Successful Beverly Hills agent boomerangs back from Compass

Former Coldwell Banker agent Brent Watson tells why he has returned to his old firm
  • Brent Watson has returned to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage North office after a year with Compass.
  • He found that he missed the agent networks and business he had at his previous brokerage.

Learn the New Luxury Playbook at Luxury Connect | October 18-19 at the Beverly Hills Hotel

Brent Watson Brent Watson was always the one whom other Coldwell Banker agents would tap when they came to sell their own homes at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage's Beverly Hills North office in Los Angeles. Watson and around 25 other luxury agents would have a breakfast meeting once a month; they'd share information about pocket listings, market conditions and what they were working on. But when he left in December 2015 to go to Compass' new Beverly Hills office at around the same time as another Coldwell Banker rainmaker -- Stan Richman, Compass's Beverly Hills' regional vice president -- these connections and pocket listings evaporated. Unwilling to lose these networks for good -- and for a number of other reasons -- Watson has made a return to Coldwell Banker this month after a year away. He had been with Coldwell Banker for eight years before leaving. "Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills North has always had available the most extensive resources benefiting age...