Berkshire Hathaway Employee Reviews about "new agents"

Updated Jan 23, 2021

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Pros
  • "Great company, amazing staff support, great benefits, wonderful working environment(in 28 reviews)

  • "Excellent Broker Support; Highly respected company(in 23 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "not recomenneded for new agents(in 24 reviews)

  • "Would be great to have more realtor education options in house(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Go somewhere else if you are new

      Oct 10, 2020 - Real Estate Agent in Jacksonville, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Some training. Some support. Some camaraderie. Lots of motivational speakers and celebrations

      Cons

      Lots of celebrations of people whose business practices are dishonest, lots of sexism, zero persons of color in local management role - none at all, new agents split is extremely high versus the industry and extremely out of balance with training and technology tools - we don’t even have an app. Lots of fees - you’ll pay almost $20,000 to the company before you get to keep more than half of your earnings, in addition to fees for every single thing, except for some free post cards, they even get people to pay them for a agent marketing program that only advertises the brokerage. Very high pressure to coerce clients into using overpriced mortgage services. Toxic by design - no pay equity.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great Place to work

      Jan 23, 2021 - Realtor in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Agent focused & Interested in feedback and improvement

      Cons

      Too many new agents that require a lot of broker time.

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    3. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Top Quality

      Dec 10, 2020 - Anonymous Intern in Thousand Oaks, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Very nice people and respect for different perspectives. The training program for new agents was excellent and very helpful.

      Cons

      No clear cons that I can think of.

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    4. 3.0
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      Not the best

      Jan 20, 2021 - REALTOR&Reg; in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Really high fees and percent take away from commission Ok training programs but not the best

      Cons

      no leads given and you are just paying for the name not recomenneded for new agents

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      No training for new agents

      Mar 9, 2020 - Realtor in Coral Springs, FL
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      No monthly fees, marketing tools, and name recognition

      Cons

      No help from broker, no training for new agents as promised, some people are rude, some experienced agents take advantage of new agents

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    6. 3.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Great People

      Jan 8, 2019 - Realtor in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      My office has a good working environment Opportunities to get CE credits and learn for free Brand recognition

      Cons

      As a new agent the training was lacking Some companies will give you better commission splits.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Freelancer, more than 10 years

      Commercial Broker

      May 18, 2016 - Commercial Real Estate, Associate Broker in Newport, RI
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Real Estate is a fantastic business if you are driven, creative, self-directed, and focused. The BHHS brand is second to none.

      Cons

      In Real Estate you work for yourself. You don't get paid if you don't show up. So many new agents fizzle out early because they don't put in the office and floor time. The earning potential is there and great...but you have to work for it.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Long time REALTOR®

      Oct 1, 2017 - REALTOR® in Ventura, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Prestigious name and reputation. Based on my experience, each brokerage offers different marketing options, much of which is at the tips of your fingers. If you have "myconnect," then that's like GOLD! Systems are far more advanced than other brokerages, which I have independently researched. If you're in an area which has the option of being part of the "master franchisor" vs. a "privately owned franchise," I recommend the "master franchisor" which generally offers higher commission cuts to high producing agents and many times ranks higher, nationally, which is important to the general public. Training offered through a "master franchisor" brokerage is EXCELLENT with the company incurring related expenses, resulting in higher producing agents. How in the world do you survive as a new agent, having to give away 50% of your commission during "training?" My office treats new agents very fairly, and we have an excellent trainer. Overall excellent company, I can't speak highly enough about!

      Cons

      - NOT ENOUGH DESKS, in busy offices which isn't appealing to high-performing REALTORs who are considering the company. - Company generated quality leads (EVERY office receives) being fairly distributed. - Having a source who will give you 100% accurate advice. - Most offices have a small staff, which takes vacation OFTEN or turn over, bringing a lot of inconvenience to the Agents. - Some offices have graphic artists, and some don't which is HUGE. If you outsource custom marketing work to a graphic artist rather than in-house, the expense difference is sufficient so if your office has one in-house, that's ideal! - I don't feel having a manager who's also an active REALTOR is beneficial to the company, making office agents feel there's a huge possibility of the manager/active REALTOR has an unfair advantage to leads, etc. - An in-house TC with 'preferred procedures' clearly communicated to Agents. (This is general information, not pertaining to my office specifically, but important to ask if you're considering this company)

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      3 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Contractor, more than 1 year

      Love this company!

      Apr 13, 2016 - Realtor in Salt Lake City, UT
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great name brand recognition. Great respect for the customer and the employee. Great access to the best training. Great access to provide the best service to your clients. I feel like they provide the best opportunity to succeed in the current real estate market.

      Cons

      Can feel like you're just another agent that gets lost and not quite as appreciated. They take a pretty big cut of your commissions and it takes a lot of sales to make it back up. Not as focused on training brand new agents.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for

      Jan 26, 2016 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Century 21 offers competitive commissions, is one of the few offices to offer direct deposit for all of their agents. They have multiple offices you can set up shop in- if you're doing a deal outside of your towns.

      Cons

      It can be easy to get lost in the system if you are a new agent. There aren not many other con's I can think of.

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