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Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

It's extremely important when you are new.  My first broker was a coach, personal trainer, mentor and ready to answer any question I had, no matter how silly I thought it might be.

Nov 30, 2016 02:48 PM
Rainmaker
4,319,419
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Jeffrey Hillier - if Broker is broke, you are broke, too! See, how important it is?

Nov 30, 2016 11:36 PM
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Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

It's very important. I was at three different offices, before I found the right place and a broker that cared and made sure I was taken care of. 

Nov 30, 2016 07:11 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's important, especially when you are new. But having a broker who is available to help with questions, counsel, or bounce things off of when needed is essential

Nov 30, 2016 05:00 PM
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706,732
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

This is very important.  You need a managing Broker who is there for you, will help you out, will answer questions, and doesn't compete!

Nov 30, 2016 02:42 PM
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1,498,138
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Super duper!  It's like they're your boss, man!

Nov 30, 2016 02:32 PM
Rainmaker
5,583,167
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the flavor of an office starts at the top.... if the broker/owner is not a like-minded person, don't park yourself at that office!!

Nov 30, 2016 02:27 PM
Rainmaker
5,772,353
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Jeffrey,

It is very important, that is why you would be wise to choose carefully who you are most likely to resonate with.  A

Nov 30, 2016 02:09 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Very important.

Dec 01, 2017 08:22 PM
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4,800,082
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

It depends on the situation.

Dec 01, 2016 10:50 AM
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4,898,934
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Very Important, He sould be mentoring you and helping you get started.

 

Dec 01, 2016 09:57 AM
Rainmaker
921,504
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

If you are a true small business owner, which all real estate agents are, you will have created a business plan.

With a plan, all you want from the broker is agreement to implement.

REGARDLESS of the absence or presence of a business plan, the broker plays NO ROLE in your success. Only your commitment does.

Everything else is a distraction to separate you from your money.

"We've got Train'n" is the preamble to 'Now I've got your money."

Dec 01, 2016 08:14 AM
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4,552,881
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Very important especially when you are new and for everyone when questions/issues/situations are raised and you need advice/answers.

Dec 01, 2016 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

The chemistry with your sponsoring broker is the cornerstone of your business and success!

Dec 01, 2016 06:48 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Very important.

Dec 01, 2016 04:27 AM
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3,071,489
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Patricia Kennedy nailed this one!

Dec 01, 2016 03:57 AM
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5,096,166
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

For someone like me who has been in the business for a quarter of a century, it is not important at all.

Dec 01, 2016 03:50 AM
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3,988,007
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

It is good to have a productive and open relationship so your business will thrive and you will have the help you need to succeed.

Nov 30, 2016 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
1,237,170
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

 Very important. Agents can be dismissed for any reason....

One office has more agents than their parking lot allocates.  Lets fire 30% of low performers.

 

Nov 30, 2016 06:49 PM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Very, very important.

Nov 30, 2016 06:39 PM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Many good answers here Jeffrey Hillier 

Nov 30, 2016 06:08 PM
Rainmaker
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Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Very important.

Nov 30, 2016 03:38 PM
Ambassador
5,200,855
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The RIGHT CHARLOTTE REALTOR!

Find someone you connect with when you're interviewing them (remember, they're NOT interviewing YOU!) and get a feel for the office culture before you decide.  As Barbara Todaro said, that begins at the top with your managing broker!

Nov 30, 2016 03:25 PM
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2,775,511
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

As you would want it to be or need it to be...some work well w/o supervision

Nov 30, 2016 01:12 PM
Rainmaker
1,466,207
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jeffrey Hillier Since the broker is responsible for everything an agent does, it is very important to have a good relationship.

Nov 30, 2016 12:49 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Very important.

Nov 30, 2016 12:38 PM