One of the things many people find appealing about a career in real estate is the freedom to run your business the way you want to run it. Everyone has a different way of doing things. Some people like to start their day early, while others get a later start and work well into the evening. Some run a very organized business where everything has a set place, and others enjoy working in organized chaos. The point is, everyone is different, and working in a team means you have the opportunity to combine all of these different qualities to form one powerful unit.
On top of leveraging the many different qualities of team members, you are also leveraging the collective time and experience of members. This means that if all members have different areas they specialize in, you can offer your clients a broader level of service than individual agents may be able to provide. Not only that, but successful teams are built on a well-defined structure that allows them to organize themselves in a way that will make them more productive and efficient, often leading to more closed deals. Among these benefits team members also experience the following benefits:
- Learn from a leaders experience! Sometimes the best way to learn is through trial and error. Fortunately, working on a team means you are working with someone who has already found the best way to accomplish their day to day tasks.
- Working with a team means you will not only learn from your fellow team members, but you will have the opportunity and time to receive professional training to grow your knowledge base.
- Paperwork, especially when you are starting your career, can become confusing! Top team members benefit from having others complete paperwork for them so their skills can be leveraged elsewhere, and newer team members will benefit from learning how to correctly fill out the paperwork involved in the home buying and selling process.
- You may be worried about not standing out among the crowd when joining a team, but that isn’t the case! Being in a team will give you first hand experience to teach you how to meet people, how to contact people, and more importantly how to follow up. This will come in handy should you ever decide to venture out on your own, or to help you become one of the leaders in the team.
Now you see the benefits of working as a team from an agent’s perspective, but what will your clients think? Since there will be so much more experience and knowledge within the team, your clients will have the benefit of leveraging several different minds to ensure no stone is left unturned in the buying or selling of their home. Additionally, having more than one person standing behind them as they embark on their journey will mean there will always be someone there for them to reach out to when they have a question or concern.
If you have questions about joining a team, make sure you reach out to your Broker/Owner so you can see if it is right for you!