If you've been reading for a while, you know that my twin sis and I are a real estate team with JB Goodwin, REALTORS®. We joined forces to take on the South Texas real estate market and haven't looked back.
When an agent joins a real estate brokerage, he/she is "hired" on as an Independent Contractor. You are not an employee of the brokerage; therefore, you do can't necessarily get fired for not coming into work or going to meetings, etc. However, you always want to take advantage of trainings and tools when your brokerage provides it.
Because of the amount of activities and training courses that JB Goodwin, REALTORS® provides for us, I have come to know a bunch of wonderful people in real estate. This is something I quickly realized I lacked when working as a freelance marketer prior to moving into this industry.
I worked from home and rarely had in-person meetings with my clients. I had no colleagues other than those I met via social media and other online marketing groups. My friends were my family and online acquaintances who did what I did. It was lonely. That's why when sis and I decided we'd start our team, I was so excited to be able to interact with people in-person more.
I'm so lucky that going to work each day means seeing, meeting, chatting, and laughing with some amazing people I now can call friends. We know we can count on them whenever we are in a bind, and, as many of you know, that's pretty rare in this day and age.
Remember- when you're choosing a place to work, keep in mind the people you will be working with on a daily basis. They really do become your family- you choose whether that's a good thing or not. :P