Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC)

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

we don't hire new agents.... we're not set up for that.... I mentor seasoned agents who ask for it or who I see are having problems....  I enjoy doing it and I don't need compensation for it....

Jun 13, 2019 06:46 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have trainers and coaches and a very good program.

Independent agents have coaches who are on staff with the brokerage.

Agents on teams have coaches that work for the team.

Tons of training, including Ignite which is an essential for new and not so new agents to get a great start. Most of our instructors are either agents who volunteer their time or staff members of the brokerage.

Jun 12, 2019 10:06 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

Gone are those days for me.   I used to be the go-to person to explain the contract and help write the addendum language.  No compensation. 

These days. if I am ever in a pickle with a butt-wipe, I consult with my risk management attorney.  

I enjoy flying solo. 

Jun 13, 2019 08:23 AM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

No, but then I guess your broker sucks at matching up agents with mentors.

We did help a newbie get away from her assigned mentor not too long ago. 

Jun 13, 2019 07:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


When CB commercial started years ago, they had an excellent mentoring program.  They would hire newbies and assign them to agents as runners and gophers.  These people would be paid $1000 a month while training and shadowing the agent.  At the end of a year, they were on their own...A

Jun 13, 2019 06:46 AM
Anthony Acosta -
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Associate Broker

We do, and yest mentors get compensated. 

Jun 13, 2019 05:27 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Not a formal program, but we are looking at formalizing it for those who want a mentor. We do, however, have fantastic training programs both formal and by experienced agents helping train. In fact, I'm off to teach a class this morning on listing presentations (second time since February as I was asked back by popular demand because I'm fun ).

Jun 13, 2019 04:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Nope. However, there a number of teams lead by outstanding agents.

Jun 13, 2019 03:57 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No. When I first started, the so called mentors in our office were total jerks, and they really didn't want to mentor new agents. All they were really interested in is getting 50% of new agents first 3-4 deals. My current office does have regular trainings and master mind meetings for those that want to attend.

Jun 13, 2019 03:14 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

The mentors are paid a portion of the agents commission for the first three sales.

Jun 13, 2019 01:50 AM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, i'm in a small brokerage and if the broker takes a new agent, he is usually mentoring him/her.

Jun 12, 2019 10:52 PM
Dan & Laurie Pittsenbarger Team
Keller Williams Western Realty - Bellingham, WA
Lakeside & Coastal Single Family Homes

yes - they get about 10% (negotiated and dependent on how much help and time is spent) at closing.

Jun 13, 2019 09:50 AM
Donna Harris
Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - - Austin, TX
Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator

My Brokerage has a Mentoring program. Any "new" agent must agree to Mentoring as each agent in the company must complete 6 transactions each year. They need mentoring to learn how and what to do.

Each mentee in the program agrees to the first 3 transactions giving a certain percentage to the program and Mentor. Once 3 transactions close, they no longer give a split, but the Mentor doesn't just stop helping. We're there for their success.

There is also a minimum and maximum price point for the fee. Many Mentee have gotten family members to buy cheap pieces of $10k land in the boonies, and counting that as a transaction. No longer allowed. Also, some agents get into higher prices very quickly, so there is a cap on the high end.

Jun 13, 2019 08:36 AM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Funny, I have only been to my office one time since joining, so could not tell you!

Jun 13, 2019 08:16 AM
Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Yes, we have. 

Jun 13, 2019 07:19 AM
Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL


Old school. Today new agents sell and don't know how to write a contract. Got figure.

Jun 13, 2019 06:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

I remember my own mentor when I was first licensed.  Went away on a "vacation" for weeks.  Learned a lot on my own.  And by mistake.  Some mentors are good.  Others are better than others.  And some fit into other categories.  The same is likely true with mentoring programs.  

Jun 13, 2019 06:14 AM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe


Jun 13, 2019 06:01 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

We do & the mentor gets paid for the first few transactions up to a set amount mapped out on a formal agreement.  It works - especially when the newbie is motivated and the mentor is patient.  :)

Jun 13, 2019 05:03 AM
Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT

At my company there's an opportunity for residual income if I bring someone in. I would have to mentor them. Experienced Agents is what you want. Newly licensed agents are a lot of work in exchange for the hope that you'll see the investment payoff. 

Jun 13, 2019 04:36 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Some mentors split the fees earned by the newbie for up to one year! Sounds onerous until you look at the results. Those mentored were normally multi-million dollar producers their second year!

Some mentoring programs having the mentor participating in fees earned by the newbie for 3 to 5 transanctions.

Jun 13, 2019 04:10 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

We don't, and we have very few new agents.

Jun 13, 2019 02:13 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

We don't bring in new agents.  If we did, it would likely be mostly me with certain portions being taught by my Broker.  The compensation would be in our split as Brokers, an increase in sales and reduction in liability.

Jun 13, 2019 10:09 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Brokers, because of the advent of 'teams' have now abandoned mentoring and training and deferred such responsibilities to teams. As an outcome you see KW agents doing crazy stuff.

Remax was built on experienced agents, those who have already closed many transactions and have no need for such distractions. Evolving technology however has compelled brokers to hire technology specialist. And I'm certain the broker was brought to tears because these are people they have to pay, unlike their commitment to real estate agents.

So, the real question is, what compensation would I expect if I were mentoring a newbie?  Would I want to be compensated for results or invested time?

I'm leaning towards results if they have a BP and time based if they were simply a heartbeat to the broker.

Jun 13, 2019 05:23 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I am the broker, so no mentoring for me.

Jul 01, 2019 01:50 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Since I am the broker I mentor.


Jun 18, 2019 06:37 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Brokers who are vested in the industry understand that an agent's adverse behavior under their umbrella is a ripple effect that comes right back to them. We have an excellent broker who is tech savvy, intelligent and makes herself available to agents.

Thanks for the mentoring idea...will suggest it to the owners of our brokerage. Why not? Some new agents are very needy and require a large amount of time...some need constant assurance that they are good enough and can succeed.

Jun 13, 2019 01:38 PM