Paul S.  Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

3, including my own shop. Each experience was valuable and I would not trade. And each move was an upward one.

Apr 19, 2018 02:31 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I have been licensed sine 1993 and have been affiliated with two brokerages so far. The decision to join/move was made with some soul searching and I still feel good about the decision.  Again, so far.

Apr 19, 2018 04:20 AM
Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

One in NYC. Four in Charlotte. Every change was not for the better. When I moved from KW to RE/MAX I knew it was a mistake within a week... couldn't fully admit it after all the work it took to change and it took me three years to move back to RE/MAX. That move back to RE/MAX was for the better!

Apr 19, 2018 04:13 AM
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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!

4 and had my first kept the doors open, I would still be there...However, the first one closing led me to working with devlopers & builders and I absolutely loved doing that until the market tanked.

The other two (between where I am now) - improvement was a key factor in making the move. This last move (to RE/MAX), well, I should have done this LONG ago! 

Apr 19, 2018 07:32 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Nine, and each move was a good one.

Apr 19, 2018 04:56 AM
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Maria Sapio
Keller Williams of Central PA - Carlisle, PA
Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com

So far, only one.

Apr 19, 2018 03:20 AM
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Jerry Thomas-Construction Loans
Cranbrook Loans - Farmington Hills, MI
Construction Loans in MI, OH, VA, GA and FL.

I've worked for 7 or 8 mortgage companies in my career including owning my own company. Markets change, regulations change, you have to work for someone that suits the situation.

Apr 19, 2018 03:55 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

One

I took a long time and research deciding where to go, and I think that I picked the perfect one.

Apr 19, 2018 12:11 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I appreciate the chance to "vent" every time this question comes up Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,  I have worked under 6 counting myself as Broker/Owner. NO, not every change has been for the better but most of my changes have been out of necessity. Some times the necessity is not obvious to an outside observer. I left my 1st broker because his corrupt morals were affecting mine. 

Apr 19, 2018 06:43 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Four...first was for newbie learning. Next two were because I lacked the foresight to know that working for myself completely was the only route. Finally, with eyes open...my own company.

Apr 19, 2018 06:12 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

Several - always

Apr 19, 2018 05:25 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Two, and the second is definitely better for me at this point in my career than the first.

Apr 19, 2018 03:04 AM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Mucho, and no 

Apr 19, 2018 02:54 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I am with my 4th company in 40 years.... I've NEVER burned a bridge and would be welcomed back at all of them....  and every move was for the right reason and an advancement in job description in preparation for my semi-retirement!!!!  

 

Apr 19, 2018 07:31 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - BoiseMeridianRealEstate.com - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

Only worked with Jon Gosche Real Estate - 14+ years. -K

Apr 19, 2018 07:27 AM
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Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

Four, each one I worked with and learned from some incredible mentors...now I am the mentor.

Apr 19, 2018 05:53 AM
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Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

I have worked for 2 and I love where I am now!

Apr 19, 2018 05:50 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Only 1. A family business which I eventually bought out. For me change is wat i make when the economy goes up or down. When technology changes or inventory shrinks

Apr 19, 2018 05:30 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Just 2 & yes it's been better. One company which was a small local company kept getting bought by larger fish.

Apr 19, 2018 05:14 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Worked for many in various locations. In Stuart Florida made 3 changes, all for the better!

Apr 19, 2018 05:10 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

1 short 6 months with a big box brand when I started 

9.5 years with a new and upcoming brokerage that over time grow into a mega big box

The last 6+ years and counting I've been independent.

ABSOLUTELY YES, the moves were not only necessary they were absolutely for the better!!

Apr 19, 2018 08:54 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

4

Yes

Apr 19, 2018 07:48 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

3 brokerages for RE/MAX (1 move due to relocation) and my current one. Last change was for the better.

Apr 19, 2018 07:42 AM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I have owned or invested in many companies and I have represented companies owned by others. 

Change must be made better by the individual.

 

Apr 19, 2018 07:04 AM
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Technically eleven although three were absorbed into larger corporations, one became independent of its parent company and one gave me the authority to work in two of their divisions, residential and commercial, the only agent ever given that permission. All transitions were for the better except one which was of short duration.

Apr 19, 2018 07:03 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Three and yes in has always been an upswing movement

Apr 19, 2018 07:00 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

3.

Apr 19, 2018 06:57 AM
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Byron K . Jones
Coatesville, PA
List Today - Sold Tomorrow!

3 in 20 yrs, each was for the better

Apr 19, 2018 06:35 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

Only 3.  My changes were all for the best.

Apr 19, 2018 06:04 AM
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Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

One

Apr 19, 2018 04:38 AM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

My original independent became a franchise. With a change in ownership I  started my own brokerage. So I guess it has been 3. And yes, my last change has very much been for the better.

Apr 19, 2018 10:49 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

4 in 14 years.

Apr 19, 2018 10:19 AM
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Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

2 now I am a owner.

Apr 19, 2018 09:55 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

2.  Yes.  From remax to our own company.

Apr 19, 2018 09:53 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I married INTO real estate ... it was not my chosen career -- although I Love what I do and Love who I married!  So in answer to your question, I have been with one Real Estate Company!  Faithful to the End!  For Better or Worse! 

Apr 19, 2018 08:24 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

A few .......

Apr 19, 2018 07:33 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I made a change in the fall to my sixth company. Every change was good for the moment/time.

Apr 19, 2018 08:02 PM
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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 feel like I answer this question about 4 times per year:

1. Cashin Co-San Mateo 4 years 1999-03

moved to San Diego 2003

2. One Source (lateral move) bought by Coldwell Banker 12 years

(better yes)

3. Big Block Realty: opened my own office, best move ever, love it.

2015-Present.

Apr 19, 2018 06:50 PM
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Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have worked for a total of six companies and each change has taught me some valuable lessons!

Apr 19, 2018 03:29 PM
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J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

I have been affiliated with two brokerages in my career. I think all-in-all it is for the better, but you know there are always days

Apr 19, 2018 01:53 PM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I changed once when I started my own and yes it was good!

Apr 19, 2018 08:58 AM
Rainmaker
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

4 and it has gotten better.

Apr 19, 2018 05:56 PM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Three times so far.  I would say I'm in a more suitable brokerage now compared to the past two.

Apr 19, 2018 03:22 PM
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Harjeet Bhatti
FITH THIRD BANK - Chicago, IL
Home Mortgage Consultant 25 States

I have change quite a few companies in my carrier. I won't say learn something new in every change but quit a journey in working all the different companies to know how and why they are big and how clients like them in different way. 

Apr 19, 2018 02:10 PM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Icici Bank, India;  Great Western Bank taken over by WAMU; Wachovia stolen by Wells (not better); WJB (not better), Eagle (for the better) - 5 in 30 years would have stayed at WAMU if Chase didn't BANKRUPT them

Apr 19, 2018 01:56 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

3 and I will leave it right there. 

Apr 20, 2018 07:01 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS, 4 so far!

Apr 19, 2018 10:00 PM
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Matthew Klinowski, PA
Downing-Frye - Naples, FL
Golf Community Real Estate Specialist

I've worked for 2 different brokers.  Both have been good experiences.  You really need to decide what kind of agent and niche you're going to build and then pick an agency which will suit you. There are many models, some more costly than others.

May 18, 2018 05:18 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I was with one company for 19 years and just started my own company last May and doing just fine!

Apr 24, 2018 04:14 PM
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Jeff Perlis Prime Properties
Prime Properties - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Experience Your Own Transformation!

Few, long time ago. Now i'm a broker for many years and yes, it is the best so far.

Apr 24, 2018 12:41 AM
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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

I worked for 3 different brokers (all with Metro Brokers) and one was a huge mistake.  I learned from that, and opened my own.

Apr 22, 2018 08:34 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

I have worked with six different brokerages. Mostly, they have sold or changed names and I was not the one making a move. I have moved twice. Has every change been better? They all seemed so at the time. Circumstances can change.

Apr 21, 2018 08:30 AM