You know, I asked myself a similar question a number of years ago and have been in your shoes before. The bottom line is that you are the Real Estate Agent and the one your clients will be relying on. I have found that most people do not give a rip as far as which company you are working with, just as long as you have great communication skills, are a consummate professional, are one who your clients are able to trust and turn to and you strive to satisfy their needs. Yes, you do have a responsibility to the Brokerage you work for and are one of their representatives and you are also developing YOUR business.
I was a coach with Brian Buffini's office in Carlsbad for over six years and have trained over 500 Agents across the United States on how to develop their businesses and become successful. (check out http://www.BuffiniandCompany.com
) I am now the Office Manager for Highland Realty in Carlsbad taking care of our team of Agents. That being said, I encourage you to work with an office that has excellent training (legal and professional) and that the Broker/s is/are highly supportive and available to answer questions and be there for you as you grow.
If you have any further questions, feel free to contact me and I would be more than happy to speak with you. You are also welcome to come to our office, right near Carlsbad Village and meet with myself and our Broker directly.
Whatever you choose, we wish you the best in your endeavor!
"If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. Whatever good things we build end up building us." Jim Rohn
Scott Marquette, Office Manager, REALTORÂ©
2712 Jefferson Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008
California Bureau of Real Estate #01816149