Zillow Advice: Agents - NEED HELP!!!!! I am a new real estate agent seeking a great company/broker that I can join http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate Come on down to Better Homes ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ Come on down to Better Homes Realty. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 19:38:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ 2014-07-01T19:38:00Z Hi There&nbsp;Congratulations ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ Hi There&nbsp;<br/>Congratulations for your real estate license and if you are looking to join a team where you can leverage and earn profit commission of all the transactions of Real estate , Mortgage and Insurance and also do commercial loans . &nbsp;<br/>&nbsp;Join our ERS Team&nbsp;<ol style="text-align: left;"><li style="margin-left: 15px;">Unparalleled support provided by experienced Brokers, Owners and Leaders throughout the organization.</li><li style="margin-left: 15px;">Superb industry training provided at no cost to to our agents, covering all aspects of the real estate, mortgage and insurance industries.</li><li style="margin-left: 15px;">Access to cutting-edge lead-generating technology solutions, including multiple agent websites and robust Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools.</li><li style="margin-left: 15px;">Impressive office facilities with all the necessary equipment to support you.</li><li style="margin-left: 15px;">Family oriented culture spanning a broad base of ethnicity and speaking over 15+ languages.</li><li style="margin-left: 15px;">Structured administrative and staff support providing transaction coordination, auditing, compliance, legal and accounting services.</li><li style="margin-left: 15px;"><strong>NO</strong>&nbsp;franchise fee, royalty fees, office or desk fee, copier and supplies fee, telephone monthly fee, fax and email usage fee, office supplies and training fees.</li><li style="margin-left: 15px;">Top commission splits with no hidden fees.</li><li style="margin-left: 15px;">Create SIGNIFICANT passive income through team building, recruiting bonuses, profit share programs, and distinguished agent bonuses.</li><li style="margin-left: 15px;">Ability to do MORE - with appropriate licenses, you are able to do Real Estate AND Mortgage. You are even able to take advantage of our revolutionary compensation plan as a licensed Life Agent, if you choose. The power is in YOUR hands. Specialize in one or provide all three services to your clients.</li></ol> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:54:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ 2014-07-01T16:54:00Z Yes,I live in Arizona and ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ <p>Yes,<br/>I live in Arizona and was wonder who knows a great broker as well. Upon completing my license this summer I would love to connect with a great company.<br/><br/>Thank You!</p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 03:48:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ 2014-06-05T03:48:00Z GOT loads of questions on ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ <p>GOT loads of questions on the paperwork side..any help?</p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 00:27:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ 2014-04-21T00:27:00Z You've received a lot of ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ You've received a lot of great information below. In summary, I'd just mention that interviewing a few places is a great idea if not a must.&nbsp;<br/><br/>You need to identify the key qualities you want out of your brokerage. For instance, there are several franchises under the Realogy umbrella (a parent company to brokerages such as Better Homes &amp; Garden; Century 21; Coldwell Banker; ERA: and Sotheby's) so each company has similar technology systems in place.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Even if you've already chosen a company, you'll be coming up on a year and spring tends to be a big "recruiting" season so if you still aren't convinced at your current agency, you may want to interview still with other companies. A lot of franchises are also individually owned and operated which means the same company could potentially have a different office atmosphere.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Technology I found to be personally one of the key factors when choosing an agency; then the office atmosphere (agents and brokers/broker-of-record). I prefer a more family environment where everyone helps each other out rather than the super competitive atmosphere where you may need to be careful someone "steals" a lead. So interview a few places; take a tour of the office and meet agents. Also if you go to the NAR Convention in November or Triple Play in December, you can usually can network with other agents locally or nationally to hear about what some of their companies offer.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Remember you should never be "stuck" at a place so feel free to explore your options that will best help you grow your business. If you ever want to explore an ERA office, let me know and I can put you in touch with my broker - he's a great trainer and broker and would be happy to explain the ERA family.&nbsp; Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:31:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ 2014-02-21T00:31:00Z Its been a while since you ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ Its been a while since you posted this question. I'm now in the same situation as you were before.<br/>I'm curious to find out who did you end up partnering with and why? Fri, 14 Feb 2014 00:08:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ 2014-02-14T00:08:00Z There is only one answer ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ There is only one answer that nobody will tell you. The best office is the one that you fell the most comfortable in. I was approached by multiple offices, some of the big three. They all say the same thing to you. Some companies work on a pyramid scheme basis. I was told firshand by the broker that is what the particular company is. Dont get dooped by shiny bells and loud whistles. Go where you feel you will have at hand support. The office needs to fit your personality otherwise you will crash and burn and will regret your real estate career. Avoid the bad taste in your mouth. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:13:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ 2014-02-13T21:13:00Z Here's the employment interview ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ Here's the employment interview in a nutshell:<br/><br/>Broker:&nbsp;&nbsp; Did you get your license?<br/><br/>You:&nbsp; Yes<br/><br/>Broker:&nbsp; Can you fog a mirror?<br/><br/>You:&nbsp; Yes<br/><br/>Broker:&nbsp; Welcome aboard.<br/><br/>Good advice to find a mentor and a team leader, sometimes the same person and sometimes not.&nbsp; I am in a tiny brokerage but I am building a fantastic team in NE Florida Tue, 04 Feb 2014 02:03:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ 2014-02-04T02:03:00Z hi &nbsp;I also just passed ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ hi &nbsp;I also just passed my re state. I am trying to see the best fit for companies in West Palm Beach / Ftl area. training, fees, splits and leads. Im motivated and looking to start asap. thank you! Mon, 03 Feb 2014 23:30:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ 2014-02-03T23:30:00Z The BEST possible company ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ The BEST possible company you can go to is the one that has the best training. Right now you just past a difficult test, you're 50% there. <br/><br/>Now you must learn how to figure out the contracts and disclosures. Here is where the real test comes in. These documents are the most important issue regarding your business. Be sure that whatever office you go to will be diligent in helping you navigate through the mountains of disclosures and will make sure you will have a "paperless" transaction.&nbsp;<br/><br/>With my last several transactions in Foster City, all of the transactions were put on a disk.&nbsp;<br/><br/>Training is your next step.&nbsp; Fri, 31 Jan 2014 00:43:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/NEED-HELP-I-am-a-new-real-estate-agent-seeking-a-great-company-broker-that-I-can-join/481982/ 2014-01-31T00:43:00Z