Congratulations...You've passed the exam...Now what?
Once you’ve successfully completed the state requirement and you’ve passed your test, now its time to choose a Broker - It is important to interview at several companies because all companies are not the same and many offer different strategies for getting your real estate career up and running:
Find the Right Company.
Your new company is as important as your new broker. Is management agent-driven? Look for a strong market presence backed up by thorough penetration in newspapers, yard signs, direct mail, Internet and other media from your new company. A solid training department is a must if you want to acquire the skills to go to the next level in gross closed commission sales.
Find the right office.
Your first real estate office and broker is your business partner and can set the tone for your success or failure in real estate sales. Look for a managing broker that advocates sales, prospecting, technology and transaction training. You should feel comfortable with your new broker's professionalism, ethics, and time management skills. Expect your new broker to run an efficient, organized and real estate consumer-centric and agent focused office.
Ask about Training.
As a new agent, training and mentoring is vital to a successful. Ask what the company does to help new agents get up an running. What tools does each company have to assist new agents in building their careers? Ask the manager how they will help you become successful? What activities or plan do they have for new agents?
**Thank you for watching this video - This was filmed when we were Prudential Carruthers REALTORS. In 2011 - we became a part of the PenFed Family. We are still the same great office and company but with a new name and parent company! The message from the video is still the same!