Michelle, congrats on having the courage to embark on a incredibly exciting profession. The opportunity to touch the lives of others in positive ways is nearly incomprehensible. If you are a 'helper' you are in the right place.
I trust you have accepted the invitations extended by the other responders. Often, when brand new to the business, it is hard to know what to ask a broker, making the interview process somewhat nonproductive. What you have heard is TRAINING! You will need it in every aspect of this business. So, how do you identify which of the many brokers you will speak with will actually invest the resources, time and money required to get you to making money as quickly as possible?
Listen for themes along the lines of 'Mutially Aligned Interests' that align the interests of the broker with the resources needed for the success of each individual agent. Most brokerages break down to the 20/80 profile, just like every sales orgainization in the country. A broker who embraces MAI will break that profile allowing more agents to share in an increasingly larger pie.
You very specificly requested information on low fees. Can we assume you already have extensive training in real estate as well as marketing and can disregard the training componets offered by brokerages? If this is true, then the factor is to retain as much of your earnings as possible. Just be aware 99% of Zero won't pay the bills.
Wishing you the best in success
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor Fl
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