Thank you for your question.
First of all congratulations for obtaining your real estate license. It is a beautiful career.
Regarding team or no team. I would recommend you look at your personality first. Are you a type A personality and get things done or you need people to tell you what to do? How is the broker at that office? Do they provide training? Not sure what company you are considering but at RE/MAX we get all sorts of training.
You can learn a lot from experience agents while being on a team and then go on your own. You also have to see what the team leader offers you and what items you will need to pay for. Do your numbers?
When I started, I was on my own and I am still on my own. I wanted people to meet me and want me to work for them. Most of my clients are referrals now which is an easier way to work.
I know succesful teams and happy team members but everyone is different and what may work for one may not work for other.
Anyways good luck in your future.
Ines De La Cruz, Realtor, ABR, CRS
RE/MAX Connection http://www.inesdelacruz.com
It really depends on you. I agree with Joan, there is so much to learn that for most agents, starting on a team where you will be busy right away and be able to learn some of the process and develop some good practices is a great way to start.
On the other hand, a new agent who has a great broker/trainer, a large list of contacts to potentially draw business from and a lot of dedication, could conceivably do better on their own.
Just be realistic as to which one of these descriptions really fit who you are and your circumstances.