I have been in Real Estate since 2004. I started my career in the foothills and Sierra Nevada Mountains and made my way down to Fresno. When choosing a new office to work with, I chose London Properties for a variety of reasons. First, the training they offer is great. They have a monthly schedule of FREE classes, all of which are designed to help you succeed. They also have a mentorship program, which is great for new agents. The people that work for London are the wonderful. Everyone is very helpful and the environment is a great one to work in. They also have a great relocation department.
There are many benefits to working for London Properties, however, you really need to come in and see for yourself. Do your research and choose what will work best for you. I think if you come in and talk to Barbara Martin, you will be very pleased.
I hope to have the pleasure of working with you soon!
You are about to embark on a wonderful journey in your new career path. You are very astute in realizing that studying for your license is not sufficient in order to become a successful Realtor. There are two things that you want to keep in mind when selecting the right Broker, You have identified the first, which is education and career development support. The other is the Broker'sbusiness model. There are bascially three business models. The corporate national chains (Coldwell Banker, ERA, Century 21, etc) and then there are the local "Boutique" Brokers. Those are the brokers who might have 1-30 office in a smaller geographical location (Intero, Alain Pinel, etc). Both of these models are what we call "Broker centric". In other words, you don;t hold any stake in the company profits and the only income you will earn is your commission from the transactions your procure.
There is a third business model that you might want to consider. It's an "Agent centric" business model where the agent shares in the profits with the Broker. The company is Keller Williams Realty. I'll attach a link for you to learn more, but basically KW is a hybrid of the two previously mentioned business models. They have offices all over the world AND they share the profits with the individual agents. It took me 4 years of consideration before I made the move a year and a half ago. My regret is that I didn't make the move sooner.
I can make arrangement s to have the local KW Broker give you a call. Let me know if I can help.
Keller Williams Realty/Silicon Valley
Congrat's and the best of luck!
I would first choose the area you want to work in. Many Broker's claim training, mentor's (you have to split commission's with these), etc.
2nd - I would go into the offices and talk with other agents and then interview the Broker. YOU do the interviewing because it's YOUR commission split/percentage that will be paying their salary.
If you like the "office" and agents you've talked with, hang your license there. The majority of agents in a "good" office are extremely helpful with newer agents. (My office anyway).
Also, check what "FREE" training is going on at your local Association. Continuing education is a must!
Prudential California Realty
I work with London Properties and so far the experience has been very positive. Our Brokers understand that the agents are the ones that sell and work very hard to help us sell. Everyone interaction I've had with other agents in the office has been positive, and all are very helpful answering questions. We have educational classes happening monthly. We also have a very good marketing team that can make just about any marketing material you can imagine. I would definetly give Babara Martin a call @ 559-436-4080 , she can help you out with any questions you have.
Hope that helps