Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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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

Never make long term decisions on short term emotions.

Ask yourself, why now, why this way?

May 12, 2020 08:33 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Desperate times call for desperate measures? 

I am not one to recruit at any time - I enjoy flying solo. 

May 12, 2020 09:00 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Recruiting at this time is fine - it's actually making the move right now that is not very smart.

This is a very emotional time - not a time to make such a big decision. 

I also feel that those who are recruiting heavily now raises a big red flag for me - they're not financially stable is the signal I get. It's almost cries of desperation.

May 12, 2020 12:33 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

I think recruting at this time is brilliant but as Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets said it could be a disaster for the agent.

May 12, 2020 11:11 AM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

The time is always right to make a change... under the right circumstances

May 12, 2020 09:54 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I have no thoughts.... I see recruiting efforts (and geneally badly done) all year long. Why shoul now we any different? 

May 12, 2020 09:39 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Would love to welcome you to the team Fred, but the only stimulus package we offer is great tools and coaching on how to make it rain.

May 12, 2020 12:24 PM
Greg Large
ERA Real Solutions - Grove City, OH
A Tradition of Trust

thoughts on recruiting at this time no different than any other time.

May 12, 2020 10:32 AM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence!

May 13, 2020 03:35 AM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

I have been getting texts from several local brokerages, I unsubcribe, delete, or block the number. 

May 12, 2020 10:09 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Over the years, I have received recruiting messages and incentives in some pretty unusual ways including text messages.  My thoughts, then and likely now, are ignore/delete/move on. . . 

May 12, 2020 08:51 PM
Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD
Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent

Considering the fact that brokers are constantly recruiting, I'm not sure why recruiting at this time would be considered in poor taste or an act of desperation. Additionally, an agent stimulus package is a great marketing tool, IMHO.

May 12, 2020 08:32 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Agent Retired

I think it is ridiculous but I'm sure someone told them otherwise. If people are fed up enough, they might move. I think it's crazy as we're in a pandemic. Where is that planned in the books?

May 12, 2020 03:42 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

It might be a good time for some agents to make a change. Read the fine print though.

May 12, 2020 02:40 PM
Jerrill Ewing
N & J Lake Properties, LLC - Eatonton, GA

I don't love people who try to profit off of others bad fortune, but tasteful recruitment is okay anytime.

May 12, 2020 11:32 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

When I receive a recruiting text, I respond that the text violates the CAN-Spam Act.  I then forward the text to 7726, which reports it to FCC.

If a broker is not following that law, there are other laws they are ignoring as well.

May 12, 2020 10:33 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Interesting timing, as our RE Commission director was on a Zoom meeting the other day and said the numbers of real estate agents have dropped, and testing has not begun, so no new ones either.

May 12, 2020 09:53 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Apparently a lot of companies are thinking it's a good idea right now as I get a number of them each week.  As for a stimulus package.....right?!!

May 12, 2020 09:49 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author


May 12, 2020 09:44 AM
Dan Pittsenbarger
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Improving Conditions

My recommendation is to "look" and examin the offer. If it helps take you where you want to go then do it regardless of what "time" it is or whether or not someone else approves.

May 12, 2020 08:38 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Clearly their focus in a shut down economy is to walk through the door currently open. Recruiting for MLM real estate companies on always in play.

My thoughts are: "Hmmm, more virus stuff or a little something about real estate?"  And if I am disillusioned with where I'm at, the broker not showing any love,  the vision extinguished....a new voice from the wilderness may be exactly what is needed to compel long as no Kook-Aid is involved.

May 12, 2020 08:18 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

We're in business and part of any business involves recruiting for talent. If they want to buy talent that's ok. I know a handful of people that have done so.

May 13, 2020 08:06 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I think a real estate office broker/owner/manager should always be recruiting..... but selectively.....  recruiting by text is not a good method!!!! 

offering a well-versed agent as yourself a sign on bonus would be a good decision, but it should be done face to face.... 

I'd delete that text!!! but that's just my opinion.... what the hell do I know!

May 13, 2020 06:44 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Can't hurt to listen but different strokes for different folks! One size does not fit all!

May 13, 2020 05:42 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Compass has been hitting up agents in my area pretty hard.  I just block and delete.

May 12, 2020 03:32 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I have seen this for a while now especially on the luxury end.  They were offering 6 figure signing bonuses to the top producers...The effect on some turned a 3 office company here into one that is limping along.  I can understand the decisions that are being made on recruiting someone like you to their fold..  

I like being our own bosses, and we were offered all kinds of benefits way back when...we turned all down.  It may work for some...A

May 12, 2020 11:13 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

There is a lot of recruiting going on now.  

May 12, 2020 09:06 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I am not a recruiter. I turn away recruiting efforts when they come my way.

May 14, 2020 07:14 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

I get a lot e-mail with offers 100% commissions. Always thinking, how they can make money?!

May 14, 2020 08:34 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL

I know, it is annoying. I don't know about "agents stimulus packages". 

The callers usually have no idea who they called and usually my answer is short :" No, thank you, remove my number from your list".

With e-mails and texts - I just delete them. 

Good agents do not move from company to company. And why I should hire not productive agents?! 

May 14, 2020 08:59 AM
Anthony Kirlew
Group 46:10 Network @ eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Helping You Make Fiscally Sound Choices

I might throw this in. I am with EXP and we are a virtual brokerage. It's a company that was already prepared for times like this, so it's an ideal time to point that out.

That being said, if anyone is interested in learning more, shoot me a message and I can invite you to a company intro/overview (no pressure at all)

May 13, 2020 06:34 PM