Finding a brokerage to affiliate with is a big decision. Different brokerages have different business models. In the same way, different brokerages may have different interviewing processes for making determinations of which candidates they will invite to affiliate with their firm as independent contractors. During the interview process, you will be also making a determination if the brokerage is a good fit for you...or one where you feel you will be in the best position to be successful.
Depending on the brokerage company, your initial interview may be with a staff professional who specializes in recruitment, retention and onboarding of new associates or with a managing broker. You should be prepared as you would for a professional job interview. During the interview, you should ask questions about the brokerage company to help you learn about the company, the culture and benefits they offer to their associates.
If interviewing several brokerages, you should compare as a whole instead of just comparing splits. Consider all training, support and resources available with the split and monthly fees, if applicable. A higher split may seem attractive, but if you do not receive the training and support to launch and grow a business, the percentage is not relevant.
At the interview, among other questions you may have, you should inquire about:
To arrange for a confidential interview with Coldwell Banker McMahan, contact Lesley DePaola, our Career Development Director at (502) 418-9236 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Coldwell Banker McMahan, we are pleased to be able to offer training to new & experienced associates in several different formats. Our focus is to allow you flexibility to customize your training experience to the learning style that’s best for you.
As part of the Coldwell Banker, you have access to FREE, award winning training programs through Coldwell Banker Learning Center. Locally, we combine small classroom, collaborative style learning classes on a weekly basis with our very own specific learning website www.mycblearning.com and individualized coaching with your managing broker or your operations manager. Your local career development director is also available to help you get connected with training opportunities. All of this works together to give our sales associates a lot of individualized attention. Our goal is for you to provide the training and tools to hit the ground running and grow your business.
Our weekly classes focus on three areas: Lead Generation, Transacting and Technology. Lead Generation classes teach you how to find new business and grow existing business. Transacting classes teach you how to navigate through the complex process that moves forward toward a successful closing. Technology courses focus on the many resources a Coldwell Banker McMahan associate has at their disposal to help you grow your business or improve your efficiency. We are mindful of your time & keep sessions between 1 to 1 ½ hours. The classes are content rich and are designed to give you skills you can immediately use & apply to your business.Our specific learning site www.mycblearning.com offers a library of videos on a variety of topics you can access at any time.