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Rainmaker
3,333,274
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

Yes...when you are first licensed you are not aware of what to look for in a brokerage..thru experience you learn what makes your career a better experience for you and th e people you serrve.

Apr 17, 2015 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
529,417
Tom Bailey
Margaret Rudd & Associates Inc. - Oak Island, NC

Yes, several times. The reasons are all over the board. High fees, nepotism, and personality conflicts. 

Apr 17, 2015 11:50 PM
Ambassador
1,565,445
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes.

Worked under a big box when I first began.  Was the QB and helped open a friends real estate company then in 2006 opened my own real estate company where I hope to remain planted till retirement.  

Apr 17, 2015 11:12 PM
Rainmaker
3,985,771
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes...My builder didn't like my Broker so I started my own company and never looked back...best move I ever made.

Apr 18, 2015 01:52 PM
Ambassador
2,224,067
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I'm on my fourth office and I've been in business for seven years. Soon to be eight. It's a long story and it was a long journey for me. 

Apr 18, 2015 11:30 AM
Rainmaker
411,012
Brenda J. Andrew
ULTIMA REAL ESTATE - Corpus Christi, TX
Professional Realtor in Corpus Christi, TX

I have changed firms several times.  Most of the times I changed because of the time versus the money.  My first Broker was taking too much plus taking advantage of my time.  I went to work for another Brokerage and they could not getting billing correct.  I love the Broker I am with now.  They do what they say and pay very well.

Apr 18, 2015 08:35 AM
Rainmaker
456,964
Stephanie Arnett
ERA Town & Campus Realty - Starkville, MS
SRS, IMSD, Broker Associate, REALTOR

Yes, twice.  The first time I had no clue what I was doing, and started with the first company that I talked with.  I stayed a year.  The second time was just a few months ago :)  I left a large office for the opportunity to help start a smaller office.  I am a control-freak, so it works out nicely ;)

Apr 18, 2015 07:28 AM
Rainmaker
379,389
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

In my first few years as a sales agent, I changed firms a number of times. Once I secured my broker's license, I have happily built my business as an independant broker.

Apr 18, 2015 03:13 AM
Rainmaker
851,129
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Holleay, I have not but my wife made the change for a much better financial opportunity including ownership in the new brokerage.

Apr 18, 2015 02:09 AM
Rainmaker
5,570,665
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I've managed for decades, and I've changed three times.... each change was to an office that needed guidance....I always selected the lowest office on the charts...and they all became #1 before I moved.... the rest was up to the broker/owner to maintain it.... I'm all done moving now.

Apr 18, 2015 01:44 AM
Rainmaker
1,624,272
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Dishonesty on the part of the managing broker. and for a better commission split.

Apr 18, 2015 12:56 AM
Rainmaker
3,959,144
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Holleay - so far once.  About two and one half years in, I made a switch to an office with a greater market presence.   In May it will be 19 years since I made that move.  

Apr 18, 2015 12:53 AM
Rainmaker
1,136,268
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Yes, work for a brokerage with maximum split and have an attorney-broker give you consultation.  No desk fee, no printer charge. Not a small mom pop shop. Plush office. This brokerage has just 6700 agents in west coast

Sam Shueh

Campbell, CA

Apr 18, 2015 12:13 AM
Rainmaker
280,449
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Twice.  Started out with a mom and pop shop.  Learned a lot.  I spent two years there, then went to a local brokerage that was bigger.  One day, the broker came in and said he was shutting the doors.  I walked across the parking lot to RE/MAX and have been there 19 years.  Best. Move. Ever.

Apr 18, 2015 12:07 AM
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2,058,357
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Yes, I started out at a big box brokerage with high fees. Soon after, the market turned down and I changed to an independent broker.  It was a good move.

Apr 17, 2015 11:23 PM
Rainmaker
1,445,027
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras I changed companies a couple of times because the doors closed. I changed again to start my own company. I went on referral for a little while thinking about retirement.

Apr 17, 2015 10:36 PM
Rainmaker
6,370,238
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes, I have changed firms and have owned several different real estate businesses. I changed when moving to another state and I changed when an office was closing.

Apr 17, 2015 09:58 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I changed firms because the previous company  to another market area.

Apr 17, 2015 09:44 PM
Rainmaker
869,241
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

#1. Commercial Brokerage closed

#2. Left for office, same franchise, closer to home and negotiated much, much lower fees.

#3. Been here for 7 years

Apr 17, 2015 09:42 PM
Rainmaker
3,909,541
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Numerous times. Usually because of management changes and/or nepotism. Once because they promised me the world and delivered nothing.

Apr 17, 2015 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,530,579
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Yes 4 times.  The first time because the owner had nepotism all over the place.  Second one was because of a name change that I had no control of.  Third one was another name change and now I'm with number 4.  Who knows I may do it again.  this next week should tell

Apr 17, 2015 08:47 PM
Rainer
318,363
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

Yes, I signed with an office because a friend was there 8 yrs.  After6 weeks I knew I wouldn't stay.  It's not all about the $$.  Freedom, exchange of ideas, support and friendships I love the office and agents at my new home..Yes, my friend changed with me.

Apr 23, 2015 02:57 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,356
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes.  Many reasons.

Oct 09, 2018 06:48 AM
Rainmaker
629,951
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Yes. Now I am an associate broker!

Apr 23, 2018 10:02 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Yes - primarily due to moving to a new home in a different part of the valley

Sep 24, 2017 04:57 AM