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Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

I am with Berkshire Hathatway and was formally with Prudential. It was a well respected brand in the community.

Mar 13, 2016 12:50 PM
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Peter Mohylsky. The Santa Rosa Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

Better homes and gardens is my home, I tried Keller Williams but felt the office was more about recruitment than business.  They have more agents than any other office in this area.  It is definitely a personality fit for me.  

Mar 13, 2016 08:59 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Bill,

If somebody really wants to become a market leader, the franchise can help as a brand endorser.  We have written a white paper on all these franchises when it comes to luxury.  However, it won't stop you as an independent.  Your fate is in your hands  A

Mar 13, 2016 01:32 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Worked under Re/Max before.  Could never remember how to capitalize their darn name.  Left that insanity and went independent.  Best move ever!

Mar 13, 2016 11:57 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Sotheby's allowed my luxury clients the opportunity to get world-wide exposure and for me to be treated like royalty!

Mar 13, 2016 11:57 AM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I am with Harry Norman, Realtors an affiliate of Bershire Hathaway

Mar 13, 2016 10:45 PM
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812,030
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

There was only one brand synonymous with real estate.

Ask any stranger, "What's the first company you think of when you hear real estate."  And this was confirmed by their Internet search patterns and who they call if the must pick from a list.

It all sums up in significant lead numbers from the brand website. However, this company IS part of the status quo and I look forward to meeting a courageous and visionary broker.

Mar 13, 2016 10:04 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I'm with RE/MAX and we are #1 worldwide and #1 in my market.

Mar 13, 2016 09:57 PM
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LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Sothebys.  Here in San Diego for the luxury market domination is with Berkshire, Coldwell Banker, and Sothebys.  Personally I would rather not swim against the current and focus on selling.  

Mar 13, 2016 04:04 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I worked for a franchise and I like the marketing benefits this offers, but for the last six years, I've been with a small, locally owned and operated firm. It's been around for 40 years with the original owner. 

Although even after 40 years this guy knows how to adapt to the times and market conditions. 

Mar 13, 2016 01:09 PM
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Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I'm with a small independent now but started at Coldwell Banker and spent several years there. I choose it because their business model was most compatible with my style.

 

Mar 13, 2016 12:20 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

The greatest!

Tops in training, coaching, tech, and so much more.

Jun 11, 2019 09:02 PM
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Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

I started with Keller Williams. Not with them any more. I picked them for their great education.

Sep 25, 2016 12:09 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

I'm with RE/MAX and have been for 21 years.... I asked my last broker/owner for a better split and he assumed he had me forever.... hmmmm .... he was very, very upset when he found out he was wrong... that office went from #1 in the entire database to the bottom.... I hate the answer "no"....

Mar 14, 2016 01:23 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I started with Prudential (now Berkshire Hathaway) because it offered training and I felt more comfortable in a corporate structure at the time; liked the location as well. After a while, it was disappointing.

Mar 14, 2016 01:23 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

KW.  Because of the people there, not because of the brand...

Mar 13, 2016 11:55 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

RE/MAX. The best in the area.

Mar 13, 2016 10:45 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

ReMax

Mar 13, 2016 10:39 PM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Chose to go with RM because there were virtually no newbies in the office. I didn't want to be surrounded by agents that were constantly in the state of training. 

Also, sales & listing stats were important.

Mar 13, 2016 10:35 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

BILL CHERRY we started our own independent brokerage about a month ago.  Would love to talk to you about how great we are.

Mar 13, 2016 10:32 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I chose to be Independant, It gives me freedoms, lowers costs and i keep up with the big names by offering better service

Mar 13, 2016 10:25 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 Bill. Have never been part of any franchise.

Mar 13, 2016 06:07 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

BILL CHERRY I am with KW, and love it. Reason? #1 Training company and I am sure you have heard about KW culture....

Mar 13, 2016 04:23 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Most big franchise have their favorite golden boys or sons getting the leads. So the heck with them.  

Commission split.

Mar 13, 2016 03:24 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

I started with one of the so called great franchises.  I improved to a small independent where I could learn something other than how to throw my money away and not be trained.

Mar 13, 2016 01:08 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Love Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, a family owned company, fourth largest in United States.

Mar 13, 2016 12:05 PM