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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

Yes it does. It has a lot to do with the overall office environment & how much support, help that you get when you need it. Having seasoned people around can make or break your deals.

Nov 10, 2016 02:51 AM
Rainmaker
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

John Peak I disagree! The Broker is there to assist and help you become a bigger success.

Nov 10, 2016 01:14 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's probably more important for a new or newer agent just starting out for support, training and mentoring.

Nov 10, 2016 12:36 AM
Rainmaker
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

It matters most to new agents for mentoring and training... but, having a poor designated broker and being in a negative environment is bad for all agents.  

Nov 10, 2016 12:21 AM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

It matters for agents who are just getting started and need direction and guidance.

Nov 10, 2016 12:06 AM
Rainmaker
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Culture over Broker, but to your question-maybe in year 1 & 2 yes the actual broker plays a role, by year 3-not so much; by year 3 an agent should be able to move around and be fine under any flag if this is their passion.

That said, previous business experience plays a huge role. I'd succeed anywhere I go because I've owned 5 businesses and I'm passionate about my pursuits. I work educated and hard at my craft. I'm tenacious. I can't say that about all Realtors, many came from w-2 jobs and treat RE like a job. 

Nov 10, 2016 11:13 PM
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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

Only as far as their abilities for the functions they provide

Nov 10, 2016 10:23 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It will make a difference for a new agent. 

Nov 10, 2016 10:55 AM
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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

 I am the Broker.

Nov 10, 2016 10:51 AM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

It did when I was just starting out.

Nov 10, 2016 05:35 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yes, in so far as they create politics and BS that the agent has to deal with.  If your broker stays out of your way, all the better.

Nov 10, 2016 04:29 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Your FIRST (or first DECENT) broker does matter. New agents rarely know much about anything, but especially not best business practices. If they don't get decent training and guidance at the beginning, they acquire bad habits that can be hard to break. Then they become brokers (usually before they're ready) and make everyone's life tough. LOL, I'm jaded. But you can tell the ones who have had "1 year experience repeated 20 times" from the ones that have 20 years experience.

Nov 10, 2016 04:06 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Maybe.

Nov 10, 2016 03:34 AM
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Yes. The training beyond getting a license is critical.   More important than broker is finding the right mentor.

Nov 10, 2016 01:10 AM
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Mary Hamilton
North Beach, NJ

I’m of the same mind. It’s more considerable for rookie agents. A new real estate agent will have to work under a broker for a certain amount of time before they can start their own office. So, it’s important for them to find a really good broker. 

Nov 14, 2016 11:32 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Yes

Nov 11, 2016 08:12 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Of course it does

Nov 10, 2016 11:34 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

It is in my situation and I've been with several before coming to KW - just don't drink the koolaid and all is well :)

Nov 10, 2016 10:17 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

It is what a individual puts into it but also you need a broker that will help get you started in the right direction.

 

Nov 10, 2016 10:16 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, the chemistry between the agent and sponsoring broker is the nucleus of the success of the agent!

Nov 10, 2016 10:07 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Yes. It does matter.

Nov 10, 2016 08:47 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Outside of reputation I would not put much weight on it

Nov 10, 2016 07:36 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I believe so

Nov 10, 2016 03:51 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

John Peak - oh yes! 

Nov 10, 2016 03:42 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

There is a difference.  A huge one!  

Nov 10, 2016 01:00 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Up to a point but after many years, less so.

Nov 10, 2016 11:48 AM
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Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Absolutetly! I love our work place and the synergy within.

Nov 10, 2016 11:27 AM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Not at all.  I am about doing my business and it's up to me to be successful.  If you treat people right, your business will grow no matter who your broker is.

Nov 10, 2016 10:39 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

YES!!!

Nov 10, 2016 10:17 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Part of the formula, but not the entire solution.

Nov 10, 2016 09:08 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It can if you are not getting the support or training you need. But a true entrepreneur knows where to turn to get what he needs to be successful in the business.

Nov 10, 2016 08:01 AM
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Les & Sarah Oswald
Realty One Group - Eastvale, CA
Broker, Realtor and Investor

Yes. It will matter. The broker should be like a coach. The one we turn to for support and encouragement.

Nov 10, 2016 07:25 AM
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It can have a difference in some cases.

Nov 10, 2016 05:59 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

The broker may have an impact on how much flexibility the agent is granted.

Nov 10, 2016 03:04 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

a top producing agent WILL produce, no matter where that license hangs.... 

Nov 10, 2016 02:46 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Your opinion counts...If you can get the support then fine. If not, carry on

Nov 10, 2016 02:41 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Yes, i agree with your statement. Yet, some agents do not want to deal with additional tasks like management, liability, they also value additional company marketing and perks. 

Nov 10, 2016 02:25 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Yes.

Nov 10, 2016 02:05 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

For the new agent this decision is crucial.

After an agent has figured a few things out, the broker matters very little.

Nov 10, 2016 01:27 AM
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LeAnn Sink - Realtor Knoxville, TN
United Real Estate Solutions - Knoxville, TN
#ThinkSink when you need an agent.

It's true that a top producing agent will be successful no matter who their broker is, sure. Some people just have that gift and ability. But what about the higher percentage of other agents who don't fit in this category?  I wholeheartedly believe your choice of broker can make or break an agent. 

Nov 10, 2016 01:11 AM
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Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

Yes, it does matter. At one point I was under a brokerage who was extremely uptight with rules and regulations and policing every single document and how it was filled out. It limits what I can do for my business, I can't work with absentee owners/investors as helping them fix their properties to be listed is considered crossing over to property management, I can't work with relo company because the brokerage will need to hire another office person just to take care of the paperwork and to make sure agents are in compliance etc.  In other words I can only work with clients under certain criteria and that limits the growth of the business.  

Nov 10, 2016 12:29 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I believe it matters more for those starting off in the business than those who may be more seasoned.  

Nov 10, 2016 12:21 AM