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Old 03-19-2014, 10:18 AM
 
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I recently passed the National and State portion of the Texas Real Estate Licensing Exam. I have met with both Coldwell Banker D'ann Harper and Keller Williams City View location. They both seem to have a lot to offer and both offer a great comission split and training. I am having a hard time chosing between these two firms. Any advice would be greatly appreciated, as I am wanting to start a career in real estate as soon as possible.

P.S. D'ann Harper would be double in monthly fees, but would provide a cubical in one of their offices. KW would be working from home and I would be just about the same if I decided I wanted a space in the office. However KW also provides a Productivity Coach until you hit a certain amount of sales.

What would you recommend? Working in an office or working at home, during my first few years in the business?

Thank you in advance,

Joseph
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Old 03-19-2014, 11:13 AM
 
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Just as a personal opinion (I'm not in real estate at all) I've heard that it's much easier to be productive in an office than at home for many people.
At home it's quite easy to be distracted by your home life and not be as productive with your work as you may otherwise be.

I'm sure there are many other pluses and minus for both options but I thought I'd mention that one since it seems easy to overlook.
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Old 03-19-2014, 01:58 PM
 
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Sending you a DM, as I can offer you a ton of insight
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Old 03-19-2014, 02:19 PM
 
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Thank you guys. I think working from home is a great tool, once you are established. I have decided I am making my decision tonight. I will take all the info from here and from what I gained from the meetings and will be done with this part of my journey. Thank you again for taking the time to share your opinions with me.

Joseph
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:04 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Sending you a DM, as I can offer you a ton of insight
If you were smart, you would take Kevins recommendation...and be MOST grateful for the free advice. This guy RULES!!!!!!!!!
(from a client of his that got her rental property sold in ONE day after listing with him at the BOTTOM of the San Antonio market!!!!!)
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:41 PM
 
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Pfft. What do YOU know about real estate??
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:00 PM
 
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Definitely listen to the advice that Mr. Crawford has for you, he is a big time agent, and has some stunning listings. I would input but I am just a newbie agent who has been in the industry for a year. KW does have some great resources like the "resource room", where you can use one of many computers, and print for free. That eliminates the need for your cubicle, and it will allow you to interact with more experienced agents.
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Old 03-20-2014, 10:45 AM
 
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Thank you all for your input. I have decided to join KW. I will be working on my paperwork and have a meeting tomorrow morning. I will also be attending a training session on Sat. I think this is the right move and hope for a great career in real estate.

KevCrawford, thank you for reaching out. You reassured me of the great feeling I got from my meeting with KW.

JamesHardin, any input that would help me out in general would be great. It's a big step, but I am very excited about starting in real estate.
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:52 AM
 
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Pfft. What do YOU know about real estate??
Right? Fake it til you make it, huh?
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Old 03-20-2014, 11:54 AM
 
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If you were smart, you would take Kevins recommendation...and be MOST grateful for the free advice. This guy RULES!!!!!!!!!
(from a client of his that got her rental property sold in ONE day after listing with him at the BOTTOM of the San Antonio market!!!!!)
You rock! Still really appreciate you guys!
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