One of the great things about blogging on Active Rain is that we are exposed to Realtors® all across the United States and Canada who work in every imaginable sort of real estate office. And every once in a while, I notice maybe a wee bit of proselytizing in a post or a comment - my company and business model is the best and you are a big fat dummie if you don't give it a try. Then there will follow a chain of comments that feel like the writers are holding up a cross to ward off evil demons!
But you know what? The best business model, company and office is the one that works for you!
My company is a small boutique firm that a lot of you might find a little too retro. While we're pretty tech savvy, we are the old fashioned high priced spread, offering a high quality of servcie to our clients. And we do it well. We've made some adjustments as the market has changed, but this basic business model is working very well for me and my company in our market area.
And it's not everybody's cup of tea.
Whether you work at a boutique like Evers & Company, a large firm like Long and Foster, ReMax, Keller Williams or Coldwell Banker, or one of the new online or limited service companies, you have to ask yourself, "Am I happy and prosperous? Is this office working for me?"
So I guess what I'm saying is there is no one best business model - this is not a One Size Fits All marketplace, either for the companies that compete for agents to populate their offices, or for the clients whose business we work so hard to earn.
We all have choices. Lots of them! In the real estate marketplace, choice is a good thing both for agents and consumers.