Could real estate teams solve the agent quality problem?

Teams seem set up for enhanced mentorship and supervision at a level that would be tough for brokerages to match
  • Teams could provide more supervision and support for new agents.
  • Teams could give new agents a structured environment in which to learn every aspect of the business -- one step at a time.
  • The increased collaboration on teams means it would likely be more obvious if an agent were struggling than it might be in a brokerage environment.

A few smart people have said some things in my vicinity lately that got me thinking. Jay Luebke, a 21-year-old real estate agent whom Brad Inman interviewed on his Unlisted podcast back in February, attributed part of his success in real estate to the fact that he is on a team. “Being on a team is a must,” Luebke said. “I’m a complete team supporter.”