There are a lot of great real estate agents out there, but not every great real estate agent is the right fit for your brokerage.
If you are looking to get a jump start on increasing your real estate agent roster, perhaps a real estate agent search firm can provide some assistance.
Benefits of Real Estate Search Firms
A good real estate search firm can provide assistance with
- Identifying your ideal agents
- Compiling a list of agents that fit your criteria
- Reaching out to agents to discuss working at your brokerage
- Interviewing agents
- Verifying production and background
- Check social media and community involvement
- Providing you with a continuous list candidates interested in joining your brokerage
What to Consider / Keep In Mind
For starters, talk with a few different search firm. Gage if they are quite knowledgeable about the real estate industry.
Are their communications clear. Do you grasp that they know how to find the real estate agents that will fit with your brokerage.
Prior Placements. For agents that they have placed at other real estate companies, typically how long does those agents remain at those companies.
Firm Reputation. Is the real estate search firm known for delivering results. Ask for references of other firms; also ask to talk with agents that they have placed with other firms.
Delivery. No credible firm is going to guarantee they’ll find you the perfect candidate within a specific time frame. But, you should still get a sense of how long the process typically takes to complete a successful recruitment.
If you do not have the time, staff or resource to dedicate to recruiting real estate agents, using an outside real estate recruiting firm maybe able to provide assistance.