What to look for in a real estate brokerage firm?

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I just passed my Florida state real estate exam yesterday! I'm excited about the future and beginning the process of looking for a broker. 

Any recommendations on what to look for in a brokerage? I am more interested in property management than I am in selling homes. So definitely will be looking for a broker that offers excellent property management, but other than that I am not sure what to look for. Thanks for your input! 

Hi Joy

first congratulations on being a FL licensee!  I'm not familiar where Fleming Island is but, give some thought as to whether they have a larger portion of seasonal rentals; foreign clients ( great if you speak other languages); full complexes or a mixture of all the above.  Your goal is to be able to learn management from as many of the sub groups and then develop your niche.

Good luck!


First... Congratulations!

The talking points are:

  • Commission split
  • Education
  • Costs associated with being associated with that Realtor
  • Is there a mentor program
  • How well known are they
    • You don't necessarily have to be a national chain to be the dominant Realtor in a market... ask around