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.
Sales Assosiate (Former Employee) – California – February 14, 2014
Working for this company is a lose-lose situation. the following happens: 1. no support from management 2. They assign you old leads, or leads with no phone number or the wrong e mail address to contact the clients. 3. You don't sell properties so they don't give you any new leads. Impossible to sell any of the leads they give you. OLD OUTDATED or BURNED OUT since they have been in their system for YEARS. 4. when you actually sell a property (probably from your own clients) they take 60% of your commission!! they take 20% of the top and other mysterious charges and so on. You want to complain or ask a question so you call the headquarters and NO ONE answers the phone except for the operator that will transfer to someone you can leave a voice mail and you will NEVER hear back from them. All is through e mail if you are lucky. If you want to lose your time energy and effort follow this advice DO NOT WORK for Zip Realty!