Well……I finally did it. I had been thinking about moving to Re/Max for about a year now. A couple of weeks ago I finally made the move.
I am sure there really is no perceivable difference between my last place and Re/Max to most people. Both are well respected places. If I wasn’t a Realtor, it wouldn’t make much difference to me as long as I still got to use the agent that I liked.
I only wanted to make a change if it was going to be better for not only me, but also for my clients. I really want to take my business to the next level. I love what I do and want to do it more and keep getting better at it. Re/Max is the place to be for all of that.
Re/Max is really set up to be about the agents as opposed to the company. I pay a set fee for the year rather than a non-stop 80%-20% split based on a full 6% commission like at the old place. This gives me the freedom to negotiate my fees. Real Estate these days takes place on the computer. You’re really paying me for what I know more than for my time. In the old days, it took a lot of time to list and sell a house. The effort and time involved has decreased, but the cost hasn’t. I’m happy to give people a break! Oh yeah, plus all the calls from the yard sign go straight to me rather than some agent sitting by the phone who has never been in my client’s house. Wouldn’t you want somebody telling a perspective buyer about your house to be me??
The training is fantastic! They have all kinds of videos, webinars, and stuff that is only a few clicks away at all times. The website is the best. They even have this thing where if somebody calls me, I can push various websites (school district, crime map, etc) to their screen from my phone! Is that cool or what??
I really love the cutting edge tech aspect of Re/Max. A lot of people think I am really in to tech stuff, but to me it is all about the most efficient way of getting something done.
I could go on and on, but I am already up to 377 words. The bottom line is that as much I liked my old place, I wanted to go somewhere that would make me a better Realtor and help my clients in their needs.