I totally agree with Matt, team up with a top producer offer to work as their assistant until you learn the business yourself. The split/payment is negotiable, ask what they are willing to pay, start there.
Or you can join one of the bigger brokers that has a training department and learn that way, that said there is no better experience than hands on.
Here at EXIT Realty, you usually get sponsored by an agent that brought you in. They will help you with any questions you have about a deal or the business in general. You can also set up one on one meetings with the managing broker.
Plus we have NO desk fees, competitive splits, and residual income, which can allow you to make over 100% of your commission. We also have great support for our agents through FREE monthly short sale seminars, webinars/techinars, and other business building events. Finally, our marketing tools will make you stand out against your competitors.
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Additionally, formulate your business plan, which will include your goals and daily activities; and lead generate, lead generate, lead generate! Lastly, alwways look for ways to constantly improve yourself and the way you run YOUR business.
I don't know anything about your background, what you have studied aside from getting your Real Estate license. Send your resumes to a few different brokerages. You want to be comfortable with your managing broker, the team around you, and your entire brokerage.
Find somebody experienced to mentor under, and learn from them. Within the first few hours of rookie orientation, you'll find that you really didn't learn anything about being a Realtor from the licensing classes. Take lots of training, and learn everything you can. Get a couple designations, and you'll be ahead of the pack.
Interview several offices. Each office has it's own culture. As a new agent do you want to be around just new agents or a mix of seasoned and new agents.
Also, as a new agent don't focus as much on the "split" you are doing well by asking this question. Get the training you need to be successful.
Have an Amazing Career!