Hi Gary -
First, I'll let you knwo that I am the Co-manager of the Lyon Real Estate office in Folsom, so my views will be somewhat subjective. That said you asked a good question, training and support are absolutely critical to your success in real estate sales. I believe that every brokerage will tell you they have the best training (myself included!), and the best way for you to really discover what will work best for you is to interview with a few different brokerages to really gauge for yourself. You also want to try to get a feel for the support you will receive, and for the culture of the office - each office has it's own culture, even within a brokerage.
At Lyon we do offer extensive training programs taught live by seasoned trainers and myself, and have video training resources available on our company intranet site. Some of our programs include a one week intensive course, a 12 week program of courses taught twice per week, and Brian Buffini's 100 Days to Greatness - taught live in our office. We have ongoing sales and marketing training weekly and one on one coaching to help you develop and execute a marketing and business plan. Our in office support includes two Managers and a Quality Assurance Mentor here to answer questions. We have been very successful in having agents join our office from other firms recently because of the training and culture we offer. Let me know if you would like more infromation about Lyon, and be sure to interview with a few brokerages to find the best one for you!