don't forget those pre-recorded message lines that may be critical lead generators.
1d. Don't forget other borer payed or subsidized services. You may find yourself 'unplugged.'
2. Your clients and contacts may be kept in the CRM provided by the broker. When you indicate you are going, the broker will very likely cut off your access to the database AND distribute your contacts and leads among the remaining agents. They like to do this task while you are standing their to observe.
3. Have the paperwork completed to transfer your listings and buyer to a new broker, if that provision is in the agreement.
4. Make sure you are aware of any 'fees' the broker will attempt to spring on you. At some point you will find it beneficial to consult with someone you trust, perhaps an agent who bailed earlier or your destination broker, to give you a 'heads up' regarding what to expect from your current broker.
When you are certain that your assets are protected, then go in person to terminate the relationship. You want this to end as favorably as possible. Brokers of integrity understand from time to time agents move on. However, most brokers would appreciate the opportunity to address the issues you feel compel you to change your affiliation. Too often agents move for no valid reason and find themselves with exactly the same issue they thought they were leaving behind.
Good luck in your new company.