Of course the split is important but you also want to ask about training fees, franchise fees and office fees as well. Some companies pay better spilts but charge high franchise fees.
After spending three years at a local company, I joined Exit Realty. The training has been fantastic. I learned more in three weeks with Exit than I did in the three previous years. Agents start at a 70% split and move up from there. No franchise fees, training fees or desk fees are charged. Exit also provides a built in mentor program which is a huge benefit to newer agents. And Exit provides an oportunity to get 7% retirement benfits and 5% death benefits for your family. It is an amazing company that takes care of their agents now and in the future.
Look at your options and much success!
First, I would never say anything negative about another broker. There are many successful Realtors working for almost every brokerage, it's the agent that needs to succeed.
Second, there are differences in brokers (not only companies, but the person in charge of that office).
Third, why I like Keller Williams:
1, Agent centric - the company exists for the benefit of the agent, to help the associate reach their full potential.
Whu is that important to you?
a) Look at company websites and public listing information. In most companies the agent is not listed. Leads flow back to the company or the broker. At KW YOU, the listing agent, receive ALL the leads from your listings.
b) Capping - you are expected to pay for your fair share of the office expenses and overhead. In my office that's about $32,000 a year. After I pay that out of the broker's side of my commissions I keep 100% of my commissions
c) Agent Leadership Council - composed of the top agents in an office - the brokers do not run the office, the agents do
2. Profit -sharing - when you help the company grow, you earn an equity position. You earn a portion of the company profits based on the profit generated by your contribution. After three years you a completely vested, and you can work with agents anywhere in the US and Canada
3. Team work - because we profit share, we work collaboratively on listings, sales, and with clients. We share profits and most importantly information, designed to help each associate reach their full potential.
If you have more questions you can contact me directly.
Hope this helps,
Think about what you need, what kind of agent you are and what level of training and support is needed by you to succeed.
Is it you or the company you need to sell. If it is the company, then you should reevaluate yourself and see what can make you the better agent. People use an agent not a company.
Centuryside Real Estate, Inc.
It all comes down to what you are looking for.
I have to recommend Keller Williams because of the great split , education, and the fact that as an agent
i market myself, rather than the company. I have the freedom to have my own logo, my own company name, my own sign, etc vs a standard sign from company X with only a different name on it.
Keller also offers profit sharing. I would be happy to invite you to a local team meeting as my guest to get a better feelof things...just send me anemail.
LA Real Estate Group
Depending on what you are looking for you have plenty of options. Real Estate Brokerages have different plans and options which can help you grow your business.
We are currently looking for 5 active Realtors for our office location on Olympic and Bundy, Feel free to visit our website to learn more about us and available opportunities.