Coldwell Banker is a great company to work for. You must like the Real Estate industry itself however. Real Estate is very fast paced, detailed oriented, time sensitive and demanding.
The agents, while (for the most part) can be fun and personable, they also have a lot of weight on their shoulders to close deals and as a result, they can be a bit heavy handed and pushy, so if you aren't able to deal with a multitude of personality types, this wouldn't be the place for you.
Also, an admin who works in Real Estate must be able to juggle 10 balls in the air, answer the phone, grab a cup of coffee for a potential client and troubleshoot the conference room video screen - all at once.
Comfortable work environment, fun co-workers, variety of stimulating tasks, good benefts
Great new technology and marketing products for associate but splits are terrible. You can work there 10-15 years and you will be "rolled back" if you have just one year of lower sales commissions. Very little office comraderie and upper mgmt. loves to talk and smile about how great the company is while chopping your split in half as they do it.
The culture shock for me was leaving a successful family business where everyone helped everyone to every man or women for themselves. I made good money there once I got the hang of it, and I enjoyed being an Independent Contractor.
Great Solid Company. Good Pay. Independent
Real Estate Sales People Looking Down On Our Industry Niche
Real Estate Agent (Former Employee) – Orlando FL – August 16, 2015
• Organizing, implementing, coordinating and follow up to obtain a successful closing. • Establishing business-to-business relationships with the Brokers/Agents, escrow companies, lenders, home inspectors and clients to meet goals to ensure a smooth transaction to achieve closing. • Development and implementation of marketing strategies to increase sales and listing to meet personal goals. • Pre-qualification of new homebuyers while providing excellent customer service to help them find a home that matched their personal and family needs. • Coordinating sales and showing presentations, negotiating and preparing sales contracts.
I am an independent contractor. I sell real estate. I am able to schedule appointments according to my own schedule. Everyday is different according to real estate transactions either with sellers or buyers. The most difficult part of the work is continually looking for new business. I enjoy meeting people and building a trustworthy relationship.
Realtor (Current Employee) – Naples, FL – January 29, 2015
-The work day normally starts at the office with a few hours of lead generation and prospecting. Have lunch with potential clients and/or co-workers. Finish the day at the office, review daily activities with the broker and the following days agenda. -Learned a lot about building and maintaining relationships, as well as methods of staying productive through slumps. -My co-workers were very attentive and helpful. -Hardest part of the job is prospecting and lead generation -the most enjoyable part is getting out in the city and viewing/showing properties.
Something I enjoyed was the opportunity to spend time and getting to know more about our managers outside work. when a staff birthday approached, Managers always invited us for lunch in a nice restaurant and had the opportunity to build a stronger relationship with them.