On our Q&A there was an agent who was really annoyed about the practice of another agent in his office. He was asking the group how to handle it.
I thought about my situation.
Ten years ago I asked Lenn Harley (she is missed in the Rain)
'How do you know when it's time to be your own broker?'
Her response was refreshing.
'When you no longer have a need for manager or broker.'
That helped me make the decision.
My advice to this agent, who was annoyed, go sit for the Broker's Exam.
In Maryland you need to be in the business for 3 years...not sure about other states. Some states are making it mandatory to have an Associate Broker's license.
Once you have it... you also have job security.
I do love it when a question inspires a post.
In case you may be wondering..
What is a broker, a salesperson an associate broker?
Brokers can work alone or they can hire agents to work for them.
A real estate salesperson must work under a Broker.
An associate broker is someone who has taken additional education classes and earned a brokers license but chooses to work under the management of a broker.
If you have questions about selling a home
Call Margaret Rome