These companies simply do it to make more money because they are franchises. I don't have a problem with that, it's capitalism. It is still up to the individual agent to market the house at their expense (not at the expense of the franchise) and bring a buyer. Brokers take on agents all the time (not hire as it would imply that they receive a salary). That agent is the one generating business for the company not the other way around. Most brokers take on agents as long as they have a pulse, a numbers game. They don't even have to check on their credibility, if they had disciplinary actions, what kind of marketing they do for their clients etc...
Ok, I'll stop... must be something I ate.
If you sigh a buyers or sellers agreement with a realtor you are pretty much stuck. You can fire them but their contract keeps you from hiring another. BUT---- If you have a realtor from another area search and refer you, thru the network, to a Realtor to be either your sellers or buyers agent - they will find you a good one and if that agent does not take proper care of you they can fire them.
This way you have two brokers working for you. I have only had to fire one agent , and that was years ago.
When I say fire - what that means is that the agent did not live up to the requirements, so since our office was the referring office we had the right to tell the network that I was working with at the time that our client no longer wanted to work with that agent and the agency agreement was automatically cancelled and replaced with an agent that took proper care of the client.
Only top agents are allowed to be in these referral networks , but you will have some personality differances anyway.
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Also, 97% of the homes that sell, the agent that lists the house is NOT the agent that brings in the buyer. This is a NAR (National Association of Realtors) statistic, another agent does.
Good luck to you!!