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keailiuyao, Other/Just Looking in Chicago, IL

What are my options for a 'sponsoring Broker'? Before I take the RE Salesperson exam in NY.

Asked by keailiuyao, Chicago, IL Sat Jun 29, 2013

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Please contact me for more information. I am a broker in NY and would gladly assist you. My name is John and I can be reached at 212-714-1027 ext 16. Thank you and good luck on the exam!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Jul 1, 2013
There are many wonderful Real Estate companies out there. Personally, I think that as a new agent you should work with a company that has an extensive training/mentoring program. You should meet with each Broker in person and spend some time in the various offices. See who you get along with best and which environment you think that you will fit in best with. Also, chose a brokerage that specializes in the kind of real estate you want to practice, i.e., don't go to a residential brokerage to practice commercial, don't go to a local mom and pop if you are looking to do a lot of RELO work, etc. If you are unclear as to what type of real estate you want to specialize in you should take a little time to speak to top local agents in your area about what they do. I would look around on places like Trulia or NAR and see who stands out in your local market and give them a call - most will be happy to help, and many will give you the inside scoop as to the positives and negatives of the brokerages that they work at. Don't just speak to the broker/owner at a specific firm as they are unlikely to tell you anything negative about their company. Good luck with your test!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 30, 2013
There are so many. Try to find a brokerage that has great tech support and training programs. You should really meet with a few and see who fits your specific needs best.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 30, 2013
Figure out what area you would like to work in and really vet the various Brokers you would consider working with before signing on with anyone. There are so many firms in New York City alone, that your choices of who to work for are almost endless.

If you are working in Manhattan or Brooklyn, you may want to consider joining a team, where you can actually make money as you are learning. I like what Ferhana Naeem had to say about her company providing a mentor, but if that is not the area you want to work in, there are many teams throughout the city that will always be looking to hire on someone new as a junior Agent.

Looking back now, I wish I had elected to move to a company where there were more experienced and seasoned agents to train with and be on teams with.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 30, 2013
No need for a sponsor. If you attend a school here in Manhattan, they will usually have various firms coming in to pitch you on why you should work with them. Then you can pick whichever ones appeal to you and meet individually.
If you're totally new to the business, be sure whichever firm you choose will offer additional training to you. What you learn in RE school will not be all you need to know once you get out in the real world.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 30, 2013
You are not rrquired to have a sponsoring broker before tsking the test.

Call or email...happy to explain.
731-425; 6150
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Jun 30, 2013
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