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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I would interview Keller Williams and Coldwell Banker, as I know they both have great training. But, another way to go would be to seek out agents in your area you admire and ask them about their brokerage. Big Block is the best & Fusion is next, but they are both CA companies. 

Jun 30, 2016 02:17 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Look at the individual office rather than the brokerage - it really does depend on whether the manager is a good mentor

Jun 30, 2016 01:31 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

That's why we have our own Brokerage.  Nobody that we talked to had a reputation of fulfilling their promises.

Jun 30, 2016 12:37 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No idea... I've been in the business almost 25 years and work in a firm that virtually never hires newbies. The training we do is geared for a more experienced agent. And I suspect the answer to your question will vary from area to area and brokerage to brokerage.

Jul 01, 2016 11:59 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Interview the big companies...  CB, C21, ReMAX.  

Jul 01, 2016 11:56 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

you should interview and make your own decisions on that topic....

Jul 01, 2016 07:52 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I'm sure this varies from brokerage to brokerage throughout the country.  I would ask individual agents as to what they think.

Jul 01, 2016 04:59 AM
Susan Laxson CRS
Palm Properties - La Quinta, CA
Realtor in San Diego, CA & Naples, FL

I agree with Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor - I would also recommend Coldwell Banker for their training program.

Jun 30, 2016 09:35 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Feel free to call me about Keller Williams

Jun 30, 2016 09:18 PM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

As an outsider looking in , I'd say in general Keller Williams, but it definitely depes on who the broker owner and team leader are.

Jun 30, 2016 09:08 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Keller Williams

Jun 30, 2016 08:42 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

I would be happy to talk with you Scott Richardson ....we believe KW is just the best in this and many other areas...

Jun 30, 2016 08:31 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Ask agents in your area who has good training for new agents. Big brokerage brands usually offer more because they have the volume to support lots of webinars and online trainings. Coldwell Banker and CENTURTY 21 ar good examples.

Jun 30, 2016 07:59 PM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have great suggestions here Scott Richardson 

Jun 30, 2016 02:03 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

It may be something that will require a bit of research.

Find out the names of the people who where licensed 2 years ago in your town, who is still in business, where did they work at?

Once you find out which brokers kept their agents in the business, interview a few of these folks.

Jun 30, 2016 01:38 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Each office is independently owned so check different local offices.

Jul 03, 2016 09:40 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I would suggest you talk to some one year or less agents at those brokerages and see what they tell you, a great broker would be happy to tell you who to talk to.  I don't have any recent hires, but I can assure you that my last  three hires would all have great things to say about the training and assistance I give them.

Jul 03, 2016 01:36 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Scott Richardson - Sometimes it depends on local companies - I like KW for their training, education and mentoring. Disclosure - not all franchises will be created equal....

Jul 02, 2016 04:05 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I'd interview each broker individually and see who you like the best. They often invite you to attend their training session, so you can meet other new agents and instructors. Good luck! 

Jul 01, 2016 04:57 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Interview the managing broker like you are interviewing him or her for a postition with your company. See what they have to offer you. 

Jul 01, 2016 01:50 PM
Teniqueka Green
Lafayette, LA

I'm with Coldwell Banker Pelican and I have a mentor and I'm currently in an online class that will last 7 weeks teaching me everything I need to succeed in the business. This is free so I can say they offer a lot to help their Realtors to succeed 

Jul 01, 2016 01:49 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Keller Williams immediately comes to mind, but there could be other smaller/local offices that are independents that do a great job. And even in a brokerage things could vary significantly by office. Case in point - a number here talk about CB, but my cousin is a new agent with one of there offices and there is NO training whatsoever for new agents. I would talk to a number of agents, too, for their opinions.

Jul 01, 2016 01:49 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Lesson # 1 in real estate ... the BS factor. They are all selling a bill of goods and very few deliver. Go with your gut ... 

Jul 01, 2016 12:10 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

 I would also ask about mentoring programs;  many brokerages offer them and they are as valuable, if not more so, than training, although training is very important, of course. 

Jul 01, 2016 04:41 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I want so badly to answer this from my perspective, but so much of the answer is dependent on the knowledge, strength and character of the organization, and managing broker you ultimately choose. Even with the big box agencies, it can vary. Remember, many brokerages will charge you for training programs while others will not. Ask the right questions before you commit.

Jul 01, 2016 04:15 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

It really depends on your local market.  Ask questions.  And lots of them. Listen carefully to how each answers.  Talk to agents working there as well as those who have left.  It's kinda like being a detective.  Choose wisely and good luck.   

Jul 01, 2016 01:26 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I have to say Keller Williams is known for training.

Jul 01, 2016 12:46 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

We're with a small mom and pop shop and couldn't be happier.

I would recommend that you talk to agents in each of the brokerages rather than the broker. You'll get a better feel for where you'd be the most happy and successful.

Jul 01, 2016 12:24 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

KW is an Award Winning training company ! Check it out 

Jun 30, 2016 11:38 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Scott Richardson Talk with agents and not brokers. Be careful though, some agents get benefits for bringing in agents.

Jun 30, 2016 11:26 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Everyone is #1 Scott. 

Jun 30, 2016 11:21 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Scott, you are asking two very different and unfortunately, unrelated questions.

Who has the best training and who has the best success rate are UNRELATED!

Begin your action in selecting a broker understanding one thing....they are all going to lie to you. The failure system of which you are already a part, is intent on take $12,000 of your dollars or more until you throw in the towel.

Training is the BAIT brokers will use to throw you into the deep and and see if you figure out how to swim.

There is only ONE issue you must focus on. Only one question to ask the broker. Only one measure from which you choose to succeed or fail.

The question you must have the answer to is:
"What is the average number of transaction per agent in that office?"

This is the number that validates EVERYTHING.

If the average is 8 and they promise 'train'n, train'n and train'n," you can be assured the train'n is not effective, agents are NOT succeeding they are not earning money while they warm a stool in a train'n room.

Beg, borrow or steal to get on board a broker averaging 20. The evidence of success is clear. But the road ahead is not paved with rose petals. The next challenge becomes, "Are you teachable or so infected with IDWDT you can not succeed?"  This effective broker and the mentor will give you guidance, all you need to do is actually follow the directions they give. That is harder than it sounds.

Now, you do have a big responsibility here. When you have identified the broker, you will need to share the description of your business recorded in your business plan. The broker can identify the mentor who can get you engaged in the right transaction immediately.



Do you have a business plan? Your BP goals and objectives dictate if a office doing 13 avearage or one doing 19 is aligned with what you need.

Please do not plan to fail.

Jun 30, 2016 10:41 PM
Toronto, ON

"Best new agent training, mentory, programs" and "best success rate" means different things to different people so you need to define what you mean by those phrases.  You also need to identify the geographic boundaries for your question.

Jun 30, 2016 10:12 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Probably changes from market to market.  Interview many, ask for a copy of their training calendar, ask to attend one of their sales meetings.  Then make a decision.

Jun 30, 2016 10:10 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Talk to the managing broker at several agencies. Ask specific questions. Sometimes what the franchise promotes and what is available in a specific office are not in sync!

Jun 30, 2016 09:52 PM
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

Stop asking Brokers and start asking Agents

Jun 30, 2016 09:35 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Companies do not offer the same training programs. Interview some successful agents for local advice.

Jun 30, 2016 08:15 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital


Most of them probably won't share the information, but I'd want to know the average and median incomes for their first year licensees.  And I'm not a huge fan of mentor programs where the newbie pays a big chunk of each sale to an experienced agent at the beginning.  The brokerage should have a post-licensing training program for its newbies.  And I would ask to see the curriculum. 

And it's OK to start out at a big box.  Then you can move to a better company that has more productive agents and much better working conditions.

Jun 30, 2016 03:08 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Success rate is defined by ability to quickly to close deal?  or people who are happy with their training?  All companies will tell you they are good and best.  If you expect brokerage to provide leads and show you to be a realtor, keep looking.  That is not what brokers are there for. You need to contact AR rainmakers in your area which they already have a lot where to go. Mentors all are interested in your commission ended up in their wallet.

Jun 30, 2016 02:48 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

No one is going to say "Yeah, my program sucks" that just isn't going to happen.  What you need to do is to talk to some of the graduates of the program, away from the office, to get the real story.

Jun 30, 2016 01:13 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

There is no way to get accurate answer. Even the same brokerage could have good managers and agents that provide good training and mentoring or bad managers that provide nothing.

Jun 30, 2016 12:46 PM