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Trinity Shai, Home Buyer in Flowood, MS

What is a good real estate company to start with as a new agent? Which one offers the most training? And has a good success rate?

Asked by Trinity Shai, Flowood, MS Mon Feb 4, 2013

I am getting my real estate license soon and I'm wondering what would be a good company to start with.

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Congrats. There is a lot good companies out there, and you have received a lot of good answers already. I started with Exit and remain there. Each office is independently owned, and my broker offers very inexpensive CE classes for agents for any company, Exit has online training as well to help you get started in the business when you cant make it to the office.

I would suggest you interview with a least three different brokerages one big, medium and small & see what fits your needs.

Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
Hello Trinity,

I would start by looking at one with Real Estate Lic Schools. They usually have great new agent training and have a vested interest in grooming new agents.

I started with Century 21 when I got my lic. I found the traing to be very helpful and the senior agents had no problem offering their advice and wisdom.

Much Success to You!

Kawain Payne, Realtor
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Feb 5, 2013
In my personal opinion ,it comes from day to day work ,its like going to collage you have to be on the job work hard and that is the best training ,this is only my personal experience.Not sure how your work ethics and learning is ,HENA MARTIN BROKER
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
Talk to agents in the market where you want to work. You can chat at open houses (if it's not busy!) or call some for informational interviews. Check out the companies' websites and some of their agents' websites. Talk to people in the area about their experiences with and impressions of local offices.

Training is important and always most important when you're new. Nowadays I think that there are so many opportunities for training outside of the office setting that it might be a bit less critical a factor. You also want to think about size, culture, market share, agents' success, reputation in the market, quality of administrative staff, managerial approach, etc.

Sometimes you can get end up with a large slice of a small pie in a small boutique office. Other times a large office may be a market leader and have many successful agents which brings an energy to the office - and lots of listings which gives you potential open house opportunities, floor calls, etc.

I wouldn't be too focused on commission split except to feel confident that what the office is offering doesn't fall outside local norms. You also want to find out if the office has a non-compete agreement and think long and hard before joining an office that makes you sign one.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Feb 4, 2013
Every single one is different. My advice is to make a thorough search for one that fits you. Make sure you know everything about the company and what they offer you for the money that you give them each month. A lot of companies have hidden monthly fees that can add up to hundreds of dollars a month. Make sure you know everything about them before you sign any contracts.
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