Welcome to the small world of Real Estate! You've worked hard to pass your test and this is the 2nd hardest decision you can make in your new carreer.
Remember you are interviewing THEM.
Start by asking what you will need to make to cover your everyday expenses. Don't go with an agency that offers the highest commission split. Sometimes the aompanies with the 50/50 split offer the best initial training for new agents. There's a lot of "real life" to learn and I found that shadowing a willing experienced agent can teach you a lot.
Ask if you'll be getting leads or weather or not they want you to do "phone time". You'll bennefit in the beginning by answering the front phones and you'll learn the righ questions to ask to turn a phone lead into a buyer or seller.
Don't forget monthly office expenses. Ask them if they charge a desk fee, charge you for B&W or color copies, what marketing materials they provide you and what ones you have to buy through them.
E&O insurance premiums. Do they charge yearly, monthly or per trnasaction?
These are just a few. I'm sure there will be more agents out there to offer more!
Again, Congrats on passing your exam and welcome!
Wilkinson & Associates