My office hits the ball out of the park as Annette mentioned below. It is very important to look at the office statistics. I disagree with Antonio regarding the franchise fee. While being under a big name umbrella is not the most important thing in real estate, if the office hitting the ball out of the park happens to be a franchise, so be it. Don't get side tracked by brokers offering you 100% commission as 100% of 0 is still 0.
Prudential Results Realty
The business pattern that is pervasive in the real estate profession has created an environment where only 5% of newly minted real estate agents will see their 2nd year anniversary. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE A VICTIM of this failing process. You must, however, do your homework. And, from the discipline you have utilized on your health care profession, you can easily see the validity in my advice. Don't be distracted by the symptoms but measure the results. That is the only thing for which you should be concerned INITIALLY. RESULTS!
Each broker with whom you meet, ask to see the office productivity statistics. \
1.Home many agent are in the OFFICE not the franchise?
2. Home many teams in the office? \
3. Home many members on the team. Sum the agents and team members.
4. What was the number of transactions of the office last year and per month this year.
5. Divide by number of agent to get average transactions per agent annually.(monthly ytd)
Note: the national average of the number 2 -6 franchises is approximately 6 transaction per agent annually. That's one transaction every two months. This number is the RESULT of the effectiveness of the training. You want to be with the office whose training produces results. If they are hitting the ball out of the park in regards to transaction count, you need to get aboard...and your training will be simply do what they tell you to do!! This is not rocket science stuff! Simpler than being a nurse with absolute certainty.
Clearly there is more you need to know. Bill Eckler comments regarding Mentoring is ESSENTIAL and you will find, ,mentoring is a part of those offices whose results stand alone and speak so clearly regarding the fabric of the programs and processes.
Best of success to you.
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL