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Shareese M., Other/Just Looking in Freeport, NY

I am very new to real estate and am currently taking classes to get my salesperson license. How do I go about finding a sponsoring broker?

Asked by Shareese M., Freeport, NY Sat Apr 6, 2013

I've been looking all over the internet and I cannot get a clear picture on how the process works or even how to start. I am located in Freeport, NY so the closer the company the better.

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The approach I used when getting my license was to visit managers of different offices of different companies until I interviewed the manager I felt I would be comfortable working with and the company that made me the best offer.

I would be happy to discuss sponsorship with you to see if we share the same values. Please give me a call at 516-368-8828 or email me at

Good luck with whatever you should decide.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
Hello Gail. Thank you for the prompt reply. I will contact you in the coming days and hopefully we can come to a mutually beneficial arrangement.

Thanks again

Shareese M.
Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013
Hello Shareese.

You have a couple of good choices for a new agent. If you want you can give me a call on Monday and I'll share my opinion.

Janet Nation, CBR
Sailing Home Realty
Direct: 646-321-9649
Office: 516-377-4760
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
Thanks Janet. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Shareese M.
Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013
Knowledge is the key to a successful real estate career. Therefore , find someone who is very knowledgeable to work with. This is a simple way to insure that your "training program" will work .
You may find this with a small, or "botique " firm.
Just about every firm claims to have a good training program, but many agents get lost in the shuffle or fall through the cracks, so to speak. On the other hand, some firms that have the best "hands on" training also have the lowest starting commission split, which is less than 50%. . To me, "getting a good start" also means getting a good starting split, like at least 50%. Good training is essential in any case , unless you want to figure out everything yourself, with a longer learning curve. Some agents who are determined enough will eventually succeed even if they do not have a good training program but they spend more time spinning their wheels in their first year, regardless. If you want to know what my firm offers, just give me a call and I will be happy to answer your questions.
Thank you

Jerry Trudell
Licensed Real Estate agent
1 vote Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
Hi Jerry. Thanks for that information. I was thinking of looking to start with a small firm first, but I wasn't thinking to consider the training available. I will contact you in the coming days to discuss further.

Thanks Again

Shareese M.
Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013
Thanks Janet. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Shareese M.
Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013
As you have found out, ALL of the brokerages PROMISE the very best training in the industry.
Who is not being truthful? They have all drank the Kool-Aid and actually believe what they are saying.
You, however, will be the ONLY ONE to pay the price for a bad choice.
You are located in Freeport NY. You are sourrounded by apple orchards. How do you KNOW you are in an apple orchard? By the presence of apples!
How do you know a real estate brokerage is offering the best training possible? By the evidence of homes purchased and sold. In essence, how many transactions is being completed by each agent. THAT IS THE VALIDATION OF EVERYTHING THE BROKERAGE OFFERS.
It does not matter how loudly one speaks, or the appeal of the glossies, or even the enthusiasm of the grip-N-grin, if you are standing in the middle of a Christmas Tree field, you really, really need to know you will find few apples in a field of pines.
You need to know the annual average number of transactions of that real estate office. The national average is 7. Those who do 7 are practicing accidental real estate. Don't do that!
The office you want to consider will be averaging 17, 21, 30 transctions annually. This is validataion the system is working. They know how to generate leads. They know how to establish a commitment. They know how to structure a deal. They have the support system. They have the infrastructure. They have the oversight. You should choose to join those who HAVE rather than the pine trees that wants to yield apples.
Listen closely to your mentor. You will find, this is not rocket science. Follow your mentors instructions. Don't second guess. Do as you are instructed. You will find the outcome to be that of a New York MacIntosh exhibiting the abundance that results from an exceptional environment.

Best of success to you,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Assoicate
Remax Relatec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 8, 2013
How do you find a mentor? I can't seem to get anyone to respond to my phone calls or emails.
Flag Sun Aug 24, 2014
I suggest you focus on two things, "training" and "advertizing budget". Nothing else.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 7, 2013
Hi Shareese,

I would recommend talking to Anthony Atkinson at Weichert Realtors - Quality Homes located at 1860 Grand Ave, Baldwin, NY. (516) 867-3508 ‎ · .The training I know to be excellent and the office is wonderful. I have known Anthony for years. He is extremely honest and a terrific Broker to work with. He should definitely be one of the Brokers you interview.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Joe Greene
609 Kappock Street Suite 1A Bronx, NY 10463

(718) 432-5000 (Office)
(917) 974-2600 (Cell)
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Apr 6, 2013
Hi Joe. This was one of the places I was meaning to look into in my search, primarily because of the proximity to my home. Thanks for this information, I will definitely speak with Anthony soon.

Thanks Again

Shareese M.
Flag Sat Apr 6, 2013
Hi Sharee
I do have some thoughts for you after my 34 years of real estate. Choose your area and find the largest real estate companies that serve your area. Training is the key. Find a company that has extensive on going training. A word of caution. Recruiters for real estate companies will often tell you what they think you want to hear so talk to more than one company, talk with some of the agents taking their training and know that it only takes a few minutes to change brokerages if you discover you made a wrong choice. All brokerages want to hire all agents.
Also read the articles at You will find them very helpful and you may decide to adopt the step by step system for your clients. The system took me to number one in the nation.
Best of Luck, Stephen
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