So....Who You Workin' For??

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty NE
Careers in real estate. Wow. They come in so many different sizes and shapes. Some work for corporations, government, big brokerage firms, small brokerage firms, the list is endless. However, those that matter most, at least in my biased opinion are the little guys. The independents. The guys and gals who are getting out there and hustling everyday. Meeting people, going places and putting together deals that others just don't see, do not want to see or do not want to deal with.
So....how does one make a go at it as an independent? Should you be licensed and work for a smaller firm that gives you independence, but little support? Should you align yourself with like minded individuals for a support network and encouragement? Where do you find the deals and the clients when you're Realtor Solo? Are you networking? Prospecting? Buying people lunch? Taking time to enjoy life? What about meditation and prayer?
Real estate is very much a people business. The more people, the more business. However, that "people" base has to continually be nurtured and developed. Water it a little bit by having your own well rounded life.
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I love working for a market leader (for the past 65 years - them - not me!)  They can provide the best (website, marketing, support, full service) that lets me be face to face with buyers and sellers!  I could NOT do this on my own or in a small company!

January 19, 2009 09:03 PM
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June Piper-Brandon
Piecing Dreams One Home at a Time
Century 21 New Millenium

I have worked for big international brokerages with offices all over the world (a few times), I've worked for brokerages with many offices and lots of agents and a captive audience of new agents.  Now I own and operate a small franchise office, we'll never have more than 50 agents in our office (if we do then I'll open a second office).  I and my agents like the individual attention and not having to compete for the leads, floor duty or for my attention and help.  We are a family and a team and we work well together and help one another in all aspects of our businesses.  It works well and feels great to go to work every day.

January 19, 2009 09:34 PM
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In my mind I work for the customer . Which in turn affords me the ability to say I work for my self.

January 19, 2009 09:46 PM
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Richard T. Dolbeare
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Hi James.  It sounds like you have found your niche.  Best wishes to you!

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