John hit the nail on the head if you ask me. Training is great and needed but to have a mentor that will take you and give you one-on-one, hands on experience, is the only real way to give yourself the best chance at success. I would not choose a broker that does not give you an experienced agent to not just train you, but actually let you shadow and spend time everyday with. With that said, l would also look closely at the fees a broker charges and make sure you are not going to go broke in 6 months if you do not close a transaction. You have to give yourself a chance to succeed. Good luck!