New to Trulia today, may I share with you my experience? No, ok then bye.
Licensed in 1987, got out in 88. Licensed in 2006 looked for an office which I thought would be best for me. Found older man no agents with Great United Country Magazines, talk of retiring in a couple of years. Left after 3 months. 2nd, went to office with best reputation, ethics, etc. Started there, a week later, they became a Franchise of CRYE-LEIKE, 3rd business card in 6 months, learned a lot, made decent money, made them good money. ok now it was time to look for Best Commission Split, tired of getting 44% commission. Started at RE/MAX, still doing well in spite of market, taking home 95%, personal office (with windows, 2 doors, etc) Moral RE: question. When looking for an office, you will never be able to see the true function of the office, it is a shame that we have to hang our license on a wall before we can realize where we are and what we might have gotten ourselves into. I say, Go straight for the best commission split you can get with lowest office expenses to get started, then maybe pay more for office space and get Max Commission. Willing to elaborate on specific experiences sp?