Agents, pick your paycheck

Realtor Notebook

Like most real estate agents, I get postcards in the mail from real estate companies that are recruiting agents.

The postcards are pretty much the same. They promise that if I go work with the company, I will get to keep more of my commission and that I will pay lower fees and I will have more opportunities and get more business. They all have state-of-the-art technology and training, too.

It never impresses me when companies advertise that they are less expensive. In some cases those lower fees and higher commission splits mean more out-of-pocket expenses. I look at the list of what the company provides and I rarely find anything that I don’t have already.