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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

It's important but not as important as one may think. It's really different for everyone

Feb 08, 2020 05:02 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Each person will have their own idea of how important it is...there are agents who just hang their license with a broker and never even meet him or her.  One agent admitted that she would not know her broker if she passed him on the street.


Feb 07, 2020 06:58 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

My broker needs to be a model of integrity, provide value through various avenues such as continued education and offer an attractive split. So...yes...the relationship is very important.

Feb 08, 2020 08:05 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Very! It has to be one of trust, for sure.

Feb 07, 2020 10:37 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Will you be a match?

Feb 07, 2020 08:22 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

How we relate to anyone is the key...There is nothing special about a broker

Feb 07, 2020 06:31 PM
Greg Cremia
Shore Realty of the Outer Banks - Nags Head, NC

As close as 2 people can get

Feb 08, 2020 03:39 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

that would be me.  But my former broker from the 90s was like a dad to me and certainly a mentor.

Feb 07, 2020 09:33 PM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

You need a supportive broker so you can function. 

Feb 08, 2020 11:57 AM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

It's important that I trust my broker. It's helpful if I also like him/her. 

The answer to your question will vary based on an agent's experience level. Newer agents depend on their broker far more.

Feb 08, 2020 08:17 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I was never the suck up brokers needed their agents to be ... that is among the many reasons I went independent in 2012. I've been flying solo ever since and never - not once ever - have I looked back. 

I love my relationship with my broker. She is the bomb!  She will not let anyone or anything harm her clients.  No throwing clients under the bus just to "close the deal" as many principal brokers expected when affiliated with a big box brokerage.  

Feb 08, 2020 08:16 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

You are his/her stepping stone to their success. If you are unsuccessful start looking around.

Feb 08, 2020 07:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

he signs all of my checks, so he's an important person to me!!

Feb 08, 2020 05:49 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL


Feb 08, 2020 01:29 PM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

Since my broker is my partner it is of utmost importance.

Feb 08, 2020 10:50 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

You should select a broker who can meet your personal needs.

Feb 08, 2020 10:46 AM
AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert

Genesis ~ I am in a fairly large company, about 350 licensees, so the Principal broker for the firm isn't as important to me as the broker in my office.  Having a freat relationship with the office broker is critical to anyone's career in my opinion, because that is the person you lean on when need help with a problem/question.

Feb 08, 2020 09:28 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

As a new agent, your relationship with your managing broker is critical to the success of your career.

Less important as a mature agent... but still important.

Feb 08, 2020 07:44 AM
J Perrin Cornell
Coldwell Banker Cascade Real Estate - Wenatchee, WA

It is important but...

The broker will (or should) have your back when issues come up

None of us are Real Estate Gods and your broker can assist you as a sounding board and with ideas

Why would you want to work with/for someone you dont like or respect...that will poison the work atmosphere and your production

If you are a so called "top producer" your broker may be more interested in you than the other way around and ergo you may have more freedom

Finally, in my experience, a broker should not be merely a figure head but a LEADER (one problem in the US today too many managers and few leaders)as such helps you set goals and expectations, a bit of a cheerleader a disciplinarian (as needed) and a built in excuse should you need to buy time to consider or get information without looking bad ("Id like to discuss that with my broker and get his (her) opinion and get back to you)

Feb 09, 2020 08:10 AM
Steve Penner
Royal LePage / Pro Ledger Online Software - Winnipeg, MB
REALTOR / Pro Ledger Online (owner)

I am much more concerned about broker integrity than broker relationship.. although I do very much want a healthy and positive broker relationship and yes, this is important to me.. even if I do not rely much on the broker for my success.

Feb 08, 2020 06:39 PM
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

It affects my decision to hire on and to stay.

Feb 08, 2020 05:13 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Very important, would you like me to introduce you to a great broker?

Feb 08, 2020 03:28 PM
Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
Your Real Estate Partner

Depdnds upon what you need from them.  If you are someone who needs a lot of attention, then shop for one that is very hands on with business.  If not, don't worry about it.  

Feb 08, 2020 01:55 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Since I am married to her, very important.

Feb 08, 2020 01:50 PM