WHY DON’T MORE AGENTS GO OUT ON THEIR OWN?
There are a lot of reasons why, but the top reason is that their current or past broker has made it look harder than it really is. A myth that is brewed up to dissuade agents from going out on their own. Think about it… if your broker said it was easy to be a broker/owner everyone would do it and they would lose income. But they don’t say this do they?
The truth of the matter is that there’s no more liability for being a broker/owner over just being an agent if you’re the only agent in your brokerage. The liability comes in when you bring on agents to your brokerage. Do you have to bring on agents? Of course not. So what’s holding you back? As you can see from the stats above, 34% of all agents who are members of the National Association of Realtors® hold their broker’s license. 14% are Associate Brokers leaving 20% at the Managing Broker position.
If agents on average remain at a firm for 3 years, shouldn’t that be telling you something? It says that agents are looking for a better place for their business, but they assume that going out on their own is too big of a leap. In short, it’s not a big leap at all. Agents just need guidance to get there.
When you look at the franchise numbers, 42% of agents are with a franchise branded office. But, only 11% of brokers opted to go the franchise route. Why such a big discord? It’s because franchises are mostly too expensive to purchase for new brokers looking to go out on their own and some are exclusive to only one franchisee for a given market.
OUR CONCEPT IS RADICAL, YET SIMPLE.
The only way to stay ahead of your competition is to bring value to the market in price, quality of service and most importantly… innovation. eAgent was founded on an innovative concept that was so radical and yet, so simple. The concept of teaching agents how to open their own brokerages without sacrificing their current production, their capital, or a significant amount of their time. Brokers teaching agents to leave their office to become their competition is unheard of in our industry. Think about it… if you want to open your own office one day, who’s going to show you the ropes? Who’s going to make sure you don’t waste capital? Who’s going to give you all of their best tricks and trade secrets to make sure you succeed in your new office?
We want to help as many real estate agents as possible open their own brokerage if they want to and when they feel the time is right. Even though we have award winning branding, we have options for those who want to create their own brand. We’re not hung up on our way of doing things. We want to help agents succeed in a way that feels best suited for them, their family and their goals in life. What we offer is options… options you won’t find anywhere else. Let’s take a look at our concept in an easy 3 Step Process.