Robert Kennedy (Chase International)

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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes and it was a wonderful feeling to say I'm opening up my own doors.

Jun 26, 2015 11:17 PM
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Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

Of course.  After 10 years we left for another firm.

Jun 26, 2015 01:55 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Yes, we did, and yes we benefited by making our own rules.  A

Jun 27, 2015 04:32 AM
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Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

Yes, it was my first brokerage when I first started in Real Estate, I did not do my research and the commission splits, training fee's everything was just outrageous. When I was doing good and wanted to expand they were against the team stuff so I was out. Best decision ever.

Jun 27, 2015 03:24 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Robert Kennedy I've never worked for a bad broker.

Jun 26, 2015 11:40 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

I did change brokers when the branch office in which I was located was closed. That change was not related to the quality of the company but to the fact that I did not care for the alternative office they recommended.

Jun 26, 2015 10:56 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

You bet twice than I became one.  I've had several agents leave but most of the time it was a good thing.  I've even had some return.  they found out I'm not the D--K they thought I was.....

Jun 26, 2015 09:58 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Robert. I have gotten fired, a number of times when I was in the real estate business, two times I recall that I was rehired. When I sold my company, we were just under 100 agents and 5 offices.

Jun 26, 2015 07:41 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Robert - I guess if you say that you ended your relationship with a broker to go somewhere else, yes I did that. It was the best decision I ever made.

Jun 26, 2015 04:10 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I have done this four times. Now I'm in a good place. 

Jun 26, 2015 01:37 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Sunset Properties, Powered by Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

When I started out, I worked for a big name brokerage.  They told us constantly that the name mattered and was essential to our success.  It was total nonsense, of course.

I'd asked my clients if they cared what brokerage I was with and not one did.  They said they hired me, not the brokerage.

I met with the broker. I brought the puppy I'd just adopted and we played with the puppy.  Then, the broker asks me "What's up?"  I said "I have to break up with [the company]."  His mouth dropped open and he asked why and I told him.

He asked who I was going to work for and then made disparaging remarks about the new broker.  He then advised me that the grass isn't always greener.  I said "As my husband says, it's not always browner either."  And I left.

Jun 26, 2015 01:28 PM
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Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

You might say that.  We left the company!

Jun 26, 2015 12:52 PM