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379,189
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Like John McCormack - I am very happy owning my own little brokerage. I don't have to share my commission, nor do I have to live by someone else's rules.

May 06, 2015 10:15 AM
Ambassador
1,565,245
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Because Debbie and I own it.  

May 06, 2015 07:09 AM
Rainmaker
1,963,330
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I joined for the Managing broker - actually I followed him when he left the company we were with before KW - then he left KW and I stayed. too many changes in too few years.

May 06, 2015 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,136,137
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I get perks. Free use of gym, shower. No printing cost, great split, free desk fee. 

My broker is an attorney and advice is often helpful.

May 06, 2015 11:48 AM
Rainmaker
3,528,746
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Commission split.  New we have been bought out and will change in about 60 days.  The company that bought us out has an even better split...

May 06, 2015 11:10 AM
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1,771,405
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

Way back when I started the managing broker took me under her wing and taught me so much.

May 06, 2015 08:54 AM
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66,214
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

It was the location for me as my office is less than 10 minutes from my home.  My old KW office was 45 minutes.

May 06, 2015 08:25 AM
Rainer
26,764
Beatrice Briseno
RE/MAX Unlimited - San Antonio, TX
Beatrice M. Briseno, GRI, CDPE, San Antonio, TX

When I just got my license I worked for my former broker because he had a great reputation and he offered me a paid position as his Assistant Property Manager. He taught me everything he knew and then sold me his brokerage!!

May 06, 2015 07:11 AM
Rainmaker
1,624,072
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It was all about the commission split.

May 06, 2015 11:58 PM
Rainmaker
3,905,965
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Yes, to all three + the RE/MAX name in and of itself.

May 06, 2015 10:12 PM
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3,985,771
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I started my own company because my builder didn't like my old broker and was going to hire a new agent.

May 06, 2015 01:45 PM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

They bought my company and hired me to be on the management team. Gave up management about 5 years ago and happy just selling.

May 06, 2015 01:19 PM
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1,683,050
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Yes, all of the above.  It was the Managing Broker (My wife).  It was the Brokerage. (It was my wife''s brokerage) and yes, the Location was close to home.  (It was my wife's home....and mine!).

May 06, 2015 01:18 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I had to get out of the last office I was in. I went out of desperation. Five years later I realized it was a very good decision for me. 

May 06, 2015 01:17 PM
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175,464
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

It was the least expensive.  I have been there my entire 8 year career, I learned as I went.  In the beginning it would have been nice to be coached how to earn more business, but some of us figure it out on our own :)  Since then, I have been recruited by just about every larger brokerage in town, stayed where I am as I realize the grass will not be greener, just more expensive, now that I figured out how to run my business.

May 06, 2015 10:07 AM
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5,570,642
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

they were the "new kids" on the block and needed all the help they could get....that's right up my alley!!!

May 06, 2015 09:13 AM
Rainmaker
869,141
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Location and reputation.

May 06, 2015 07:48 AM
Rainmaker
342,625
Brad Thomsen
Big Bear Realty - Edmonds, WA
Real Estate Services

I get left alone to make my money. Favorable splits. Not in a training brokerage, rather a brokerage for experienced agents. I am not responsible for the brick and mortar, insurance, government oversite and regulation that comes with owning a brokerage. 

Freedom, Baby!

It's all about living life on my terms.

May 07, 2015 01:11 AM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It was the business model.

Nov 17, 2018 05:53 AM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Serious due diligence and comparison shopping, followed by a team vote.  Been here since April 2012, one of our former team members is now managing broker, and we are very satisfied!

Nov 07, 2017 03:55 AM