Tips on How to Choose the Right Brokerage
Big Name Companies VS Move4Free Realty LLC
My name is Sarah Santa Ana and I have learned through the years a thing or two about Real Estate Companies I would like to share with you.
I began in Real Estate with a small company. My broker was good.. Had me on a 50% split .. no formal training but he was always there for me. After asking for a split increase and being turned down…I thought the grass is greener on the other side and moved to a larger company.
They were offering me a potential to make more money.
The market was turning hot and I realized I needed more training… this company did offer a higher split of 80% but again offered no formal training… in fact this broker was barely ever available. I opened my ears and heard the whispers in the Real Estate Community… “everyone who works at that company is a horrible agent”. Wait a minute… I am not a Horrible agent.
I realized I wasn’t getting any training and neither was anyone else in the company… leaving us all unknowledgeable and ultimately with a bad reputation.
I didn’t know where to go. I spoke with many brokers trying to find someone who would be a right fit. I found brokers who charge for everything, brokers who competed with you and usually won, brokers who didn’t know how to train, brokers who charged barely anything…. because they offered barely anything. I finally found a company I liked. The Broker was a great trainer, yes I paid a lot but he really convinced me I needed that Big Name. If I worked for the best I would be the best, and the fees were worth it. After about a year and lot’s of money I had a client ask me at the closing company which company I worked with again….
Wait a minute … I thought I needed their name.
I began to analyze the previous years business. I didn’t have more business because of the company. Did I ever get a lead from them… no. People do business with you because they like and trust you, because you are the one always helping them.
It doesn’t matter where you worked. I thought about what I was paying for. My broker didn’t take calls after 5pm, every training I received I paid for, so… I was just paying for their name. I never once got help from the top agents. They thought I was competition and gave me a dirty look if I asked them anything. I began to search again… I couldn’t find it…. So…. I decided to create what I was looking for, after all, if I couldn’t find it, I am sure I am not alone.
I have worked so hard to make sure Everyone in our company Shares! We live on the philosophy “Rising Tides, Raise all ships” You share with me and I will share with you.
Free Training whenever you need it! Reputation is SO important to our company and that is why we strive to leave a positive impression on everyone. I am an instructor… training is my specialty.
Best of all we have one of the best compensation plans in the industry. I know if I put the money back in your hand you will invest it in your business.