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

I think it is more about the culture of the company and whether you feel comfortable with it. Franchises will cost you more money but have lots of tools they offer you. Most agents don't use them though. 

May 04, 2016 01:45 PM
Rainmaker
2,333,841
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Corey. I'm just an independent kind of guy.

May 04, 2016 06:20 PM
Rainmaker
1,506,571
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

I worked with both and a smaller company with less rules and more personal approach is my preference. 

May 04, 2016 04:29 PM
Rainer
307,947
Melissa Jackson
Century 21 Alliance Properties - Azle, TX
Helping You Make The Right Move

I'm with an independent and it's working well. Never tried the big box or franchise office.  

May 04, 2016 03:39 PM
Rainmaker
892,494
Diana Zaccaro
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I've been with both and they each have advantages and disadvantages. No one can answer that question but you...interview with a couple of each and see which feels right. When it's a good fit, you will know it.

 

May 04, 2016 02:25 PM
Rainmaker
1,523,816
Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I work for a real estate corporation and prefer it. In the past I have worked for a franchise and I really don't like having to pay franchise fees.

May 04, 2016 02:18 PM
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2,961,637
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Independent and because why pay franchise fees?

May 04, 2016 01:39 PM
Rainmaker
3,676,349
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Why not?   

May 05, 2016 12:36 AM
Rainmaker
881,609
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

That's a personal choice as not all are the same

May 04, 2016 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,494,169
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I was with an idependent and kept losing out on listings because it wasn't a national brand. Joined RE/MAX and voila! Never lost a listing again because sellers thought I couldn't give them national and international exposure in a big way.

May 04, 2016 09:06 PM
Rainmaker
735,413
Peter Mohylsky. Beach Expert
PrimeSouth Properties - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN

I have tried both and like to personality and mix of agents at my current Better Homes and Gardens office.

May 04, 2016 07:27 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Corey Roberts - I like to be working with a national franchise.

Everyone is different - some may like independent company.... or be the broker themselves...

May 04, 2016 04:03 PM
Rainmaker
4,921,215
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

We have only worked for independents, and then opened our own firm.  It is who we are.  Franchises are wonderful also, and they are suited for other people.  Know yourself, and then research, and then decide.  A

May 04, 2016 02:22 PM
Rainmaker
1,091,930
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

If you can save 6% why not?  

May 04, 2016 01:51 PM
Rainmaker
4,798,831
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Your choice.

May 18, 2017 05:42 AM
Rainmaker
3,476,028
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Name  means so much to be behing.

May 09, 2016 01:47 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Independent.  Bought a franchise in 1993, they did not deliver on the promises, demanded too much in fees - I canceled the agreement.

May 08, 2016 02:52 PM
Rainmaker
4,383,064
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Independent company

May 07, 2016 10:36 AM
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Cathy Hertler
Burns & Egan Realty Group, LLC - Billerica, MA

Ive worked at both...prefer independent. I like the small office and close knit atmosphere

May 06, 2016 05:59 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,581
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Independent....I don't have to work as hard to pay the extra fees

May 05, 2016 11:13 AM
Rainmaker
1,592,130
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I like being Independent! Have been both and love it where I am now!

May 05, 2016 03:35 AM
Rainmaker
3,637,425
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The knowledge and the integrity of the managing broker are key. Then the rest is personal preference.

May 04, 2016 11:27 PM
Rainmaker
3,066,356
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Whatever works best for YOU

May 04, 2016 11:13 PM
Rainmaker
3,481,908
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

It depends on what the individual is looking for.  We are lucky we  have so many choices.

May 04, 2016 10:48 PM
Rainmaker
1,411,327
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Corey Roberts I've worked at both. Go with the company that you have a rapport with the broker and they have a good training and mentoring program.

May 04, 2016 10:23 PM
Rainmaker
821,950
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

You are with Keller Williams so you have made your  FRANCHISE choice.

For others I would say go with the broker who has the proper transaction count and can engage you in transactions that align with your business plan as soon as possible.

 

May 04, 2016 10:21 PM
Rainmaker
5,883,749
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Franchise, RE/MAX, you will make more money.

May 04, 2016 10:17 PM
Rainmaker
1,283,584
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

For over 40 years I have worked with independent companies and have loved every minute. However, it might not be for everyone.

May 04, 2016 10:13 PM
Rainmaker
4,432,941
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Franchise.

May 04, 2016 09:14 PM
Rainmaker
3,229,397
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

I work for the fastest growing company in the U.S., no franchise fees.  It is a great place to hang your license. 

May 04, 2016 09:07 PM
Rainmaker
1,157,329
FN LN
Toronto, ON

It depends on the situation.

May 04, 2016 08:20 PM
Rainer
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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

I have been with both. I have my own little independent firm with one other very trusted and capable agent. We are not so busy that we cannot take care of our clients as should be. This makes a big difference when it comes to repeat business which is a big part of our activity.  In a small firm, pay your agents top dollar and they will reward you time and again !!

May 04, 2016 07:51 PM
Rainmaker
207,561
Scott Pope
Nautical Properties - Panama City Beach, FL
You Can't Live Without Water™

I am currently with a franchise. They promote that agents develop their own brand and build their own business with the franchise's help. I have yet to hear anyone say that they called me because I am with franchise x. I tend to be independent and considering getting my broker's license as soon as I am eligible.

May 04, 2016 07:34 PM
Ambassador
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We are all independent, but we do cooperate with many other firms throughout the country.

May 04, 2016 07:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,058,340
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Corey Roberts It depends on the company.

May 04, 2016 01:41 PM