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Agent2Agent in East Elmhurst : Real Estate Advice

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Thu Apr 16, 2015
Gail Gladstone answered:
My experience has been that the office is only as good as the manager.

I recommend that you first find out as much as you can about the company and when you have found a company that parallels your viewpoints on integrity, training and principles, start interviewing the manager of each office.

If you wish to discuss this or have further questions, I am always available to help other Realtors.

Gail Gladstone
NY, PA, CT, MD, MA Licensed Broker
Gladstone Group
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Fri Aug 9, 2013
Nick Sakalis answered:
If you haven't chossen your destination yet, I can think of no better place then Douglas Elliman for you. It has great training and all the resources necessary to get you started and ready to succeed. ... more
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Thu Mar 8, 2012
Annette Lawrence answered:
That is a great question. The reality is we end up working the segment the market presents. You go where the business is. In Florida, It's a buyers market and working with buyers is the ticket. There are many types of buyers and many places to find them. The best position is working closely with a pool of investor types. They really don't care if the carpet is worn and the places smells like a cabbage plant.

As Javier Meneses stated, go with an office that is doing business. Don't take the broker's word for it, do the math. Total 2011 transaction / number of agents. The office whose agents average the highest transactions per agent has something going on. Most likely a great mentoring program. The office with a highest volume of activity is most likely to get you to a paycheck the soonest. Look at the numbers, the results. It will be your life.

The path to the quickest paycheck is working with buyers. You are potentially 30 days from a payday. After all, that why most folks got into real estate, they think they like showing homes. Now, those who have been in this business more that 5 years will confirm selling homes (listing) is where you MUST end up. So, why not start on that path now? You can. The broker you choose can provide you a list of 50 to 150 home owners who want to sell their home and have been unsuccessful. (perhaps you should confirm) What more could you ask for to get your feet in the water.

If the broker you choose has a good mentoring program, you will learn what you need to know when you need to know it. Transactions build you bank account, training does not. Go where the business is. Follow the leads.
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Mon Mar 5, 2012
Greg Brady answered:
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! ... more
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