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Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

Jul 02, 2017 08:17 PM
Kasey & John Boles
Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - - Boise, ID
Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties

I do not know anything about brokerages in Utah. 

However, this is a personal preference. Everyone has different needs in their business which is why there are so many brokerages and so many different business models.  Of course the broker should be knowledgeable, available and honest. But what are YOU going to need?  Mentorship? Coaching? Training? Office Space? Signs & Business Cards? Leads and clients handed to you? A Team? Receptionist/Transaction Coordinator Available? To be left alone to do your own thing? What is most important to YOU? Once you know that you can start researching what brokerages have to offer and start meeting with their brokers to see if you will be a good fit for each other.  Good luck! -Kasey


Jul 02, 2017 07:07 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Someone who makes training and mentoring a priority.

Jul 02, 2017 09:39 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Interview brokers and agents who work in those firms.  Let your judgment be your guide.

Jul 02, 2017 08:29 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Make a list of what is important to you, then go interview. We cannot make your list for you.

Jul 02, 2017 07:22 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Don't know Provo but knowledge on the part of our broker and programs that can help you prospect I would look for.

Jul 02, 2017 07:17 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Decide your wants and needs, interview several brokers and jump in with both feet! I wish you the best in your endeavors.

Jul 02, 2017 10:26 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Can't speak for Pvoro. Talk with Wanda Kubat-Nerdin  who is in Utah

Jul 02, 2017 10:07 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I second Kasey & John Boles' answer!

Jul 02, 2017 07:51 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

You need to make some calls and interview.

Jul 02, 2017 07:40 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Let you find out yourself. Utah is loaded with realtors.  Want to do it full time got to have reserve.

Jul 02, 2017 07:34 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Its like swimming in a way...just jump in and it reveals itself

Jul 02, 2017 07:24 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

one that supports you as a new agent

Jul 03, 2017 06:03 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

No one can truly advise you on this; know what you want, expect and need and go find a match. Look for training, support and a broker with an open door; it's all I can advise a new agent without knowing him.

Jul 03, 2017 05:59 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

You should go out and interview with the brokers and ask the agents on how the brokerage is to work at.

Jul 03, 2017 05:54 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I would interview with both small and large, franchise and independent brokers. Determine what is best for you. Ask what they pay and what they charge. DO they give you leads? For me i see franchises having more formal training but send you on your own often. Small companies have more training by having you accompany them learning by doing.

Jul 03, 2017 05:51 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

this is a topic that becomes a personal choice.... you need to interview and ask the right questions.... search for the questions to ask in the search box at the top of this page...

Jul 03, 2017 05:33 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

In Provo Utah? Other than the social environment, real estate in Utah is sold and purchased just like in most of the country.

As a new agent you are in a race between industry predators and the balance in your savings account. The predators want to separate you from $12,000 of your hard earned dollars as soon as possible. Your role is to not allow that to happen. So, I need to ask, "What's your plan?"  They have a plan, which includes the brokers you will visit. You need a plan also.

Without a business plan how can a brokerage be of any benefit to you?  They will simply take your money, toss you into the deep end and watch to see what happens. 90% of newbies never see their 2nd year anniversary, and leave $12,000 poorer AND owing an IRS bill.

My advise to the newbie looking for a franchise to join is to stick with the facts. Those things that can be MEASURED. Objective criteria to measure offices not subjective vapors and illusions  that the words they say have any meaning.

You need the answer to two question and two question only. Of course you'll need to dance a little to get to those questions or you will appear 'too business like' and not so much like the typical real estate agent.

Those two questions are:

#1. Total transactions sides for office in past 12 months.

#2. Total number of real estate licenses in that office. (accept no alternative number such as producing agents or active agents)

From these two questions you can derive ALL of the important issues such as training, compensation, culture, systems, market share, trust, and support. 

And more importantly if there exists a snowballs chance in Florida this office has what your business needs to meet the income objectives of your business plan.

You need an objective measure not a subjective measure.

Starting your business should begin with the facts, but you still need a plan, a business plan.

It is highly likely you do not know how to use the response to those two question to reveal the fabric of the office.  That should compel a follow up from you.

Jul 03, 2017 05:00 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I know nothing about Provo, Utah and who the brokerages are there. Have never been to any part of Utah except Park City and Salt Lake City.

Jul 03, 2017 04:45 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Select the office that will best meet your personal needs.

Jul 03, 2017 03:46 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Chris Arambasick - work with someone who you can trust!

Jul 02, 2017 11:48 PM
Nathan Gesner
American West Realty and Management - Cody, WY
Broker / Property Manager

It depends on what is important to you? Do you need training and education? Are you looking for a top-selling agent to mentor you? Do you want the freedodm to work from home? Low commission splits?

Jul 03, 2017 07:04 AM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  Interview Brokers face to face.  What do they have to offer you?  What do they expect from you?  Will you have mentors, training, and support?  What is the split?

Jul 03, 2017 07:03 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Do some research before scheduling interviews. Pick three and go for it. Look for chemistry with the managing broker. Ask about training and decide who offers you the best opportunity for success. Like cars there are different models!

Jul 03, 2017 06:46 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Chris Arambasick Interview several brokers in the area. Go with a broker you have good rapport with and one who has a good mentoring and training program.

Jul 03, 2017 06:20 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Brokerage? You don't need no stinkin' brokerage

Jul 03, 2017 06:11 AM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Kasey & John Boles  Kasey's answer is right on target;  interview with several brokerages, see which one not only offers what you need but also feels like a good fit.  As a new agent, I cannot stress training and mentoring enough. You need to know your market and know your contracts inside and out.  Best of luck!

Jul 03, 2017 06:09 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Best of luck in Utah, Chris Arambasick 

I could recommend a firm in western PA but not Utah

Jul 03, 2017 06:05 AM