Finding the right company is important in starting your career. Iâ€™ve moved around trying to figure out what works best for me, which seems to be my own company. I found is that most companies offer similar options but each has their own competitive advantage (splits, low start up costs, branding, reputation, training, support).
Interview 3-5 companies. Get a copy of your local business journal, Book of List to get a list of the top residential real estate companies. Your gut instinct will kick in and probably know within the first 3. You are interviewing them and they are interviewing you. But really, the brokers are recruiting you and you are in the driverâ€™s seat. Donâ€™t get caught up in commission split. Production isnâ€™t always about volume, itâ€™s often about quality. Some companies taught they are the best, but the may sell an average of $100,000 and others $400,000. The truth of the matter is that this is an independent contractorâ€™s job and you eat what you kill. No matter who you go with, your success is determined on your ability to lead generate and close transactions. Be a sponge wherever you go and soak up as much as you can!
Cathy Bureau, MBA, REALTOR, Green
GREEN Home Realty