New agents often find that choosing a Brokerage is one of the biggest early challenges they must tackle. The truth is, the process can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be.

By knowing your goals and focusing on a few key considerations, you can find the ideal place to kick off your career—and achieve true success.

Here are a 4 tips for determining the right brokerage for you:

1) Delve into the Financials

Many agents decide which Brokerage to join based primarily on commission splits. While commission is bound to be a determining factor, it’s not the only thing to consider if you’re seeking competitive compensation.

To maximize your potential future income, try to get an idea of the number and quality of leads you can expect to receive at a given Brokerage. Large, reputable companies tend to have prospecting down cold, so they can seriously boost your earning potential.

Don’t forget to clarify the marketing costs and office supplies that a Brokerage will pay for. These expenses add up quickly—and they can make a dent in your income if your team doesn’t cover then.

2) Consider Your Exposure

Before you commit to a team, consider whether they will provide you with the exposure you need to be found by new clients. Think carefully about their market presence.

Do they have brand recognition and a website that attracts a large volume of monthly visitors? How dedicated will they be to getting your name out into the marketplace? These are important questions to ask before you make your decision.

While there are many different types of Brokerages out there, it pays to work with a company that has impressive market share. It is worth noting that the RE/MAX network of professionals contains over 120,000 agents in over 100 countries.

3) Think About the Kind of Agent You Want to be

In the real estate industry, we talk a lot about finding a Brokerage that is the right “fit,” but what does that really mean? If you’re like most new agents, you probably have a pretty good idea of the type of professional you want to be.

That said, it may be helpful to think back to why you decided to get your license in the first place.

Ask yourself where your interests lie. Who do you want to serve, and what scope of services do you hope to provide? If the niche you’re trying to carve out for yourself aligns well with a Brokerage’s values (and the opportunities they can provide), you may have found the right fit.

4) Look for Opportunities to Grow

Many new agents have trouble deciding between a Brokerage that provides hands-on support and one that offers plenty of independence. The decision can be a difficult one, since both qualities will help you grow in your career. The good news is, you don’t have to choose.

RE/MAX Professionals offers mentorship, training, and career advancement opportunities along with full access to cutting-edge technology and office resources. The result is a great balance between the support you require to grow and the freedom you need to thrive.

Are You Ready to Start Your Career Off Right?

Take the first step today. Contact us to learn more about the advantages of joining the RE/MAX Professionals team.