End of the independent contractor

Perspective: Salary will ensure real estate quality

The premier event for luxury agents and brokers
Luxury Connect | Oct. 16-18 | Beverly Hills

Are commissions the problem or is the "independent contractor" brokerage system the problem?

The predominant brokerage system in place has an attractive allure: Be in business for yourself. Earn big commissions with nominal expenses and effort.

Real estate careers are touted as part-time, full-time, anytime opportunities: "Educated or moronic — it doesn’t matter.