Over the past 80 years 95% newly minted real estate agents have failed to make it to their second year. Year after year after year, these agents receive the same advise by well meaning professionals, "Join the outfit that gives you the most training." And the attriciation rate goes unchanged.
Ella, your question suggests you have poured yourself a cup of reality coffee. "...I have to build my own business..." It is all up to you. Such reality REQUIRES you to approach this decision with a big does of reality also. Here it is.
The best real estate company for you is the one that is producing the results you want.
If the brokerage is averaging 8 transactions a year per agent, these agents are practicing ACCIDENTAL real estate. Nothing in the office is working. The national average is 8 transactions per year. And 95% never see their 2nd year.
The office that is averaging 16, 22, 30 a year has demonstrated something is working. You need to do further analysis and verify the price points yield a sustainable income.
This measure IS THE VALIDATION of the training, systems, infrastructure and mentoring of the office. When you've identifed the highly productive office, you must convince them you can and will follow instructions. IT's not rocket science. It is about leaving your baggabe behind.
Look at the RESULTS. They are reflective of your future. But of course, we all know a good 'vibe' goes a long way when making your mortgage payment. Choose wisely.
Best of success
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL