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Real Estate #IfIOnlyKnew CommunityVoice™ Connecting expert communities to the Forbes audience.What is this? Real Estate #IfIOnlyKnew Aug 22, 2017 @ 09:00 AM Essential Traits Brokers Need For A Successful Agent Partnership performance.mark = performance.mark || function(s) {}; performance.mark('content_title_end'); Share to email Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Share to google Forbes Real Estate Council Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Post written by Forbes Real Estate Council Successful executives in the real estate industry from Forbes Real Estate Council share firsthand tips & insights.     Forbes Real Estate Council , research provided by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), it only makes sense that brokers are looking to partner with a percentage of these agents to help grow their brokerageHowever, developing a successful relationship is not always easy, as NAR statistics indicate that the average agent only stays with a brokerage for seven years. Building your business and retaining your agents is top of mind for agenciesWhen looking to add a new agent to the fold, these traits, as recommended by members of Forbes Real Estate Council, can help ensure you have a successful and long-running partnership. All photos courtesy of Forbes Councils members Forbes Real Estate Council members share their insights 1Ability To Network In order for an agent to be successful, they must able to work their own network of family and friends for businessThis is especially true when they are first starting outNo amount of training can replace this type of effortIf an agent is not willing to put themselves out there, their road to success will be much more difficultI think many agents do not come in with this mindset- Mathew Roth, Hawthorn Builders 2Someone Who Complements And Challenges You Find someone whose skills complement yours and someone who will play devil’s advocateThey should be comfortable enough to argue their point with youIf both people think alike, one of you isn’t necessary- Lee Kiser, Kiser Group 3Being Trainable Many agents who have had their license for many years are so used to the traditional listing routineTimes are changing and the industry is evolvingAs more options for homeowners to sell their home without an agent emerge, agents must be agile enough to adapt to the market- Hillary Hobson, Highest Cash Offer 4Mentoring Skills As a real estate broker in Texas, my brokerage uses a 100% commission/transaction fee instead of the normal percentage commission splitHiring agents with mentoring skills frees up time for me so I can focus on recruiting and marketingAgents who possess these skills help other agents who are less experienced to understand our business betterThe less babysitting for the broker, the better- Angela Yaun, Day Realty Group 5Knowing The Math Coming from the institutional space, it is important for a broker to know their numbersA broker must have a strong financial expertise, including financial underwritingInstitutional multifamily deals are investment decisions that are in the millions or hundreds of millions of dollars- Susan Tjarksen, KIG CRE LLC 6Believing In The Future Of Real Estate We look for agents who believe in the future of a better real estate experience, with higher standards and lower costsA thick skin is crucial if someone wants to join our teamWe do things differently, and many agents and brokerages aren’t open to the change we seekNot taking this personally — and knowing the cost of disrupting the stale, agent-centric industry — is a non-negotiable- Joshua Hunt, TRELORA 7Genuinely Helpful, Eager To Learn And Grow As an independently owned agency, we have the advantage of working in an intimate setting with people we’ve handpicked to suit our company’s valuesOne of those values being to "zig where others zag." We’re never afraid to try a new approach to something, and take pride in our commitment to our clientsIn interviewing agents, we look for genuinely helpful people who are eager to learn and grow- James Krueger, Krueger Real Estate Forbes Real Estate Council is an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry Do I qualify? 8Understanding The Core Values Of "Team Spirit" I look for agents who understand they are not working FOR me but WITH me, as well as the other agents in our companyThat means appreciating and accepting "in house" arbitration, understanding every single success for ONE is a success for ALL, being willing to reach out to fellow agents for help or to be helped, and understanding that one's actions represent the whole- Ruth Marlene Graham, Tropics Real Estate">With two million active real estate licenses in the U.S., according to research provided by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), it only makes sense that brokers are looking to partner with a percentage of these agents to help grow their brokerageHowever, developing a successful relationship is not always easy, as NAR statistics indicate that the average agent only stays with a brokerage for seven years. Building your business and retaining your agents is top of mind for agenciesWhen looking to add a new agent to the fold, these traits, as recommended by members of Forbes Real Estate Council, can help ensure you have a successful and long-running partnership. All photos courtesy of Forbes Councils members Forbes Real Estate Council members share their insights 1Ability To Network In order for an agent to be successful, they must able to work their own network of family and friends for businessThis is especially true when they are first starting outNo amount of training can replace this type of effortIf an agent is not willing to put themselves out there, their road to success will be much more difficultI think many agents do not come in with this mindset- Mathew Roth, Hawthorn Builders 2Someone Who Complements And Challenges You Find someone whose skills complement yours and someone who will play devil’s advocateThey should be comfortable enough to argue their point with youIf both people think alike, one of you isn’t necessary- Lee Kiser, Kiser Group 3Being Trainable Many agents who have had their license for many years are so used to the traditional listing routineTimes are changing and the industry is evolvingAs more options for homeowners to sell their home without an agent emerge, agents must be agile enough to adapt to the market- Hillary Hobson, Highest Cash Offer 4Mentoring Skills As a real estate broker in Texas, my brokerage uses a 100% commission/transaction fee instead of the normal percentage commission splitHiring agents with mentoring skills frees up time for me so I can focus on recruiting and marketingAgents who possess these skills help other agents who are less experienced to understand our business betterThe less babysitting for the broker, the better- Angela Yaun, Day Realty Group 5Knowing The Math Coming from the institutional space, it is important for a broker to know their numbersA broker must have a strong financial expertise, including financial underwritingInstitutional multifamily deals are investment decisions that are in the millions or hundreds of millions of dollars- Susan Tjarksen, KIG CRE LLC 6Believing In The Future Of Real Estate We look for agents who believe in the future of a better real estate experience, with higher standards and lower costsA thick skin is crucial if someone wants to join our teamWe do things differently, and many agents and brokerages aren’t open to the change we seekNot taking this personally — and knowing the cost of disrupting the stale, agent-centric industry — is a non-negotiable- Joshua Hunt, TRELORA 7Genuinely Helpful, Eager To Learn And Grow As an independently owned agency, we have the advantage of working in an intimate setting with people we’ve handpicked to suit our company’s valuesOne of those values being to "zig where others zag." We’re never afraid to try a new approach to something, and take pride in our commitment to our clientsIn interviewing agents, we look for genuinely helpful people who are eager to learn and grow- James Krueger, Krueger Real Estate Forbes Real Estate Council is an invitation-only community for executives in the real estate industry Do I qualify? 8Understanding The Core Values Of "Team Spirit" I look for agents who understand they are not working FOR me but WITH me, as well as the other agents in our companyThat means appreciating and accepting "in house" arbitration, understanding every single success for ONE is a success for ALL, being willing to reach out to fellow agents for help or to be helped, and understanding that one's actions represent the whole- Ruth Marlene Graham, Tropics Real Estate Share to email Share to facebook Share to twitter Share to linkedin Share to google Print Website Feedback News Tip

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