We asked local agents a few questions about recruiting in Chicagoland real estate. Here’s what they told us:
Of those agents who selected “other,” here’s a sampling of the responses they wrote in:
“I was unhappy with leadership.”
“It’s a combination of split, resources and support.”
“Brokerage resources, support and commission split.”
“My previous brokerage’s local reputation was becoming a problem.”
“The owner himself, his plans for the future and how he was going to achieve them.”
Of those agents who selected “Other,” here are the challenges they described:
Agents tend to stay at their company.
Teams vs. working solo – I was recruiting for a team.
Establishing enough value for them to leave their current spot.
The potential candidate was not sure what they wanted to do.
Many agents do not see the big picture of being part of a team.
I did not have set goals for recruiting. My office offered monetary incentives that were larger than normal, and I jumped on it.