Like a fancy gym membership, the money agents pay to stay under a brokerage’s umbrella better go toward something they actually use. Otherwise, you might as well sign up for a free YouTube fitness channel — or go real estate rogue. So the $80,000 a year team leader Herlinda Sandoval-Ryan was shelling out in brokerage fees and splits eventually stopped making sense.
- Agents are wary of the 100-percent commission promise because it sounds too good to be true, according to the co-founders of one such model.
- San Diego indie brokerage Big Block Realty aims to provide the full Realtor commission without compromising service.