Four things to consider before joining a real estate team.

We encounter lots of people who are looking to join a real estate team, and they’re usually looking for a combination of education, camaraderie, culture, and leads. They want help in acquiring more clientele, guidance on marketing, and breaking through to the next level.

So how do you find the fit that makes the most sense? Here are a few tips to help you out:

1. What do you want to accomplish? If your goal is to be a full-time agent who dresses professionally all the time, you might want to start looking at what other teams have such a culture. If you want to move to a certain part of the city, seek out a team that operates near that area, but keep in mind that some teams (like ours) operate in multiple areas.

“You can commit to a 90-day agreement wherein you’ll test out the team and they’ll test you out in return.”

2. Figure out the education level you want. I find that agents typically fall into three different levels of education: brand-new agents, agents with some experience, and experienced agents who have been in the business for years. Different teams can appeal to those different classes, and some teams can appeal to all three. For newer agents, it might be wise to find a team that does day-by-day education and guidance, including showing them how to prospect for business and how to set up a schedule. Agents with some experience might already know what to do, but they might not know how to keep doing it. If you’re in that class, be sure to ask prospective teams what mentorship and coaching they offer.

3. Find people you connect with. Think about who you are and how you want to work, and ideally, find people you mesh with. If you like having a very buttoned-up environment and you join a team with a lax environment, you may not enjoy your time there.

4. Don’t be afraid to test a team. You can commit to a 90-day agreement wherein you’ll test out the team, and they’ll test you out in return. That way, both parties can be sure it’s a good fit; talking is one thing, but performing is another.

Hopefully, this has helped you think about real estate teams in a different way. If you have any questions or would like more guidance on this, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’ll be as transparent as possible, and I’ll let you know if I think you’ll be a great fit for my team or another team out there.