When I first got my license in 2013 it was a no brainer to join the team. Anyone who has ever taken the testing for licensing, and then attempted to act as a Realtor, can tell you that the testing for getting licensed as a Realtor teaches you NOTHING about actually being a Realtor. Joining a team to get mentored, with the systems and support already in place makes it an obvious choice.
But later, as I built my own book of business, the answer became less clear. At what point does it make sense to go out on my own?
Every year, at the end of the year, I do the math. I look at the deals I did, estimate what I would have spent on that business if I was on my own, and compare it to what I netted on the team.
Last year I did about $500,000 in GCI and the math still comes out that the team is a better deal in every way.
From mentoring new agents, to creating new income opportunities for more seasoned agents, Christine & Company is the best decision you could make for your career.