What is the best realty company for a new agent? -Raleigh, NC

Asked by Joel Hargett, Raleigh, NC Tue Dec 4, 2012


I live in the Raleigh, NC area and I'm taking classes this upcoming January to get my license. I was curious to see what you all think is the best realty company for new agents? Any and all help/advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Jeanne Feeni…, Agent, Basking Ridge, NJ
Thu Dec 6, 2012
While I do not live in your local market, I do remember the challenges of just starting out. I recommend you start with a brokerage that offers very strong training and mentoring. There is much to learn. I found a disciplined, organized training program most helpful when I started out. After "earning" my stripes, I found the same environment a bit comfining and made a move, but it was only after I felt that I could function more independently.

The lure of higher splits is definitely a factor but you can always chase that later. When you start out, learning the ropes should be a high priority.

If you would like to talk further, I would be happy to chat.

Good luck to you!
Jeanne Feenick
Unwavering Commitment to Service, Unsurpassed Results
Web Reference:  http://www.FeenickHomes.com
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Allan Erps, Agent, Pearl River, NY
Thu Dec 6, 2012
Interview and when you find your comfort level, that is where you should be!
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Susan Crawfo…, Agent, Hillsborough, NC
Thu Dec 6, 2012
Hey Joel,

It was a pleasure chatting with you yesterday! I think you are going to make a GREAT Realtor and do the industry proud! Good luck in your classes and remember what I said, if you need any additional help or advice, I'm more than happy to do so. I'm a huge Starbucks fan so if you want to sit down over a latte and talk one on one, just give me a shout out. Keep me posted on your progress. I know you'll do awesome!

Happy Studying,
Susan Crawford-Willis, ABR, e-PRO
Broker in Charge
Triangle Home Crew Realty, LLC
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Shawn Korby, Agent, Roseville, MN
Wed Dec 5, 2012
Hi Joel.

We have always been with Keller Williams here in MN and could not imagine working with another company. The atmosphere and training/growth opportunity's are endless. We have been very happy and would recommend KW to any agent at any level.

Thanks and Good Luck!

HK Home Team
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Vivian Olkin, Agent, Carrboro, NC
Tue Dec 4, 2012
I love Keller Williams, love my office in Chapel Hill. The training and ongoing education is superb. There is a collegial attitude so that all agents help each other. Very few offices are like this. I am thrilled that every time I go into the office (I work out of my house) I feel good, enjoying seeing everyone there. This is the first time in my life where I like the people so much at my office that I want to socialize with them!

I would suggest that you speak with Wayne Hankins who is in the Raleigh office but also one of the owners of the Chapel Hill office. He is very likable, direct and honest, an excellent coach, will discuss the pros and cons (not many cons), and talk about a fit for you personally.

Wayne Hankins whankins@kw.com 919-279-0426

Good luck with your real estate career.

Vivian Olkin, aka CrazyViv
Web Reference:  http://www.crazyvivhomes.com
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Thank for sharing that, I as well am taking the Realtors Class in Jan and am looking for a reputable company to start with. I will check them out and give Wayne a call.
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Joel Hargett, , Raleigh, NC
Tue Dec 4, 2012
THANK YOU to everyone for all of your answers! I really appreciate it!
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J, Agent, Greensboro, NC
Tue Dec 4, 2012
Hi Joel. Thanks for your post and reaching out to us!

When I started out a few years ago I interviewed seven companies, each interview lasting about 1.5 hours and it was worth it. The basic training and support after training offered by each company was similar, however, what really stood out to me was the monthly fees I would pay to my choosen company. The commision cuts were the same regardless of company. Part of my decision process included me talking to random agents (of my choosing) at each company to get a better idea of the practices, ethics, and training. Actually, you could make random calls to agents at various companies before you get your license.

You want to obtain as many benefits as possible for your monthly fee which may range from $70 upwards in most cases. If you will work from home, you will still pay the monthly fee although you do not use the equipment or computers.

Thanks for the post!
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Johnny James, Agent, Beverly Hills, CA
Tue Dec 4, 2012
The best company for you will be the one that fits your personality the best. No one company will be the best fit for you. I have never worked at Centiry 21 but in doing research I found that the majority of these new companies, Keller Williams included, were started by Century 21 trained agents and even patterned their training after Century 21.
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Susan Crawfo…, Agent, Hillsborough, NC
Tue Dec 4, 2012
Hi Joel,

I've worked for two different Coldwell Banker franchises (HPW included) and also Keller Williams prior to starting my own independent firm. I've been in the business for almost 14 years now and have seen a lot of different companies. In my opinion, if I was just starting out again, I wouldn't hesitate to go to Keller Williams. Their training is truly second to none. They gave me the knowledge and confidence to feel good about going on my own (I did that 3 yrs ago now...) and even though I'm on my own, I was with KW long enough to still be affiliated with them in certain ways. Give me a call at your convenience and I'll be happy to discuss things further with you.

All the best,
Susan Crawford-Willis
Triangle Home Crew Realty, LLC
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Rowland Bowen, Agent, New Bern, NC
Tue Dec 4, 2012
Keller Williams. We offer the best training available to help you maximize your business.
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