You've put in the hours and passed the tests, now you're a licensed real estate agent, congrats! What’s next you may ask? Choosing a real estate firm to hold your new license.
In most states, you're required to work a certain number of years under a Broker, before you can apply for your own Broker’s license. In Florida, for example, you must be licensed for at least 2 years. During this time, you’ll learn essential tools and skills to be a successful agent. So, how do you choose which real estate company is right for you?
With so many real estate companies out there, it can be intimidating and hard to choose the right fit for you. There are large companies and small, national and local. There are companies that specialize in a specific type of real estate such as, commercial, farm land or investments. As a new agent, it may be difficult to determine just what qualities you want in the real estate company you choose; but there are a few you should definitely consider.
Before choosing a real estate company, it is recommended that you interview with at least three different companies. Keep in mind, during these interviews the broker is not interviewing you, you're interviewing them. You're trying to determine if their company is a good fit for you. You’ll want to discuss things like commission splits, training, and the options they provide for lead generation.