I'm looking for a broker office to start. Does Pinnacle Estate Properties have good training program and provide mentorship for new agent?

Asked by Jessica Zhou, Los Angeles, CA Sat Jul 14, 2012

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Lynn Le Glai…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sun Jul 15, 2012
Hi Jessica,
I have been in the business for a few years now, but I feel like I started last week. Keller Williams Realty is probably one of the best companies to join. There's a great mentorship program; on-going training programs for the entire career of the agent ; and a huge netweork of agents nationwide to work with. I'm particularly fond of my office, Keller Williams Larchmont, but all the offices are wonderful.
If you'd like to talk more about this, call me at 323-219-4480.

Good luck!
Lynn leGlaire
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Thanks Lynn. I did visit two KW offices nearby in SFV. One is bigger which has over 100 agent. But it charges more mothly fee($65) and E&O insurance ($800). The other one is much smaller, The monthly fee and E&O are also cheap.
Both offices has training weekly. The large one is twice per week. The small one is once per week. I donot know if the training class are the same from both office or not.
Training and cost are my big concern now. Do you have some advice? Thank you.
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CRESTICO, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Mon May 27, 2013

Depending on what you are looking for you have plenty of options. Real Estate Brokerages have different plans and options which can help you grow your business.

We are currently looking for 5 active Realtors for our office location on Olympic and Bundy, Feel free to visit our website to learn more about us and available opportunities.
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Gabino_Barre…, , Lawndale, CA
Wed Sep 26, 2012
Even if you have a good broker you need a good lender. My name is Gabino Barrera I help new realtors with tips and advise to help them in their buisness. I help them use Youtube, Facebook, google, and more for marketing. Call me if you need help to start off, I know i needed help when I started and that is why I like to help.

Gabino Barrera Jr.
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23705 Crenshaw BLVD. Suite 101
Torrance, CA 90505

License by the State of California Department of Corporations under the California Residential Mortgage Act
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William Tong, Agent, Arcadia, CA
Tue Sep 25, 2012
Hi Jessica,

I love how you're jessi-can :)

To find the best brokerage for you, it would be wise to interview with as many as you can. Each office has a different personality. Some are ultra-competitive and others are others are team oriented; most want self-starters. Pinnacle EP has a lot of agents, which could be a good or a bad thing.

You should start by writing down your short-term and long-term goals. Then, find the brokerage that will help you achieve those goals.

If you are looking for an extremely personalized one-on-one program feel free to interview with us. We only mentor 5 agents at a time and we currently have 2 openings.

Good Luck!

I would appreciate it if you picked my answer as the "best" :)

DRE #01903501
Golden Land Investments & Financial, Inc.
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Judi Monday,…, Agent, Green Valley, AZ
Sun Aug 12, 2012
Jessica--congratulations on your new career. My advice to you is rather than focus on an particular agency, find a high producing agent in your area and see if they need help...this is a great way to learn from someone who is successful in what can be a tough business to break into -- could be a win-win for both of you.

Best of Luck!
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Robert Keeran, , Helendale, CA
Fri Aug 10, 2012

I don't know specifically what Pinnacle Estate offers and I commend you on starting to research them by asking the question. I think most of us will tell you that you should really dig and find out what training programs an office offers you. If you haven't already chosen your new office can I suggest that you do some research on EXIT Realty. We have offices throughout Southern California and all over North America.

I've attached a video testimonial I thought might be helpful, we have many more if you are interested in seeing why agents all over the country chose EXIT Realty.

If I can introduce you to one of the offices in the area I would be happy to do so.

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Felix Hung, Agent, Huntington Beach, CA
Sun Jul 15, 2012

I recommend you interview with several companies before joining one. Being licensed previously in Virginia and having been apart of several offices, I would stress the importance of dating these companies (meaning don't sign anything) before getting married. So...attend classes, office meeting, and social functions the brokerage holds before actually joining that company. If you do this with 3 or 4 companies, the right one will be known to you.

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Cindy Davis, Agent, San Diego, CA
Sun Jul 15, 2012
There are going to be loads of opinions here....

For training purposes, I strongly suggest starting at a big name - Century 21, Caldwell Bankers, Prudential, Keller Williams, etc....these are the big guns who offer comprehensive training programs.

Good luck to you!
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Dorene Slavi…, Agent, Torrance, CA
Sun Jul 15, 2012
Dear Jessica,
I am not familiar with the brokerage, but there are quite a few smaller brokers who are doing a great job with new agents. I started with Prudential (Mulhern Group) and their training was excellent.
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Steven Senig…, Agent, Los Angeles, CA
Sat Jul 14, 2012
Jessica, I have been in the business for 20 years with a couple companies. Keller Williams has the best of both. Call to discuss.Steve Senigram 323 828 3800
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