I read this post this morning regarding Connect Realty and could not relate to the persons experience at all. I have had nothing but an exceptional experience with Connect and all its Affiliates. I have never worked in a Real Estate company where the people are helpful and there for you, wanting your success, it actually feels like a team.
I guess you can't please everyone, life is full of glitches, too bad this guy didn't have the patience to see it through. New technology and training is being rolled out constantly for the Connect Agents, at no additional cost. As far as it being a Pyramid, it is my understanding that a Pyramid goes on and on and you have to buy something. When I went to work for the other large Texas based franchise they also charged a one time fee to get set up with their company, so this is not out of the ordinary. But then on top of that they charge you 6% on every deal until you cap then it rolls back in a year, they charge transaction fees, monthly fees, you pay extra for virtual tours, Realtor.com and usually have to pay a transaction coordinator.
This company is a tri-level revenue sharing model, I think the concept is fantastic, none of the fees the other guys charge like I just mentioned, except for a very low monthly fee ,you get Showcase listings with Realtor.com, Virtual tours, Fidelity point transaction management software, in addition to your website with IDX capabilities in 14 states, an email account with all the other agents addresses pre loaded into contacts, templates to help with Home Buyers, Home Sellers, and Sharing the Connect Model with other Agents.
Keep up the good work Randy I am all in with Connect so much so, I am now calling myself the "Connect Concierge" and spreading the good news, I will be at the DVD release event in Sacramento this Wed the 10th and the from June 1 to July 4th the set up fee is only $4.00. Awesome! Sincerely, MWalker (#2022)