Now that you've decided on a career in real estate, the company you choose to work with will be vital to your success.
At Wieland Properties most of our agents have come from the 6 to 7% listing companies. They have found it much easier to get started in this business with an approach like ours, stay actively busy, have a successful career (especially in these ever changing economic times), all while keeping much more of their commissions they earn.
Many times you will be told a company has a training program when in fact what they are teaching is how to get 6 to 7% for a listing in addition to catch phrases, tricks, etc. This is not the case with Wieland. It is about the client and their goals. If we do what is best for our clients, then in the end we are always taken care of. That is our culture at Wieland.
In the past, Wieland Properties has been reluctant to hire brand new agents, but because of our growth we have now decided it is important for us to do so. We are actually roughly 35% above last years sells and growing. Thus, the need for new agents. Folks do not want to pay the higher commissions and with our approach many find it to be just as we say... fair. If you want to survive in this business, you've got to get the listings, then buyers and more business will come.
In the past we have told new agents to get some sales with another company, build the experience, and then come back to talk with us. As a result, we have seen some very good people who we felt would be excellent agents but they drop totally out of the business because they became very frustrated and felt abandoned despite the sales pitch the other company initially had given them. You are dropped into a pool of seasoned agents in a large office and you are on your own. Wieland Properties was founded to offer the public, and agents, avenues they have never been able to take advantage of before.
So, recognizing our growth and the need for new agents, we created a full time corporate training position in our company and filled it with a seasoned agent, Chris Quinby.
Wieland Properties has been in business since 2000, we are one of the few locally owned companies still around and most of our agents have been with us seven or more years. We have very low turnover, but as a result of growth in our company we need to hire new agents. We have opened the door to new agents who we feel we can bring along to be as successful as they want to be. Your success is everyones success at Wieland. We have a strong number of leads coming into our company to help agents get started, but we never want you to solely rely on office leads alone.
If you would like to talk with us, please contact Chris Quinby at 919-889-0888 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a confidential consultation. If it becomes apparent that you would be an asset for the Wieland team, Bobby Wieland, our BIC and owner will sit down with you personally to discuss how your addition could be a success for everyone.
Our independent contractor agreement would start you on a 60/40 split for your first five closed transactions. Chris will be with you for support, and to answer questions. Bobby Wieland is also available for you as any of our agents will tell you. Once you have completed five closings then you would be out of the training phase. However, if you felt like you needed more training, you will always have the support of the BIC and your fellow agents in the office. We would also move you to a 80/20 split. We think you should be paid on experience level, unlike most companies where your split is decided by how much you make for the firm each year. Then if you were to have a bad year you could go right back down to the bottom and have to work your way back up. We lock you in so you do not have to worry about losing your split level. We also have a 95/5 split program that you can work your way up to as well. Ask for details.
Appropriate training and the culture of the company you work for is very important. We are committed to providing this for you. Our culture at Wieland Properties has always been about creating long lasting relationships with our clients. Each client is a resource to our future and creating a long lasting relationship with them is vital to everybody's success. We have talked to so many sellers who really like their past agent, but once they found out there was an alternative to 6 or 7%, they never called their former agent again. They called us. They gave us the chance to work with them and create a long standing relationship.