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Thu Jul 21, 2016
James Hagarty answered:
hi Dell.

Rather than guide you to a specific brokerage I will give you this very precise answer: it depends.

Don't jump on the first brokerage that extends an offer.

Take some time, interview multiple brokerages, ask for an observation day with a seasoned agent.

Make sure you feel you have a good fit personally, socially, ethically, and (if you are so inclined) spiritually.

And if, in spite of your best efforts, you end up in an office where you don't feel it is a good fit, don't be afraid to shop around.

It is an important decision, and having worked at multiple brokerages I can tell you that when you find the brokerage that fits you will know it, and it will make a huge difference in your satisfaction levels.

Have fun, and good luck!
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Sat Jan 31, 2015
Annette Lawrence answered:
Ellen and all,
Prudential offices are now operating under the banner of Berkshire Hathaway.
I do not know if the same philosophy and programs for which Prudential was known carried over to BH.

Rick, the 'best' can only be determined based on what you need.

As a new business owner (all REALTORS are small business owners) you completed a business plan that established some parameters for your business, who will be your customers. how you will reach those customers, the physical description of your product and the methods available to you to get your business started. With a business plan, you have an idea, a suggestion of your destination.

How can any one help you get to where you want to go if you don't know where you are going?

Now your question becomes, "Who is the best real estate company to get me engaged in selling transactions within 30 days, in the city of Knoxville for 3/4 bedroom single family homes, valued around $300,000, for move up or downsizing seller, and using traditional selling methods?"

Variations can be 'buyers' or 'foreclosure' or 'golf course" or leveraging vertical markets such as your police dept or healthcare or community or social connectivity.

Again, if you have no direction, you can not complain regarding where you end up. Most newbies never see their 2nd year anniversary. Why? Because the real estate industry is sell'n those newbies train'n instead of opportunity.

The outfit you should join will be the one who demonstrates they have a mutually aligned interest and presents a real plan to get you involved in transactions relevant to your goal, IMMEDIATELY.

You learn by doing, NOT warming a stool in a conference room.

If you fail to heed my warning you will be regarded as a fish. Two years from now, you will be the stupid fish that could not climb a tree. This failure is neither the fault fo the fish or the tree but the one who put them together, the BROKER!

Best of success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL
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Fri Dec 10, 2010
Anna Person answered:
Hi Lenard, I'm in the Weichert office in Camp Springs, MD. Our office is the office that services Ft. Washington, MD. You can contact the broker for an interview.

Anna Person
301-432-9200 office
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