I was new at RealEstate and needed to gain experience. It was a good starter company to learn everything you didn't learn in Real Estate school . Management was very poor and there was a lack of culture in the work place.
Real Estate Agent (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 10, 2017
This is an awesome company with great management and office environment. Some people are very successful but it can be rough on others. Commission based jobs just aren't for me, but if they're good for you, I recommend them.
Real Estate Agent (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – May 26, 2017
Real estate is a tough gig and when a company wants to take more than half of what you've taken 3 months to earn its no fun!! Yes they give you leads but they take about 65% of that and if you bring in your own clients they still take about 60%
Flexible work schedule and awesome group of people
Realtor (Former Employee) – Houston, TX – August 30, 2016
Enjoyed working from home and being able to work my own schedule. Management was mostly available but if not I learned to lean on other co-workers. It's a sink-or-swim industry. The hardest part of the job is getting clients to return calls/emails. The enjoyed showing clients properties, but liked it most when they finally narrowed down their decision to one property. Closings were the best! ZipRealty *Houston* is a great company.
Licensed MA Realtor (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – March 5, 2016
Good place to start your Real Estate career. You are given leads a lot of them you have to filter through. A lot of these leads will help you sharpen your Real Estate knowledge, client relationship building and business acumen.
Real Estate Sales Agent (Former Employee) – Concord, CA – January 12, 2016
I joined Zip because I was new to the area and needed some company generated leads. Their online platform is fantastic for consumers. But that is part of the problem for the agents. It's so good that many home buyers use the platform to find homes and don't use the agents. There are a lot of 'Looky Lou's' and will not call the agents back so we waste a lot of time with non-serious home buyers.
Real Estate Agent (Former Employee) – Foxboro MA – March 6, 2015
• I co founded this company to gain the experience of owning and operating my own business. • I prospected new clients as well as maintained exsting accounts. • In my first year I met and exceeded my goals based on my sales plan.
Not a great place to work, because of the management
Agent (Former Employee) – Arizona – December 22, 2014
Very nice agents to work with, but the management treats the agents like employee's and you feel like you are in a day camp. The compensation is great if you are just starting in the business, and need to get your feet wet, but there is no support nor help, you are pretty much on your own. For anyone that has been a agent for any period of time will feel like you are working for them and have very little in your pockets to show for your efforts. District management does not seem to know what "independent contrator" stands for. Thinks it means you are a paid employee.
To much micro-management. Commission split is awful.
Real Estate Sales Agent (Former Employee) – Tampa and Trinity, FLorida – September 10, 2014
I just combined real estate history to one employment. As a real estate agent, just like an independent adjuster, we are self employed sub contractors.
I like the real estate field for these aspects:Working with clients; being able to work from home as well as office and out on the road, negotiating and writing contracts and the work that went into creating a closing was fantastic. The work environment as far as the type of people I was working with was incredibly better than the machine shop environment. The only reason I feel I am not successful in real estate is the fact I don't like telemarketing, cold calling, knocking on doors, basically soliciting myself to create business. I feel more comfortable when the customer comes to me asking for help.