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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Every state, company and individual has their career paths, need to ask them.

Dec 23, 2017 11:38 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Why not?

Dec 10, 2015 09:46 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Because I wanted a brokers license

Dec 10, 2015 09:45 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not done it because I did not see the need for it.

Dec 10, 2015 08:14 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 I was always under the impression that you were an associate broker once you got your real estate license. Maybe I'm not reading your question correctly.

Dec 10, 2015 05:24 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

I learned much of value by getting my brokers license.

Dec 10, 2015 04:30 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH@Properties - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Having a brokers license allows one to be a branch manager for a large firm or even open his own shop. You also learn a lot when you earn this credential.  

Dec 10, 2015 02:23 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

We don't have Real Estate Agent in Indiana.  Everyone is a Broker or Managing Broker.  It used to be Licensee and Associate broker and Principal Broker.  The differences is the amount of education.

Kinda like a Bachelors degree and a Masters degree....more education!

Dec 10, 2015 01:00 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Best reason is job security. You will always have a job by being able to open your own shop!

Dec 10, 2015 10:40 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

You no longer need a sponsoring broker. In other words, you can hang your license at home.  In IL, we all have to be brokers now. I guess it's 2-3 years now.

Dec 10, 2015 08:39 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

For the knowledge and experience.

Dec 10, 2015 08:23 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We don't have associate brokers in California, to my knowledge.  Owning your own company and making your own rules would be my reasons.  Being able to design your own sign and not follow someone else's sign rules (out here Berkshire Hathaway has a font so small you have to get up to the sign to see the agent's name or number!!).  Plus, you get to keep all your commission if you have your own company.


There are tradeoffs, of course.

Dec 10, 2015 08:07 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Why not?  If real estate is your career, you might as well become an associate broker or to become a broker to manage your own company.

Dec 10, 2015 07:12 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Our state required it.

Dec 10, 2015 06:53 AM