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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

From an Associate's perspective it could be an education but from the Broker's persspective, if you have fear that it may be successful, there's work to be done.

May 13, 2015 02:15 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

It happens.  I don't have the time or energy for the stress or drama. 

May 13, 2015 04:01 AM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

Happens all the time. Sometimes they're just very excited to be a part of something different, other times, as Jill Murty, Realtor - Serving Orange County, CA says, there's a recruitment bonus.

May 13, 2015 02:42 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

When agents have left and then try to recruit me, there's usually something in it for the agent.  I don't think much of it because it reflects poorly on the agent.

I think Kevin J. May makes a good point looking at it from the broker perspective.

May 13, 2015 02:27 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Michael nailed this one!


Nov 28, 2017 02:31 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

It's done here all the time.  I just tried to recruit a friend of mine.  I get $25 off monthly office fees with everyone I bring in.  A good broker does the same thing.

May 15, 2015 03:18 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

It happens just move on and let it go

May 13, 2015 10:24 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Richard, it happens.  If people are looking for a better opportunity there is nothing to stop it.  If several good agents leave a brokerage the broker better take a hard look at how the office is being run.

May 13, 2015 09:02 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Richard Weeks - I guess  we live in a free country! And agents leaving a brokerage is not uncommon, either.

They'll try to recruit someone who they were close while at previous brokerage, nothing wrong in it either.

May 13, 2015 03:26 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We have seen it done.  I don't have  problem with an agent trying to better themselves.  I just hope it works for them.  If they stayed, their heart wouldn't be in it and they would not benefit the brokerage.

May 13, 2015 01:38 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I they want to go...go!   It is a free market place.

May 13, 2015 12:03 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

That happens with lots of different businesses. One agent that left out office kept asking me to join his team. I didn't like the team idea or the company he was moving to. I don't think anything negativa about him. He just thought it would be a good move for both of us, so he asked.

May 13, 2015 11:04 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Richard Weeks This is ultimately going to happen. Not uncommon for an agent to leave and take another agent or two with them.

May 13, 2015 05:38 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

A smart business person if they believe the agents would be of service.  We are independent contractors, fee to jump ship whenever we want.  I have been with the same brokerage since I got my license 8 years ago, I believe in loyality.  Not all do, and that is a choice made by some.

May 13, 2015 05:05 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I see it happen all the time.  I think it's just part of the way that some agents and brokerages operate.

May 13, 2015 04:48 AM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

No different when an employee leaves the private sector and tries to recruit others.  Happens all the time.  Sometimes that works for people...the happier a person is the better reflection on a company.  If an agent is miserable, let them go....and whoever follows.  As Kevn J. May stated, there may be work to be done by the Broker losing agents...

May 13, 2015 04:20 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That is the wrong question.

The right question is, 'Why did they leave?"

The answer to that determines if their recruiting is anything of concern.

If the broker has been unconcerned regarding the welfare of the agents, and treated the ex-like most brokers do, (creating every barrier possible and doing all within power to keep/put them out of business) this IS what the broker should expect.

It a bold action that can happen and a broker would be wise to keep the agents profitable and loyal. The broker just might find out all those smiley faces can be deceptive.

May 13, 2015 04:17 AM
Jim McCord
Keller Williams Pinnacle Group - Cincinnati, OH
#1 Best Selling Author & Real Estate Coach

I'm impressed that that agent is willing to share something they believe in.  Why not?

May 13, 2015 03:31 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

I had this happen to me as 3 agents left KW and then I get a call asking me to defect.  I said no I am happy were I am at.   I am pretty positive that the indepent contract they signed does not allow them to recruit other agents from their old office.

May 13, 2015 02:46 AM