We are often surprised about how some agents are misled into thinking that there is somehow a safety net working for a larger, traditional real estate brokerage. The truth is the brand name works primarily for the benefit of just that, the brand, not the agent. The fact that the agent is associating with a brand only enhances the value of the brand, with superficial if any benefit to the agent. Is there any difference with saying you work with Broker A vs Broker B? It’s not exactly the same as announcing you work for Goldman Sachs vs a smaller bank.
The truth that we and every broker or agent in real estate must admit is that regardless of which firm you work at, there is no safety net anywhere. There is no safety net at Broker A, B or Mont Sky Real Estate. This is not a salaried job and you are not an employee. You work for yourself and even though leads are provided to you at Mont Sky Real Estate, they remain leads if you don’t do everything you can to convert them into clients. Although we offer high real estate commission splits at Mont Sky Real Estate, 100% of zero is still zero. You must give it your all no matter where you choose to work.
There is the same perceived issue of being able to attract exclusive listings only if you work at a larger firm. That is a myth perpetrated by those brokerages purely for their own benefit. We like to prove our point by example. Just look at the growing list of exclusive sale listings at Mont Sky Real Estate, one of the fastest growing real estate brokerages in New York City yet definitely not currently one of the 3 largest brokerages. It is a shame that this myth is perpetrated because as we all know, the number of agents you have within a firm has absolutely nothing to do with your advertising reach. All member brokerages are contractually obligated to disseminate their listings to the REBNY Listing Service (RLS). Each firm will advertise on similar, 3rd party advertising platforms such as StreetEasy, Zillow, Trulia etc. It absolutely does not matter whether you have 10 agents or 10,000 if every agent at every firm is able to see and work on a listing now does it?