Call me and I will introduce you to our managing broker, Tony Carnesi.
Your comments have also prompted me to think seriously about what I'm looking for and to make a list of questions.
I'm with Your Castle Real Estate. I encourage you to take a look at several brokerages. Our firm has about 50 classes per month that would be included in your monthly fees. We also have a unique business model, including 7 managing brokers to address all of your concerns at your convenience. We are able to negotiate splits and fees as well. We would love to sit down and talk to you about your plans. If you would be interested, and get a chance to call me, I can find time for us to sit down.
I think that all of the Brokerages mentioned are great companies. I recently transferred from Keller Williams to Zip Realty and am busy working from home with the leads that they provide. In fact our managing Broker use to manage a Keller Williams office. If you do not already have a large sphere of influence that you can generate business from immediately, then Zip Realty is a great place to start. They provide all of the leads so that you could jump start your business right away. You are welcome to sit in on one of our office meetings sometime if you would like. Give me a call if you would like more information 303-618-7662
Btw I usually suggest to new brokers to interview a brokerage as they interview you ie where will you be most comfortable and feel you have not only training and support but also an active peer network.
I'm an Army Reserve officer and full time Grad school student pursuing an MBA. I'm much more technical and detailed oriented than a 'typical' sales person. I have so many things going on that I don't have time for a 9-5 job with commute, so I'm looking for something a bit more flexible and tailorable to accommodate my frequent personal and military travels.
I'm not planning on getting uber rich. I'm looking to work mostly from home (and out and about) and do 20-30 hours a week or so.
I'm hoping to find an agency that is friendly, flexible and will provide me with some new broker support. As for splits, I'm not sure what the norm is in Denver, but I'd rather have most of something than all of nothing.
I'm going to suggest you consider HomeSmart Realty Group. They were previously known as Home Real Estate. I've had my license with them since the first day I received it in 2005. Brad Smith is still the owner. Just a new brand with new technology tools and marketing resources. I think we're up to 1300+ brokers in Colorado now. When I was looking for a place to hang my hat, I had three primary requirements: To be with a brokerage that valued ethics as much as I do, offered lots of training and mentoring, and let me keep the majority of the commissions I generated. They have been all that and more. I'd be happy to buy you a cup of coffee to answer any questions you may have. And for the record, I am not the recruiter. I just feel that strongly about my recommendation for HomeSmart. Feel free to call or email anytime.
Best of luck to you.
HomeSmart Realty Group
You can find some good guidance classes to get perspective that don't require you to have your license activated yet (eg any class taught by Bruce Gardner - he's not affiliated with any particular agency but a great big-picture person). http://www.strategybox.net/about/
Good luck & welcome to the game - it's tough & demanding & a ton of work, but it is so rewarding to do well by doing some good!
& PS YES, I absolutely love my firm, Your Castle Real Estate!!! CO owned & operated & very low costs
Cherry Creek Properties LLC