Coldwell Banker or REMAX?? Looking for opinions on these two distinct different proto types!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Cahoone Westerly, RI
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Having worked at a Coldwell Banker office for my first year in real estate, I felt like I was ready to take the plunge a year later, to a "desk fee" generated office.  I chose a local office and dove in, at Coldwell Banker I sold 51 properties in 2007, at Remax I sold 35 properties.  I made more in commission at Remax, but paid out more in expenses.  Commradarie, intimacy, teamwork, is what I missed most about Coldwell Banker, at REMAX I was a loan ranger/a lone agent. 

Does anyone have a story to share about their experience at different real estate offices?  What do you prefer?  Desk fee?  referrals and leads?

Thanks, I am curious how other's feel about these different agencies, especially in this market.

 

 

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Ed Abrams

I moved from Coldwell Banker to RE/MAX Destiny in Cambridge 7 months ago. It was the best business decision that I ever made. My expenses are 50% lower at RE/MAX AND I get superior support and training. I also get many more leads from my listings. RE/MAX management at all levels is incredible and I am surrounded the best agents in my market. Everything that they do is focused on making me a better agent. If you are a mid to upper tier agent RE/MAX, in my opinion is the best brokerage to work for. I LOVE working at RE/MAX Destiny!

November 19, 2011 03:13 PM
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Sam Parwiz

I used to own my own small brokerage 2000-2007 then went to a CB like company J. Rockcliff, basically the same as a CB, the owner was a former CB manager.  I worked at J. Rockcliff for 3 years while I found this company to be a great place to work. It’s like all broker centric models, the more you make the more they take.

 I joined RE/MAX Gold in April 2011 and I was so surprised to find out that the RE/MAX model is geared for top producing agents and the more money I make the more money I take home to my family.

Contrary to my prior beliefs and misconceptions of RE/MAX Agents, they all want to share information and help you. Also since consciousness is contagious it best to hang out with the top producers in the industry.  Moving to RE/MAX Gold was the best decision I have ever made.

December 13, 2011 06:12 PM
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diana

does anyone know anything about real estate one...far as fees and good or bad reviews?.......

June 29, 2012 01:48 PM
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Sandy Bliven
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Coldwell Banker Cahoone Westerly, RI

I would not mind sharing my exeprience.  It depends on many things!

June 30, 2012 06:16 AM
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Burt Moore

Real Estate is a second (sales) career for me, I retired from the first one. I spent ten years at Edina Realty before I moved to RE/MAX. I read many of the posts and several talked about their offices being "social". My office is as social as I want it to be. I don't go to work every day to be social, I go to work to list or sell houses. I can invite others to my house if I want social.

The company differences; RE/MAX hires producers with a track record. Other companies will hire you if you can fog up a mirror, it's all about the splits for those companies. 50/50 when they hire new agents and train them.

While Edina Realty is a fantastic company, I have NO regrets about moving to RE/MAX Advantage Plus nineteen months ago. I made some wonderful friends while I was at Edina, but my move to RE/MAX was based on the "bottom line".

After spending over forty years in sales, I can tell you that people do business with "people", not "Companies". 99.9% of my business comes from referrals and clients I have worked with in the past. I've never had someone say, Oh, I didn't realize you weren't with Edina anymore, I want to work with Edina.

It's all about being comfortable where you are, the environment at RE/MAX is not for everyone. You have to be a self starter in this business or you're not going to make it.

Good luck..............

 

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