Amanda Child (Agent Professor)

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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Amanda, I will answer your question in a moment. 

 In the meanwhile, please tell your instructor that this question is being asked once or twice every single day on this board.   That teacher needs to come up with some new questions.

 And, with respect, drop the preposition "for".  You work for yourself, not a Broker. 

What should you look for before hanging your license with a Broker: 

 What is the split?  What will they do for you?  What is expected of you?  Do they offer training?  Are there mentors available to you?  May I please see the independent contractor agreement we will be signing... can I take it to my lawyer?   What fees am I required to pay?  Do they pay for E&O or do you?  Is there a brick and mortar location where I can sit down with clients?  

 

Jan 08, 2018 04:24 PM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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This question comes up a lot & that's because we all want to start off on the right foot when we enter the business. As a new Agent I'd be looking for something different than an experienced agent would be. I'd look for a Broker who's knowledgeable & willing to share that to help develop you into the best agent you can be. Someone who is well respected in the industry because they may need to go to bat for you one day. Someone who is not competing with you for listings & is dedicated to developing the company & it's agents 1st. Qualities like that. 

Jan 08, 2018 01:53 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I had food in my mouth when I read your comment and almost choked.... ugh

Jan 08, 2018 01:37 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Best of luck in Utah.

Jan 08, 2018 07:30 PM
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Amanda Child
Agent Professor - Pleasant View, UT

Thank you all for your answers.  Being new to the site, I was completely unaware how often this question is asked.  (yikes!)  I have passed the information on.  Thank you for your patience!

Jan 08, 2018 04:50 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What Peter Testa said! Remember, this interview is YOU interviewing THEM - not the other way around. Don't forget that and you will be able to focus on what is important to YOU.

Jan 08, 2018 03:48 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Oh please... this is a daily question! Enough already as we used say in New York. What qualities do you think are important? 

Jan 08, 2018 02:45 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

You have many great answers here Amanda Child 

Jan 09, 2018 06:42 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

Choose someone you trust with your money.  After all they will be the one paying you.

Jan 08, 2018 05:54 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Give me a call and I will help you find a great KW market center in your area.

Jan 08, 2018 03:43 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Select the office that will best meet your personal need.

Learn that advice from your instructor may not be good.

Jan 08, 2018 03:17 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

If they know your name every time you walk in the door and have time to mentor you, then that is a good choice.

Jan 08, 2018 01:48 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Chemistry, mentorship and training.!

Jan 09, 2018 05:54 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Honesty and training.

Jan 09, 2018 05:24 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Use AR ''search''. Good luck. 

Jan 08, 2018 07:50 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Find out from other students in your class. You are in late. We have a search box. All HW answers are there....

Good luck

Jan 08, 2018 02:45 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

The only thing that matters right away is to get started...the rest follows

Jan 08, 2018 01:50 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Fred said it best!

Jan 09, 2018 08:42 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

I wish we had a topic called FAQ's because I would drop this in there in a heartbeat Amanda. A real estate broker is no different than any other boss you may work for. Are they smart, do you like him or her, will they support you, can you learn from them?  If you can garner these basics on your first go around you'll do well.

Jan 09, 2018 08:42 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

How much do they pay, how much to they charge? do they give leads? Then my thought is on the job training beats online or class room time every day

Jan 09, 2018 05:39 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Mary Yonkers nailed this one!

Jan 09, 2018 04:38 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Commitment, Amanda Child.

Jan 08, 2018 09:18 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

What Fred Griffin said. 

I wish you all the best with your studies. 

Jan 08, 2018 06:29 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

Only you can say what is important to you so start making your list and get the answers to your questions.

Jan 08, 2018 06:00 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Great answers are here. 

Good luck.

Oct 06, 2018 12:24 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Yes, you got all great answers here. 

Oct 06, 2018 12:23 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Training & availability.

Jan 10, 2018 02:55 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Good luck.

Jan 09, 2018 03:19 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Good training, mentoring, available, ethical, provide good benefits (commission splite, web sites, copy machine, etc), and that you like them as an individual.

Good luck in your real estate career.

Jan 09, 2018 12:09 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Amanda Child Good rapport with the broker and one who has a good mentoring and training program.

Jan 09, 2018 09:24 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Availability and Mentoring Skills

Jan 09, 2018 05:42 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

What is important to you?

Jan 08, 2018 08:42 PM