Is It Time to Make a Change? 5 Questions to Evaluate Your Brokerage Fit

February 19, 2024

As a top broker with over 20 years of experience in the industry, one of the most common questions I get from agents is whether or not they should change brokerages. Making that decision can be difficult, but regularly evaluating fit is important for both career and business success. In this post, I'll break down the five key questions every agent should ask themselves when considering a switch.

What Are Your Goals?

The first step is getting clear on what you're trying to accomplish with your real estate business. Are you stuck in a rut at your current brokerage? Or is it simply time for some self-reflection on tweaking your strategy? Getting clear on goals is essential for properly assessing fit.

Do Your Values Align?  

It's also critical to examine if the way your brokerage approaches clients matches up with how you like to serve buyers and sellers. A mismatch in core values could lead to dissatisfaction over time.

Are You Unhappy with Compensation?

Money is always a factor when jobs become unsatisfying. Have you had an open conversation with your broker about compensation structures if financial goals aren't being met?

Does the Business Model Fit Your Style?

Brokerage specializations also come into play. If you want to transition from residential to commercial, fit is key long term.

Are Important Connections Lacking?

Finally, the size of your brokerage impacts relationship building, a vital part of real estate success. Consider communication and support needs.

Evaluating these five areas will help you understand what may really be holding you back. For even more advice on properly assessing brokerage fit and knowing when it's time for change, check out my Mastering Real Estate Online training program. Click here to get started.



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