Berkshire Hathaway Employee Reviews about "realtor"

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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
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Could Definitely Be Worse, But...

      Sep 11, 2020 - Marketing Coordinator in Laguna Niguel, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You have a good amount of creative freedom to decide what aspects of the job you want to focus on and what you want to push to corporate to do instead.

      Cons

      No room for growth in position or pay. Most realtors you work with are incredibly difficult. Your job roles will continue to expand but your pay will not. You will most likely have to take care of multiple offices, a lot of people quit and they are normally to cheap to hire on a new person and decide to load it off on you, this goes for this position and the OA position as well.

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    2. 5.0
      Current Contractor

      Great company

      Jun 19, 2020 - Sales Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great pay structure and community!

      Cons

      There aren't truly any cons. It can be difficult when you initially start out as a Realtor, but if Berkshire will give you the tools to build your business.

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Well Established Company

      Aug 22, 2020 - Realtor in Palm Springs, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Has High Standing world wide.

      Cons

      Too big and now technical for the task at hand concerning Realtors who sell by personal touch.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Contractor, more than 8 years

      Great Company

      Dec 10, 2019 - Real Estate Agent in Chicago, IL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      BHHS offers it's realtors state of the art marketing materials. The company itself has a great reputation, which helps new listings.

      Cons

      There are no cons to working here. Any realtor position is a commission-based contract role. If he working real estate, there are no guarantees.

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    5. 5.0
      Former Freelancer

      Great company

      Jan 14, 2019 - Realtor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very impressed with the management team, extremely supportive and welcoming

      Cons

      Would be great to have more realtor education options in house

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    6. 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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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Purple paper

      Nov 8, 2015 - Realtor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great marketing tools. Charismatic, though somewhat condescending and pedantic, motivational corporate speeches. The company spends around 9M on corporate advertising, as opposed to listings (these must be paid for by the agent). Numerous offices nationwide.

      Cons

      Disorganized, corporate management are unresponsive and do not communicate downward. They provide zero leads to agents. You can purchase training from your local realtor association. You are on your own here. They have forgotten that they are there to serve their independent contractors (agents) who are the ones responsible for independently bringing in business on their own dime. It's an unfriendly competitive non collaborative environment.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Freelancer, more than 1 year

      Realtor

      Mar 29, 2017 - Realtor in Mount Pleasant, SC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very respected company. This allows you to be better in the eyes of many clients. The training that is available is amazing! Great place to work.

      Cons

      The only con would be that Realtors are not eligible for the Berkshire Hathaway benefit plans. ie.. health and dental. You have to get those from the realtor association.

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Realtor

      Apr 15, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in Shrewsbury, PA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Berkshire name brand stands out. Their tools to succeed are better than the competition. Great ownership with managers willing to assist you if needed as well as push you

      Cons

      The industry is forever changing in ways that is out of Realtors hands. This is not good. Government has really made this industry difficult.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Realtor

      Oct 24, 2017 - Realtor in San Diego, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Standing on the shoulders of giants. There are a ton of resources. Great training and mentoring.

      Cons

      Being a realtor is hard of you are not good at sales. This is a sales job.

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