As a successful real estate team leader, you may feel you have yet to reach your full potential and are ready to take the next step forward in your career: owning your own brokerage. For many, the move from team leader to brokerage owner can seem daunting. Here are a few thoughts from the experts at Weichert® to help you understand whether taking your skills to the next level is the right move for you.
This is Evolution, not Revolution
It turns out that making the leap from team leader to brokerage owner is not that big of a step from the skill set you developed as a team leader. This is not to say that there aren’t things to learn and new challenges to embrace, but many of the most important management skills of a successful broker/owner may already be part of your experience. For example, you already spent time leading and motivating your team members to set and achieve ascending goals. You understand the importance of creating a positive customer service experience for buyers and sellers. You also have the experience of recruiting new members, establishing individual roles within the team and delegating tasks based on the personal strengths of each team member. All of this experience will come into play as a broker, but on a progressively larger scale.
You Don’t Have to Take the Leap Without a Net
It is a good thing that you already understand the fundamentals of operating as a leader because as you make this next step, there is no shortage of milestones you will need to complete. Although requirements vary on a state-by-state basis, it is typical that you will have to do the following to become a broker:
- Get your broker’s license
- Establish a physical office
- Decide what tools and technology you plan to use
- Set a budget for expenses like daily operations, recruitment, training, and marketing
- Write out a formal business plan
- Decide between being independent or affiliating with a national franchise
Aligning yourself with a franchise can provide you with a roadmap, alleviate these growing pains and allow for a smoother transition. For example, joining the Weichert franchise, gives you access to professionally designed sales and marketing materials, powerful technology to market and service clients and extensive training support to continually keep your agents sharp. With personalized websites, CRM and libraries of marketing resources already at your fingertips, you can focus on continuing to build and manage your business. As a broker/owner, you benefit from Weichert’s strong culture of support, from its collaborative network of owners to your personal business coach and service team. You won’t have to go it alone. Find out how Weichert can enable you to do more as you graduate from team leader to broker/owner.
Real Estate Team Leaders Make Great Weichert Broker/Owners
Not only will affiliation allow you to eliminate the time-intensive guesswork of trying to develop your own systems, but it will provide you with the hands-on coaching, education and mentoring that you need as you continue to grow your team to reach your full potential.
If you are ready to truly run your own business and want the tools, resources, technology and coaching support you need, bring your team over to our team. Contact Weichert Franchising today.