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Real Estate Job Security

 

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.

 

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Comment balloon 10 commentsMargaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland • July 10 2018 08:19PM

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I've often thought of obtaining my broker's license but have not been able to rationalize doing so.  I don't necessarily NEED my broker at this point, however I do enjoy the tools and marketing products my brokerage provides for me.  I don't want to have to reinvent the wheel in that regard.  Good post Margaret and best of luck to you.  By the way, what happened to Lenn?

Posted by Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES, Anthem, Phoenix, and Scottsdale AZ Real Estate (Long Realty West Valley) 6 days ago

Jerry Murphy, CRS, SRES Thanks for stopping by.

The rationale is having job security.

 Lenn's last post stated.. "I have simply "GONE TO GROUND".

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 6 days ago

Hello Margaret Rome,  Yes we do miss Lenn here in the rain but we have you and Roy and Barbara that does a great job in blogging.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 6 days ago

And a wonderful broker you are!  Sometimes "me" is the best answer to "who should I work for/with?"

Posted by John Meussner, #MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852 (Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA,) 6 days ago

It was about 4 or 5 years I got mine and never looked back

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) 6 days ago

Hi Margaret- I miss having Lenn around her as well!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 6 days ago

Will Hamm I miss the hard core real estate Lenn and I miss Lenn the warm  friend. I was sitting with Lenn at Rain Camp when she hit 1 million points. That was a wonderful moment.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 days ago

John Meussner  Your comment would have been a good title.

... "me" is the best answer to "who should I work for/with?"

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 days ago

Kathy Streib We all do. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 days ago

William Feela Congratulations..no need to look back.

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 5 days ago

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