This is a difficult market and you want to be careful. Some great companies and offices are not hiring until the outlook is a bit clearer. Some other companies are taking the approach of hiring as many agents as possible, but then not giving themn the support they need. Do your homework. Interview not just the manager in the office, but several of the agents. Ask them what they like and don't like about the office and company. find out what kind of training and mentorship they offer. The bottom line for the first several years, you want to just be a sponge and absorb as much info as you can.
Take my advice, interview with several companies. As a "newbie" you should be comparing benefits like in-house training and education. This is a tough business and the extra training and supervision you receive from companies like Windermere or John L. Scott will help as you learn and grow your personal business.
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