Whether you’re new to real estate or an experienced agent, joining the right brokerage can help your career take off.
When you’re just starting out in real estate, you don’t know what you don’t know. That's why, as a new agent, you should carefully consider which broker and fellow agents you associate yourself with. Aligning yourself with a team of agents who will guide and mentor you will help you draw from their experience and shorten your learning curve. If you’ve been in real estate for a while, you’ve probably learned for yourself that it’s important to find a brokerage with a good reputation, top-notch training, and high standards.
Here are some things to consider when deciding which brokerage is right for you.
Ask yourself: Do the broker and agents have good reputations in the community? Can I go to them for advice and help when I'm having a challenge in a transaction? Will the broker answer his phone in the evening or on the weekend, when I'm trying to negotiate a deal and need advice? You can listen to the sales pitch of a brokerage, but if you really want to know what it’s like to work there, call individual agents and ask them about their experiences with the company.
Another important factor to consider when choosing a brokerage is the technology and training you’ll have access to. Technology is constantly changing, and it can be overwhelming to keep up with the latest tools available. A good brokerage will take the lead in setting up ongoing training classes to help its agents remain the top experts in the field. A good brokerage will also provide training to teach new agents how to fill out all the required legal forms, as well as how to market themselves.
A good brokerage doesn't hire everyone who can pass a real estate exam. Just as you should consider the reputation of the agency you join, a good brokerage will have high standards for the agents who represent it.
After investigating the top brokerages in Wichita, you’ll find out that Coldwell Banker Plaza Real Estate is the only company with the reputation, training, technology and high standards to help you succeed in real estate. Learn more about us, and discover how to become a realtor, on our careers page.