Hi, I just passed my real estate exam and am looking for a brokerage in Santa Monica, CA. Does anyone have suggestions about which to join? Thanks!

Asked by Mayofmayfair, Los Angeles, CA Fri Jun 7, 2013


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Ron Escobar -…, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Fri Jun 7, 2013
It all depends on you and your personal style.. This question has been asked in this forum before... I would look through the postings...

Like anything else, make an informed decision and take your time... Measure twice and cut once!

Interview various brokers, agents... go visit their offices.. maybe spend half a day in each one.. THEN consider your choices and reasons why you will spend your time and efforts with them...

Best of luck and welcome to an amazing career... don't take it lightly... remember clients pay you A LOT of money and you have to deliver value to them!

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Brad Korb, Agent, Burbank, CA
Sat Sep 28, 2013
Go talk to the brokers ,since you are brand new I would suggest you work with a team ( a rainmaker with buyers agents & listing agent) or mentor a top producing agent for a while .Good Luck !
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Irina Karan, Agent, Aventura, FL
Sat Sep 28, 2013
It is important to learn your craft at the best of "training" companies. However, one your sphere of influence leads dry out a little, you will need leads. So, ask about company leads or opportunity of working with a star agents' team. Both training and leads are needed to succeed.

Hope this helps and best of luck,

Irina Karan
Beachfront Realty, Inc.
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Ben Vorspan, Agent, Studio City, CA
Thu Sep 26, 2013
Im with Rodeo Realty and love it. Im not sure what the closest branch would be to you, but the nice thing about Rodeo is that because it's not a franchise, you can stop by any Rodeo office if you need to make copies or use a computer.
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Joshua Sixx, , Los Angeles, CA
Sat Jun 8, 2013
Hi May of Mayfair,

I'm with prudential, which is about to become Berkshire Hathaway, and I can vouch for the team and manager over at the Santa Monica office that they are fantastic. Furthermore the training that the company provides is incredibly efficient and effective.

Feel free to email me if you have any questions and I'll be happy to answer as best I can

All the best, Josh

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carlos parra…, Other Pro, Monrovia, CA
Sat Jun 8, 2013
I recommend a smaller brokerage at first. You may get a little more attention and help and thus learn more quickly.
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Rick Taylor, , Venice, FL
Fri Jun 7, 2013
Contact Neilschwartz.net and see if he covers your area. He is a great agent and real estate coach. If I ever relocated, it would be probably to his area just to be part of his team. You can't go wrong.
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Judy Handler, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Fri Jun 7, 2013
I concur! I have been with Coldwell Banker for over 14 years and they are a well respected company with great training and wonderful agent support.

Judy Handler
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
11999 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90049
DRE License: 01023933
Direct# (310) 442-1337
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David Reyes, , Carson, CA
Fri Jun 7, 2013
From my personal experience it is always better to go with a company that has a great training program. I worked for a small company and now I'm with Coldwell Banker. The difference is quite overwhelming, wish I would have did it sooner. Hope this helps!

David Reyes Realtor
Coldwell Banker Gene Armstrong Inc
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