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Rainmaker
1,673,215
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Why? I am at 100% right now. Why accept less?

Feb 23, 2017 12:29 PM
Rainmaker
1,431,861
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Only if they have hats saying "Making Real Estate Great Again!"

Feb 24, 2017 10:29 AM
Rainmaker
916,348
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Would I consider? Yes.

How can a real business person kick an opportunity to the curb without seeing what is in play or how it can be leveraged.

As we are all supposed to know, the agreement between the agent and broker is NEGOTIATED.

Some see advantage in the Trump brand or others like Hillary, Obama, PETA, REALTOR, CANON, SMUCKERS, or Wholefood. We pick the horses with think we can ride.

Feb 23, 2017 01:40 PM
Rainmaker
2,166,250
Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am happy with my current brokerage and don't believe they have an office in my area.

Feb 24, 2017 05:18 AM
Rainmaker
2,055,099
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Could you toss in an unlimited supply of Trump steaks ???!!

Feb 23, 2017 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
577,339
Gloria Valvasori, Accredited Senior Agent
BETTER HOMES AND GARDENS REAL ESTATE SIGNATURE SERVICE - Mississauga, ON
REAL Experience | REAL Commitment | REAL Results!

Not a chance...

Feb 23, 2017 05:53 PM
Ambassador
3,987,010
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I am content where I am, thank you.

Feb 23, 2017 05:04 PM
Rainmaker
1,559,728
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I would definitely be open to an offer from them, but my guess, the split and fees would be really high. Also, here in CA it might not be that easy to get clients...

Feb 23, 2017 04:21 PM
Ambassador
1,415,414
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

I would definitely consider a luxury brand and make the comparisons.

Feb 23, 2017 01:59 PM
Rainmaker
4,347,537
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sorry,  No.

 

Feb 23, 2017 01:41 PM
Rainmaker
871,278
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. I don't need the hassle of dealing with the politcal overtones.

Feb 23, 2017 01:21 PM
Rainmaker
5,338,311
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Very happy with my own company!  

Feb 26, 2017 06:06 AM
Rainmaker
1,386,785
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Hypothetically (since they are not in our geographic region), no I would not. I prefer not to mix my business with politics and it would be unavoidable when your company name is the name of the President.

Feb 26, 2017 05:33 AM
Rainer
320,229
Melissa Jackson REALTOR
Trinity Premier Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Consider the company? I would look into it. This is a business I'm working on building. Make a change? Unsure - I'm happy now.

Feb 24, 2017 07:00 PM
Ambassador
3,162,866
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I am very happy where I am ... I enjoy my 100% split with myself. 

Feb 24, 2017 04:33 PM
Rainer
258,949
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

Consider it?  Possibly.  Depends on the contacts and training and relationships I could build through that organization that I couldn't on my own. 

Having said that, I can build an organization to compete.  :) 

Dream big my friends.

Feb 24, 2017 12:17 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,732
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Not interested.

Feb 24, 2017 06:41 AM
Rainmaker
946,423
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I would in a heartbeat!

Feb 24, 2017 06:19 AM
Rainmaker
7,052,178
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I will wait until I receive an offer.

Feb 24, 2017 06:12 AM
Rainmaker
4,505,696
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

When they opened an office in Charlotte I was approached. I don't know if they still have a brokerage office in Charlotte. But frankly, it's been more years than I can count when a brokerage offered me a 50/50 split because I was considered a "top" agent in town. I mean, seriously?

Feb 24, 2017 05:35 AM
Rainmaker
4,270,336
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

No but thank you for asking.  

Feb 24, 2017 05:23 AM
Rainmaker
4,433,809
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I love working at my current office . I am not looking to work for another office.

Feb 24, 2017 04:10 AM
Rainmaker
3,071,034
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Why not?

Feb 24, 2017 03:53 AM
Ambassador
4,316,415
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - good news: They are not in Boston area....

Feb 23, 2017 10:05 PM
Ambassador
4,747,971
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I'm very happy where I am!

Feb 23, 2017 09:30 PM
Ambassador
4,570,339
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Per BrokerMetrics, with 14 agents, TI did just over $33,300,000 in the last 24 months in our market, ranked 139 among local brokerages.  No thanks! 

Feb 23, 2017 08:37 PM
Rainmaker
598,824
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

No, but only because I am an independent agent and never want to work for someone else again.

Feb 23, 2017 08:12 PM
Rainer
2,660
Jeff Jordan
eXp Realty - Eugene, OR
Broker & Ambassador with eXp Realty in Eugene, O

I would feel irresponsible for hanging my license anywhere except eXp Realty - the Agent-owned Cloud Brokerage. If you haven't heard of it, you should check it out... www.sellrealty.org  - It's been referred to as the "Amazon of the Real Estate Industry".

 

Feb 23, 2017 07:37 PM
Ambassador
3,993,093
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I'm happy; where I'm at...

Feb 23, 2017 03:49 PM
Rainmaker
808,903
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Consider it?  Maybe.  Depends on all the circumstances.  We don't have one here, so if I had to move to the markets where they are the answer is no.  If they wanted to buy out my company and we'd continue to work under this brand, I'd talk about it.  Another time and another place? Possibly.  I wouldn't seek it out, but if "an offer that I couldn't refuse" was presented then of course I'd have to consider it. -Kasey

Feb 23, 2017 03:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin Luxury Real Estate is no my area of expertise. If it was I would not have a problem with it.

Feb 23, 2017 03:08 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,535
FN LN
Toronto, ON

There is no such brokerage currently registered in Ontario.

Feb 23, 2017 02:59 PM
Rainmaker
610,260
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I am happy where I am, thank you.

Feb 23, 2017 02:31 PM
Rainmaker
2,692,834
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

If what we are all seeing is not corrected and all is brought to the level of what it was originally intended, we will just pass on all this dysfunction to the next generations. The ghosts of all who died for America deserve better. Go Trump!

Feb 23, 2017 02:26 PM
Rainmaker
5,768,176
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Fred,

Both of us are too independent to join any company.  They don't seem to have any trouble signing up sellers and buyers.  Is the brand a problem?  To some yes, and to others no.  

Feb 23, 2017 01:59 PM
Rainmaker
1,185,039
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Haha....

Feb 23, 2017 01:48 PM
Rainmaker
947,191
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

If I was primarily residential and didn't love having my own shop, absolutely.

Feb 23, 2017 01:38 PM
Ambassador
5,763,754
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Would You?

Feb 23, 2017 01:34 PM
Rainmaker
1,361,645
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I'm happy with Big Block Realty.

Feb 23, 2017 01:20 PM
Rainer
354,642
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Only using the name to open doors corp? T sells name to hotels and businesses without managing. I think the choice would make half the population run, so not a good idea. I know many people who went unpaid by the name

Feb 23, 2017 01:13 PM
Rainmaker
5,580,934
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

well, you know he'll never have an office in Massachusetts!!! so, I will never need to think about that horror show....

Feb 23, 2017 01:09 PM
Rainmaker
1,708,245
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I would not and as Groucho Marx once said, any club that would have me as a member, I don't want to belong to.

Feb 23, 2017 12:30 PM
Rainmaker
1,768,146
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

Nope, not my market & has nothing to do with politics. Didn't even know they had a brokerage honestly. 

Feb 23, 2017 12:26 PM
Rainer
225,515
Bob Betel
Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc. - Sweetwater, TN
President, Allstar Home Mortgage, Inc

Nope, not a chance! I was once approached by Trump Mortgage years ago about working with the. Glad I didn't. Now with Trump being President, they are too political for my taste. Glad I don't have to deal with this NAR code of ethics stuff. I don't have a problem with any agents just because they work there. It's the name and the reputation that I look at. It's the same reason I didn't name my company Hitler Mortgage. You get the idea

Feb 24, 2017 06:50 AM
Rainmaker
3,986,000
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

It seems to me that the bullies are the adults not the kids

Feb 23, 2017 08:40 PM