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You Earned Your Real Estate License


YOUR Next Move? By Bernice Ross

You’ve completed all your courses, earned your license and are ready to take on the world of real estate. The rebounding real estate market has generated an influx of newly licensed agents. Choosing the right office can play an important role in your future success.

How do you figure out which brokerage is the best fit for you? When it comes to finding the right real estate office, the connection a new agent feels with the managing broker has a powerful impact. Other key factors include the company culture, access to quality training and a sense that the firm shares the agent’s core values.

“You can’t put a dollar amount on the intrinsic value that you get from your broker. You have your brokerage fees, but I would pay four times more for the services I get from my broker because I know he would do anything for me,” said Brandon Shaffer, of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Snyder Real Estate in Bloomington. “I have never stressed about



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