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Best Real Estate Broker for new agent ?

Hello, my name is John and I am currently a student who is changing career paths to become a Real Estate Agent. I am in the beginning stages of school, but I am just wondering what are the best brokers to start off with... meaning training / mentors who are willing to educate me. I would like to be in the cypress,tx area. Thanks !

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Hello, my name is John and I am currently a student who is changing career paths to become a Real Estate Agent. I am in the beginning stages of school, but I am just wondering what are the best brokers to start off with... meaning training / mentors who are willing to educate me. I would like to be in the cypress,tx area. Thanks !
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Karen Sherrill
about 1 month ago
Congratulations on your choice of becoming a Realtor. The best brokerage is the one that is the right fit for you. I would research some top agents in your area and speak with them about their brokerage. Many top agents have teams which is also a great way to learn as a new agent. Some agents prefer working for a large nationally known brokerage. Personally I love working at a smaller boutique brokerage. I'm sure you can google questions to ask when researching a brokerage. Do your research, ask questions, and listen to input from other agents to help you make the right decision.


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https://www.inman.com/2016/04/25/7-questions-you-should-ask-a-broker-before-signing-on/

about 1 month ago
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Pondra Lynch
about 1 month ago
I would say Zip Realty but you have to interview the firms and find what fits you best.


about 1 month ago
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Prem Manivani
about 1 month ago
John, I personally started off at KW, I felt their training was top notch, if you’d like to chat about it send me an email PeterManivani@gmail.com


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www.kwcareer.net

about 1 month ago
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Pinky Pirani
about 1 month ago
Keller Williams is the best brokerage to start with and continue as it’s a no. 1 brand in real estate and also training in different areas is never ending. You will also get the top notch technologies to use in the company and brokers gives a strong support. As a new agent you will need to take a mandatory training called ignite which will help you to start your career with great energy. You can text me to learn more about kw works culture


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Personal experience

about 1 month ago
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Rhonda Perales
about 1 month ago
Hi John, Congratulations on your decision to get into the wonderful world of real estate! : ) I have been in the business about 14 years. Was with Keller Williams my first 9 years and enjoyed that very much. Things were different then than they are now, with fees and required training costs, but it's a great company and I still have many friends/associates there. You will have to pay franchise fees, training and other fees, plus the usual 30% split I believe. When I decided I wanted to keep more of my commission, I switched to Texas Home Group in Spring, which is a flat fee brokerage. You only pay a set fee per transaction, usually not much more than $300 or so. There are a few other fees but all in all a great way to keep more of your money, and a great brokerage, offering many more perks than most flat fee brokerages, in my opinion. Now, for the past year almost, I have been with eXp Realty and really loving it. It's a whole different kind of business model, with a national broker that has agents in almost every state. I am a big geek so I enjoy this brokerage as they are a technology based brokerage, operating 100% in the cloud with virtual offices, online campus, tons of training, a new mentor program, stock purchase plan, additional revenue streams of income via stock awards and commissions for referring other agents to the company and much more. Because of my technology background, this was a perfect fit for me and probably the last change I will ever make. You just have to figure out what your needs are and find the best model to fit your needs. I would say that any brokerage will offer some type of training classes, and maybe also a mentoring program, but you will more than likely just learn as you go, as we all did. I encourage as many classes as you can take through HAR, title companies and lenders. If I can answer any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Happy to help! : ) sellwithrhonda@gmail.com


about 1 month ago
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Mary Shepherd
about 1 month ago
I believe going with a Big Name broker is a very good idea, like RE/MAX. They have tools to keep their agents on track and with what forms and programs, etc. that are needed for any transaction, as each transaction is different. They also have their own University and all kinds of on-line webinars and classes to train agents. Like a "Power Start" program especially formulated for new agents and all agents to learn all about Real Estate and marketing key points and how to achieve your goals as a Realtor. They have so much material and a very user friendly website for their agents.
When I started as an agent, I went with a Broker with no fees. That was a huge mistake and I don't recommend doing that as I felt like a birdy being kicked out of the nest and beginning a career with not much guidance.


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www.RE/MAX.com

about 1 month ago
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Rhonda Evans
about 1 month ago
WELCOME to the servent world of real estate. AS a new agent Is wood dinitkwy say Keller Williams Realty Metropolitan.Trainig is World Class and culture is welcoming and accepting. Give me a call. It would be my pleasure to you for a schedule you flfoeba private.


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Rhonda Evans original thoughts.

about 1 month ago
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Danial Semar
about 1 month ago
That’s a tough question. What are you looking for in a broker? Small mom and pop that has time for you one on one? Large brokerage with hundreds of agents you can network with? Are you focused on the best commission split? Are you wanting training to get you rolling? Do you want to be able to keep you “other job” while working your way up to bwcoming a full time agent? Is real estate more of a hobby and you just need a place to “park your license”? Normally I’d say that you can usually only find one or two of those things at any broker you choose, but in today’s Houston market one brokerage literally fills all of those needs and is worth seriously considering. Check out JLA realty. My wife and I chose them because they fit our lifestyle and have helped us to grow our business and become wuite successful. If you have any questions you can always give me a shout and I’ll be glad to talk to you more about it. 361-362-7166


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www.jlarealestate.com www.facebook.com/dlsemar

about 1 month ago
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Gabrielle Davis
about 1 month ago
Congratulations!! In my opinion, you should spend some time deciphering your needs. You already know your personality....are you self motivated? Good with technology? Quick learner? Things like that will tell you what will make you successful. I had my own brokerage in 2 states and just joined eXp Realty. I am extremely happy with that decision. We won most innovative broker by Inman this year. Fees are low to minimal....basically zero if you factor in the stock that is awarded to you. I consider the stock like a retirement plan...free money. We are traded on NASDAQ with the ticker EXPI. There are classes every work day all day including one awesome one on Sunday evenings. These are cloud based, live, interactive meetings with everything from contracts to marketing and everything in between. The company is agent owned so you are awarded stock at different milestones which is a big benefit. We are the fastest growing agency and are disrupting the industry taking on approximately 1,500 agents per month. We are actually having a training where you would meet other new agents like yourself this Friday in Houston. Give me a call at 303-815-9455...would love to invite you and/or answer any questions you have.


about 1 month ago
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Melba Aguilar
about 1 month ago
Keller Williams, of course! tons of training and reasonable fees. They will support you in your growth. I am with Keller Williams Professionals, come take a look at our brokerage and talk to our friendly staff.


about 1 month ago
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Dorothy Wanko
about 1 month ago
Hi John, we are looking for an intern. Let me know if you have any interest.


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TEXdot Realtors, Inc.

about 1 month ago
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Lauren Luneau
about 1 month ago
CENTURY 21 has a great training program. There is a Century 21 Realty Partners office in Cypress. Call Stephanie at (281) 252-4122 and she can tell you all about it. Good luck!


about 1 month ago
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Joe Brothers
about 1 month ago
Go with a broker that not going to bankrupt you with fees like many of the franchise brokerage. Find one or someone that will mentor you. Many large brokers have lots of training, however no hands on help with your deal. I like being with Walzel Properties LLC. Great company personility helpful low low fees.


about 1 month ago
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Cagdas Acar
about 1 month ago
Hi John,

Congrats for choosing to be a Realtor. As mentioned by most, it actually depends on your choice. Training exists in most brokerages, it differs every office. Even with big franchise brokers it differs from office to office. Are you good with classroom training within a group or one to one training, or you are better with online training with videos, document, presentations ? Visit each office and ask as many questions as you can and find out which one suits your needs, schedule etc.

Regards,

Cagdas Acar
Msc PSA CPE VLB
832-283-1091
acarster@gmail.com
www.har.com/cagdasacar


about 1 month ago
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Jessica Blauvelt
about 1 month ago
The true answer is, the one that you feel most comfortable with! I will say that I made the best decision of my life coming to Keller Williams, but everyones journey is different. I would be happy to speak with you privately if you'd like so I can share my experience and offer a little advice. My personal cell is 281-714-7816 and my name is Jessica. I'd be happy to chat. =)


about 1 month ago
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Maria Quintana
about 1 month ago
To me, the best broker is the one that clicks with you, the one that will take you along to all showings, the one who ask you to do draw the contract and is always there to assist you; the one who encourage you to get clients, helps you to do open house, etc. IT can be a small firm or a large one. It depends on the personality of both of you.


about 1 month ago
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Chelsea Holden
about 1 month ago
I am sure you will hear this time and time again, but Keller Williams does have a great program for training up new agents. Aside from them...I would suggest interviewing with a few brokers. Take your time here and really find who's going to be there to offer support and answer questions at the drop of a hat. Be sure to ask them about training, if there are office/desk fees, commission splits, and use of technology. You may even consider joining a team! This will give you great insight and leads should be easy to get depending on who you go with. Hope this helps, and best of luck.


about 1 month ago
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Don Davis
about 1 month ago
Depends on your background, please give us a call 346-387-7187?


about 1 month ago
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Bob Azzarello
about 1 month ago
John, Congratulations! Now to answer your question, all realtor's will answer, "Choose us!" The important thing for you to do is to interview your potential suitors. We all believe that we have the "best" answer, because we chose our brokerages for a reason. After interviewing a few, I made the right decision for me when I switched careers almost 4 years ago. They all tend to have a different "feel". I live in the the Woodlands area and my brokerage is in Cypress/Tomball area. That's how good I believe my brokerage is. It starts with the leader, but equally important is how much support you receive from other agents in the brokerage, what tools they provide you with, and naturally how will all of this affect your pocketbook. Whether or not it is a big corporate or small independent brokerage should not matter, choose the best fit for you, and if you feel as if you have made an error, you can always pick up your license and move. The best thing about this business is that you are in the driver's seat. Here's to your success!


about 1 month ago
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Yvonne Chauvin
about 3 weeks ago
Hi John,

Selecting the right broker is almost like selecting a partner in life. You need to know exactly what you want. I would recommend you review your business mission and vision statement first- your broker should match this (at least to me it was very important).
Did you write a business plan? If so- determine how will the broker fit within that and how will they support your goals.
Most brokers offer education and support- it just depends on what YOU want, and that will determine which place is a good fit for you.
Another question to ask yourself- do you like small, family-like setting or prefer larger corporation? Do you need an office space, or prefer to work from home? How much support will you need from a broker as far as education? Do you have sales background, or do you need to learn business from scratch?

Make a list of your wants and needs, and bring it with you when you interview potential brokers. This will help you determine the best fit and which broker has the right educational plan for you.
Hope this helps, and wishing you best of luck.

Yvonne Chauvin- REALTOR®
MCNE, CNE
Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Gary Greene
YvonneChauvin@yvonnechauvin.com
Cell: 281-686-0143


about 3 weeks ago
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Susan Garczynski
about 2 weeks ago
Congrats and welcome to Rea Estate! Remember the choice is Yours! Every Broker wants to hire you so be sure you interview them . Pick the Broker that offers you the most that you need to become successful. Keller WIlliams truly offers exceptional training for new agents. I highly recommend you interview a Keller Williams Brokerage in your area.


Best of Luck!
Susan Garczynski
281-726-2665


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